Exhibitions and events to warm your heart this autumn

Exhibitions - Crow / Karren Urben
Shona Macdonald: Crow
Karren Urben: Past and Present
Until 6 October // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free entry

If you’ve not yet had time to visit these two popular shows, you still have until Sunday to explore Karren’s wonderful summery Sussex landscapes and Shona’s closely observed studies of crows in a range of media. Their work is selling fast, so if you have spotted a favourite, don’t leave it too late.

Professional development events:
8 OCTOBER // Sol Design Collective // Worthing Digital
9 OCTOBER // Arts Council England

Our professional development week returns with more opportunities to get ahead of the game in the creative and cultural field, and to meet and network with like-minded people.

On Tuesday 8th join Sol Design Collective for 10 steps to creative success to help you to grow your business, and come and hear Zach Walker’s take on using augmented reality at an evening event with Worthing Digital.

On Wednesday, find out about how to apply for Project Grants and the Developing Your Creative Practice fund from Arts Council England.

On Thursday 10th the artsDRIVA project will be here with insight into using data to tell stories with Dr Sam Knowles whose book Narrative by Numbers was shortlisted for the Business Book of the Year Award in January 2019.

Human Kindness for Open Mindness

Coastal West Sussex Mind : Human Kindness for Open Mindness
8 – 13 October // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free entry

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Local Open Minds Champions (artists and makers from The Gateway and The Corner House) will be creating a picture puzzle – a room to reflect in – as a conversation starter about suicide awareness and prevention.

Through Our Eyes

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust: Through Our Eyes
11 – 13 October // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free entry

The Make Your Mark, Arts and Health programme teamed photographer Dougie Evans with learning disabled adults to explore their perception of themselves. After this celebratory exhibition the work will be installed in NHS Trust buildings to raise awareness.

Curious Threads: New Beginnings

Curious Threads; Moving On
15 – 26 October // 10.00 – 17.00 // closed Sundays and Mondays

Since forming in 2015 this local group of textile artists has gone from strength to strength. Many exhibit nationally and have recognisable styles and preferred approaches but in their monthly sessions in Sussex they take a more collaborative approach. Mixing contemporary embroidery, dying and quilting using fabric, paper and other media, you will find something that is your cup of tea.

Don’t miss the ‘meet the artists’ event all day on Friday 18 October when you can find out more about how they create their work.

Practical Magic Screenprint

Kate Taylor: Practical Magic
29 October – 2 November // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free entry

A collaboration between printmaker and digital creative Mat Denney, and empowerment coach Kate Taylor, Practical Magic is a cool way to find inspiration and to unlock your creative power. With Mat’s stunning images on your wall and a deck of cards in your hand to guide you, you’ll be ready to take on the world!

'Peppermint Petals' by Ella Wenzel

Kathryn Best & Ella Wenzel
29 October – 2 November // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free entry

Final year degree students Ella and Kathryn have different perspectives on the world around them. Kathryn overlays the curves of contour lines on maps with the curves of the landscape and embeds them in fields of colour. Ella looks at the world at a microscopic level, drilling down to find patterns that conceal their origins.