Art in Ditchling

Art in Ditchling is a group of local artists who participate in Brighton Artists Open Houses during The Brighton Festival.  The Art in Ditchling Trail showcases a range of high quality art, design and craft in houses, studios and workshops.  However for the second year running Art in Ditchling’s activities have been seriously affected by the pandemic.  

This year we did not think it was appropriate to encourage large numbers of visitors to come to the village and Ditchling will have a very limited presence in Artists Open Houses. Please continue to support local artists, by visiting their web sites and purchasing their work. There is a list of Art in Ditchling regulars here, many will be happy to arrange visits by appointment.

Art in Ditchling will be back again in 2022 with a full complement of open houses and studios.

This year Brighton Artists Open Houses is happening on May 29,30,31 (Bank Holiday) | June 5&6 | 12&13 | 19&20 | 26&27.

Of the regular participants only Pruden&Smith will be open throughout.

Ditchling Museum marks 50 years of revered illustrator John Vernon Lord’s life and work in Ditchling. John Newling’s So Sorry text piece is in the beech tree behind the museum

Four artist / makers based at the Turner-Dumbrell workshops will have an Artists Open Houses virtual studio Black Barn. Turner Dumbrell workshops hope to participate in Lewes Artwave in September

On June 13th there is a one day Art in the Garden event at the Wivelsfield home of Kirsty Asher.