The festive season is here! Look local this year to find original and creative ways to celebrate. Why not start at Colonnade House?

John Evans & Janet Branscombe: Collaborations
Exhibition // til 12 Dember // 10.00 – 17.00 daily (Closed Monday)

The back and forth of ideas continues to evolve between artist Janet Branscombe and ceramicist John Evans, and in this exhibition their latest work brings painterly qualities to the form and surfaces of ceramic pieces. Naked clay is a term for surface decoration achieved without glaze – John burnishes, smoke fires and polishes to achieve an almost marble or soapstone quality. Janet takes these techniques and brings to them her understanding of the human body, movement and colour to create unique sculptural pieces.

 

Slavka Jovanavic: Angels All Around
Exhibition // til 9 January 2022 // HISBE Supermarket, Portland Road, Worthing

Artist Slavka Jovanovic puts carers in the centre of the picture with this project which launched on Carers Rights Day. These unsung heroes who care for people day to day are enshrined in images reminiscent of Eastern Orthodox icons. The project gave carers a chance to take some time out for themselves in a creative workshop and was one of the projects funded by Creative Commissions.

 

Lemonade – Music on the Move!
From 13 December // Enjoy at Laser Light City, 16 & 17 December

Lemonade is an innovative app that allows users to discover & listen to music in a location. Download the free Lemonade app (Apple or Android version) and discover specially composed, brand new, exclusive music from local musicians & artists. Designed to complement the free Laser Light City event on 16th and 17th December, songs will be located along the coast from East to West Worthing. 

A Wonderful Winter Pop Up!
14 – 24 December // 10.00 – 17.00 daily // Late opening 16 December til 20.00

Shop local, shop creative, shop unique! Join us for our popular Pop-up Shop with work from studio members at Colonnade House alongside invited guests including local charities Superstar ArtsApron and Men in Sheds. Fill your stockings and find that perfect gift – and why not make your own Christmas decorations at free workshops with Creative Waves (14 & 15 December, 11.00 – 16.00)? We will also be opening late on Thursday 16 December alongside Laser Light City.

#ChristmasinWorthing

In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is on the way and Worthing is ready with everything you need! Check out the Christmas in Worthing page for ideas, list your events on the Time for Worthing website, share the hashtag #christmasinworthing and benefit from this town-wide campaign. 

Mark Humphreys: Virtual or Reality
14 – 19 December // 10.00 – 17.00 

During lockdown, artist and framer Mark Humphreys began to explore the world of NFT’s and has now created his own digital artwork to trade online as well as more conventional limited edition prints, and is happy to share what he’s learnt in the process.

Walter Wall: Making it Visible
21 – 24 November // 10.00 – 17.00

Walter Wall joins us to bring the year to a close with a new collection of paintings that all start with fragments left behind from previous ones. In these cast-offs Walt finds the beginnings of new ideas. He calls it ‘a romance with the unknown’.

A peek at 2022
11 – 15 January 2022 // Free

We are planning more creative hub events for the new year including an intro to the Rise programme and events with the local digital community and independent businesses. We’ll be asking your views on Public Art, and yes, we’ll have more opportunities to try out laser cutting and 3D printing!