We began 2023 with an exciting roster of talks, workshops and the launch of our Creative Commissions (more information about those at the bottom of the newsletter). This February we return, to showcase a wonderful selection of artists and creative charities who are bringing poignant, fun and captivating exhibitions to Worthing.

Ukrainian Renaissance. Unbowed.
Exhibition & Workshops // 7 – 18 February // 10.00 – 17.00

The Ukrainian refugees’ dozen will celebrate their culture with an exhibition of handmade works. Inspired by the unbowed spirit Ukrainians have displayed in the face of the tragic obstacles they have endured.

Have a go at making traditional Ukrainian dolls, create sunflower pins in bookable workshops and learn all about Ukrainian culture through lectures and documentaries.

With two weeks full of workshops, films and lectures there’s something for everyone.

You can find out more about the exhibition and how to book onto the workshops here


Eleonora Medwell
Superstar Arts: Portraits, Prints & More

Exhibition // 10.00 – 17.00 

For this 2023 exhibition, Superstar Arts are focusing on screen prints and portraits. Designed, printed, painted and collaged by the Superstar artists, with support from arts and craft practitioners.

Superstar Arts provides creative projects for people with learning disabilities in Worthing and from the surrounding area. They strive to create meaningful opportunities to develop inspirational and unique ideas. To build confidence and self-esteem by encouraging learning through experimentation, questioning and discovery.

Natalia Samarina: My Art

Exhibition // 10.00 – 17.00 

Natalia is an aspiring artist who started her journey a couple of years ago. After recently moving to Sussex from Moscow, the beauty of the coast, hills and surrounding nature ignited her imagination.

In her works she uses various oil painting techniques inspired by the beauty of nature and the works of Monet, Aivazovsky, Cezanne, Renoir, Pissarro and Shishkin. In her words, “everything that creates harmony and light captivates me”.

Natalia Samarina: My Art
Creative Commissions 2023

Applications open // Deadline midnight 05.03.23 

Creative Commissions 2023 has launched! If you’d like funding for your creative project now is the perfect opportunity with grants of between £500 – £1000 up for grabs.

Adur & Worthing Trust hope to support at least ten creative projects in Adur & Worthing in 2023. To be able to apply you must be based in Adur or Worthing and your creative project must be shared with the public in some way.

2022 saw a varied selection of funded projects ranging from sheep shearing to drag queens. Sea swimmers to giant kaleidoscopes. As usual, the funded projects showcased the diversity, talent & ingenuity of creatives based in Adur & Worthing. Take a look at last years funded projects and visit the exhibitions to get inspired.

Creative Commissions 2021