Matthew Smith: Through the eyes of Patrick Heron

1 May 2024 – 13 Oct 2024

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Tickets £11

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Travel Information

  • Travel by bus to Charleston is limited and we strongly recommend you plan your journey in advance. Cuckmere Buses run the number 25 calling at Charleston between the station in Lewes to Eastbourne on a Saturday. Call 01323 870 920 or click here for more timetable details. We offer concessionary rates on entry for people arriving by bus and other green travellers.
  • From London: There is a regular service from London Victoria to Lewes which is seven miles from Charleston. At Lewes there is a taxi rank and advance booking is not necessary unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Onward journey information from Lewes station can be found on the National Rail website. From Berwick: The closest station to Charleston is Berwick, which is around four miles away. There are hourly trains from Brighton and Eastbourne to Berwick. There is no taxi rank at Berwick.
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Experience the trailblazing work of English painter Matthew Smith through the eyes of fellow colourist Patrick Heron.


For the first time, this exhibition examines the profound influence of Smith’s dynamic use of colour on Heron’s expressive canvases. Displayed side by side, journey into the shared palettes and creative legacy of two of the 20th century’s most important colourists.

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Patrick Heron


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