The annual Colonnade House Winter Pop Up is back and this time it’s bringing colour, community and creativity together like never before. 

Featuring Colonnade House studio members, invited guests and a selection of local charity & community organisations, visitors will be able to pick up beautiful, locally produced prints, ceramics, paintings, cards, handmade wooden items and more whilst also finding out about local charities. 

As well as a unique shopping experience organisations like Creative Waves will be running free workshops “making festive decorations using 100% recycled materials” on 14 & 15 December, 11.00 – 16.00.

#WinterAtColonnade

Superstar Arts

Superstar Artists are all adults with learning disabilities who love painting and making.  They have been working on collaborative paintings.  The work is acrylic on canvas with screen printed acrylic based inks on top. They will also be selling cards, tote bags and ‘The Cure’ t-shirts.

Creative Waves

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.
Improving people’s wellbeing through creative practice is at the heart of everything they do. Their passion and enthusiasm has delivered inspiring creative workshops to over 7000 children in 42 schools.

Men in Sheds

Men in Sheds are a nationwide organization of mainly retired people, who are keen to engage in an environment where they can learn new skills, in a social setting and make new friends. At the same time, they manufacture wooden items in our workshop from recycled timber donated by the public such as clocks, planters, bug hotels & more.

Apron

Apron is a community Arts and Craft initiative based at Buckingham Park, Shoreham-by-sea. Apron believes that everyone in our community should have a space to be creative. They offer intergenerational arts and crafts workshops, cultural heritage events and inclusive pop-up sessions in the Apron Community Garden and across Adur and Worthing. This year they will have Christmas cards and sustainable decorations available for purchase.

John Bond

John Bond is an illustrator, author and artist based in Worthing. He creates work for books, merchandise, print projects, campaigns and has exhibited his artwork internationally. His studio is here at Colonnade House.

At the Pop-Up you will find signed copies of his popular ‘Mini Rabbit’ picture book series, alongside the newly released ‘Dogs in Disguise’. A hilarious, rhyming story (written by award winning author Peter Bently) that takes a peek into the secret lives of our canine friends.

John will also be selling a selection of greetings cards and signed prints.

Diane Bailey

Award winning artist Diane Bailey is now based in West Sussex and brings her ‘BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year’ accolades with her. She is well known for her striking wildlife paintings, capturing each creature’s individual personality.

Collectable limited edition jigsaw puzzles, beautiful professional prints, cards and coasters are also available to purchase as well as original paintings.

Diane is offering a generous 25% discount on usual commission prices, an opportunity to give something truly exceptional that can last forever.

Alison Tyldesley

Alison Tyldesley’s love of landscape is the driving force behind her majestic paintings. Her inspiration comes from the drama of rapidly changing weather, rugged landscapes and dramatic seascapes. Alison will be selling a selection of her original large scale works, alongside smaller pieces. 

Mark Humphreys

Mark Humphreys has recently started his picture framing business Howell’s Frame’s at Colonnade House. Mark has mainly worked for the past 25 years as a chef but on breaks from the high pressured environment of the kitchen, he trained and worked as a framer and artist. Mark will be selling some of his latest abstract works at the Pop-up Shop this year.

Owen Davey

Award winning illustrator & author Owen Davey is well known for his colourful geometric illustrations inspired by people, animals and the natural world. Owen will be stocking the perfect stocking filler gifts including, pin badges, colouring books and umbrellas.

Peon Boyle

Peon is a Sussex Based printmaker and co-founder of Old Cartshed Studio. She mixes different printmaking methods to create her  intricate, elegant yet somehow minimalistic prints, ceramics and gifts.

Shona Macdonald

Shona Macdonald’s work draws inspiration from the natural world, captured in ink drawings from the pine forests of the Western Highlands and small organically shaped smoke-fired ceramics.

Wendy Palmer

Wendy Palmer will be showing a range of ceramic artwork. Wendy’s hand built pieces reflect her favourite themes of local land and seascapes, developing her recent collections – producing both highly decorated and texturally finished work in a range of sizes.

Nadia Chalk

Nadia is inspired by the strength and beauty of seascapes and landscapes. Using foraged pieces of wood and rusty metal to make 3D dwellings.

Each piece dictates its own identity with natural forms and patterns that are enhanced with inks and paint.

Vanessa Breen

“Inspiration for my art is everywhere”
Vanessa Breen is often distracted by something that catches her eye whilst out walking. Whether it is a natural or urban environment, an old door or the sea.
Her recent work explores how things naturally age and decay over time, building layers and using a variety of techniques including paint, collage & photoshop.

Michael Lainchbury

Michael is a guest artist at Old Cartshed Studio, he makes closed form sculptures with various types of Raku firing. He shapes the forms and refines the surface, they are then submitted to the fire, where the heart of the flame is captured on the surface of the clay. In this event he creates a range of gift hangings, perfect for that special someone. There will also be some sculptural work and a small selection of functional items.