Frank Brangwyn at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

The Skinners’ Hall Murals, until Oct 16

Mural detail

Usually set above a ten-foot-high wainscot in The Skinners’ Company banqueting hall, eight mural panels by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA (1867-1956) are on eye-level display for the first time ever. We’re only getting this unique opportunity to see the panels up close because they’ve been removed while their usual home in London undergoes restoration. As they are arranged floor-to-ceiling over ten metres, the effect is extraordinary: at once intimate and overwhelming. Close up, we are able to see just how good a painter Brangwyn was.

Also on show are Brangwyn’s etchings, photographic studies, ceramics and furniture, providing context for his time spent in Ditchling’s thriving artist community.

ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk