Open house show outgrows venue


Artwave got off to a flying start at Arts@theCrypt in Seaford on Saturday, August 24, with more than 250 visitors enjoying the assembled work from more than 40 established and emerging artists from around the county.

In addition to the broad range of art and craft work for sale, visitors were treated to two half sets from Ringmer singer/songwriter Jaime Regan in the Undercroft.

On the Sunday poet Colin Wilcox recited poetry from his latest book.

On Saturday, August 31, Colin returns along with singer/songwriter Stella Homewood for another lunchtime interlude.

Since 2005 Phil and Aileen Duncan have hosted the Sussex Arts Collective at their home in Lewes; voted best open house in 2006.

The group have been so successful that they have outgrown the Open House venue and moved to Arts@theCrypt for Artwave 2013.

Phil has a long track record of delivering exhibitions that bring together artworks and crafts in complementary and visually pleasing ways that make a visit to Sussex Arts Collective shows a treat for visitors and exhibitors alike.

For the past three years he has been organising the highly successful Christmas exhibition at the HOP Gallery in Lewes.

As always, at all Sussex Arts Collective events, donations will be made in support of the Royal Institute for the Blind.

The Sussex Arts Collective exhibition, Artwave 2013: Arts@theCrypt, Church Street, Seaford, runs until Thursday, September 5, and is open daily from 11am to 5pm.


The Sussex Arts Collective and Star Pottery: Phil Duncan – 19 Mill Road, Lewes, BN7 2RU. Email Visit

The Arts@theCrypt Gallery: 23 Church Street Seaford. Email Visit