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Studio History

The studio began 15 years ago in Preston Village, moving to Havelock Road in 2004.

The resident artists Barbara Spurr and Bebe Bird have been working individually for many years establishing their own niche within Brighton.

Welcome to Hummingbird Studio

We are a leading art studio and gallery based in Brighton, Sussex, teaching classes and exhibiting landscape paintings, ceramic sculptures and studio pottery. Our artwork is often inspired by the Downland and the Sussex Coast.

About Us

Hummingbird is a lively working and teaching art gallery within the Fiveways community of Brighton. The studio began fifteen years ago in Preston Village and has now become well known in Brighton.

The studio opens its doors during Brightons May Festival offering a colourful and exciting exhibition displaying local talented artists work.

Our Artists

Bar Spurr - Sea and Landscape Painter, Proprietor

Bar teaches painting and drawing classes at the studio on Tuesday mornings 10.30-12.30 and Wednesday evenings 7pm - 9pm. The course is a 10 week term, with all materials and equipment provided.

Bebe Bird - Ceramic Sculptures and pottery

Bebe teaches pottery classes to small mixed ability groups, encouraging personal development providing a wide ranges of techniques and experiences. All materials and equipment are provided on this course.

Our Artists

Our Classes

Painting and Life Drawing classes are run throughout the week, open to artists of all levels and backgrounds. Our art classes are informal and friendly and we always welcome new and returning students at any time.

Childrens classes after school also run at the studio an a Wednesday.

YOGA sessions will be held on Thursday evenings.

To find out more about our studio and classes and what is new for the spring, including teaching dates, class availability and more on what we teach, please go to our classes page here.

Our Artwork

We are a teaching and working art studio, with a small display gallery arranged online and at our studio for anyone wishing to view our work or who may be interested in our classes or purchasing some of our pieces.

We have a number of paintings, prints, pottery and sculptures of varying descriptions and sizes, which may be viewed anytime during opening hours or by special arrangement.

Get in Touch

We always welcome new visitors or students to view our work or try our classes at the studio. We can be found on Havelock Rd, Fiveways just outside Brighton town centre.

If for any reason you can't come and see us, then please get in touch directly with the studio or any of our artists if you have any quieries about the studio, our work, artists or classes.