August Exhibitions

Whilst the summer months are coming to a close, enjoy the last of the warmer days and explore our upcoming exhibitions this August. 

Me and Mr P
01 – 12 August 2023 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free

Meet the artists effected by Parkinson’s Disease as they show their creative brilliance. Aiming to promote the benefits of art, this exhibition aims to inspire creativity across the Parkinson’s community.

Show your support by coming along to help raise awareness as well as vital funds for Parkinson’s.

A painting of colourful jellyfish on a blue background
Michelle Dawson: Hills and Shores
01 – 06 August 2023 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free

Finding inspiration in the hills at Cissbury Ring, and the shores of Sussex and Cornwall, Michelle is excited to reveal the paintings she has been making in her new garden studio over the last year.

Michelle will in the gallery for the week where you can find her sketching and painting.

An illustration of Cissbury Ring
Mary Fivey: Stolen Selfies
08 – 12 Aug 2023  // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free

In an era where self image has become an obsession for many, Mary Fivey has become intrigued as to how people want to portray themselves in the metaverse. The exhibition will feature quirky portrait paintings of friends, family and people who have posted selfies across social media.

Join Mary in the gallery and see if your selfie has been stolen.

Stolen Selfies
Weald Contemporary: The Mothshell Ambit
15 – 20 August 2023 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free

The Mothshell Ambit invites you to experience the sonorous work of four Sussex based artists; Joseph Dilnot, Daniella Norton, Jasper Thims and Jennifer Davis. In this group exhibition they will explore a realm that is distant, yet intrinsically informed by their world.

Augsburg -Joseph Dilnot
22 – 27 August 2023 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free

Returning to Colonnade House for his first solo exhibition in over a decade, Mel Elston – Mendones invites you to consider questions around the themes of home, identity displacement and living in diaspora.


Mel Elston-Mendones: Mabuhay
Chris Prince: Wild As You Like
22 – 27 August 2023  // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free

Wild As You Like is an exhibition by wildlife photographer Chris Prince. Chris has travelled extensively and will be bringing his love for wildlife to the gallery this summer.

Chris keeps a keen eye on conservation and rewilding issues to help preserve and hopefully increase wild areas in this country and abroad.

Chris Prince: Grey Heron
Lucia Babjakova: ‘To Save it, You Must See It’
29 August – 03 September 2023  // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free

‘In this exhibition, Lucia Babjakova together with Carmen Haselup and young artists including Elai Inti and Alkali, will be exploring the theme of saving and restoring urban nature.

‘To Save It, You Must See It’ is bringing attention to the beauty and life that lies in nature uncut, including verges and meadows and rewilded gardens in an urban environment, confronting the view that nature needs to be tidied up to be acceptable.

Contributions are invited from the public for the Nature Wall.’


Lucia Babjakova: Hard Rain