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June brings us an exciting month as we see the return of Worthing Festival, alongside new exhibitions fetauring textile, photography, fine art and more in the gallery this month.

Colour: Nature’s Way
Exhibition // 04 – 09 June // 10.00 – 17.00

Sara Cook has been experimenting with changing the way she colours fabrics to using only natural dyes. Her latest exhibition sees a new collection of botanical drawings in stitch, alongside larger abstract works all inspired by her research into Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths and the changing light on the landscape.

Charlie Lee: Out of Isolation
Marina Burgess: You are Here
Exhibition // 04 – 09 June // 10.00 – 17.00

Artist Marina Burgess will be showcasing her latest collection of oil paintings ‘You are Here’.

Marina’s paintings feature ordinary scenes of the local area painted from her photographs of visiting the areas. Through a slow painting process, Marina considers the relationship to our everyday surroundings, exploring themes of presence and belonging.

John Shelley
Home/Land: Worthing Festival & Refugee Week Exhibition
Exhibition // 11 -23 June // 10.00 – 17.00

The Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) are holding an exhibition that delves into the multifaceted themes of home, refugees, migration, displacement and diasporic sensibilities.

Artists across Sussex and Adur & Worthing were encouraged to submit works via an open call that reflected on the experiences of those uprooted from their homes, whether by choice or necessity.

The exhibition will explore forced migrations due to war, climate change, inequality and persecution based on sexuality. Throughout the two weeks, visitors can get involved in free creative workshops and talks.


Pete Reilly: Portraits & Pop Art
Exhibition // 25 – 30 June // 10.00 – 17.00

Colour-Lilne-Form is a jont, uplifitng collection of work focusing on the beauty of nature and surrounding architecture by artists, Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca & Sarah Bagg.

Sarah’s work draws inspiration from the natural environment, being influenced by living by the sea. Sarah will be showing her mixed media collection as well as her collection of contemporary floral oil paintings.

Amalia’s practice is informed by her background as an architect. Working in highly detailed portraits of iconic buildings and landmarks, she aims to tap into people’s emotional relationships with buildings.

Each artist is creatively sparked by their surroundings, each with their own distinctive perspective.

Joe Cox: Meow!
Michele Payne: GLIMMER
Exhibition // 25 – 30 June // 10.00 – 17.00

Join Michele Payne for her first solo exhibition ‘GLIMMER’.

Michele’s latest abstract works attempt to find a glimmer of joy, hope and meaning; a positive trigger for the mind, both for herself and the viewer. With playful, colourful abstract paintings, these are experiments in colour, technique, pattern, light, texture and mark-making.

West Sussex Art Society

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