July brings lots of colour, craft and creativity as we welcome in new exhibitions from local creatives. 

Carly Marie Brown: Symphony of the Soul
Exhibition // 04 – 08 July // 10.00 – 17.00

Working with muted colour palettes, Carly Marie Brown uses mixed media, abstract and expressionism to help her express what words can’t. Painting intuitively allows the work to unfold during the process.

Carly Marie Brown Abstract painting hidden face
Nora Young: ‘All About Life’ & ‘Faces’
Exhibition // 04 – 16 July // 10.00 – 17.00

In this exhibition, Nora Young puts a spotlight on her figurative work. The quiet, the focus, the stillness, the out of body experience of assembling the marks, textures, tones, shades that represent what is directly in front of you. You’ll be able to this process during this one week exhibition. Also, for the final weekend, you can immerse yourself in a photographic experience of ‘Faces’. 

Nora Young
Durington High School: Best of the Best 2023
Exhibition // 11 – 13 July // 10.00 – 17.00

For three days only, you can catch Durrington High School as we welcome them back to Colonnade House. They will be showcasing the work of their talented GCSE students’. The work on display will be from Years 10 and 11 students that are studying Fine Art, Textiles, Graphics and Photography. Join them as they celebrate the hard work they have put in this year.

collaged portrait
Jan Barnett: Absentia
Exhibition // 18 – 23 July // 10.00 – 17.00

New works inspired by personal observations in daily life and revisiting memories of past experiences, is what has inspired Jan Barnett’s new work Absentia. The ‘Absentia’ paintings depict familiar objects whose usual human interactions are temporarily absent. Join Jan as she showcases new and old work this July.


An empty chair in a room
Worthing: A Spirit of Place. A Dialogue between two visual artists
Exhibition // 18 – 23 July // 10.00 – 17.00

This exhibition brings together two visual artists collaborating on describing Worthing, its character and individuality. Brought together through a random encoutner, fine artist Carolyn McConnell and photographer Paul Kemp have been working toegther, going on walks to document the spaces they inhabit. 

Projection room at the Some cinema
Madelaine Hutchin: My Quilting Life
Exhibition // 25 – 30 July // 10.00 – 17.00

Madelaine Hutchin’s retrospective collection is an eccelectic range of quilting, and textile delights collected and created from a lifetime of working with fabrics. See highlights from her artistic career with work that plays with texture and colour. Having lived and travelled in Africa, the Far East and Europe, her art incporporates the diversity of materials and methods that have been experienced and enjoyed.


Madelaine Hutchin: My Quilting Life
Ros Lymer: Lasting Impression
Exhibition // 25 – 30 July // 10.00 – 17.00

Working from her home studio in Brighton, Ros Lymer uses colour, shape and texture to create balance and harmony using the continuous mehtod of continuously layering media and marks to help create a rich, dense surface. Little things can leave a lasting impression; a memory of a surface, an impression or an imprint, and a mix of colours.

Ros Lymer. Wakehurst abstract paitning