Last updated Wednesday 19th September 2018. The festival is now over.
Raffle WinnersAll winners of the 16 raffle prizes have now been notified and arrangements made for them to collect their prizes, thank you to all visitors who bought tickets this summer.
At the end of the final day Tom Lay from Macmillan accepted a cheque for £12515 being the monies raised for Macmillan Cancer Support from Driftwood private visits, grand artist raffle, Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail and visitor donations.
We will top our 2017 fundraising totals this weekend during Artwave Open House Festival, all your donations, raffle ticket purchases and monies from tea, coffee and cake consumption goes to Macmillan Cancer Support Final chance to see Driftwood Garden East Sussex this year!
The fourth day of the festival was pretty grim with torrential rain and strong winds. 65 visitors braved the conditions and a very few had tea and cake in the summer house. Cassie Roberts sat in the shed to sell the raffle tickets!
Half page in South Coast Argus on Dorit Oliver Wolff signing copies of her book during 2nd weekend of Artwave Festival.
The first day of the festival was rather grey and damp, however, 142 visitors came among and helped us raise over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support and bought nearly £2000 worth of art into the bargain. Many enjoyed tea and cake in the garden too.
Wonderful coverage of the festival at Driftwood in the South Coast Argus on 16th August.
Lovely comment from a 2017 visitor"Your garden is an amazing base for Artwave. We went to a few others and none came near in atmosphere or popularity."
The 2018 festival takes place on Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August and Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September, we will not open on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.There will be a grand raffle of artist donated work raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Check out the raffle listing on the Macmillan Cancer Support website, here, too.
We use the garden at Driftwood, which has appeared on BBC Gardeners' World and was a finalist in Gardeners' World Magazine in the Garden of the Year Awards 2016, as the back drop to display art, ceramics and sculpture at their very best. In 2017, and again in 2018 the garden has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, with over 80 excellent reviews.
|The garden was also a finalist in the Lewes District Business Awards 2018 in the Tourist Destination of the year Award. It was also featured in the Daily Mail on 13th August.|
Click HERE to see a map and parking arrangements. We are right on the Brighton & Hove "Coaster" 12/12a bus route as well!
The artists selected for 2018 appear below. It is regretted that Karen Ongley-Snook has had to withdraw and will not be exhibiting her work in 2018.
Mark Glassman ---- Chris Burchell Collins --- Paul Cox ---- Celia Chic Pauline Findlay ---- Amanda Haines ---- Annie McMullan Peter M Clarke ---- Marion Hanson-Smith ---- Ingrid Ridout Elizabeth Edwards ---- Bob Brill ---- Carol Olsen Estella Budd ---- Katie Green ---- Cici & Bumble.
Images and full details of all artists below. You can meet the following artists in the garden on the dates beside their nameMark Glassman: every day Celia Chic: every day Ingrid Ridout: 19th and 25th August Pauline Findlay: 18th August Carol Olsen: 19th August & 2nd September Amanda Haines: 19th & 25th August and 1st September Chris Burchell Collins: 18th, 19th and 25th August Peter M Clarke: 2nd September Annie McMullan: 19th August and 2nd September.
|All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Since we first started raising money at Artwave for them in 2011, we have raised over £10000. This was achieved by asking for donations from those who had enjoyed looking around the garden and running a grand raffle with great prizes donated by the artists themselves. In addition to this, through the Driftwood Fundraising Group, a figure of £44000 from the Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail totalling over £54000 for the new Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton in 8 years with other events in the garden!|
Below are the prizes donated by generous artists and others for the 2018 raffle.
Visitors are able to take tea on the beach garden at the front of the house with stunning views of the sea, or sat amongst the sumptuous planting and the art at the rear of the house.
You can read all about Artwave 2017 at Driftwood here .