Out of India

8 Oct 2016 – 22 Oct 2016

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Moncrieff-Bray Gallery

Egdean, Petworth, United Kingdom


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  • Located on the A283 just outside Petworth. 5 mins drive from Pulbourgh Railway station

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This autumn the Moncrieff-Bray gallery will celebrate the intoxicating spirit of India. The two week exhibition showcases new work from three leading contemporary artists, Tobit Roche, Penelope Anstice and Paul Treasure, who each express India’s captivating influence.


The artists:

Tobit Roche has “been under the spell of India” since his teenage years which were spent in Delhi and he maintains that India is still his spiritual home.  Roche grew up amongst artists; his father (who was born in India) was the poet and novelist Paul Roche, who modelled for the Bloomsbury artist Duncan Grant.  His landscapes are imbued with the particular haze and atmosphere of the Indian subcontinent.

Penelope Anstice
Penelope’s latest body of work was created from two separate trips to India: one to Kerala and Calcutta; and more recently to Jodphur in Rajasthan. Since her first visit to Jodphur in 1990 she had always wanted to return to the city which, for her, “encompasses everything India has to offer for an artist.” She is inspired by the ‘Blue’ city’s fascinating architecture, its ancient walls, the towering Mehrangarh Fort, and the vibrant markets teeming with life. “I like to sit amongst it all and paint the permanently shifting scene,” she says, “to try and capture an impression very quickly.”

Paul Treasure
Paul travelled to Goa from Kerala for this exhibition that  he says is his “response to the experience of that place.” The paintings express his feelings of joy. For Paul, “India is a magical place that helps to focus the mind on accepting what it means to be a human being today. It leaves me feeling inspired, elated . . . I try to explore these emotions further in my paintings and experiment with many different mediums and materials.”



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Exhibiting artists

Penelope Anstice

Paul Treasure

Tobit Roche


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