MP visits West Sussex art exhibition

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited an art exhibition held by the West Sussex Art Society at the Arundel Museum on Friday evening (18 September). 

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Over 90 artworks by the members of the Society were on display in the exhibition, entitled ‘Small is Beautiful’, which ran for five days.   

The small scale pieces of art showcased the creative talents of the Society’s members who are both professional and amateur artists.  

The Society’s Chairman Andrew Griffiths welcomed Nick Herbert to the preview evening and invited him to join in with the secret ballot for the best picture on display.  

The Society's Rose Bowl was presented to artist and organiser Maggie Tredwell.  The three Highly Commended Awards were given to Arthur Ridley, Steve Carroll and Angela Bell.  

The artist and sculptor Philip Jackson is President of the West Sussex Art Society.  Philip created the 9 foot statue of Mahatma Gandhi that now stands in Parliament Square opposite the Palace of Westminster. 

Andrew Griffiths said: “This is the Society’s first venture in Arundel.  We are very impressed with the venue, and the Museum has given us and our visitors a very warm welcome.  I am also very impressed with the work of our artists and delighted with the how the exhibition looks.”  

Nick Herbert said: "I enjoyed visiting the exhibition and seeing the talents of our West Sussex artists.  There were some nice pictures and it was great that the Arundel Museum hosted the exhibition and enabled free entrance to it." 



   1.    Photograph – left to right – Nick Herbert MP, Andrew Griffiths, Maggie Tredwell, Carolyn Gray, Manager of the Arundel Museum. 

   2.    For more information about the West Sussex Art Society see

   3.    For more information about the Arundel Museum see

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