Ashdown Arts, established since the end of 2009, are a group of professional and semi-professional artists based in and around Forest Row, East Sussex.The artists create outstanding contemporary fine art, crafts, photography and sculpture. The group has been instrumental in bringing together artists and artisans of all disciplines from the community and encourages emerging artists to exhibit locally and further afield.This year, Ashdown Arts are very excited to be exhibiting in conjunction with the Forest Row festival as it is in accordance with the original aim of the group. We look forward to many more innovative collaborations with future community events.Enjoy our site!

News in Brief

Ashdown Artists showing at Lingfield Work by artists Eve Kelly, John N. Joseph, Tayder Page and Val Osbourne-Saul on show at Lingfield Community Centre For more information click here…

Ashdown Arts Winter Art and Craft Exhibition A great response to the latest exhibition – Click here to read all about it…

Several members of Ashdown Arts (+ guest) went to the Battersea Affordable Art Show yesterday – yes it was Friday the 13th, however as far as I am aware no disasters befell our little adventure Read more…


View our Artists
The Ashdown Artists and Artisans live in Forest Row and the surrounding area and are dedicated to their creativity. Some work as full time artists/artisans while others create alongside jobs or families.

The annual exhibition enables each member a chance to show their creations to the community in a well presented show. Other projects and smaller groups exhibit during the year in venues ranging from London, Brighton and closer to home.

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Read more about our Exhibitions
Ashdown Arts is excited to be part of the Forest Row Festival this year as it allows us to really connect to the village spirit and not just be a standalone event.

We have an eclectic mix of artists ranging from the renowned Ursula Stone, Vanessa Dell, Rosie Birtwhistle, to fine sculpture, exquisite crafts, or if you would like an amazing portrait done of human or animal, then look out for Martin Ash, Ken Banfield or Gill Bustamante…


View our Gallery
Ashdown Artists/Artisans Exhibiting at the Forest Row Festival 2012 – As seen in the slide show above:

Martin Ash, Ken Banfield, Gill Bustamante, Sarah Charlton, Steven Cox, Vanessa Dell, Bronwen Emerson, Alex Florschutz, Heather Goodwin, Eve Maria Kelly, Adele King, Jane Indigo Moore, Roshwitha Spence, Lila Stern-Shewry, Andy Stern-Shewry, Ursula Stone, Nicola Tupholme, Steve Walton, Chris West, Clara Ines Zapata.

Our Video

Watch the video (left) about what we do and where we came from.


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Click through to read the latest news from Ashdown Arts. Think there’s some news we should hear about? Please do get in touch.

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