RESONANT – a mixed media exhibition

Sabine Crittall, Varda Zisman and Charles Crittall

1-14 October 2014


  • Resonance, the power to evoke enduring images, memories and emotions, is the underlying theme to the latest exhibition by SABINE CRITTALL and VARDA ZISMAN, together this time with CHARLES CRITTALL.


  • The artists, who have worked together and known each other for forty years, explore their own personal responses to today’s challenging environment.


  • Whilst some of the themes running through Sabine’s paintings express the angst and sense of loss many of us feel, they also contain a profoundly affirmative belief in humanity. Her use of colour and the symbolism contained within the images captures the essential fragility of the individual.


  • The first encounter with Varda’s ceramics is one of surprise and joy. The vivid colours and simple forms of a feminine, sensual nature delight the eye. Her work is timeless, numinous, symbolic and playful, with an overarching impression of the bounty of nature.



  • The forms expressed in Charles’ furniture evoke those contained within the natural world. Purity of line takes precedence over decoration, with the objective of portraying the balance and harmony found within living organisms.


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The Gardens were originally developed in the early 1800's and its centrepiece is the Bandstand.

Facing the Bandstand is the Proscenium Building where we now have our Gallery.

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  1. There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the path between the tennis courts and the gallery.
  2. For exhibitors delivering their work, there is a locked bollard to be removed at the gardens entrance. See link below for details.
  3. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking in the gardens.
  4. Exhibitors should take care to design their exhibition layout with wheelchair use in mind.

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