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Final weekend of 30th Artwave packed with cultural delights

This weekend offers the final opportunity to enjoy a wealth of creative talent at Artwave in its 30th anniversary year.

Daniel Martin, potter. Photo by Alun Callender

Daniel Martin, potter. Photo by Alun Callender
The festival features artwork from more than 1,000 creatives at over 180 free exhibitions including the opportunity to visit artists' private homes and studios as well as more unusual venues such as a vineyard and a brewery.  
Artwave 2023 was launched on Saturday, September 2, and runs over three weekends until Sunday, September 17.  

Stunning artworks are on show on the Lewes, villages, Seaford and Haven Trails, covering Newhaven and Peacehaven.  

With some of the finest views in Sussex, one of the Coastguard Cottages at Cuckmere Haven is flinging open its doors for the IndiVISIBLE exhibition as part of the Seaford Trail.  

The venue is the workshop of potter Daniel Martin, who said: "IndiVISIBLE is a show to celebrate diversity in our communities. Twenty-four LGBTQIA+, minority and marginalised artists have come together to form a collective and put on this show.   

"Through teamwork and collaboration we have managed to create an exhibition that is as varied as the artists exhibiting. As a resident of one of the most iconic houses in the country, when forming this exhibition we had a choice to make - which voices do we want to amplify? And I couldn't be happier with the talent on display."  

Among the diverse exhibitions in Newhaven, Hillcrest Community Centre has a packed programme of events including the opportunity to make and break bread with Hospitable Environment around their wood-fired cob oven (3-5pm free to attend and open to all). 

Walk the Chalk ( sponsors the Seaford Trail while SCDA ( sponsors the Haven Trail. 

Festival guides are available at Lewes and Seaford Tourist Information Centres or online at  

Artwave is brought to you by Visit Lewes. Headline sponsor is Crane Garden Buildings, media partner is ROSA and Artwave venue boards are by Oakley Property. Other sponsors and supporters are Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors, Gemini Print Group, The Makers Directory, Harvey's Brewery and Le Bureau.  

Published on September 12, 2023.

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