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