Last updated Monday 1st May 2017.
2017 Festival takes place on the following dates, 19th/20th & 26th/27th August and 2nd/3rd September 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
|NEW FOR 2017 Beautiful glasswork by Karen Ongley-Snook, from these stunning seaside pieces to amazing glass panels.||NEW FOR 2017 Stunning wooden carved sculpture by Si Uwins return to the garden after 3 years absence.||NEW FOR 2017 Beautiful rusted metal sculpture by Chris Brookes make their debut at Driftwood Artwave for 2017.|
|Annie McMullan returns for a second year to the garden with her beautiful glass pieces.||NEW FOR 2017 Marian Hanson-Smith's beautiful fused glass flowers.||Mark Glassman will have his beautiful garden studio open with his paintings on show.|
|Frances Doherty's stunning ceramics will grace the garden again this season.||Peter M Clarke's stunning garden sculpture will be on view.||Amanda Haines returns to the garden with her delightful garden ceramics!|
|Anne Megan Griffiths will have her gorgeous ceramics on show in the garden.||Lee Highley's seaside planters and wall plaques will be displayed around the garden.||Celia Chic displays her imaginative shoppers and scarves for 2017|
|Chris Burchell Collins's practical garden supports will once again be on sale.||Serena Thirkell's creative metal sculpture will be on show again for 2017||Paul Cox is back again with his delightful garden sculpture pieces.|
|Jim Pilston will have a range of his unique garden pieces on show.|
All artists will be asked if they can donate a piece of their work for the 2017 grand raffle of artist donated work in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets will be been sold throughout the summer in the garden and the draw will take place at 4pm on the final day of Artwave, drawn by Macmillan's Fundraising Manager.
|In addition to this one of the suppliers of goods to the garden, Bakker has very generously donated this adorable gnome, retailing at £25.95. Thank you so much. All other prizes will be posted soon.|
|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 .