Last updated Wednesday 1st March 2017.
On the final day of the 2016 festival we presented Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for £8000, monies raised from the Artwave raffle, Macmillan Garden Trail and private visits to Driftwood. In December 2016 Geoff was presented with an award by More Radio for Fundraiser of the Year.
We use the garden at Driftwood, which has appeared on BBC Gardeners' World last Autumn 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.
If you have any queries on Artwave at Driftwood, you can e mail us.
The 2017 selected artists are below.
Mark Glassman ---- Frances Doherty ---- Paul Cox ---- Celia Chic Lee Highley ---- Jim Pilston ---- Karen Ongley-Snook ---- Si Uwins Anne Megan Griffiths ---- Amanda Haines ---- Chris Brookes ---- Peter M Clarke Annie McMullan ---- Serena Thirkell ---- Chris Burchell Collins Marion Hanson-Smith
|All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Since we first started raising money at Artwave for them in 2011, we have raised nearly £9000. 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 £41000 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.
A recent visitor said about the garden on TripAdvisor , "A garden once visited unlikely to be forgotten. Not totally a plantsmans garden, but never meant to be so, although the planting is glorious. A seaside themed garden, back and front and full of surprises whichever way you turn. Whilst compact it packs such a lot of punch, hitting above its size, with something for everyone. Plenty of seating but be prepared for some small climbs as you tour the garden. Geoff your host is charming: undeniably worth the effort to visit this lovely garden when it is open!" So.... just imagine what it will be like with all the gorgeous art to add to the canvas!
You can read all about Artwave 2016 at Driftwood here .