Read on for opportunities to try out laser cutting and 3D printing as part of our Space to Make programme, news on this year’s Creative Commissions and all the info about exhibitions coming up here and elsewhere in Worthing.



Creative Commissions 2021 Funding

A record number of applications were received this year for funding through the Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions scheme, so the panel had some tough choices to make. The final awards reflect the wide range of creatives that live and work in Worthing and Adur, with activity spread across both areas and throughout the year. Click here to find out about the individual projects.


Anna Vartiainen: The Small Things
Exhibition // 4 – 9 May // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

During lockdown, Anna focussed on the small things, paying attention to the intricate details of plants and appreciating the limited range of places that she could spend time in. The result is a collection of new work that join her growing range of cards, prints and homewares, all created with her instinct for colour, graphic shapes and brooding atmospheres.


Exhibition // 4 – 9 May // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Jacob Tagihoff is an active member of West Sussex Art Society and known for experimenting with materials. In this show he has brought together a group of like-minded artists who know no limits to their materials or methods. Whether fused glassfree motion embroidery or work created intuitively this is a group that enjoys their freedom to create.


Space to Make Sessions: 3D Printing & Lasercutting
11 – 15 May // 10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 daily // Free // Booking essential

We began looking at the idea of a makerspace in late 2019 with the Space to Make project and after a long pause (something called a pandemic?) we’re back again with opportunities to try out digital tech. Book a free one-to-one session to try out our Glowforge laser cutter or Creality Ender 3D printer with help from the team at Colonnade. 


West Sussex MIND: Moving Minds
Exhibition // 18 – 23 May // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

This past year has brought so many challenges, not least to our mental health. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, West Sussex MIND offers you the chance to rise again with kite making and an exhibition of photographs and inspirational stories from their Champions. The Moving Minds initiative has chosen kites as a wonderfully diverse and cultural art form – they are flown, displayed and celebrated in many different parts of the world for many different reasons. They are also a fun, engaging and a mindful activity. 


Diane Bailey & Alison Tyldesley: Wild and Free
Exhibition // 25 – 29 May // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Alison and Diane joined forces with each other at Colonnade House and are now lending their weight to local charity Superstar Arts by donating sales from a whole wall of their exhibition. Alongside Alison and Diane’s work you will be able to buy some of the handmade items from Superstar Arts’ new shop.


Cate Woods: Letting Nature In
Exhibition // 25 – 29 May // 10.00 – 17.00 daily

Continuing with the natural world, artist Cate Woods is exhibiting her characterful portraits of wild creatures – both the familiar and the more unusual. Self-taught, it has taken Cate many years to have the confidence to exhibit, but when you see her work you will be glad that she has finally shown it to the world.


Jonathan Browning: Taking the Plunge
May – October // Seafront Gallery

Sea swimming has enjoyed a huge rise in popularity this past year, so we are delighted to announce this new exhibition on the Seafront Gallery which documents this phenomenon with photographs taken over the past year by West Sussex based Jonathan Browning