Blackbird Arts grew from the seed of an idea planted in my mind by Martin Brockman whilst sitting around the kitchen table one evening with friends and a few glasses of wine.

I had been involved in organising a couple of local charitable events which was rewarding in many ways, but hard to fit in around work, family, creating and selling woodblock prints.  As well as being a prolific, terrific artist, Martin had been teaching a variety of creative courses for many years and was looking for an opportunity to work in the Lewes area.  Bringing these two skill sets together led to Blackbird Arts.

We aim to provide a sustainable, affordable service where practising artists and craftspeople share their expertise and inspire people to try new things.

​Adele Scantlebury​​