Lucy Rowan

 

This month discover the wonders of small creatures with Katie Bird’s delicate recreations of animals in colour pencils, acrylic and ink. You can also have your pooch recreated in pencil with Jo Maynard’s pet portraits, and explore Lucy Rowan’s love of playful forms with her woven wall hangings and hand-tufted rugs.

 

Exhibitions

 

Art by Jo Maynard

Until 11 August 2019

Open Tuesday – Sunday // 10/00 – 17.00

 

Jo Maynard

 

Come and see Jo at work on her drawings and paintings; she will be in the gallery most days if you would like to commission her for a portrait of a much-loved pet or purchase her wildlife art. Her love of animals is wide-ranging and her skill shines, whether she’s depicting hammerhead sharks, a group of excited sparrows or a herd of majestic elephants.

 

 

Sonia Srebric & Della Clarke

6 – 11 August 2019

Open Tuesday – Sunday // 10.00 – 17.00

 

Photograph by Sonia Srebric

 

This mysterious ghostly figure is conjured from an imaginative interpretation of Worthing Museum’s amazing costume collection. Sonia plays with our perceptions of past and present in her exhibition ‘Memories’ alongside fellow artist and Northbrook MET student Della with her show ‘Energy’. Della focuses on the energy present in nature and works in oil, charcoal and graphite. Both are ending their studies on a high with this intriguing exhibition.

 

 

Katie Bird: Small Wonders

13 – 18 August 2019

Open Tuesday – Sunday // 10.00 – 17.00

 

Wren by Katie Bird

 

Born from a of a love of illustrated stories since an early age, Katie draws our attention to the minute details of small creatures that live among us. All animals, whether a mouse, bumble bee or wren, are given the close-up treatment in pencil, acrylics and ink. Katie brings out the wonder in each of them.

 

 

Pottery, Paint, Print & Poetry

13 – 25 August 2019

Open Tuesday – Sunday // 10..00 – 17.00

 

'The Red Wood', print by Peon Boyle

 

A perfect stop on your summer stroll around Worthing, this exhibition will include demonstrations and ‘have a go’ sessions across the four mediums of pottery, paint, print and poetry. There will be plenty of opportunities to chat with the four local creatives who have come together to show their work.

 

 

Lucy Rowan: Tufto

20 – 25 August 2019

Open Tuesday – Sunday // 10.00 – 17.00

 

Lucy Rowan

 

Contemporary crafter Lucy will be taking you on a tour of tufting with her exhibition of textiles by including live demos. Using tufting guns and needle punching, this craft sounds tough but it results in beautifully soft and tactile work. If you end up getting hooked Lucy will be back running workshops next year. Until then, you could keep your fingers busy with her book ’40 Knots and How to Tie Them’.

 

 

Fleur Cowgill & Mark Wilson: Restless Gaze

27 August – 1 September 2019

Open Tuesday – Sunday // 10.00 – 17.00

 

 

Two artists with contrasting styles share an interest in communicating the underlying sensations of land and sea. Fleur uses blocks of colour and translucent materials to depict places that she has lived in and travelled through, while Mark pushes and shapes paint until his work prompts you to see, hear and feel the restlessness that he is trying to capture.

 

 

Events

 

Worthing Summer Cinema

9 – 11 August 2019

 

Worthing Summer Cinema logo

 

A few minutes walk from Colonnade House, Denton Gardens is a beautiful setting for an outdoor cinema. There are free family films in the daytime, sing-alongs in the evenings and a bar and street food stalls on site. On Sunday night settle in for a screening of The Favourite, our choice for the programme.

 

 

Creative Commissions 2019

 

Creative Commissions 2019 It's Not Me It's You

 

Adur & Worthing Trust have supported a number of creative projects in the local area this year. Coming up this month Pin Drop Productions present their new comedy show about dating ‘It’s not me, it’s you’ (8 -10 August) at Escape Bar & Grill. Sketchbook competition Sketch Worthing is also open for entries – closing date is 31 August.