Mud, Artwave 2020

2020 will be Mud’s 4th year in the Lewes Artwave festival.

The exhibition will include Painting, Sculpture, Video and Ceramics and will be open on the 5th & 6th of September, from 10.30am until 5pm. The show takes place in the garden and outbuildings at Wisdoms, Glynde, East Sussex, BN8 6SU. Which is venue 15 on the Rural Trail.

Below are some of the artists participating in Mud, 2020.

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, AKA The Baron Gilvan.

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright is a graduate from Central Saint Martins (BaHons first class), Academy Fine Art Cracow Poland ( Painting under Prof. Nowosielski), University of Brighton (MA Fine Art) and Turps Banana. He won the Royal Overseas league Travel scholarship where he painted in India and Nepal. On his return he was commissioned to design the BBC Proms logos for two seasons. He has exhibited widely and performed as The Baron Gilvan at the Towner Museum of Contemporary Art and Jerwood Gallery now Hastings Contemporary.

“I draw out the subject using whats at hand, brushes, charcoal, rags and fingers twisting and turning the paintings until images reveal a cliff edge or a space containing bathos and absurdity something both divine and decrepit. I invent painted narratives involving corporeal figures occupying preternatural landscapes and stage sets. They are falling or about to fall apart often in a state of transformation, reverie or catatonic breakdown referencing holy men or hermits drawn from northern European medieval painting.”

Chris has a lively Instagram site here, where he regularly posts new works, many of which are for sale.

Lucy Newman

Lucy studied at Chelsea College of Art ( BA Fine Art) and the Royal College of Art (MA Fine Art Printmaking). She is interested in photography, craft techniques, materials and processes and the edge where artificial and natural meet.

Tim Copsey, Wood Fired Ceramics.

“After a long absence I re-engaged with pottery and the immediate muscle memory was emotional and viscerally inspiring. Within a year we’d built a kiln and started a studio, The aim is to forget about ‘perfect’ form and technique, and embrace chance and investigate functional pottery on a sculptural level.”

“The Blossom Vases are made to reflect the landscape here in the Peak District and their names often reference the weather or a landmark. I think of these pieces as blossom vases because they look good with a simple single branch of blossom arrangement.”

Tim Copsey has an Instagram site here, where he regularly posts updates on what he’s making and the pottery classes and workshops that he holds in a barn on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors.

Emily Warren

Emily graduated from Central St Martins in 2006 (MA in communication design) and has since been working as a freelance Illustrator and Maker.


Often working with Papier- mâché, cardboard and other found materials, Emily creates illustrations which are inspired by her love of folk and outsider art, silliness and animals

Emily was born in Sussex and is almost a local, having lived in the village of Glynde for a little over half her life.

Emily Has an Instagram site here, where she regularly posts news about workshops she is holding as well as her Illustration work.

Linda Felcey

Linda’s studio in Glynde is a Shepherds hut sited at the foot of Mount Caburn, where she makes drawings, paintings and prints. “Her work emerges and develops from an intimate relationship and deep conversation with the local landscape.”

Linda exhibits regularly in London and the South of England. Her work is widely collected with pieces owned nationally and internationally.

Bob Dixon

Bob Dixon is a graduate of Brighton Polytechnic (BA Hons Fine Art) and the Royal Academy Painting School (Post Graduate Diploma). Bob has exhibited in London, New York City & Glynde.

Rebekah Cameron

Rebekah is a graduate of Chelsea School of Art

Click here for details about other exhibitions in Artwave 2020

Below are some images from from previous Mud shows at Wisdoms.

Sculptor & performance artist, Isobel Smith is a previous participant in Mud. This year Isobel is curating the Artwave show at Glynde Place. Here are some images of her work from previous Mud shows.


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