What better way to welcome in Spring at Colonnade House than an exhibition of colourful, nature inspired prints by some of the best printmakers in Worthing? As screen printed landscapes and collograph printed crows take over the Main Gallery, the Studio will be filled with large-scale sculptures reminiscent of seashells and constructed from recycled wood. The month will then end with a three-week multidisciplinary show in both spaces that will explore diversity in Sussex through striking monochromatic photographs, conceptual mixed-media collages and abstract paintings. 
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
Print by Wayne Longhurst.

INK: SPRING

2 – 13 April 10.00 – 17.00 // Closed Sundays and Mondays

Sussex Printmakers is a small but friendly printmaking studio based at Colonnade House which offers a diverse range of stimulating, artist-led courses and open access studio sessions. Their third exhibition at the gallery will see recent works from artists Peon Boyle, Martha Harris, Sue Hawksworth, Rosemary Jones, Hattie Lockhart-Smith, Wayne Longhurst, Shona Macdonald, Alix Mercer-Rees, Sophie Mutter, Sarah Sepe, Anna Vartiainen, Ed Watts and Julia White.

Each artist creates vastly different prints. Some vibrant and contemporary, others muted and abstract. All three exhibitions by the group so far have been a beautifully curated selection that leaves something for everyone, and this Spring will be no exception.

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Woodwork by Paul Chapman.

PAUL CHAPMAN

2 – 13 April 10.00 – 17.00 // Closed Sundays and Mondays

Paul Chapman is a wood craft artisan based on the Isle of Wight. He laminates, cuts and carves reclaimed and upcycled wood to create large forms. Living on the coast Paul is inspired by the beach combing, weather-worn wood, shell forms and the presence of the golden ratio within natural designs. This is evident from the huge, swirled seashell design above. Its smooth, vast surface will certainly make it an artwork you’re left desperately wanting to touch. 

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Image by Amanda Jobson.

CONSTRUCTED GEOGRAPHIES

15 April – 4 May 10.00 – 17.00 // Closed Sundays and Mondays

Constructed Geographies is a visual arts exhibition featuring artists who have created new work in response to Sussex’s diverse heritage and population.Curated by writer Amy Zamarripa Solis, the exhibition features photography, painting, sculpture, video, digital and performance by Amanda Jobson, Judith Ricketts, Josef Cabey, Rikki Tarascas and Maria Amidu.

Constructed Geographies seeks to claim a space for the hidden diversity in Sussex. From the remains of an ancient African woman found on Beachy Head, to local histories of the African hairdresser in Eastbourne, the exhibition works to dispel the misconception that there is a lack of diversity in the region. You just need to know where to look.

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COLONNADE HOUSE RECOMMENDS

WATCH

 

Minding The Gap
Connaught Theatre // 19, 21, 22 April

Oscar-nominated documentary about the relationships between three young men and their families. 

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LEARN

 

Social Media for Business 101
Cactus Kitchen Gals // 14 April 

Learn why social media is essential in building your brand.

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VISIT

Art Jumble Sale
The Libertine Social // 13 April

Arty bargains by a handful of local artists and illustrators.

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