Lewes FC’s show of two halves

Where the Sea Meets the Downs - a woodcut by Helen Brown in the three day exhibition

Where the Sea Meets the Downs - a woodcut by Helen Brown in the three day exhibition

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Lewes Football Club is all set for its annual big weekend of art – Artists United, the annual exhibition/sale of works by local artists, is back for its fifth year.

The show takes place at The Foundry Gallery inn North Street, Lewes, from today (Friday) until Sunday.

Opening times are 10am to 6pm (closing at 3pm on the Sunday). Entry is free.

The annual art exhibition is a real show of two halves as it’s designed to bring together the best established artists and emerging talent under one roof.

Though some artists choose a football theme, it’s certainly not obligatory and most do not. Some others choose a Lewes townscape as their theme, but subjects painted, photographed or sculpted cover a wide range of themes.

With nearly 300 pieces on display, it’s the biggest show so far so there’s bound to be something for everyone’s taste. And for every piece sold, 45 per cent of the price goes to support the not-for-profit, co-operatively owned community football club and 55 per cent goes to the artist.

There’s also a Lewes FC Club Shop selling T-shirts, scarves, mugs and posters and Rooks fans can apply for their annual season tickets, too.

Elsewhere, Glowing Night Works is the title of an exhibition of paintings by Riga Forbes, and reflects her use of twilight colours through mixed media on paper. The show is at The Buttercup Cafe in Lewes and is free during opening hours.