SEAFORD: Creativity abounds as Artwave returns

Jo Brown
Jo Brown

ABSTRACT paintings and ceramics will be on display at a popular art festival returning to Seaford this month.

Artwave has grown over the years and the annual event gives the community the chance to visit different venues in the Lewes district.

Robin Shell

Robin Shell

From Alciston to Falmer and from Ripe to Seaford there is something for everyone.

As well as browsing there is also the chance to snap up some of the artwork.

In Seaford around 10 venues have got on board for this year’s festival and visitors can enjoy watercolours, jewellery, steel sculptures and much more.

Robin Shell, who will be opening her home at 54 Stafford Road in Seaford once again is joining forces with Cedars, based in Southdown Road.

Photographer Vivienne Blakey

Photographer Vivienne Blakey

Visitors to the two venues can enjoy abstract paintings, life drawings, handbags and scarves, beaded jewellery, ceramics and much more.

Both venues are providing tea, homemade cakes and music from local musicians and Stafford Road house is also offering neck and shoulder massages.

Seaford mayor Councillor Linda Wallraven said, “It’s very well supported and there are quite a lot of people in Seaford and Bishopstone that are putting on events.

“I think it’s a very good thing. It’s amazing what talent there is in the local area.

“I have been to some of the events in previous years and it always amazes me what people can do.”

Other places set to open their doors in the town include Driftwood at 4 Marine Drive where visitors can view steel and metal sculptures and ceramics, while paintings can be admired at 38 Blatchington Road.

Elsewhere in Belgrave Crescent a mix of fused glass jewellery and objects and recycled fused glass objects, stained glass and watercolour paintings will be on display and at Gallery Artwave at the Clinton Centre works of Sussex photographers, artists and craft workers will be on show.

Artwave 2011 takes place from Saturday August 27 until Sunday September 11.

For details of all the venues that will be open during Artwave including dates and times please visit: www.artwavefestival.org