Business & Romance

I managed to catch Bloomsbury Art & Design at the Courtauld Gallery before it finished last week, and must admit that I was a bit disappointed. The Courtauld holds one of the most extensive collections of works by artists from the Bloomsbury Group, many of which were bequeathed by the art critic Roger Fry to the... Continue Reading →

Local Colour

This season’s south coast artfest is well under way: in May, Brighton & Hove Open Houses gave us the fab and funky experience we’ve come to expect; and Worthing will be consolidating its artistic renaissance with Artists Open Houses from mid-June to early July. What of Adur Art Trail? It’s the jewel in the crown,... Continue Reading →

A Quest for Identity

I didn’t know anything about Victor Pasmore before I went to the exhibition of his work currently on at Pallant House Gallery, although I was familiar with one of his paintings without knowing it was by him. During years of drooling over pictures in art books and magazines, I must have seen reproductions of his... Continue Reading →

Art on the Pier

During a recent stroll along the seafront, I came across Art on the Pier, an exhibition of work including a series of displays by children from local schools. The kids had been briefed to ‪creative selfies in a variety of ways with a variety of media: photography, collage, drawing, wax resist, clay, fabrics, buttons, wood... Continue Reading →

Quality Crafts

The first things that caught my eye at this exhibition at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery were some large and dramatic wood cuts of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and a scene from the Trooping the Colour by Jackie Field. At the other end of the gallery, I was drawn to a series of small-scale... Continue Reading →

Small Is Beautiful

There's a brilliant exhibition of dolls' houses at Worthing Museum right now. You can see miniature townhouses and grand villas, dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries, along with a display of precious little dolls. All the items belong to the museum's reserve collection and aren't normally on show, so this exhibition is a rare... Continue Reading →

Back to the Beach

Back to the Beach is a seaside-themed exhibition of work by members of local group, Worthing Art Studios, currently showing at Worthing Museum. Participating artists include: Barry Williams – super photographs and brilliant mini conversation pieces in old mackerel tins; Sarah Sepe – colourful, joyous lino prints / collages; Naomi Frances – wonderful creations made... Continue Reading →

Love 4 Landscapes

The Studio Gallery at Worthing Museum was full of colourful paintings of landscapes and seascapes, subjects which, as a painter, I am always pleased to see. Most of the show was dedicated to the paintings of Tom Gillham, a local artist whose work ranged from highly-detailed realist views of parks to vivid images of hearts... Continue Reading →

Reclaiming Childhood

This is a show of fantastic paintings by Claire Phillips of children saved from the brutality of forced labour in India. For several years Claire has worked with the charity Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) and she was able to interview, sketch and photograph some of the children rescued from factories, mines and domestic... Continue Reading →

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