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The art of Sussex sea rescues captured by Rottingdean artist
10:30am Wednesday 24th July 2013 in News
A series of paintings reconstructing lifeboat rescues off Sussex’s shores is going on display.
Marine and landscape artist Mick Bensley, who lives in Rottingdean, will be exhibiting his paintings at the Grange Museum & Art Gallery.
Reconstructions of rescues including at Brighton, Shoreham, Newhaven and Worthing have been pieced together from original RNLI reports and press clippings.
The exhibition shows 18 lifeboat rescues from 11 stations, with a history of each rescue, as well as over 40 other pieces by Mr Bensley.
They include the Ida Rescue – depicting events opposite The Grand in Brighton during heavy seas on January 6, 1877 – and The Black Rock Rescue of three ships on November 13, 1840 during a severe storm, top.
The exhibition is being held from August 15 until September 10, from 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm until 4pm on Sundays. The exhibition is closed on Wednesdays.
For information visit mickbensley.com.
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