Lewes Artwave 2022

The Unity Centre is proud to be part of Lewes Artwave 2022 – as sponsor and venue


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Exhibition open on Sundays 4, 11 and 18 September, 10am–3pm

Curated by Anna Fraser

Just a few of our artists and work on show ...

Like Home – Documentary photography by Linda Scuizzato

Ongoing project documenting the real stories of Ukrainian people displaced and finding shelter in Lewes and nearby. Intimate and powerful images of their new place ‘like home’, never replacing what they leave behind.


Photo: Larysa by the river Ouse – copyright © @LindaScuizzato 2022

She, my Angel and Lonely Souls

Award-winning animated short films using mix-media stop-motion animation. By local animator Finn Morgan-Roberts.

Poetry off the page

Poems on film and underfoot by Sammie Venn, Jax P and Anna Fraser.

And a poet in action, writing live in the exhibition, inviting you to share your words and experiences to be written into new poems.


Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

Children’s book illustration by Emma West

Meet an illustrator, watch her at work and walk round the pages of one of her books to read the story of Florence and her Grandpa on their real life adventures in Sussex. Do you recognise the places?

Craft corner

Join in with local knitters, crocheters and weavers. Bring your own materials and work alongside each other or try your hand at a new technique. All day during the exhibition.


Photo courtesy of Tanaphong Toochinda, Unsplash

Plus other paintings and prints by local artists.

     3–18 September 2022

Running since 1993, Artwave gives art lovers the chance to discover new work, meet artists and makers, and buy directly from them. Follow the trails around Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven & Peacehaven and the surrounding villages this September and see work by almost 900 creatives.

The Unity Centre is proud to be a main support of Artwave and sponsor of the Lewes trail and map.

You can browse and search all the exhibitions online, download a PDF or pick up your free copy of the printed guide from Lewes and Seaford Tourist Information Centres. When you have chosen which exhibitions you want to see, don’t forget to check when they are open and what facilities they offer. All exhibitions are free to visit!