A former Sussex footballer will be showing off his artistic skill as part of an annual art festival.

Scott Currie, who played for Newhaven FC, has turned his hand to architecture and will have some of his work on show near Lewes FC’s Dripping Pan ground.

His exhibition, ‘The Colours of Equality’, is part of Lewes’ annual Artwave show, running from September 11 to 26 across the town and district.

Scott, founder of The Architecture of Calm, became interested in Lewes FC after learning about the team’s ground-breaking equality initiative in 2017 and sponsored a match through his architecture business. He also signed up to play for the team’s over-35s team, the Vets.

He said: “My love of the beautiful game has been reignited. I’m so grateful to Lewes FC for that and delighted to be showing my art at The Dripping Pan for this year’s Artwave.

“I love that this club has reset the narrative around gender in football and its highlighting of the issue led to my exploration of what equality means generally, and how it may be represented visually.”

Scott’s paintings for the show are painted on resin and acrylic on canvas, and features work he has revisited and repurposed from previous creations inspired by other movements, such as Black Lives Matter.

Lewes FC director Karen Dobres said: “Scott’s work will look beautiful on the walls of The Rook Inn and fans will enjoy the art as they down their Harvey’s or Prosecco.

“We’re grateful to Scott for choosing to exhibit here and hope to attract some new visitors to the ground during Lewes Artwave - as a community-owned club, we love welcoming people in and showing them around.”

Visitors can take a look at Scott’s exhibition at The Rook Inn, Lewes FC’s bar, and will be open during Artwave every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 10pm - with free entry except when matches are being played.

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