Artist Barry Williams co-runs West End Gallery in Worthing. Together he and Sarah Sepe share studio space and exhibit their work in the gallery, alongside guest artists, as well as hosting the monthly Artists Networking Breakfast. The breakfast, which is held at Brunswick & Thorn on the 7 of every month, is an opportunity for local makers to come together and share ideas and updates on their work. The gallery and breakfast is an essential visit for anyone wanting to get acquainted with the cultural scene in Worthing, as you can meet like-minded people and learn more about navigating the town as a creative.
Barry’s artwork involves creating miniature portrait scenes inside sardine cans. Inspired by the work of 18th century painters William Hogarth and Thomas Gainsborough, he aims to bring their Conversation pieces (small-scale group portraits) into the present day with his sculptures. He often goes beach-combing and recycles mundane objects to produce these comments on modern life.
Join Barry and Sarah at the next Artists Networking Breakfast on 7 September 2019.
#WeMakeWorthing is a campaign initiated by Colonnade House in collaboration with Discover Worthing that aims to platform and grow the network of creatives and entrepreneurs that make our seaside town a colourful and exciting place to be. As a thriving gallery in the centre of Worthing, we are passionate about sharing local projects and helping people to be involved in the creative community.
#WeMakeWorthing will continue with more video interviews made by us that champion local creatives. Follow us @ColonnadeHse to keep updated with our stories. We invite you to use the hashtag #WeMakeWorthing to tell yours.