September is a new season of exhibtions and events at Colonnade House. Read on for inspiration at Worthing’s Creative Hub and beyond;
Exhibition // Until 12 Septmber // 10.00 – 17.00 daily (Closed 5 and 6 September )
Sausage dogs are a feast for the imagination. Local illustrator John Bond has fun tying them into pretzel shapes, piling them up in rainbow pyramids and turning them into bratwurst, black pudding and pepperoni in his colourful graphic style. The dog theme continues in his latest publication, Dogs in Disguise, and you can get signed copies of this and all three Mini-Rabbit titles alongside original prints and cards.
Exhibition // Until 4 September // 10.00 – 17.00
Poet Lee Jackson sent his work around the world to people he didn’t know, and in return, they posted their creative work back to him. Mail art as a phenomenon goes back to the 1960’s and all kinds of people have participated and enjoyed the creative connections that have come about as a result. Lee’s Tanka poems can also be seen on the West Buildings Shelter and you can take part by submitting a poem to their next anthology.
Exhibition // 7 – 12 September // 10.00 – 17.00 (Closed Sunday & Monday)
Chris keeps his camera to hand whether working on local nature reserves or travelling abroad, so when those special moments appear, he’s ready. Like many of us in the past year, his eye has been drawn to the micro-world on his doorstep, but his photographs will also take you on a walk with the big beasts in the African savannah, and reveal the jewel colours of bird life in Africa, Australia and beyond.
Exhibition // 14 September – 1 October // 10.00 – 17.00 (Closed Monday)
Back for a fifth season, INK gathers together 11 talented local printmakers who each have a distinctive style and process. Printmaking encompasses many different techniques, and this show is a great opportunity to meet the artists and find out more about how they work. Which is your favourite? Linocut, monoprint, collagraph, etching, lithography, screen printing, digital – it might surprise you how some of the images have been made, and it might inspire you to try for yourself in workshops with Old Cartshed Studios or Melissa Birch.
Exhibition // 14 – 26 September // 10.00 – 17.00 (Closed Monday)
Shona Macdonald is back at Colonnade House. Shona uses found materials to create whimsical sculptures. Accompanying these are collections of beachcombed treasure, reimagined and presented as curiosities, oil paintings suggesting glimpsed abstracted landscapes and ceramic pieces reminiscent of ancient artefacts.
Exhibition // 28 September – 3 October // 10.00 – 17.00
Walter Wall’s abstract paintings are built from fragments of perception, fragments of memory and the left over fragments of previous work. In a continuous flow, one idea leads to another, and nothing is without possibility. This colourful exhibition is the joyful result of recent play and exploration.
Pop-up exhibition at Level 1
Level 1 brings together Worthing and Sussex based leisure, food and drink in a unique space with incredible views. Level 1 want to support local businesses and creatives and are open to hosting art exhibitions, workshops, meetings and any pop-up opportunities. If you would like to discuss any events, please contact jodie@level1worthing.
Deadline extended 10am 6 September: Room to Rant Project Manager (30 hours per week at £25,755 p.a. pro-rata) Room to Rant is facilitated by artist/practitioners and specialist mental health workers to enable young men to ‘get stuff off their chests’ through rap and spoken word. Read more here
If you are looking for funding to expand your business, take a look at these free webinars on how to write a good bid to the Invest4 programme. Also on offer from the Business Hothouse are free sessions on how to write a business plan, and how to grow your business. All free! (did I mention that?)