About open studios

About Open Studios

About Open Studios

A co-operative of artists producing work in a wide variety of media in this rural Sussex community.

Chiddingly Artists' Open Studios event forms part of the annual arts extravaganza that is Chiddingly Festival, and offers visitors the opportunity to purchase original work at studio prices. Visit the studios and homes of the artists to view their work in their own creative environment, and at some venues watch and learn from demonstrations or participate in workshops. Please see individual artists and venues for specific details.

"There's a pretty wood-fringed country lane just outside the village of East Hoathly in East Sussex that leads to an unexpected artistic community."

Artists & Illustrators magazine

Getting Around

Getting Around

Plan your visit - here are some pointers for how to find all Chiddingly artists' open studios.

Chiddingly artists' open houses are neatly spread around the environs of Chiddingly and East Hoathly. The villages are nestled in the Weald just north of the South Downs and not far from Lewes, the county town of East Sussex.

Travel

Nearest train: The nearest train stations are at Lewes and Uckfield. There is an hourly direct train from London Victoria to Lewes, and a similar service to Uckfield from London Bridge. It is approximately a 15 minute taxi journey from either station to East Hoathly or Chiddingly. Check with National Rail Enquiries to check service status and times. The station code for Lewes is [LWS] and Uckfield is [UCK].
By road: The villages of East Hoathly and Chiddingly are just off the the A22 approximately five miles south of Uckfield - an easy trip out for visitors staying in nearby Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne.
Satnav: To aid satnav users, each venue entry shown on our map gives its postcode. If you would rather have a more general starting point to your visit to us you can use BN8 6HW for the artist showcase venue Farley Farm Gallery near Chiddingly, and BN8 6DR for East Hoathly studios. Do please check our map for studios just a little further out of the villages! Nearest Bus: There is a bus stop in the centre of East Hoathly served by Stagecoach with route (54) from Eastbourne and Uckfield, There is also a service from Brighton to East Hoathly (Sundays only). The nearest bus stop for visitors to Chiddingly is at Golden Cross.

Accessibility

All visitors are welcome. If you have reduced mobility we recommend that you contact the specific venues you are intending to visit for full information on their accessibility as some venues have narrow doorways, steps or uneven floors.

Note to Visitors

Your visit to Chiddingly Artists Open Studios is entirely at your own risk, and adults are responsible for the supervision of any children in their care. The artists involved cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any members of the public during their visits to the studios. Artists’ studios and makers’ workshops are working environments and can be hazardous places, so great care must be taken when visiting them.

The Quadrangle

The Quadrangle

    A collection of two studios & visiting artists.

  • Chris Mansell Paintings
  • David Armitage Paintings & children's books

The Quadrangle North
Ailies Lane
East Hoathly
BN8 6QP

Paine's Farm Pottery

Paine's Farm Pottery

  • Peter Cuthebertson Ceramics
  • Susan KIng Ceramics

Paine's Farm Pottery
89 South Street
East Hoathly
BN8 6DT

Village Works

Village Works

A collection of three studios & visiting artists in the centre of East Hoathly.
Demonstrations of lampwork glass beadmaking at the torch flame, wood engraving and photography on both weekends.

  • Keith Pettit Wood engravings
  • Jim Holden Photographer
  • Rebecca Weddell Lampwork glass beads & jewellery
  • Kerry Wyatt 3D Mixed Media
  • Clare O'Neill 3D Mixed Media

Rebecca Weddell will be melting glass at the torch flame throughout both weekends

Village Works
East Hoathly
BN8 6QA

Farley Farm Gallery

Farley Farm Gallery

Farleys House and Gallery, will be open on Sundays only at the 2017 event.

Farleys Farm House Tours will be available at half past the hour from 10.30am until 3.30pm. The 50 minute guided tours explore the extraordinary lives and works of Surrealist artist Roland Penrose and photographer Lee Miller. The house tour is £12.00 per person Suitable for 12 yrs+ (includes garden entry).

The Gallery will be showing and exhibition by Anthony Penrose.

An insight into the private work and travels of a maker, writer, photographer and film producer.
Entry to Gallery exhibitions is free.

Farleys House & Gallery
Muddles Green
Chiddingly
BN8 6HW