A QUIRKY toilet seat art exhibition has raised £620 for charity.

The novel art sale, organised by Chandlers Bathroom Store in Lewes, involved 20 artists and MP Maria Caulfield creating works of art using just a wooden toilet seat as the canvas.

The toilet seat art was displayed at the bathroom showroom in Daveys Lane, Lewes, and then auctioned in aid of the brain injury charity Headway.

Simon Hind of Chandlers said: “Thank you to all the artists and who gave their talent and time so willingly to this slightly crazy initiative that achieved everything we set out to achieve for Headway East Sussex.

“As a local, family owned showroom we genuinely care about our local community and charities in Sussex.

“This novel art exhibition is a great way to raise money and profile for a fantastic local charity.”

Headway East Sussex offers rehabilitation and support services for people with acquired brain injuries, and their families and carers.

Wendy Pengelly from the charity said: “The profile and money raised really helps us to continue our extensive free support services.

“We are very grateful to Chandlers for coming up with and running this innovative event – which as well as raising cash, also generated a lot of media exposure for our charity.

“A big thank you must go to all the artists involved as well as MP Maria Caulfield and, of course, to everyone who bought one of these fantastic pieces of art. It’s been marvellous.”

Finished creations included a Game of Thrones-style seat, a Lewes Bonfire-inspired seat, as well as, pretty woodland and deep-sea creature scenes.

One toilet seat, featuring a Caribbean beach scene was sold for £100.

Artist Philomena Harmsworth said: “This exhibition was like nothing I’ve contributed to before.

“It really tickled my sense of humour and attracted a lot of attention on social media too which was great for raising awareness for the charity!”

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has contributed a design based on the constituency and her work in the Houses of Parliament.

She said: My collage represents the varying aspects of the life of a Member of Parliament, and the balancing act that each of us has between our work in Parliament and our work in the constituency, and how they mix together.

“Headway East Sussex is a great charity and I’m sure that we will be able to raise lots of money for them through this exhibition.”

The exhibition and auction is now closed but the artwork can still be viewed on Facebook/Chandlers Building Supplies.