Worthing Artists Open Houses comes to Colonnade House
Worthing Artists Open Houses is back for another year and we’re pleased to be part of it again for 2023. Over three weekends this Summer, you’ll be able to visit numerous artists houses who will be opening their doors to share their love for art. 

This year, we have four exciting exhibitions running across each of the weekends, ranging from film, watercolour, textile art & collage. There will be a wonderful mix of work on display. Join us and visit Venue 10, pick up a map and get involved in celebrating the wonderful art that Worthing has to offer. 

You can see the full list of what’s on at Colonnade House at colonnadehouse.co.uk .

Worthing Film Club: Worthing Cinema: Past, Present & Future
14 – 18 June 2023 // 10.00 – 17.00

Calling all film lovers, Worthing Film Club are kicking off the first weekend. 

After having received funding from Adur and Worthing Trust Creative Commissions, the team behind Worthing Film Club are bringing their funded project to Colonnade House. They’ll be here celebrating all things cinema with an interactive exhibition and film screenings that celebrate the rich history of Worthing as well as its current local filmmakers.

Celebrate Worthing and all things cinema this weekend and join in by sharing your stories to be a part of this Worthing archive!

Worthing Film Club
Sara Cook: Bojagi: Light in the Landscape
20 – 25 June 2023 // 10.00 – 17.00

Join Sara in her first solo exhibition inspired by the changing light on the landscape informed by research in Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths. Working in hand dyed translucent fabrics combined with the narrow seaming allows her to explore light passing through the overlapping layers of colour. The translucent qualities of Bojagi, is a perfect medium for her to express these fleeting moments. 

Sara’s most recent work is informed by a yearlong observation of walking in the landscape at the time of the full moon. Expressed in the form of a triptych, the translucent panels catch the impression of moonlight on water. Immerse yourself in Sara’s dimensional textile art this weekend at Colonnade House and learn all about the art of Bojagi.

Deborah Mitchelson
Amanda Beck: Watercolour Wanders
20 June – 02 July 2023 // 10.00 – 17.00

Back for another year of Worthing Artists Open Houses, Amanda Beck will be at Colonnade House with her most recent watercolour paintings. From getting up to watch the sunrise, to observing the hustle and bustle of coastal life, join Amanda at her two week long exhibition as she shares her love for painting plein air, on location.

Captivated by portraying the human figure in her work, you’ll be able to spot people silhouetted against the sun, swimming or walking the dog. Painting out in nature and absorbing her surroundings is a mediatative experience which feeds the soul and brings her back to the moment. Come and share your love for the outdoors with Amanda this Summer.

Walking towards the pier Goring
Daniela Maria Gargiulo: I Know Where I’m Going
27 June – 02 July  // 10.00 – 17.00

Fascinated by the changing of light at Widewater Lagoon, the elemental drama of windswept wild grasses, and the effect of street lights on mundane buildings, Daniela invites you to step into her world of intricately cut collages of the local landscape.

In a series of new works made in the past year, Daniela has documented her daily walks at dawn down suburban streets, twilight bike rides along the coastal path and trips by train further afield.  With close attention to detail, Daniela invites you to look more closely at our everyday world.

Daniela Maria Gargiulo: Widewater Forever
Other Venues to visit…
West Sussex Art Society // Venue 7 // Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin

Featuring a selection of members work, including studio members Alison Tyldesley & Diane Bailey, West Sussex Art Society will be exhibiting painting, printmaking, drawing & more at a beautiful & historic church in Sompting.

Find out more about about the Society here.

Diane Bailey: Pastures New
Mary Fivey // Venue 2 // 16 Thorn Road

In preview of Mary Fivey’s upcoming exhibition at Colonnade House in August, why not visit her at Venue 2 as part of the Open Houses!

Mary is a painter living in Worthing, specialising in landscape, portraiture and abstract. Find out more about Mary and her work by visiting her venue or see more of her work on her instagram here.

Mary Fivey: Impermanence
Nora Young // Venue 30 // 35 West Avenue

Nora Young will be bringing her work ‘All About Life’ & ‘Faces’ to Colonnade House this July.

You’ll be able to spot Nora along with some other wonderful artists at Venue 30. Take a walk down to Venue 30, and visit Nora’s work before her exhibition this Summer.

Nora Young
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