Celebrate Sussex Day Collage Tutorials


This June we are celebrating all that is special about our beautiful county, from the stunning rural landscapes, to the sprawling cities and coastlines.

As part of the 2020 Sussex Day Celebrations we've partnered up with Seaford Town Council and Artwave Festival to bring you a special #mySCIPart in collaboration with award winning collage artist Jane Robbins whose extraordinary artworks celebrate some of the best known views in Sussex!


We had a chat with Jane to learn more about how she creates her artworks, chooses her papers and where she finds inspiration. We hope this might help you make your own Sussex collage this week!


Create your own Sussex inspired collage and win prizes!

Using whatever collage materials you have available to you, from newspapers and magazines to wrapping paper, paper bags or even your own painted collage papers, we want you to create a landscape that sums up Sussex to you, whether that is coastal, rural or urban!

We will be choosing our favourite 3 entries to win limited edition prints or books for the kids!

To enter this fab competition please upload your artwork to Instagram or Facebook and make sure you tag us @wearescip and use the hashtags #myscipart and #SeafordSussexDay 



Jane created this handy video to help guide you through how to create your collage! 

SCIP team member Sophie decided to have a go at her own Sussex Day Collage and has created this amazing vista of Seaford Beach, she has a few more tips for you!

"To create this Seaford seafront collage we used the inside of an envelope, some pages from the National Trust magazine for lots of lovely natural colours and textures and a Boden kids catalogue for all the bright colours to make our beach huts.
We sketched a rough guide onto our paper to show the main shapes from our scene then started to fill the larger background shapes using our collage papers, once the background was complete we added in the smaller foreground details - the beach huts!"


Thank you for being part of Sussex Day this year, Lockdown makes it hard to feel part of events and celebrations at the moment and we hope that you enjoy this project and being part of the art community we are building!