Photo Fringe is back in Worthing
This month Photo Fringe is bringing photography back to Worthing. This year, Fringe encouraged participants to explore the theme of Real Utopias, exploring how photography can help us imagine a brighter, greener, fairer world.
Join us this October to celebrate photography in Worthing;
6 – 30 October // Colonnade House // Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 – 17.00 // Free

As part of the Brighton Photo fringe festival, Real Utopias, artists Eloise Calandre and Lorna Allan bring their exhibition Interplace to Colonnade House this October. 

After sifting through the archives at Worthing Museum & Gallery. The artists have been busy sourcing images from Worthing’s distant past, and merging these images with the modern day.

The local community has been invited to submit their own photography for use in this participatory exhibition, watch as images begin to be woven together, forming abstract structures and sculptural forms. Throughout October, witness the transformation of Gallery 1, as new stories begin to emerge.

Gallery 2, holds a series of portraits of young people in Worthing. The photographers captured young people from across the town, with the portraits giving a snapshot of Worthing’s future. Amplifying their place in the town and confronting local stereotypes.

You can find out more about Interplace and how to submit your photos.


Lorna Allan at Colonnade House
Open ECO
15 October – Spring 2023 //  Seafront Gallery // Open 24/7

Enjoy photography on the beach this October and be inspired to dust off your camera.

This Fringe exhibition features work from twenty artists shortlisted from the Open ECO open call. 

Also responding to the theme of Real Utopias, these artists share their different interpretations of how photography can be used to imagine a brighter, greener, fairer World.

Artists responded to the question, “How can photography make a difference to the climate crisis?”. 

The exhibition was made possible through partnership with Worthing Borough Council and Metro Imaging Ltd.

Claire Wearn, Photo Fringe Festival Director, said:

“We’re delighted with the response to our open call and so happy to be able to present such strong images from artists based internationally, across the UK and locally too.

“We presented an exhibition in the same location for our 2020 festival and received such positive feedback from seafront visitors. I am confident that these thought-provoking works will be every bit as engaging.”

You can find out more about the exhibiting artists here.

You will be able to keep enjoying all of the artist’s work for 6 months until Spring 2023 on Worthing Seafront.

Sarah Grounds, Scything on a spring morning

Looking for inspiration this month? Photo Fringe has put together a handy map of the 31 exhibitions happening across Sussex.

Enjoy everything Sussex has to offer throughout October.

Real Utopias