Bridge Arts’ Big Day Art Fair
Saturday 8 July 2017, 10am-4pm
Two floors of fine artists and quality crafts people in the recently restored medieval Bridge Cottage, on the Uckfield Festival’s Big Day. The attractive ‘Wealden hall’ timber-framed house, across from railway station in the High Street, was renovated with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and is worth a visit in itself.
Artists and makers taking part are professionals and talented amateurs who have exhibited and sold their work in the area for a number of years.
The Bridge Arts Summer Fair, which in the past was part of the Uckfield Festival was held in June this year, so this is a second chance to purchase that coveted handmade piece of pottery, glass, or jewellery or buy that textile picture, painting or print for a gift to yourself or for someone else.
Bookings are now open for artists interested in taking part in this year’s Big Day Art Fair to be held in Bridge Cottage, TN22 1AZ.
See the Exhibitors Page for more information
This year’s children’s art competition now has a winner.
Children’s Summer Exhibition
Art Competition Winners Announced
What a wealth of creativity has been discovered in Uckfield! Over 60 children, from aged 2 to 13 took part in the Bridge Art’s painting competition, Celebrate Uckfield, and the winners were announced on Saturday, June 10 at the Bridge Arts Summer Fair.
After careful deliberation and deep discussion about whether each painting met the brief, the judging committee selected 28 first, second, third and highly commended works. The overall winner Aaliyah Koch, was chosen from the 6-7 year-old category, with her winning painting Walking the High Street with Mummy chosen by the editor of Uckfield Matters magazine, Angela O’Neill. It was announced at the fair by Guest of Honour, Bazza West, well-known local mouth painter.
Aaiyah attends Harlands School and has lived in Uckfield all her life. She painted the High Street because she loves walking there with her mother, seeing her favourite shops and the people. As well as art, Aaiyah like to spend her time playing outside and singing and dancing.
The winning painting appears on the front cover of this June’s Uckfield Matters. Other paintings from the competition appear inside. The paintings can be seen on the Bridge Arts website and Facebook pages for all to admire. www.bridge-arts.org / Bridge Arts in Uckfield.
All twenty-eight runners-up were given a very special stick of Bazza West rock, plus a goody bag chock full of Sweetie Treats from Benton’s in Bell Lane. With thanks to all the sponsors; Allsorts, Little Foxes Dance Company, Chrissy Noble (Usborne Books) and Off The Wall Entertainment, this competition excited the imaginations of children young and old.
The variety of ideas and talent shown by all the children who took part is a true Celebration of Uckfield.
Uckfield Art Trail 2006-2016
For the past ten years Uckfield Art Trail was a highlight of the summer’s Uckfield festival., held in July. In 2016, the group who have brought creativity and culture to the Uckfield community for a decade re-imagined their association and re-launched as Bridge Arts in Uckfield.
Bridge Arts in Uckfield 2017
This year for the first time, in 2017, the Bridge Arts’ Art Fair was held earlier in the summer during mid-June. It was a great success and will be held again next summer. Please get in touch if you would like to be on the mailing list for future events.
If you would like to join Bridge Arts in Uckfield’s two-day Art Fair as a sponsor or get involved as a volunteer on the day please get in touch.