We so grateful to all the artists who kindly donated an original piece of their work for us to sell at Sussex Art Fairs (West). Many had a wildlife or nature theme, & raised £1,500 for our charity. Thank you to Sussex Art Fairs, the artists & everyone who supported the event.
Sussex Wildlife Trust (Partner Charity)
Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of this. You are the FIRST Art Fair to have offered the clients and reusable packaging service!!! You guys are great at looking at what needs to change in the world & encouraging the art world to look at the wastage that is created at art fairs. Thank you so much & see you at the next one!
Soo Turner (artPAKK)
Thanks so much to the SAF team for all their hard work, you made the weekend a breeze and attracted a great range of visitors. After a run of numerous art shows around the country this was a real highlight and my best event of the year for sales. I can’t wait to exhibit again next year and have already booked my spot for the East Sussex event in October.
Grace Ellen (Artist)
A quick line to say how amazing the art fair was! All your hard work really paid off. The marketing and publicity over the months has been great and the layout of the stands was really good. The fair was so professional and the level of artwork was far superior to the Sandown, you definitely had the best of those artists at the Sussex Art Fair! It had a very great vibe on Friday evening and the artists were great to talk to and really passionate about their work.
Carol Caiger (Art Consulant)
An absolute smasher of a weekend. I am completely blown away by your commitment and dedication in making the fist Sussex Art Fairs a big success. I had no idea that a brand new fair could top my previous sales record at an art event. An absolute heartfelt thank you.
Martin Turner (Artist)
My mother, sister and I want to thank you for giving us a fantastic day out at the best show of art we have ever seen all in one place. For us it topped visiting the RA summer art exhibitions that we faithfully attend. It gave us all the greatest of pleasure, a fantastic piece of art to take home, inspiration, and utter joy at individual pieces that touched our hearts and souls. Everyone was so helpful, from car park attendants, tellers, security, and exhibitors. Your catalogue was exceedingly well laid out and of such high quality that our copies will be kept for referencing the artists in the future.
Jill Hough (Visitor)
Thank you for the invite, I took a friend and our two sons. We had the most amazing time viewing the vast array of fantastic art work and really enjoyed what is a rare opportunity to talk directly with many of the artists. My son was really impressed with the artists we spoke with who were equally really encouraging towards him and his ambitions.
Tracey, (Goodwood Staff)
Thanks for putting on a great show! I made a lot of great contacts. My Instagram account increased more than 50 followers already. I think you guys did a great job with social media. I really enjoyed meeting the people who engaged me. I look forward to meeting more UK collectors.
Matthew Frock, (Artist)
The end of a fantastic weekend at the Sussex Art Fair West, a huge thank you to everyone who supported and visited the fair.
It’s so inspirational to meet and talk with the other artists and collectors.
Darius Rowland (Artist)
Congratulations this was a spectacular first Sussex Art Fair! I had so many people who visited telling me how inspiring it was to see all the talented artists work in one place! One gentleman said it had ‘lifted his heart to see all the beautiful art’ and several people just said they were overwhelmed by the choice and meeting all the wonderful artists. The team we’re just amazing and treated me so wonderfully I felt like I was apart of something very special! thank you Oliver and Leah your both incredible and so humble.
Susana Chauhan (Sales Executive)
We had a great time and learned a hell of a lot – it was worth it just for that.
Kate Welch (Artist)
13 pieces sold!! A lot of my neighbours were a bit jealous watching me wrapping up sales – ‘another sale’??! One said , ‘You even had a queue of purchasers at one point’! Thank you.
Thomas Petit (Glass Exhibitor)
Very successful for me, I had a good stand and made more than I’d ever done at any other art fair. The free art bags for the customers who bought was also a great idea, so overall very positive.
Jody Craddock, (Artist)
I enjoyed the fair, it was well organised, well done for all your hard work.
Alison Ingram, (Artist)
As an independent artist I was delighted to have been invited to participate in the first West Sussex Art Fair at Goodwood recently. I found the event well organised, friendly and professional with constant support from the hands-on organisers. I was impressed with the quality of other artists around me and encouraged by the interest and interaction with knowledgable visitors. After a successful show I will definitely wish to return in 2020.
Andy Walker, (Digital Artist)
A successful debut Art Fair which I am sure will become regular event at Goodwood Racecourse. Well done to Fraser, Oliver, Leah and Neto.
Deborah Waters, (Artist)
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the art fair last weekend, and thank you for all your help. I had some sales that were orders rather than ‘off the wall’, and it is definitely one I would like to do again. The Atrium was a lovely area to be in and I would like to reserve the same stand for next year!
Jocelyn Horsfall, (Artist)
This is our first experience of doing an art fair despite being an independent gallery for over 6 years and we would definitely do it again – we have already booked to show at the Brighton fair. Our clients had a lovely time and enjoyed the independent stands which is something we do not offer. Being a local gallery this was a good opportunity to get our name out there.
Room With A View, (Exhibiting Gallery)
Thank you so much for all your hard work . Goodwood was brilliantly organised and you did all you could to make it a fabulous show. I sold well , not quite as well as usual but even so I really enjoyed the weekend. I thought the demographic was friendly, interested and happy to buy art. I will definitely be there next year and would like to reserve a stand if possible.
Tess Armitage, (Artist)
As a completely novice Art Fair exhibitor Sussex Art Fairs was a perfect one to start me off. There’s a real high end feel to everything down to the signage, invites, posters etc and a really good mix of galleries and independent artists. It’s really professionally run by Oliver, Leah, Fraser and Neto and I always felt I was in safe hands and could always get help and advice when needed. It seems pretty much everything has been thought of.
Kate Passingham, (Artist)
Thank you to you and the team for all your hard work and putting on a great fair. You made us feel incredibly welcome and your team were very helpful and accommodating. We passed on our feedback during the fair and having read your reflections, can see that you are intending to implement changes which will be very positive. On this basis, we would love to join you again next year and look forward to receiving details in due course.
A Heart Of Glass, (Exhibiting Gallery)
I think it has great potential. The organisers certainly know how to put on a good art fair.
Dawn Reader, (Artist)
Goodwood had a very professional feel to it, the game was upped and it showed, you guys did very well! There are people that will have regretted not doing this fair, the art buyers were very knowledgeable understanding the passion of the artist and it was a pleasure to talk to them and explain my work. The buyers came with money to spend! It is a fantastic venue with a deep history, I am looking forward to next year!
The Imaginarium Collective, (Exhibiting Gallery)
All of you were kind, friendly and hardworking. I know how challenging is to organise such a big event, plus exhibit there. Thank you for this great experience and I am wishing you best of luck for the upcoming ones.
Lucia Lajdova, (Artist)
Really enjoyed it, thought you guys did a great job with the event. The location was fantastic I really liked the layout and the quality of the exhibitors was top notch.
R. Lelliot (Visitor)
Sussex Art Fairs at Goodwood was a well presented and professional event. Compared to other art fairs I have done, the majority of clientele were art enthusiasts with an interest in buying art. The team were helpful and supportive and I would love to partake again.
Eleanor McKnight Art (Exhibitor)
Just quick note to thank you all for a great show – it was only my second art fair, but I have done quite a few trade fairs for my other business, and I have to say how exceedingly well organised it was. I also thought there was a great atmosphere, very uplifting, and so many wonderful artists in one place! I am definitely wanting to do the show next year again.
I am sure you are getting loads of emails sending thanks. I wish to add a massive thank you to you and the team! It was my first art fair for many years and I must say it was a joy thanks to you guys and the team, I am sure it can only get bigger and better as word spreads. Hope to see you again in the coming year for more events.
Daniel Shipton and Amy
Thank you for all of your teams hard work in organising and managing the Sussex Art Fair East over the weekend. You were all very visible, approachable and helpful throughout the weekend. I covered all my costs with sales and have a couple of potential commissions to follow up which if confirmed will make it a really good fair sales wise. I’ll keep you posted if they come to fruition. So thank you and I look forward to seeing you at Goodwood next year if not before.
Diane Haddon-Moore MA
A thank you to all the team at Sussex Art Fairs for all your hard work in organising these events – keep up the good work!
After a busy weekend away in a very wet and windy Brighton I am so delighted that a mixed painting called ‘Flower Burst’ has gone to live with a lovely couple in Sussex. I had such a great time at Sussex Art Fairs, thanks for all your hard work. I met some wonderful people and made lots of new arty friends.
I’d like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who visited my stand at the weekend at Sussex Art Fairs at Brighton Racecourse. I sold a total of 4 originals and took no less than 3 commissions! I can’t wait to get started on those! Thank you Team Oliver, Fraser and Leah – Appreciate all your hard work!
I must give a massive ‘Thank you’ to Fraser, Oliver and Leah and all the team at Sussex Art Fairs for their huge effort in putting on the inaugural Sussex Art Fairs (East) at Brighton Racecourse this weekend. I had a fantastic time catching up with old friends and making some lovely new ones.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at Sussex Art Fairs over the weekend, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did?
Room With A View
I just wanted to send you a huge thank you for all of your hard work at the art fair last week. I was so pleased with the positive response I received about my work and I definitely sold a lot more than I expected from my first fair so I am over the moon.
Hi Oliver & Fraser. Just to let you know that I’ve had some good after sales which was most unexpected! Thanks again