Tucked away in the East Sussex countryside, Farley Farm House, known as The Home of the Surrealists, is a hidden gem and custodian to the life and history of photographer, Lee Miller, and artist, Roland Penrose.
Filled with works of art from many of the leading figures in the world of Modern Art who came to stay, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Man Ray, Eileen Agar and Kenneth Armitage, the house looks today as it did in the 1940’s.
55 privately invited guests were welcomed to the gallery barn at Farley Farm House by Anthony and Roz Penrose. As they gathered to await their allocated tour of the house and gardens they enjoyed an exhibition of Lee’s photographs and enjoy a welcome drink of locally produced English Ridgeview sparkling wine, nibbles and canapés.
Andrew Samuel, R.A.B.I East Sussex Chairman and Chris D’Olley, R.A.B.I trustee, pictured below, both welcomed and thanked everyone for attending and highlighted the work of the charity and how important and appreciated their support was to R.A.B.I and the farming community.
Justin Ellis and Gordon Rennie from Clydesdale Bank and Dean Orgill Simon Baillie- Hamilton from Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors attended and were very generous in kindly sponsoring the evening. In total, the event raised £1,350.
Members of the R.A.B.I committee circulated delicious wine and canapés by Gillian Van Der Meer.
It was an extremely worthwhile and interesting evening and a massive thank you to everyone who supported the event.