Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Free admission. Exhibitions in The Hawth foyer can be viewed Mon-Sat 9am-late (6pm if no show)

For more details on how to exhibit your work, contact us on 01293 859949 or

Tue 13 - Thu 29 August
NEG35 Photography
NEG35 share their latest film prints, hand-developed in their local darkroom. The society’s members all have their own styles, techniques and ideas, all brought together in a celebration of the time-honoured medium of wet printing. Come and rediscover the joy of film photography and the art of darkroom magic!

Tue 3 - Thu 19 September
Brian O'Connor's Images of Jazz
Celebrating 50 years of photography, this exhibition showcases the ever-evolving world of jazz and blues. From the American and British giants of the ‘70s to today's diverse younger generation, it's all here. Look out for photos taken here at The Hawth.

Tue 24 September - Thu 10 October
Nepal Yatra (Journey)
Artists will be exhibiting watercolours capturing Nepal through its breathtaking landscapes; architecturally rich ancient temples/monasteries; portraits and traditional costumes representing diverse ethnic groups. The exhibition attempts to raise awareness of the country and encourage visits to share its beauty.

Tue 15 October-Fri 1 November 
Oriel High School
Celebrating the artwork of the school’s talented A-Level and GCSE students, the exhibition celebrates a varied and exciting range of fine art, three-dimensional design, photography and textile art.

Tue 5-Thu 21 November
Crawley Camera Club
An exhibition by the Club which welcomes anyone interested in photography, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays at Hut 16 Tilgate Forest Recreation Centre. The Club offers a program to interest everyone, check or come to the club 8pm to 10pm for details.

Tue 26 October-Thu 12 December
Crawley College
Based on ‘Recycling’ and ‘Sussex and the local area’, Art & Design and Media students used traditional artistic techniques, photography and graphic design to interpret their take on these themes. This exhibition combines innovative technology, talent and creativity to showcase the wide range of visual art developed as part of their qualification.

Tue 17 December - Thu 2 January
Leigh Griffiths
Leigh Griffiths is a local artist. His works cover a range of varying styles, from simple landscapes to abstract-expressionism and surrealism. Colourful and brash with a touch of the grotesque and strange.

Tue 7 - Thu 23 January
John Burgess Pilgrim Arts
John returns to The Hawth after a successful solo exhibition in 2018. He is a Sussex-based artist working in oils and a member of The Society Of Eastbourne Artists. John gains his inspiration from the Sussex Weald and coastline as well as his worldwide travels.

Tue 28 January - Thu 13 February
Hawth Life Drawing Classes
An exhibition of work from sessions held in The Loft run by artist Rachel Cowell aka Ginger Moo Ltd. 
People of all abilities are encouraged to experiment and grow new skills in a light and fun environment. The work on display is a cross-section of participants work which are as diverse as you would see in any gallery setting. If you would like to give life drawing a go, please make contact with The Hawth Box Office or contact Rachel directly 





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