Free Bank Holiday art exhibition at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven

AN EXHIBITION showcasing the work of more than 20 artists and makers will be staged at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven this Bank Holiday weekend.

Visitors will be able to see paintings, ceramics and textiles, as well as driftwood ephemera and jewellery.

There will be a chance to get up close and personal with the new Newhaven Cormorant by Christian Funnell, which will be on view in the hall, before its installation in the river.

It will replace the one made of rubber tyres near the bridge.

Organisers are saying it will be residents’ only opportunity to see this stunning sculpture up close without a boat.

Amongst the artists to exhibit will be: Rob Peel, Judy Dwyer, Carole Butler, Helen Dessent, Alva Funnell and Tina Balmer.

There will also be work from David Thomas, Margaret Traheme and Victor Stuart Graham.

Entry to the exhibition is free and profits will go to the Hillcrest Centre.

It runs from Friday August 25-27 and will open from 12 noon to 5pm.