Students’ art on display

PLATINUM II shows the work of the Sussex Downs Community College visual arts department at the Hop Gallery, Star Brewery, Castle Ditch Lane (off Fisher Street), Lewes from Tuesday, July 17-Monday, July 23 (Monday to Saturday, 10.30am-4pm; Sunday noon-4pm)

Gallery spokeswoman Diana Hitchin said: “Following on from last year’s success, this exhibition will showcase and celebrate the development of the students’ visual language, creative and technical skills.

“Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite piece of student work in the Hop Gallery between Tuesday, July 17 and Friday, July 20. The winner will be awarded one of two Hop Gallery Visual Arts Awards on Saturday, July 21. The other award will be given to the person whose work has been voted for by the students of Sussex Downs Community College during their own Open Studio week at the end of June.”

The Hop Gallery Visual Arts Awards will be presented by Anthony Penrose from Farley’s Barn, on Saturday, July 21 between noon and 2pm.

More details about the gallery: tel: 01273 487744; mob: 07740 424949; email:; or website: