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



Brighton Embroidery Group

Our group has been established since 1982 and is open to all who are interested in embroidery and textiles, living in the Brighton and Hove, Sussex region in the United Kingdom.

Our friendly group enjoys a varied programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions and visits throughout the year.  We meet on the first Saturday in the month using Zoom but hope to return to Patcham Community Centre in September (2021).  Our varied programme includes talks and workshops given by UK textile artists, either on Zoom or at Patcham.  Our very varied programme, involves everything related to textiles and stitch.

Contact:  Carolyn Brown


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



Fabrica is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Brighton’s historic Lanes.  Based in the former Holy Trinity Church, Fabrica responds to the building and its history through a programme of  site-specific exhibitions and a diverse engagement programme, using creative and social activity to provoke investigation into how audiences look at the world.

Fabrica has worked with artists ranging from Anish Kapoor, Brian Griffiths, and Kaarina Kaikkonen to Brian Eno, David Shrigley, Ipek Duben, Alfredo Jaar and Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva.

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Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG
+44 (0)1273 778 646

Newhaven Art Club

Newhaven Art Club has a long and prestigious history in the very artistic town of Newhaven. Started in the 1960’s the club has met continuously ever since.  Even lockdown couldn’t stop us with weekly online meetings and a very successful virtual exhibition.

We embrace all ages and skill levels of artists and crafters in a fun, creative & supportive environment. We inspire our club artists through a varied programme of projects, activities and events; and we seek to promote interest in the arts by fostering links with schools and other groups in our local community.

The members share a passion for learning new skills and share and develop our own artistic skills through the staging of Exhibitions and we are just completing a month long show at Hillcrest Café Gallery in Newhaven.

We are a member of Brighton and Hove Arts Council so members may also join in their annual exhibition.

It is a place of friendship, support and encouragement for anyone on the creative path.  Members’ enjoy a wide variety of painting techniques and share a lifetimes worth of experience on hand should they require it, or just fun banter and a cup of tea in a friendly fun environment. Other opportunities include workshops, demonstrations, plein air painting trips and days out, all adding up to a vibrant club.

We currently meet weekly on Mondays 14.00 – 16.00 at Peacehaven Evangelical Church Hall, 24 Mayfield Ave, Peacehaven, BN10 8RE

Along with our normal weekly projects we are currently holding an exhibition in Hillcrest café Gallery and joining in with Brighton Arts Council exhibition. We are also working with the local Primary school to produce a Queens jubilee exhibition of painted plates in June – one for each year of the Queens reign. During the Summer we will be having Plein Air outdoor sessions and garden meetings.






Peacehaven Art Club

We are a local Art Club based at the Evangelical Church Hall, Mayfield Avenue, Peacehaven on a Friday 10.00 – 12.00 noon.
Demonstration, Workshops, Outdoor Painting;  there is a social side with Coach Trips, Summer garden and Christmas party.
Call Rikki 0789 9033291 for more information to join our friendly art club.

Rottingdean Art Club

The Club was started by local artist Barry Hinchcliffe in 1990.  Members meet on Wednesdays at The Whiteway Centre, Rottingdean at 2 pm.
(Please note that the Centre will not be open on Wednesday April 8th 2020 due to maintenance work)
Artists follow a programme so as to be able to try different techniques and subjects using a variety of media.  Members use watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels and collage and paint many different subjects – landscapes, portraits, animals, nudes and abstracts. Occasionally, visiting artists are invited to give demonstrations.  The club has an annual exhibition at the Grange Gallery, Rottingean, a culmination of the varied work by the artists along with cards and prints.
Contact: email: (Secretary)

Rottingdean Heritage

Formed in 1933 and registered as a charity in 1960 we are responsible for the upkeep and management of many of the historical features in Rottingdean.

Contact: Mr Barry Wright, Membership Secretary
m: 07753 814425


Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust

The Royal Pavilion and Museums includes the famous regency palace of George IV, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Hove Museum & Art Gallery, the Booth Museum of Natural History and Preston Manor.  Our collections include natural history, world art, fine art, local history and archaeology, fashion and toys, film and media, with over a million objects in our collections.
On 1 October 2020 management of Royal Pavilion & Museums transferred from Brighton & Hove City Council to a new charity: the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust.


Seaford Art Club

Seaford Art Club is a friendly group of amateur and more established artists.  Founded in 1954 it is one of the oldest art clubs in the Lewes area.  Our aim is to develop all forms of fine art, bringing together people who are like minded and wish to work in a wide variety of media, sharing ideas, inspiration and friendship.  Most meetings are themed and there are at least two life drawing sessions annually.

We hold an annual exhibition of current work every summer at the Arts@TheCrypt Gallery in Seaford  and an ongoing exhibition at ‘The View’ restaurant and bar at Seaford Head Golf Club (all visitors and non- members are welcome).

New members are always made welcome.  Seaford Art Club does not have a large membership and currently there is a waiting list.  But this situation is always changing.


Society of Catholic Artists (SCAR) Sussex

The National Society of Catholic Artists was started in 1929 but the Regional Group (SCAR) was started in  Brighton in 1976 by  John Armstrong and Barrie Huntbach. The Aim of the Society has always been to promote and share the Gospel I.e Christian values of Faith ,  Hope and Love – through the engagement of making and inspiring others through Art.  Members meet on the first alternate Saturday of the month and enjoy a variety of Activities ( COVID) permitting !
Currently members are invited to take part in the local Exhibition  (BHAC) in the Spring/ Summer.  Current membership stands at 12 and includes printmakers, stained glass makers, calligraphers, textile artists and Wood carvers but all Craftspersons are welcome to join.
Membership fees are £15 annually.  Concessions for full time students and those on benefit are available at £8.
To join please contact
John Armstrong, 23 St Leonard’s Rd, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4QP
Tel :  01273 881304
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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.

The Sussex Guild, Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes BN71TP

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The Secret Garden, Kemptown

The Secret Garden is unique in Brighton & Hove: the only place where major outdoor sculptures can be shown in a secure setting. The garden’s beautiful planting scheme is the perfect backdrop for artworks and is an oasis of calm in which to enjoy them. 

The garden is open every Sunday from 11am – 5pm, 19 June – 27 September 2022, and for exhibitions  – details at

The garden is wheelchair accessible, and has a café selling a wide selection of homemade fare. 

Admission is free. Donations towards the upkeep of the garden are welcome. The Secret Garden is COVID-Secure.

The Secret Garden is run by Antony Dale Trust, a registered UK charity, governed by a small board of dedicated trustees.

If you would like to be kept up to date with events and exhibitions at the Secret Garden Kemp Town, why not join our mailing list, by emailing