Last updated Sunday 19th August 2018.

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The first day of the festival was rather grey and damp, however, 142 visitors came among and helped us raise over 500 for Macmillan Cancer Support and bought nearly 2000 worth of art into the bargain. Many enjoyed tea and cake in the garden too.

On both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, the amazing Dorit Oliver-Wolff will be in the garden from 2-5pm signing copies of her inspirational book, "From Yellow Star to Pop Star". She is donating 2 from every sale to Macmillan Cancer Support. Why not come along and meet this incredible lady and maybe buy some art too.

Wonderful coverage of the festival at Driftwood in the South Coast Argus on 16th August.

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.

There will be a grand raffle of artist donated work raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Check out the raffle listing on the Macmillan Cancer Support website, here, too.

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, and again in 2018 the garden has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, with over 80 excellent reviews.

The garden was also a finalist in the Lewes District Business Awards 2018 in the Tourist Destination of the year Award. It was also featured in the Daily Mail on 13th August.

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

The artists selected for 2018 appear below. It is regretted that Karen Ongley-Snook has had to withdraw and will not be exhibiting her work in 2018.

Mark Glassman ---- Chris Burchell Collins --- Paul Cox ---- Celia Chic
Pauline Findlay ---- Amanda Haines ---- Annie McMullan
Peter M Clarke ---- Marion Hanson-Smith ---- Ingrid Ridout
Elizabeth Edwards ---- Bob Brill ---- Carol Olsen
Estella Budd ---- Katie Green ---- Cici & Bumble.

Images and full details of all artists below. You can meet the following artists in the garden on the dates beside their name

Mark Glassman: every day
Celia Chic: every day
Ingrid Ridout: 19th and 25th August
Pauline Findlay: 18th August
Carol Olsen: 19th August & 2nd September
Amanda Haines: 19th & 25th August and 1st September
Chris Burchell Collins: 18th, 19th and 25th August
Peter M Clarke: 2nd September
Annie McMullan: 19th August and 2nd September.
Pauline Findlay of Studio Shards will be exhibiting her wonderful glass for the first time at Driftwood
Ingrid Ridout will be exhibiting her wire bonsai for the first time at Driftwood
Elizabeth Edwards will be exhibiting her wonderful embroideries and knitted pieces for the first time at Driftwood
Carol Olsen will be displaying her highly imaginative mirrors with photos and glass as borders!
Mark Glassman's garden studio will be open. NEW ARTIST 2018
Bob Brill will be displaying some of his amazing wire menagerie!
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.
Chris Burchell Collins's plant supports will be on sale for the festival. Bonus artist, lovely vases and wall plaques by Estella Budd. Marion Hanson-Smith's amazing glass garden decorations will be displayed in the garden.
Peter M Clarke will be displaying his beautiful sculpture again including this copper leaf form. Annia McMullan's stunning fused glass will be on display.
2 more bonus artists in the garden as well! Sarah's amazing knitted cacti and a few mosaics by Katie Green.

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!

Below are the prizes donated by generous artists and others for the 2018 raffle.

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 .