With a whole new range of exciting exhibitions, Worthing Festival and the return of Worthing Artists Open Houses, it’s the start of a busy month at Colonnade House.
06 – 10 June // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free
Worthing based artist Pauline Murray, has recently been inspired by the shape, pattern and colour of zinnia and dahlia flowers. Pauline’s work has developed over the years, from painting to printmaking and collage. Explore the wonderful collages of Pauline’s work this June in her week-long exhibition at Colonnade House.
13 – 18 June // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free
Worthing film club are bringing their funded project to Colonnade House this June.
Perfect for all film lovers, they are celebrating all things’ cinema through the rich history of Worthing as well as current local filmmakers.
With an interactive exhibition, film screenings and the chance for you to share your stories to be part of the Worthing archive there’s lots to be enjoyed.
20 – 25 June // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free
Join Sara Cook in her first solo exhibition inspired by the changing of light on the landscape that has been informed through her research into bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths.
Working in hand dyed translucent fabric allows for the light to pass through the overlapping layers of colour. The translucent qualities of bojagi is a perfect medium for her to express these fleeting moments.
Come and meet Sara during her exhibition and learn all there is to know about bojagi.
20 June – 02 July // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free
Joining us for another year, Amanda Beck will be exhibiting her latest watercolour paintings here at Colonnade House.
From getting up to watch the sunrise, to observing the hustle and bustle of coastal life, join Amanda as she shares her love for painting on plein air, on location.
Inspired by the human figure, you’ll be able to spot people silhouetted against the sun walking along the beach, walking the dog and swimming in the sea. Visit Amanda in the gallery to share her joys for watercolour painting and learn all about her meditative process.
27 June – 02 July// 10.00 – 17.00 // Free
In her new series of work made over the past year, Daniela Maria Gargiulo has documented her daily walks at dawn, down suburban streets, twilight bike rides along the coastal path and trips by train further afield.
Daniela is fascinated by the continually changing light at Widewater Lagoon, the elemental drama of windswept wild grasses, the supernatural effect of street lights on mundane buildings, and by faded seaside grandeur. In works constructed with close attention to colour and detail, Daniela invites you to enter her environment and look more closely at our everyday world.
Open until Summer 2023 // Free
If you take a stroll along Worthing Seafront, you’ll come across the new exhibition at West Building’s Shelter. Featuring photography by artist and campaigner Marksteen Adamson, the unique project traces the journey of refugees, provoking reflection and response.
After being exhibited in venues across the country, local resident Rod Thick has worked to bring the intimate black and white portraits to Worthing for the firs time.
Centre for British Photography: Programmed for emerging photographers // Deadline 28 July
The Centre for British Photography is offering a mentorship programme for emerging photographers. Support will be in the form of grants to fund elements of your work, mentorship for your creative developments and opportunities to showcase and platform your work. A submission process will open at the end of June for 4 weeks for one of the 10 places.
Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants // Funding // Open Deadline
Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants is an open access programme for arts, libraries, and museum projects. The fund can help support individual artists as well as community and cultural organisations. They have lots of helpful videos and tips on their website if it’s your first time applying to them.
Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year Competition 2023 // £10 entry
Worthing Portrait Artist of the year is back for 2023! Held in the amazing space of The Venue, it will be taking place on Friday 20 October. Applications are now open to take part in this year’s competition. The event will be held by Cathy Verney, with a new team of judges and some very special celebrity sitters.
Celebrating Black Women: Call for Artists of African Diaspora // Deadline 10 June
Serendipity Institute for B;ack Arts and Heritage is looking to commission five visual artists across any visual art forms and mediums with a strong focus on portraiture. Successful artists will then be asked to create a likeness of a selection of up to 20 Black women in their chosen medium.