SYNAESTHETIC ART: ‘Seeing Sense’ Philippa Stanton, 22nd September – 4th October


I spent many an hour at art college painting food of some sort, fish, fruit, veg... turns out that swedes are particularly tricky to "capture". But what if you could paint tastes that really represent the food or drink?

Seeing Is Believing is an interesting exhibition by synaesthetic artist Phillipa Stanton. Apparently she can see sound, taste and smell in shape, colour and texture which she represents in her paintings such as Rwanda Coffee Taste, Rosso Toscano 'Ciclope' or even Pimms and Lemonade. The image at the top, taken from the artists website, is titled (in quite some detail!) Springbank Whisky, 10.5yrs, Without Water - (Private Cask).

Whether you believe in synaesthesia or not, I'd fancy going along to this even just to overhear the debate and conversations of other gallery goers.

‘SEEING SENSE’ – Philippa Stanton
Hop Gallery, Star Brewery
Castle Ditch Lane (off Fisher Street)
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ

Saturday 22nd September – Thursday 4th October
Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm | Sunday 12noon – 5pm | Closed Monday