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This month we’re excited to be bringing you new exhibitions, local opportunities and an update on this year’s successful projects for Creative Commissions 2024. Read on to find out more…

Georgina Neal: The Joy of Colour
Exhibition // 23 April – 05 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Continuing into the first week of May, you can enjoy Georgina Neal’s solo exhibition exploring the joy of colour. Georgina has been sharing her love for experimentation with paint and colour, showcasing her latest abstract pieces made whilst studying for her degree.

Charlie Lee: Out of Isolation
John Shelley: Surreal or not Surreal
Exhibition // 30 April – 12 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Artist John Shelley has been painting since he was a child and over the years, has created hundreds of paintings and sketches. Working in oil when painting, and using pencils to create his mark in sketches and drawings, you can enjoy John’s selection of original paintings and prints in the gallery this May.

John Shelley
Pete Reilly: Portraits & Pop Art
Exhibition // 07 – 12 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Bringing style and colour to the gallery, Pete Reilly will be showcasing a selection of paintings from his collection ‘Portraits & Pop Art’. His love for bright, primary colours, is reflected in his paintings where he is inspired by his favourite artists, Roy Lichtenstein, Dali, Edward Hopper & Yossi Kotler.

Pete Reilly: Portraits & Pop Art
Joe Cox: Meow!
Exhibition // 14 – 18 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Meow! is a collection of bold and playful, cat themed artworks from Worthing based artist Joe Cox. His latest and previously unseen collection of ink drawings & illustrations perfect for any cat lover.

Inspired by his beloved pet, Queenie, Joe has decided to celebrate the feline world using ink & brush to capture their lively & mischievous character.

On Saturday 18 May, 13.00 – 16.00, be a creative cat and join in a free drop in workshop and have a go at drawing your own pet – materials provided.

Joe Cox: Meow!
Paula Tollett Work in Progress
Exhibition // 14 – 18 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Paula is a photographer based in Brighton, East Sussex. Her current work in progress exhibition will share work made whilst studying her MA in Photography at Brighton University.

Drawn on personal feelings that surround home and memory, ‘Dwelling’ is an ongoing photographic project shot entirely in her childhood home.

You can see more of Paula’s work on her website; 

A painting of the creaky shed shopfront
West Sussex Art Society 2024 Annual Show
Exhibition // 21 – 26 May // 10.00 – 17.00

West Sussex Art Society are back at Colonnade House for their annual show. Since the setup of the art society in 1995, to what it is now, WSAS has evolved, drawing members from across the County. This community of Sussex Artists continues to grow and is made up of a wide selection of artists, including professional, semi-professional and accomplished part time artists. Members work in an array of mediums, both 2D and 3D, with equally varied subject matter.

You can join them on Saturday 25 May 14.00 – 16.00 during their meet the artists’ event during which the invited Guest Judge will present the Juliet Pannett Rose Bowl to their choice of Best in Show and Highly Commended artworks.

West Sussex Art Society
Richard Biddle & Claire Lemmon: Disturb, Discover, Disrupt
Exhibition // 28 May – 02 June // 10.00 – 17.00

Richard Biddle and Claire Lemmon are both artists and educators, with a shared interest in disturbing, discovering and disrupting the conventional and formulaic qualities of language and meaning. This exhibition, they have come together to explore these elements.

Creative Commissions 2023
Human Intelligence
Howell and McConnell
Exhibition // 28 May – 02 June // 10.00 – 17.00

Howell and McConnell are exhibiting together at Colonnade House for the second time. Artistically, they both come from different backgrounds. One, a self-taught artist and the other with a degree in Fine Art.

In this exhibition, Howell attempts to show how AI and our addiction to phone scrolling, and photo imaging is giving us a false perception of the way we interpret and view life as we traverse the real world.

McConnell needs to control all incoming sensory information in order to avoid the bombardment and subsequent overload when experiencing too much at once. Needing time to reflect and feel safe in a murderous and chaotic world, McConnell turns for inspiration to an art movement operational between world wars. 

Find out about this year’s Creative Commissions projects

Twelve projects have been awarded funding from the Adur & Worthing Trust. There will be lots to look forward to with projects taking place throughout Adur & Worthing throughout the year.

Get involved in experimental photography workshops, learn about sustainability in the world of fashion and how to upcycle clothing, enjoy a trail of dance and music across different venues in Worthing, and enjoy new exhibitions at Colonnade House and Heene Community Centre plus lots more!


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