Worthing seafront hosted a pop-up creative exhibition in summer 2020 – the latest in a series of efforts to support local businesses to get up and running again post COVID and provide attractions for people to visit the town centre and seafront.

The West Buildings shelter hosted a photography exhibition entitled ‘By the Sea’ which has been supported by Worthing’s creative hub, Colonnade House. The exhibition presents the work of six local artists:

• Christopher Pledger who photographs seaweed in the style of Victorian botanical illustrations.

• Stuart Hutchinson and Len Brook who capture Worthing’s award-winning pier and seafront landmarks in changing light and changing weather.

• Mandy Williams who photographs people through the weathered and scratched glass in a seafront shelter.

• Nicky Bell who regularly photographs the sea from her studio and on her daily walks.

• Rebecca McCardle who creates imaginary sea creatures from repurposed objects.

Clare Halstead, Creative Hub Manager at Colonnade House said:

“The arts and creative industries have had a difficult time during Covid, with exhibitions closed and freelance work drying up. This is a great opportunity to bring the work of photographers who have exhibited at Colonnade House and Worthing Museum to a wider audience.”

The exhibitions at the West Buildings Shelter have gone from strength to strength. Since the inaugural exhibition ‘By the Sea’ we’ve seen ‘Undiagnosed’ by Barry Falk, as part of Photo Fringe and ‘From the land plenty, from the sea health’ by Steve Gallagher.