The last thing on our minds in June was a van crashing through the windows of the main gallery, but accidents happen so we’re picking up the pieces and carrying on. The team at Colonnade is delighted to open the gallery doors again for our July exhibitions – read on for full details and to find out what else is happening in the local creative scene. 

Pride in Worthing
Exhibition // 6 – 10 July // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Worthing’s main Pride event has been postponed until September 18 but the annual celebrations begin here with this exhibition of work by local LGBTQ+ artists. In these times of uncertainty and change brought by Covid-19 it is even more important to recognise and celebrate the strengths of our communities, especially those that are challenged by prejudice and fear. Come and join the party, say it loud and say it proud, everyone is welcome.

 

Amanda Beck: SOAR
Exhibition // 6 – 10 July // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

You could be a work of art as Amanda will be looking out for people to draw during her exhibition. Over the past six months Arts Council funding has given her the opportunity to learn how to use her ipad to create art, with help from illustrator John Bond. Taking inspiration from what is close at hand, seagulls became a favourite subject, helping her to soar above the challenges of the pandemic.

 

Durrington High School: Best of the Best 2021
Exhibition // 13 – 15 July // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

The shining stars of this year’s art & design courses are on show for a limited time before the end of term. What a year – or two – it has been for young people, so hats off to them for pulling out all the stops and completing their coursework, and not forgetting the tireless support from their teachers. Let’s hope the next few years give them opportunities to reach even higher. 

 

Rosemary Jones: Worthing and the Downs in Linocut
Exhibition // 13 – 17 July // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Rosemary’s linocuts are perennial favourites and reflect her love of local landscapes and buildings. Each piece is an individual work of art, printed by hand, whether destined to be a framed print or a lampshade. You can take a look behind the scenes and get insight into the process in this film, or you can catch Rosemary in the gallery doing live demos during her exhibition. 

Dad La Soul: Maybe, I’m Just Like My Father // Podcast

Just released….! The first three episodes in this new series focus on the relationships between fathers and sons across the generations. Featuring interviews with UK Rap legend Blade, Creative Director Mark Slade and film-maker Kristian Coburn expect to hear some raw emotion as well as more positive experiences and humour. Created by Dad La Soul as one of this year’s Creative Commissions – look out for more episodes to come. 

 

hello DODO land
Exhibition // 27 July – 8 August // 10.00 – 17.00 daily // Closed Monday 2 August

Get the bunting out – it’s a 10 year birthday celebration for Ali & Jam a.k.a. helloDODO who are back with their latest range of colour-popping clothing and puntastic slogans. Hand printed locally, their ethically sourced range comes in all sizes, alongside a selection of homewares, bags and pins. You can also explore their new venture Long Live The DODO  which features a range of unique handprinted vintage pieces showing that fashion doesn’t have to cost the earth.

Don’t miss out!

Keep up with what’s going down in Worthing and Adur by visiting our blog page where you can find out more about our recent experiments with digital tech and catch up with the latest outdoor exhibitions on the seafront. Or follow us on Instagram where we will be posting about our newest studio members this month.