Bag a bargain at auction of artwork inspired by nature

Artists created work inspired by Combe Haven Valley
Artists created work inspired by Combe Haven Valley
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ARTWORKS inspired by the landscape of Combe Haven Valley are to go to the highest bidder in a silent auction.

“The Vision of the Valley” exhibition is showing at One Cafe, 1 London Road, St Leonards, until the end of December, and features over 50 works including pieces by well known local artists such as Alan Wright, Rebecca Youssefi and Emily Johns.

Some of the pieces have a minimum asking price, though most are anonymous, with the minimum bid being £1.

The majority were created by participants on a recent walk organised by anti-link road group the Combe Haven Defenders, after which artists spent the afternoon drawing and painting in Crowhurst Village Hall.

One of the artists Emily Johns said: “Although construction of the road is very close, we are still determined to save Combe Haven Valley.

“Our aim is to create spaces where local people can come together, learn about what’s happening in Combe Haven, build community, and discuss what they can do to be part of the campaign to stop this disastrous Road.”

Proceeds from the auction will go to the anti-link road campaign.

Last Saturday (December 8), the anti-road protestors organised a sell-out ceilidh at Crowhurst Village Hall, and this Sunday (December 16) at 6pm at the same venue the group is holding a meeting for anyone wanting to find out what they can do to oppose the link road.

Similar meetings have already been held in Hastings and Bexhill.