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.
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
This member has now changed its name to:
THE ARTS SOCIETY BRIGHTON & HOVE
Please see that group member’s description for further information.
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
Our branch 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.
Contact: Carolyn Brown
The Club was started by local artist Barry Hinchcliffe in 1990. Members meet on Wednesdays at The Whiteway Centre, Rottingdean at 2 pm.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Contact Sophia Murphy 01273 882588
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
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