Discover a selection of art, craft and design in Worthing this Winter as we welcome back our annual Pop Up Shop.
The Pop Up Shop is a space to explore, feel inspired and pick up a gift to tick off your Christmas list. Featuring studio members, local artists and creative charities, you will be able to pick up handmade locally produced gifts, prints, ceramics, textile art, jewellery and more.
On Saturday 16 December, you can join us in the gallery between 10.00 & 17.00 for a Christmas day of fun with drinks and mince pies.
In gallery 2, why not have a go at designing a personalised gift for yourself, friends and family in our drop in Festive Maker Weekend as part of our popular Space to Make winter sessions // 10.00 – 17.00.
The Pollinator Pioneers are a volunteer lead community bee-keeping group based in Worthing. The pioneers are passionate about growing the local pollinator footprint and supporting ecological systems. Their dedicated group of volunteer beekeepers have worked hard this year with their colonies of buzzy Worthing bees to create a delicious batch of local honey, and associated artisan honey products.
Creative Waves Community Arts CIC, is a local not-for-profit company run by Vanessa Breen and Nadia Chalk. They share their energy and passion to create inspiring community projects that bring people together and transform spaces. This year, Creative Waves will be joined by five young artists that exhibited with them this year at Colonnade House.
Men in Sheds are back at our Winter Pop up this December. They are an organisation that provides community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. They will be joining us this year at the shop, bringing along a selection of unique hand carved wooden items.
Superstar Arts is a charity that runs creative educational projects for people with learning disabilities. This year, they will be selling cards, tea towels, t-shirts, tote bags, notebooks, and mugs as well as a range of Christmas stock including pom-pom wreaths.
John Bond is an illustrator, author and artist based in Worthing. His work is published across picture books, merchandise and commercial projects and he has exhibited his artwork internationally.
John will be selling signed copies of his books plus a range of art prints and greetings cards at this year’s festive pop up.
Lucy Rowan is a textile designer sepcialising in weaving. She has authored several craft books and holds workshops in the South of England to pass on her textile skills.
After graduating from an MA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art, Sarah was awarded the DYCP grant from Arts Council England to continue developing her art practice and research.
Her work begins with cultural and historical research which explores little known women through history. Using this information she creates dynamic art quilts representing them.
For the Pop Up Shop, Sarah has scaled down her work and is revisiting paper collage and digitial pieces made during lockdown. By turning them in to printed textiles with embroidery embellishment, she aims to bring her older work into alignment with her current textile art practice.
Alison is a contemporary landscape artist working primarily in acrylics on canvas. She aims to capture intense light and atmosphere in her work – particularly glowing horizons, wild skies and seas and receding hills.
Her intention is to create an emotional response to landscape and successfully negotiate the delicate balance between representation and abstraction.
Josephine Nobile is an artist and jewellery designer from Switzerland living in Worthing. She will be selling her handmade jewellery under her brand name: Anamaya Jewellery at this year’s Christmas market.
Ellie Bond is a Worthing based Artist, currently ‘drawing’ in stained glass. Ellie has created a limited collection of glass Christmas decorations especially for the Pop Up Shop, alongside some new flowers. Ellie teaches 3D and Textile Arts on the Art and Design Foundation course at Northbrook College.
Sara Cook is an artist who works with translucent textiles influenced by the ancient tradition of bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths. Her work is inspired by the changing light in the landscape. She works with translucent silk fabrics and informal grids to create her work.
Sara produces unique, meticulously pieced silk abstract work framed and ready to hang. Alongside this she sells traditional Korean kits for thimbles and mobiles.
Illustrator, Designer, Maker.
Inspired by the strength and beauty of seascapes and landscapes. I use foraged pieces of wood and rusty metal treasures to make 3D sculptures and hanging pieces.
Each piece dictates it’s own identity with natural forms and patterns that are enhanced with inks and paint.
Most of the sculptures are designed to be viewed from all angles like a real land/seascape, playing with scale and colours to create a narrative.
Vanessa is a local artist and co-founder of CreativeWaves Community Arts CIC. Inspiration for her artwork comes from nature and the hidden beauty of urban decay. Working in various media, she enhances layers to create a rich depth of colour and texture.
Sam Harper Holding is an illustrator and animator living in Worthing. Sam makes work about the world around him and the world inside his head. Sam will be selling a new issue of his pebble zine, as well as the first issue and some original illustrations and prints.
Emma is a third year illustration student and loves printing bright colours and bold graphic designs. Emma will have a range of lino prints available alongside screen prints, riso and handmade cards.
Bella is an artist, illustrator and designer from Worthing. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in illustration from Arts University Bournemouth in 2022.
“My practice is inspired by many aspects of my life, particularly dreams, people, fashion, architecture and music. I enjoy making abstract, intricate pieces, mixing media and layering textures and shapes. Creating artwork is a very personal experience for me, it’s like a conversation with myself, with a visual outcome. I love the idea of making something that didn’t exist in that exact form before I drew it into existence. The process of making and creating is just as important to me as the final outcome.
Within my personal projects I allow my mood to affect my practice, I tend to work in a way that mirrors how I feel which acts as a form of therapy and expression.
I am looking forward to exhibiting a new selection of work including original illustrations and a small collection of prints.”
Open Tuesday 12 – Friday 22 December // 10.00 – 17.00