Step into Spring at Colonnade House as we welcome in a month of new exhibitions exploring nature, landscapes and the world around us.

Out of Isolation
Exhibition // until 03 March // 10.00 – 17.00

Out of Isolation is an exhibition by mixed media artist Charlie Lee who started this series of doodles and drawings during lockdown. Doodling became her way to stay at home, becoming as ritualistic as her daily walks and the repetitive loop of bathing, feeding and bedding her children.

Charlie had soon created a curious trail of silky, ultra-bright, multi-functional eco office paper around the house, adorned with drawings and snatches of thought. This journey on paper allowed her to go to unplanned and unknown places.

Charlie Lee: Out of Isolation
Natalia Samarina: Lights & Shadows
Exhibition // until 03 March // 10.00 – 17.00

Natalia Samarina is a contemporary British artist with roots in Russia. Natalia is sparked by a passion for the fascinating beauty of nature and the timeless masterpieces of art. Natalia’s style aligns with classical tradition, using her admiration for the beauty of the natural world, trying to capture its essence on canvas.

Natalia invites viewers to embark on a visual journey and celebrate the wonders of nature, encouraging each viewer to find their own connection with the world.

Natalia Samarina still life
4 Ways to See
Exhibition // 05 – 10 March // 10.00 – 17.00

4 Ways to See is a group exhibition by four Sussex based Artists who are each influenced by the world and landscape around them.

Maggie Tredwell, Wendy Palmer, Julie Batty and Jane Dahill invite you to come with them on a journey through their landscapes, in the hope that you will be inspired by the diversity of their work and through it gain a sense of the marvel which is the world around us.

Maggie Tredwell paints in oils and acrylics and draws using traditional techniques with dip pens and Indian ink.

Wendy Palmer is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer working as a ceramic artist and painter. Her sculptural ceramics, with intensive use of colour reflects her love of the landscape.

Julie Batty uses her work to tell a story and evoke memory, with the use of colour and light to convey an essential essence of place.

Jane Dahill works with both oil paint and textile, combining stitching with natural objects to portray a real, but different sense of what landscape can mean.

Jane Dahill Burst
Superstar Arts Flora & Fauna
Exhibition // 12 – 17 March // 10.00 – 17.00

The wonderful Superstar Artists will be showcasing a selection of new original artworks inspired by exploring local green spaces and exotic flora and fauna through the process of drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and mixed media.

Trips to Highdown Gardens and Angmering Woods have provided first-hand inspiration with live drawings, collection of textures and photographs.

Superstar Arts provides a range of creative projects all year round for adults with learning disabilities. During the sessions, participants can learn to develop their own ideas and skills in a range of artistic techniques and processes.

You can find out more about Superstar Arts over on their website.

Superstar Arts Flora Fauna
Exhibition // 19 – 30 March // 10.00 – 17.00

Five women artists, each working in different mediums are all excited to be developing new and somewhat experimental work. Ideas that have been brewing for a long time but never realised, will be being exhibited for the first time. Bringing together Lara Sparks, Jane Denman, Jessica Jordan, Lorraine Gibby and Fleur Grenier, they will be sharing this work in their group show ‘UnSeen’.

Lara Sparks uses the sewing machine as a paint brush, creating unique stitched homewares inspired by the South Downs and changing seasons.

Jane Denman invites viewers to explore hidden emotional landscapes through her paintings. Jane transforms daily experiences into visual narratives, using this as a portal into the unseen.

Jessica Jordan’s body of work explores the details of our world of beautiful landscapes that are unseen, unheard of and forgotten.

Lorraine Gibby’s new work, she experiments with exposing seams and joins, which are usually hidden or disguised, drawing the eye with embellishment.

Fleur Grenier’s work Hidden Botanicals, is an exploration of nature and pewter as a medium, preserving and protecting a moment in time.

Creative Commissions 2024
Deadline midnight Sunday 03 March

There’s still time to get your applications in for this year’s round of Creative Commissions. Apply for grans of between £500 – £1000 for your creative project based in Adur or Worthing.

The Adur & Worthing Trust are hoping to support at least ten creative projects. To apply, you must be based in Adur or Worthing and your creative project must be shared with the public in some way.

If you’re interested in applying, applications close at midnight on Sunday 03 March and applicants will be notified of the outcome w/c 11 March.

Find out more about the application process and how to submit it.

Take a look at the projects that were funded by Adur & Worthing Trust in 2023.

Creative Commissions 2023

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