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Last updated Monday 22nd January 2018.

If you want to support Driftwood Fundraising Group raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support but cannot visit during the festival, you can also donate via our Macmillan Just Giving page by clicking the sponsor me button below
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Lovely comment from a 2017 visitor
"Your garden is an amazing base for Artwave. We went to a few others and none came near in atmosphere or popularity."

The 2018 festival takes place on Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August and Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September, we will not open on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.

We use the garden at Driftwood, which has appeared on BBC Gardeners' World 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. In 2017 the garden was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, with over 70 excellent reviews.

Click HERE to see a map and parking arrangements. We are right on the Brighton & Hove "Coaster" 12/12a bus route as well!

The current 2018 selected artists appear below. More added as they sign up.

Mark Glassman ---- Chris Burchell Collins --- Paul Cox ---- Celia Chic
Pauline Findlay ---- Karen Ongley-Snook ---- Amanda Haines ---- Annie McMullan
Marion Hanson-Smith ---- Ingrid Ridout ---- Elizabeth Edwards

Images and full details of all artists work currently being built up below.

NEW ARTIST 2018
Pauline Findlay of Studio Shards will be exhibiting her wonderful glass for the first time at Driftwood
NEW ARTIST 2018
Ingrid Ridout will be exhibiting her wire bonsai for the first time at Driftwood
NEW ARTIST 2018
Elizabeth Edwards will be exhibiting her wonderful tapestry work for the first time at Driftwood
Mark Glassman's garden studio will be open. Karen Ongley-Snook will be displaying her beautiful glass fish and other pieces again. Annia McMullan's stunning fused glass will be on display.
Celia Chic's beautiful range of hand-made shoppers will be displayed in the Summer House Paul Cox's imaginative garden decorations will be returning to the garden in 2018. Amanda Haines beautiful ceramic planters and bowls will be on sale at the top of the garden.
Marion Hanson-Smith's amazing glass garden decorations will be displayed in the garden.

Artists will be asked again to donate a piece of their work for the 2018 grand raffle of artist donated work in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets are being sold throughout the summer in the garden and the draw will take place at 4pm on the final day of Artwave.

All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Since we first started raising money at Artwave for them in 2011, we have raised over 10000. 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 44000 from the
Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail totalling over 54000 for the new Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton in 8 years with other events in the garden!

In addition to the unique art on show, we serve fabulous refreshments, tea, coffee, sweet and savoury cup cakes all on trays with vintage china.

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.

Driftwood Garden was featured on Good Morning Britain in 2014 and featured in the Sunday Telegraph in 2015, so come and see the real thing while enjoying the stunning art on display!

You can read all about Artwave 2017 at Driftwood here .