Chronology

The collection of works was housed at two sites: Bognor Regis, England and Baugé, France. Since October 2013, when the French property was sold, most work is at Bognor. It mostly consists of artworks in several media and disciplines by Howard Romp, Pauline Farrington and Oscar Romp. It also includes some works by Rebecca Romp, Robin Grierson and the complete collection of Glory Romp’s crochet garments.

The whole collection serves also as an archive of the family’s arts practice over more than fifty years. It includes paintings; mural designs; prints; sculpture; drawings; collages; assemblages; photographs; books; performance scenarios; textiles; costumes together with written and visual evidence of community-based and private projects.

1958-1968

1958-68 The work by Howard and Pauline, in this period, was carried out at the school of art in Camberwell, London and at a shared studio in nearby Addington Square.

1969-1979

Whilst bringing up a family and teaching, Howard and Pauline continued to produce their own art work. They lived in Sydenham, South London where Pauline taught, mostly at Forest Hill School.

1980-1990

Pauline and Howard moved to Guildford, Surrey.

1991-1999

Rebecca and Robin Grierson met and soon after started a family, living in Sydenham, London.

2000-2009

Pauline and Howard built a studio in Baugé, Maine et Loire, France, where they spend a third of their time. Robin’s work continued to be published and exhibited extensively.

2010 To The Present

Howard and Pauline moved to Bognor Regis, West Sussex. They are continuing their work there. Work went on also in Baugé, France until October 2013 when they sold their property.


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