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18 August to 2 September 2018

Artwave is the annual festival of artists and makers from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and surrounding villages. Artwave is open to all, which makes it an inclusive, accessible and diverse experience for those taking part and visiting.


153 Venues

Follow the trails around one of the UK's most beautiful counties. Explore over 150 artists studios, homes, galleries and workshops across Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and the surrounding villages. This year we have a diverse range of practitioners showing jewellery, textiles, metalwork, ceramics, glass, craft, furniture, illustration, painting and printmaking. All venues are FREE to visit during opening Artwave opening times. You can read the brochure online or download a PDF



Celebrating 25 Years

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary we have also programmed some special colour themed events, including FREE Family Workshops, FREE Colour in Nature Walks, a FREE Talk on the History of Colour and the rare opportunity to see the arthouse classic Three Colour Film Trilogy on the big screen.

Artwave wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our funders and sponsors - thank you to everyone who has contributed this year.


Extra Talk Announced!
Spinning the Colour Wheel: A Brief History of Colour

Due to popular demand, Depot Cinema in Lewes added a second talk at 4pm. Tickets to both talks are free, but places on the 4pm talk should be reserved in advance here

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Three Colours Film Trilogy

This year our Art on Film programme is showing Krzysztof Kieślowski's critically acclaimed Three Colours Trilogy at Depot Cinema in Lewes, Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven and the Towner in Eastbourne.

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More Spaces are Now Available!
Colour in Nature Walks

Come and visit two of our beautiful nature reserves seen through the eyes and knowledge of our Lewes District Council ranger and local artist, Jacky Misson.

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Colourful Kids Activities

Get Creative at our Family Events. Artwave wants to inspire the next generation of artists with FREE family workshops this summer in Lewes, Seaford and Newhaven.

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