After a successful Professional Development Week, we’re getting back into our weekly exhibitions. 

With short film screenings, new and returning artists, there’s lots on this February. 

Colonnade House Studio Show
Exhibition // 30 January – 02 February // 10.00 – 17.00

A rare opportunity at Colonnade House this February.

Visit the gallery to see the work of our Studio Members, Alison Tyldesley, Peter Allwright & John Bond.

For only a few days, Alison, Peter and John’s work will be filling up the gallery showcasing Alison’s landscape work, Peter’s naive painting style and John’s playful illustrations.


Alison Tyldesley: Bay View 79 x 79cm LB
Sarah Trowsdale Work in Progress
Exhibition // 30 January – 03 February // 10.00 – 17.00

After graduating from a MA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art with a scholarship from Sheepdrove Trust, 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 who have been physically engaged in warfare, rebellions or acts of aggression against oppressors. Using this information, Sarah created dynamic art quilts representing them.

Now part way through her project, join Sarah as she shares her progress so far.

Piers Ottey
Worthing Film Club: Short Film Showreel
Film Screening // Saturday 03 February // 10.00 – 16.00

Worthing Film Club are back for only one day to showcase a collection of short films by local talented filmmakers.

In 2023, they received funding from the Creative Commissions small grant scheme run by Adur & Worthing Trust. Working alongside Screen WoLFF, they celebrated all things cinema with an interactive exhibition and film screenings that celebrated the rich history and current local filmmakers in and around Worthing.

You will be able to pop in on Saturday 03 February to watch a selection of short films.

worthing film club's logo
Steve Rickman & Kate Mercy: Reflections in Metal & Glass
Exhibition // 06 – 11 February // 10.00 – 17.00

With their shared love of materials, Steve Rickman and Kate Mercy were instantly drawn to each other’s work. They have now come together to collaborate, bringing Steve’s metal work and Kate’s glasswork to show the contrasting of colours with the hard and the fragile.


Sara Cook: Work in Progress Exhibition
Exhibition // 06 – 11 February // 10.00 – 17.00

Sara is excited to be changing the way that she colours fabric to using only natural dyes. You will be able to see the results of her experiments to dye her way around the colour wheel showcasing her extensive journal of colour samples, as well as live experiments using the solar jar method to colour the fabric that will be revealed throughout the week.

Sara’s work is inspired by the changing light on the landscape and is informed by her research into Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths.

Melvyn Biddulph: Life in Art
Exhibition // 13 – 18 February // 10.00 – 17.00

This is a rare opportunity to view the extraordinary talent of this remarkable and much loved Artist’s Artist, who died one year ago. Melvyn’s son John Biddulph has chosen a few of his favourite paintings for this exciting exhibition.


Hattie Lockhart Smith: Building Bridges abstract painting
Natalia Samarina: Light & Shadows
Exhibition // 20 February – 03 March // 10.00 – 17.00

Natalia Samarina is on an artistic journey sparked by a passion for the beauty of nature and timeless masterpieces of art.

Through the exploration of beauty that surrounds us and the ability to capture its essence on canvas, Natalia is inviting viewers to embark on a visual journey to celebrate the wonders of nature, encouraging each viewer to find their own connection with the world.

Hattie Lockhart Smith: Building Bridges abstract painting
Out of Isolation
Exhibition // 27 February – 03 March // 10.00 – 17.00

Mixed media artist Charlie Lee started this series of doodle and drawings during lockdown. Doodling became her way to avoid, and stay at home allowing her to journey on paper to unplanned and unknown places.

Soon her daily drawings became as ritualistic as her daily walks and not long after she had created a curious trail of silky touch, ultra bright, multi-functioning eco office paper around the house, adorned with drawings and snatches of thought.

Hattie Lockhart Smith: Building Bridges abstract painting
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