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Harvey's Mark Artwave's 30th Anniversary with Competition Winning design

Harvey's Brewery is excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of local arts festival, Artwave, by featuring the captivating artwork 'Seven Sisters' on their Wharf IPA beer label. The featured artwork, created by the talented artist Annabel Laister, was selected as the winner of the Artwave competition, a creative endeavour that drew submissions from artists across the Lewes District.

This collaboration represents a harmonious fusion of art and craft, celebrating both the thriving artistic community of the region and the craftsmanship that goes into producing Harvey's Brewery's exceptional brews.

Zoë Prescott, Harvey's Marketing and Design Manager, expressed her excitement, stating,

" We were delighted to join Artwave in this competition for their 30th anniversary. The submitted entries were diverse and captivating, showcasing an impressive array of artistic talent. Annabel's winning creation is fantastic, and we are eagerly awaiting the release of our Wharf IPA adorned with her artwork.

It's a privilege to support Artwave on this special occasion, as we've historically collaborated with local artists to create unique designs at Harvey’s."

Since its inception in 1993, Artwave has evolved into an annual celebration of artists and creators residing and working in Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, and the surrounding areas. This year, as Artwave commemorates its 30th anniversary with its most expansive event to date, over 1000 creatives will participate in 180 exhibitions spread across three weekends from September 2nd to 17th. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to explore a wide variety of mediums and venues, from artists' private homes to unconventional spaces like windmills, farms, and train stations.

This popular destination event is subsidised by Lewes District Council and is an inclusive un-curated festival that encourages artists and makers of all ages, and at all stages of their career, to take part. Artwave presents all mediums of work, from jewellery and ceramics, to painting, printmaking to fine art photography and performance art.

Councillor Johnny Denis, Cabinet Member for Arts, Culture and Tourism and Leisure for Lewes District Council, said:

“I am delighted to welcome back Artwave in its special 30th year and the great breadth of artistic talent it showcases. The festival has gone from strength to strength over the last three decades and with the biggest ever number of exhibitions, art lovers are in for a real treat this September.”

Bottles of the limited-edition Artwave IPA will be available for purchase online at, Harvey's Brewery shop, and the Lewes Depot. If you're interested in stocking the Artwave beer, enquiries can be made by calling 01273 480209 or emailing sales.

For more information about the Artwave Festival, which will take place from September 2nd to 17th, 2023, and to plan your visit, please visit the official website at You can also connect with Artwave on Instagram @artwavefestival or contact them via email at

Annabel's work will also be on display at Festival Venue 162, Westgate Chapel Cafe in Lewes.

For further details or additional comment about Artwave IPA please contact:

Zoë Prescott, Harvey’s Marketing and Design Manager, on 01273 480209, or by email:


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