Caring about the wildlife of Sussex

by Leah Michelle

For centuries, art has been a universal language that crosses boundaries and brings down barriers. It resolutely connects humanity to the beauty around us as a celebration of the natural world. It is because of nature’s awe-inspiring beauty that we as a new organisation in the 21st century feel a passionate obligation to protect our surrounding environment for the future generations to come.

Our collaboration with Sussex Wildlife Trust allowed us and our artists to help safeguard the future of the Sussex local flora and fauna by having donated original works of art for sale during the fair all at the affordable price of £50.

We are pleased to announce 30 of these artworks sold during the Private View and throughout the weekend with £1,500 going to the Trust.

Some past exhibitors from our West fair who donated include Alison Ingram, Fraser Renton, Rachel Anderson, and Angela Melkis to name a few, and we are sure that just as many artists exhibiting at Sussex Art Fairs (East) will also continue to support the Trust by donating as well.

As an artist as well as one of the organisers of the fair, I also donated a work of art and was so flattered to receive a direct message via instagram from the person who bought my donated painting.

It was truly touching to have someone who loved my work enough to buy it also get the satisfaction that their purchase will go a long way to helping protect the wonderfully rich natural life in and around Sussex.

We are thrilled to be working with Sussex Wildlife Trust again at our next event at Brighton Racecourse in October and know the outstanding works of art created for the Trust will be just as inspiring as the work the Trust is doing to help safeguard nature for the next generations to come.

Come join us and the Trust in October for what is set to be another exciting Sussex Art Fair. See you there!