Adur Art Collective

adurArtcollective was formed in July 2010 by a group of artists in Shoreham-by-Sea and surrounding areas in West Sussex, who were keen to ensure the continuation of the annual Adur Art Trail as part of Adur Festival in June.

The membership consists of approximately 100 artists working in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewellery, fashion and textile design and stained glass.


Attic Art Club

A group of around thirty professional and semi-professional artists established more than 70 years ago, as its name suggest, in an attic in Ditchling. Founded by a talented artist, Margaret Milnes and continued by her daughters, Jennifer Milnes Mathur and Ann Raby, (current member),it was a fundamental part of the village artistic heritage.   Membership has been widened  to include artists from across East and West Sussex and includes 3D artists. They hold two prestigious  exhibitions of members’ work per year  in Spring and Autumn.

Contact Wendy Standen 01273 504588

Dupont Art Club at Hove

Dupont  meets at Ventnor Hall , Blatchington Road, Hove and welcomes everyone from absolute beginners to professional artists.  We are essentially a club where you can have as much or as little help as you would like.  We have a tutor at each session, not always the same person, which provides variety and different approaches to your art work.

Contact John Hird 01273 609746


Rottingdean Art Club

We are a group of artists who meet every Wednesday afternoon at 2pm at Rottingdean Whiteway Centre.
We follow a programme and hold an annual group exhibition of our work.
Contact: email: (Secretary)

Rottingdean Preservation Society

We were founded originally in 1937 as the Ratepayers Association and Preservation Society, but became a charity in 1960 with the object of preserving and improving the village, its amenities and rural surroundings.  Our current activities continue to promote village life by maintaining the Windmill and opening it to the public, working with BHCC to improve the facilities in the Kipling Gardens, and encourage a range of Events and Exhibitions at The Grange.

Contact Ann Johnson

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Society of Catholic Artists (SCAR) Sussex

The Sussex Regional Group started in 1976, though the Society was founded in 1929.  Our members meet bi-monthly on a Sunday for discussions, events and support.  We exhibit locally, and participate in national and international exhibitions and conferences.

Contact  John Armstrong 01273 881304

Society of Sussex Painters

This is a society of painters, sculptors and engravers, founded in 1924.  Membership is open to all professional artists living or working in Sussex.  The Society holds an exhibition each year.

President Barry Hinchliff

Secretary Helen Armstrong

Sussex County Arts Club

Sussex County Arts Club is a life drawing club based in Brighton which is open to both professional and amateur artists for life drawing/painting, costume, portrait, still life and sculpture. We hold various drop-in drawing sessions with life models throughout the week in our central Brighton studio.

Contact William Donohoe 01273 702718


Sussex Guild

The Guild was founded in 1970 and is a registered Charity (292234).  It aims to raise standards in the field of applied art and increase public awareness of fine craftsmanship and promote members’ work.  Craftspeople who live and work in Sussex and surrounding counties, whose work has been approved by a selection panel, are offered membership.  The Shop & Gallery is open every day except Christmas Day, 10.00 – 5.00. It is run by members for members.

Sussex Guild, Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes BN71TP

Contact Helen Warren, Publicity Officer, 01273 731792