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September 17 2012.

A brand new exhibition is being launched in East Sussex over this summer, and it is arriving at the Crypt Gallery in Seaford this coming Saturday, September 21st. Over 750 visitors saw it over three days in Lewes as part of Artwave. It draws on the extensive Lee Miller Archives of original photographs and documents held at Farley Farm House, and includes a series of remarkable photographs taken when Picasso stayed at this East Sussex Farm House as a guest of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose in 1950. The majority of the photographs were taken by Lee Miller herself.

One of Picasso's most famous sayings is the key to this exhibition and shows how one of the greatest artists of the 20th century lived out his own words when he stated: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Director of the Farleys Yard Trust, Ian Chance, said: "We all enjoy having fun, no less Picasso, and curating the `Picasso at Play` exhibition for Farley Yard Trust with Antony Penrose and colleagues at Farley Farm House has resulted in an immensely enjoyable exhibition."

Farleys Yard Trust is an Arts and Education registered charity which seeks to enable access by schools, colleges, and communities to the remarkable artistic heritage of the surrealist movement focussed on Farley Farm House. Students from Seaford and Ringmer will be visiting the exhibition in Seaford.

'Picasso at Play' is available for hire by schools, colleges and galleries. The creation of this exhibition and the 'Roland Penrose's Surrealist Camera' exhibition has been supported by a grant from the Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership.

'Picasso at Play' is a free exhibition and is at the Crypt Gallery, 23 Church Street, Seaford from Saturday September 22 until Thursday September 27, between 10.30 and 4.30 daily.

For further information ring Rosemary Colebourn on 07552 487694.