Event to launch Andrew Sabin and Laura Ford’s new studio in West Sussex

Sunday 28th of September 2014

Please join us for an open studio on Sunday from 11.00am - 4.00pm.

The new studio is in an industrial barn of 6000 square feet set in a mixture of beautiful West Sussex countryside and scrap-yard debris. It will house a new ceramics area, a storage facility and a fabrication space for large works.

Andrew will show for the first time an enlarged and updated version of his 1992 installation, The Sea of Sun, first shown at BAC in London then in the inaugural contemporary sculpture exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute in 1994, then at the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne and last exhibited at Culturgest in Lisbon in 2000. Alongside The Sea of Sun he will show a number of new works.


Please RSVP if you can make it to the open day. If you can’t make it that weekend but would like to see The Sea of Sun or visit the studio please request a special arrangement.




The new studio is located at South Barn, Priors Leaze Lane, Hambrook, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8RQ





IMPORTANT - Parking and Access
There is parking for 20 cars at the barn. Please park carefully and do not block cars in. There is parking for a further 20 cars at the carp fishery adjacent to the barn (see maps below).
Priors Leaze Lane is very narrow on the Southborne side of the barn so parking should be on the Hambrook side and on one side of the Lane only. Access to Priors Leaze Lane off the A259 should be via Broad Road avoiding Inlands Road which can become blocked.


How to get there:
By train:  The barn is 15 mins walk from Southbourne Station. Direct trains from London Victoria run every hour and take 1.5 hrs.
London Victoria to Southbourne Station leaves at 9:17 (arrives 11:07), 10:17 (arrives 12:07), 11:17 (arrives 13:07)
Southbourne Station to London Victoria leaves at 15:08 (arrives 16:57), 16:08 (arrives 17:57), 17:08 (arrives 18:57)



There are many B and Bs and holiday homes for rent in the area.

Willowbrook Riding Centre B&B
Hambrook Hill S, Hambrook, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 8UJ

The Old Dairy Farm
Long Copse Ln, Emsworth, Hants PO10 7UL

Jingles B&B Hotel
73 & 77 Horndean Rd, Emsworth, Havant, Hampshire PO10 7PU

Chichester Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Main Rd, Southbourne, Hampshire PO10 8JH

Sussex Holiday Cottages
Richmond Field, Mill Rd, West Ashling, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 8DA

Millstream Hotel
Bosham Ln, Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 8HL

The Anchor Bleu
High St, Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 8LS

The White Horse
The Square, Westbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8UE

The Coach House
Drounces, Whitechimney Row, Westbourne, West Sussex PO10 8RS




The Sea of Sun is kindly supported by: