We are so excited to be welcoming visitors back to the gallery after the 12th April – and like many other places to visit we will be Good to Go!


We start the month with what we hope will be our final ‘closed’ exhibition – aptly titled ‘Through the Looking Glass’.

 

 

Tom Gillham: Through the Looking Glass
Exhibition // 30 March – 11 April // Viewable in windows and online

This collection of new work by Tom Gillham has been created in the past year during the successive phases of the pandemic. It’s fitting that the show can only be seen through our windows as the work has been made in response to the limitations that have come to define our lives. As so many of us have discovered, it is nature that has given us inspiration and solace through these difficult times and Tom captures the changing colours and moods of the outdoors in his expressive style.

 

Nicky Bell: Gather & Flow
Exhibition // 13 – 17 April // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Restrictions can force us to be resourceful and Nicky has taken new inspiration from her favourite place: the ever-changing sea in front of her studio. Beachcombing for materials, taking time to observe the changing weather and weaving this into her practice has not only resulted in her own new work, but has also set a challenge for other local artists. Nicky gave them a selection of her found materials and a brief and you’ll be able to see the resulting work as part of this show.

 

Walter Wall: Small Works
Exhibition // 13 – 17 April // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Walter usually works big. He also works small. Whether big or small, Walter’s work is always playful, colourful and exuberant. Paint becomes a material that is not just flat, but is layered and scraped and sculpted into 3D forms. In the process of making work, many happy accidents occur and open up new possibilities. Fragments of paint peeled from surfaces become the starting points for the next piece of new work. So as the ant said to the elephant, big is impressive, but small is beautiful.

 

West Sussex Art Society 2021
Exhibition // 20 – 25 April // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

2020 was an eventful year for the Society with cancelled shows and a last-minute pop up gallery in an empty shop in the run-up to Christmas. They are back in full force this month to delight us with their annual show of original artwork, including cards and prints. The Society members range from amateur to professional and they inspire each other to push their work to ever higher standards. Who will receive their annual award – the Juliet Pannet Cup? This year the decision will be made by contemporary artist Chris Gilvan-Cartwright (also known as his alter-ego The Baron Gilvan) so come and find out who takes the prize. 

 

Kevin Hicks: Worthing + Dogs
Exhibition // 27 April – 2 May // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Kevin’s photographs of well-known local landmarks, sunsets and seascapes are very popular and his portraits of dogs are full of personality. His most recent work will be on show so be sure to come and take a look before it gets snapped up. 

 

Richard Ball: Making a Splash
Exhibition // 27 April – 2 May // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Wildlife in motion fascinates Richard, and in this exhibition he captures the wonderfully expressive movement of birds. Whether the elegance of wings spread for flight or their characterful poses at rest, each image is a perfect example of why we love to watch the birds.