May at Colonnade House

We’re looking forward to bringing you a jam packed month full of exciting exhibitions. From painters, crafters, photographers and more there’s something to look forward to each week at Colonnade House.

Keep your eyes peeled for a range of upcoming events as part of Creative Commissions 2023.

Material Girls: Clay. Craft.Camera
Exhibition // 02 – 07 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Join Lulu Willis, Cathy Verney and Alice Mara as they come together for their group show Material Girls. Bringing Alice’s clay buildings that come to life with photographic decoration;, Lulu’s creations inspired by people’s cast offs and Cathy’s photography inspired by colour, light and texture, they bring you clay, craft and camera.

Lulu, Cathy and Alice with their artworks
Sally Pennington: Sussex Seasons
Exhibition // 02 – 07 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Sally is a painter born and raised in West Sussex. The Sussex landscapes and seasons have always held an important place in Sally’s imagination.  Sally’s recent landscape paintings of the Sussex countryside move between representation and abstraction. Sally uses a mixture of sketchbook drawings and paintings, photographs and imaginative reflections on the experience of being outside in the landscape to create them. 

Sally Pennington: Sussex Seasons
Exhibition // 09 – 14 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Pop in and savour the taste of Tom Gillahm’s Tomarto soup collection. 

A variety exhibition of recent paintings that reflect emotional states mixed with meditations on things, people and places. 

Tomarto soup can
Kevin Hicks: Digital Artist & Photographer
Exhibition // 16 – 21 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Discover the photographic skills of Kevin Hicks and see the world through his lens in his photography exhibition this May. His photographic expertise includes; landscapes, portraits, dog portraits, weddings and more. 


Photograph by Kevin Hicks
Jo Jones ‘Sea, Sun, Salt & Sparkle’ & ‘Seasons’
Exhibition // 16 – 28 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Jo Jones will be with us for two weeks. In the first week you can catch ‘Sea, Sun, Salt & Sparkle in the gallery until Sunday. For the second week, you can catch ‘Seasons’, “a painterly nod to what a wonderful world this is”. 


Jo Jones Balcony Abundance
Anna Vartiainen: Everything Must Go
Exhibition // 23 – 28 May // 10.00 – 17.00

Anna Vartiainen and her family are moving up to Glasgow, she will be having a big sale of her work along with the contents of her FOUND shop and studio. The title of the show reflects change; the impermanence of things and life itself. Join Anna to celebrate a bittersweet end to ten years in Worthing. 


Anna Vartiainen: Everythig Must Go
Glenn Phur: Signature Art, Icons, Landscapes – Art for your Heart
Exhibition // 30 May – 04 June // 10.00 – 17.00

Worthing artist Glenn Phur is back, showing a range of portraiture paintings and landscape. You’ll also be able to see his ‘Little Red Boat’ collection from 2022 as well as this, he will be launching his latest collection of paintings ‘Icons’. 


Horses on the beach
Rachel Reader: Teal & Mirrors
Exhibition // 30 May – 04 June // 10.00 – 17.00

We welcome Rachel Reader for her debut exhibition at Colonnade House. Mosaic is the medium of choice for Rachel that offer her an endless range if permutations. Rachel’s versatility as an artist is demonstrated through her exploration of the tiles textures, colours and application of them.


Peace Mosaic