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Last updated Wednesday 12th October 2016.

Sunday 4th September was the final day of the festival and the last open garden day for 2016. At the end of the day we presented Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for 8000, monies raised from the Artwave raffle, Macmillan Garden Trail and private visits to Driftwood.

Sarah Coxhill, Macmillan's Fundraising Manager in Sussex, came and completed the raffle draw today. 14 fabulous prizes were on offer, all generously donated by artists participating in Artwave Open House Festival and 2 of the winners were in the garden to collect their prizes this afternoon. Sharon Richenburg won the 50 voucher generously donated by Mays Terracotta and Pam Parrish the lovely wire sheep donated by Bob Brill. Other prize winners yet to be notified are as follows: Alex, the print by Mark Glassman, Dale a framed ammonite by Peter M Clarke, Carol Lowe a Driftwood planter by Amanda Haines, Pat, 3 ceramic jugs by Sarah Partridge, Eileen the fused glass heart by Amanda Seljubac, Jackie Taft, the piece by Frances Doherty, Tracy Robinson, head massage vouchers, Martin, the bird stand by Chris Burchell Collins, Sheila the Chic Shopper by Celia Hughes, Tony Ham the 2 garden plaques by Jim Pilston, Aideen Jones the mosaic mirror, Dr Samiullah the 3 glass pom poms by Annie Mcmullan and Helen Roberts the 3 scandi birds by Paul Cox. Winners have all been told by phone, some have collected and others will collect their prizes after 17th September.

Check out the full Artwave Brochure, we're on page 28.
View the Seaford Trail map here too, we're venue 116 in the top left hand corner.

Entry to the garden is free, but donations are sought for Macmillan Cancer Support, for whom we have raised over 38000 in recent years, if you enjoy your visit. Check out a feature in The Argus on 2nd August, about Geoff Stonebanks and the monies he has raised for charity, and plan to give generously!
This comment posted on TripAdvisor after an Artwave visit on 20th August.

Day 5 of the festival was quite pleasant with nearly 200 visitors to the garden. We sold 1100 worth of art and raised more money for Macmillan. Final day tomorrow and we hope to raise the final 400 to ensure we present Macmillan with a cheque for 8000.

Day 4 of the festival proved to be the quietest so far as there was a cool breeze and possibility of drizzle, which, in the end, did not happen. We still managed to sell nearly 200 of raffle tickets to the 197 visitors who came and enjoyed the venue and spent almost 1000 on the art. We are currently running at over 7000 art sales, and 1400 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support during the festival.

Day 3 of the festival was beautiful and incredibly busy. It was lovely to meet Cllr Nigel Enever (Chair of Lewes District Council) and his consort Lynn Enever today! 231 visitors came and helped us raise over 500 for Macmillan, bringing money raised over 3 days of the festival so far, to close on 1000. We sold an incredible 2600 worth of art today and almost 400 worth of tea and cake! Fabulous Linda Wallraven sold 238 worth of raffle tickets too! Total of art sold so far is an incredible 6000. Thank you so much to all those who visited.

Day 2 of the festival was not quite so bad weather wise! 123 visitors came and bought 1300 of art and helped us raise 467 for Macmillan Cancer Support over the weekend. Festival co ordinator, Charlotte Parsons, came and saw the venue with fiancee, Chris.

Day 1 of the festival was very windswept with relentless gales for most of the day! However, it did not stop over 100 intrepid visitors coming and buying 2000 of art and helping us raise 200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

There was a wonderful half page feature about the venue in the August issue of Magnet Magazine, as well as a piece in the August issue of Seaford Scene.

Check out the Macmillan in Sussex web page too, where the event is listed as a registered fundraiser for the charity.

Below is a copy of the flyer to promote this year's event!

Click HERE to view the garden web site.

Click HERE to see a map and parking arrangements. We are right on the Brighton & Hove "Coaster" 12/12a bus route as well!

We use the garden, overall winner nationwide of the Garden News Best Small Garden 2012 and a finalist in the 2012 Daily Mail National Garden Competition, as the back drop to display art, ceramics and sculpture at their very best.

If you have any queries on Artwave at Driftwood, you can e mail us.

The 14 selected artists for 2016 are below.

Mark Glassman ---- Frances Doherty ---- Chris Burchell Collins ---- Paul Cox
Celia Chic ---- Lee Highley ---- Sarah Partridge ---- Jim Pilston
Serena Thirkell ---- Anne Megan Griffiths ---- Amanda Haines
Amanda Seljubac ---- Peter M Clarke ---- Annie McMullan
Driftwood Garden Site
NEW FOR 2016 Amanda Seljubac's wonderful glass panels will rise from the flower beds. NEW FOR 2016 Annie McMullan's beautiful glass jewellery and garden sculpture. NEW FOR 2016 Peter Clarke's amazing copper sculpture for the garden.
Mark Glassman's Garden Studio will be open selling his range of artwork. Celia Chic's range of shoppers will be in the Summer House. Amanda Haines is designing a range of small, affordable, hand coiled planters.
Jim Pilston's original and unique garden art will be displayed around the garden. Chris Burchell Collins will be selling his practical range of plant supports. Lee Highley's imaginative marine pieces will decorate the beach garden.
Anne Megan Griffiths will be showing old and new as she is creating some wall pieces for 2016. Paul Cox's ever changing and reasonably priced garden decorations will once again fill the garden. After her first successful year in the garden in 2015, Sarah returns again with some new pieces of work.
There will be a bonus artist's work on display too! Chris Brook's stunning pieces will be on show in the beach garden. Frances Doherty's amazing ceramic pieces will, once again adorn the garden. Serena Thirkell will be creating some "Rubbish Flowers" for the 2016 Festival made from various pieces!

Another bonus artist for 2016 will be Chris Murphy, with some ceramic birds, floral wall pieces and dandelion discs!!

All artists have been asked if they can donate a piece of their work for the 2016 grand raffle of artist donated work in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Many have as well as other generous donations. Total value of the prizes on offer exceeds 800. Tickets have been sold throughout the summer in the garden and the draw will take place at 4pm on the final day of Artwave, drawn by Macmillan's Senior Fundraising Manager for Sussex, Sarah Coxhill.

In addition to the unique art on show, we serve fabulous refreshments, tea, coffee, sweet and savoury cup cakes all on trays with vintage china.

All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Since we first started raising money at Artwave for them in 2011, we have raised nearly 8000. 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 32000 from the
Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail totalling over 38000 for the new Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton in 6 years with other events in the garden!

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.

In 2015 the Artwave Favourites competition was launched and we were extremely proud to receive a certificate for having won the visitors' favourite town venue! Artist and an Orchard at Upper Lodge won favourite rural venue and Keith Petitt the favourite artist!