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Artwave 2021

A Community with Creativity Since 1993
11th to 26th September

Artwave is the annual festival of artists and makers from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and the surrounding villages. The event gives art lovers the chance to discover new work, meet artists and makers, and buy directly from them. Follow the trails and enjoy the diverse range of work on show including jewellery, painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and photography. Support your local artists and makers, whilst exploring this creative part of Sussex.

Artist Liza Mackintosh, photographed for Lewes Artwave 2019 by Alun Callender

The event is subsidised by Lewes District Council to keep the entry fee for artists affordable and encourage as many people as possible to take part. It is an inclusive un-curated festival with no jury selection and we encourage artists and makers of all ages, and at all stages of their career, to take part. We are proud to have supported work by school and college students, marginalised artists and outreach groups, alongside established artists. Artwave invites all mediums of work, from jewellery and ceramics, to fine art photography and performance art.

Mohamed Hamid at the Star Pottery, Lewes, photographed for Lewes Artwave 2019 by Alun Callender

If you are an artist, maker or venue who would like to host an exhibition in the future, join our artist mailing list. It is possible to keep up to date with all the latest Artwave news by following on Instagram @artwavefestival or joining our visitor mailing list.

In the workshop of jewellery designer Oriana, photographed by Alun Callender for Lewes Art Wave.

The full listings will be live on the website in August and people can pick up a map from the Tourist Information Centre in Seaford and Lewes. For all details visit www.artwavefestival.org.

In the workshop of jewellery designer Kathie Murphy, photographed by Alun Callender for Lewes Art Wave.

Tom Murphy of Chapter 2 at the The Alchemists Footprint Workshop, Glynde, photographed by Alun Callender for Lewes Artwave

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