Hilary Kennett and Maggie Lloyd are back on the Lindfield Arts Festival arts team this year and are looking for more local professional and amateur artists to exhibit. We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting artwork over the festival weekend in the new school hall at Lindfield Primary Academy once again. This is an amazing gallery style space with loads of natural light and a perfect setting to display the artwork of our local professional and amateur artists.
Many of the shops on the High Street will be displaying samples of the works in the exhibition, and some artists will be opening their studios in our arts trail. Two artists are Georgina Moir and Brett Hudson. Examples of their work is shared here.
If you would like to exhibit on 9th & 10th September, please email, together with a couple of photos of your work, for details:
A guest blog by Terry, a local jewellery designer, who will be joining us in the King Edward Hall on Saturday for the Arts & Crafts show…
I design and make silver jewellery using semi precious stones and pearls. I use silver wire or sheet which I cut, texture and form into the finished piece.
I have been for several years a member of the Adur Art Collective. I have exhibited in Brighton Open Houses and the Ox Market Gallery in Chichester. Some of my pieces are on display in The Gallery in Shoreham.
Please come visit me at Lindfield Arts Festival. I look forward to seeing you there!
This is Sacred Geometry and Mandala Art represented for our time. These paintings have such an ethereal beauty it’s like seeing music forming in air each with its own rhythm, cadence and tone. Created with the technical perfection of Celtic and Persian ornamental design and with mystical directive of the Sacred Mandala. Stephen Meakin creates paintings to Celebrate the Universe in all it’s awesome radiant beauty from snowflake to super nova. Welcome to the Art of The Star Makers.Love the Art of Stephen Meakin – inspired works of contemporary art.
When: 17th September 12.00pm – 4.30pm
Where: White Gates, Black Hill, Lindfield RH16 2HF
Arts & Crafts Fayre, Womens Institute and David Hill’s Photographic Exhibition
Talent local artists and crafts people showcasing their work
More information about some of our exhibitors for 2015…
Julia Vokes is a local independent Phoenix Trader covering the Lindfield and Mid Sussex areas with quality greetings cards and stationery at sane prices. Also all of Phoenix’s lovely cards are printed in the UK thus supporting the British printing industry. Julia can also do ‘at home’ parties or craft fairs and has helped many people to raise funds for their chosen charity or good cause. All of Julia’s profits are donated St Peter & St James Hospice for the great work they do in our community. www.cardsfromjulia.co.uk
Elizabeth Worrall Baileyuses mainly her hands and fingers when painting making Elizabeth’s popular paintings individually unique. Elizabeth has studied art at college, taught in local schools, and sells her art work internationally. The pictures below are original paintings by Elizabeth and will be available for sale as prints and cards at the Festival, along with a selection of other designs. She will also be working with CHEC (Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre) the local printing company to produce prints and cards for the LAFF. For commissions, cards and prints email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now full for both Arts and Crafts exhibitions in 2015.
To register your interest in future festivals, please contact us using the form below.
A guest blog by one of our featured artists, Elizabeth Worrall Bailey.
ART and SOUL: Expect to see ‘all things bright and beautiful’ and ‘the unexpected’ in the King Edward Hall, 17th September. Sussex artist Elizabeth Worrall Bailey will be supporting the festivities by showcasing her intriguing, popular artwork.
Much of Elizabeth’s artwork is lovingly created mainly using just her hands and fingers, taking ‘finger painting’ to a new meaning and level! And providing ‘Art with a Difference’ as each piece created by Elizabeth is individually unique. You are warmly invited to browse, purchase, and be inspired by Elizabeth’s artwork at the 2016 Lindfield Arts Festival. From popular ‘firm favourite’ works of art, in rich, bold colours, painted using acrylic paints, to some new designs created specially for visitors to the festival, using delicate, colourful, flowing watercolour paints, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
Elizabeth has studied art at college, and has taught in local schools, and firmly believes, like all good things, art, and our natural gifts and talents, should be shared, celebrated and accessible for all to learn and benefit from, but most of all enjoyed.
Enhancing the happy, vibrant atmosphere of the Lindfield Arts Festival this year, framed prints, cards and coasters of Elizabeth’s work will be available to purchase. Enquiries and commissions can be placed via: email@example.com
Elizabeth looks forward to meeting and sharing her work with you!
The Silhouette Show are a three part vocal harmony group, based in Sussex, paying tribute to the music of the 1900’s to the 1960’s.
Karen, Chloe & Sarah have come together with a shared love of retro and vintage music, to create an Andrews Sisters-esque trio that delivers all the hits of the day, from Vera Lynn to Chubby Checker, from Billie Holiday to The Temptations, and everything in between. In their vintage glitz, and with their playful choreography, The Silhouettes will take you from 1900 to 1960.
Whether you prefer the shake and rattle of rock and roll, or the morale-boosting melodies of the War Time Classics, The Silhouettes will have you jiving to ‘Jailhouse Rock’ one minute and swaying to ‘We’ll Meet Again’ another.
So get your glad rags on, and clear those lungs, for a musical tribute you won’t forget!
If you need anything else from us please do not hesitate to ask. Our website is www.vintagetrio.co.uk. Our twitter is @qualityvintage and our facebook is /TheSilhouetteShow
A range of local arts & crafts people will be exhibiting and selling their work in the King Edward Hall, Saturday 17th September. Look out for the youngest talent to exhibit, Elliott Pryor and understand how art has helped and supported him most recently.
More information about our exhibitors:
Berry and the Bear: specialise in ethical gifts and homeware. From the stunning recycled aluminium tableware range to mango wood chests, each piece is made from sustainable resources. The skilled craftspeople who hand-make their products all experience fair terms and conditions (most work for Fairtrade organisations). Their passion for nature and humanity is reflected in the beautiful pieces. Online store www.berryandthebear.co.uk or please Katy should you have an enquiry firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecilia Wiseman: has worked with fabrics for a long time, she’s very enthusiastic about her creations and is always looking for new ideas, practical and different designs and quirky fabrics. Cecilia’s handmade products include handbags made with different selected fabrics, cushion covers, kindle and I-pad cases, wash bags, draft excluders and door stoppers, tea cosies, aprons and small gifts. There’s also have a limited selection of small leather accessories: small wallets, glass cases, key rings and purses.
Chapman’s Aromatics: make a handcrafted range of life enhancing products with herbs and essential oils, including: soap; bath salts and melts, balms, creams, aromatic sachets; pomanders and pot pourri. http://www.chapmansaromatics.com/
Comfort Cushions: Avril has lived Burgess Hill for 17yrs, having retired 5yrs ago, she was looking something to do… as Avril always loved sewing it was the way to go; and Comfort Cushions was born. She makes fabric Teddy Bears for babies to adults, cushion in several sizes and designs with names if required and baby gift packs and other smaller gifts. After the festival, you can see her work at two outlets in Burgess Hill, Upmarket 22 and Mable’s Emporium. email@example.com
Elizabeth Worrall Bailey: Enjoys capturing the beauty, vibrant colours, textures, and peaceful feelings invoked by nature in her art work. Elizabeth uses mainly her hands and fingerswhen painting making Elizabeth’s popular paintings individually unique. Elizabeth has studied art at college, taught in local schools, and sells her art work internationally. She will be working with CHEC (Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre) the local printing company to produce prints and cards for the LAF. For commissions, cards, coasters and prints firstname.lastname@example.org
Elliot Pryor: Elliot’s talent for Art was only discovered about 18 months ago when he was able to participate in a Sensory Art Session. Art has been a massive help to Elliot as he has Asperger’s Syndrome. Being able to express himself through his art has been a fabulous release to his anxiety which can affect his life so significantly. Elliot is 12 years old and is a learner at LVS Hassocks. For further information, please contact email@example.com.
Exclusively 4U/Picket Post: Founded in 1988, trading as Picket Post. Producing individual pieces of hand crafted jewellery using semi-precious stones, pearls and crystals. Including necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings, all at reasonable prices. Many pieces have Sterling Silver clasps and all come in a presentation box or organza bag. Special commissions and remedial work undertaken, including restringing of pearls and jewellery cleaning. Located in Lindfield close to The Witch, for more details contact Janice Brooks on 01444 413958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgina Lillywhite Designs: Bespoke keepsake jewellery capturing fingerprints, baby hand and footprints and pets paw prints in silver. Handcrafted from fine silver 999, sterling silver 925, rose and gold vermeil, and precious gemstones, bracelets, necklaces and earrings and handcrafted. A % of sales are donated to Meningitis Now. www.georginalillywhitedesigns.co.uk
Julia Vokes is a local independent Phoenix Trader covering the Lindfield and Mid Sussex areas with quality greetings cards and stationery at sane prices. All of Phoenix’s lovely cards are printed in the UK thus supporting the British printing industry. Julia can also do ‘at home’ parties or craft fairs and has helped many people to raise funds for their chosen charity or good cause. All of Julia’s profits are donated St Peter & St James Hospice for the great work they do in our community. www.cardsfromjulia.co.uk
Mary Norris: is a local home baker, making homemade preserves using locally sourced and grown ingredients and traditional style home made cakes. To order or contact Mary, 01273 843718, email@example.com
Terry Guile: Terry designs and makes silver jewellery using semi-precious stones and pearls. Using silver wire or sheet which is cut, texture and form into the finished piece. Terry was brought up locally on a farm on the South Downs just outside of Brighton and now lives in a village in near Steyning. www.terryguile.com
Vanilla Pod Designs: by Kathy Thoms offers a variety of handmade bags, concentrating on mixing different patterns and textures so that each bag is unique. Also on offer is handmade jewellery, many of the sets using semi-precious stones.
While Darcey Sleeps: Karen Lorenz set up her company While Darcey Sleeps in 2015, so called because Karen’s puppy Darcey would only let her work when she slept! Karen paints commissioned pet portraits, makes felt ornaments and greetings cards. Read her blog and view works at www.whiledarceysleeps.com and www.facebook.com/whiledarceysleeps
Images used with permission from our artists, please do not replicate without their agreement. Thank you.
At the information point, in the High Street, come and admire Clare and Emma’s handiwork. The lanterns of withy and tissue will be displayed alongside the graffiti installation on Sunday 18th September.
With over 49 years of outstanding art teaching between them, Clare and Emma are the creative force behind their art based workshops specialising in Withie and Paper sculptural makes.
With an extensive experience in numerous art fields it was their love of Community Arts, in particular that of Carnival arts which bought the two artists together.
Within this area individually they have created and lead children groups, managed outstanding art departments and been involved in the London Olympic Get Set events.
Work they have directed has been included in The Burning of the Clocks Brighton , The Brighton Festivals Children’s Parade, Uckfield Big Day out to name just a few.
Together their passion for the Arts and the power it can give to communities drives the vision for their workshops.
Ranging from school based days to family workshops Clare and Emma make sculpting accessible and help young and old imaginations alike come to life.
Using Withy an age old sculpting material and tissue paper these light weight builds can be lit as a magical display of light or be large scale builds.
Their pieces displayed during the Lindfield Arts and Craft festival are influenced by the historic celebration of Haywards Heath railway but also shine light on the creativity of the village decorating during the day and illuminating at night.
For further information about Clare and Emma’s Creative Workshops contact us on:
Tel Emma: 07812049573