Rowland Hawke Halls (July 1879 – March 1919) was a Lewes architect working in the Arts and Crafts tradition in the decade before the First World War. To mark the centenary of his death, two events are planned:
Exhibition of drawings and photographs – Tuesday 10 to Monday 16 September 2019, 9:30am to 4:00pm
On display will be Halls’ designs for local buildings, and previously unseen material from the family archive.
Venue: Lewes Town Hall, High Street, BN7 2QS
A talk on Rowland Halls: A Sussex Architect – Wednesday 18 September 2019, 5.30-6.30pm
Event at The Keep, Falmer
Architect Rowland Halls died in a motorbike accident in March 1919, aged 39. He had spent most of his life in Sussex, where he designed many Arts and Crafts style houses, as well as public buildings such as the Council offices in Fisher Street, Lewes.
Halls celebrated traditional crafts; many of his buildings used local materials and were decorated with scenes from Sussex life and nature.
This talk, by his grandson David Scott Cowan, will explore Halls’ life and work, referencing his letters home from France and Belgium in WWI, as well as architectural plans, watercolours and other material from the East Sussex Records Office at The Keep and family archives.
Entry: £5, which includes the parking fee
Booking in advance is essential via The Keep’s website or call 01273 482349
Venue: The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton, BN1 9BP