Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

I finally made it to the Centenary Open Exhibition and Competition at the Worthing Museum and Art Gallery and was amazed by the variety and high standard of work on show. The competition is open to all ages and to amateur and professional artists as long as they live in East or West Sussex. The themes for the competition are;

• Reflection
• Worthing Today
• Moving On

Most of the artwork is for sale and the exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to buy original and highly affordable artwork across all media.

I particularly liked Rosina Godwin's stitched textiles in the Reflection's section - wonderfully intricate - one of which had won a prize from local artists group RAG.

Local artists Maggie Tredwell and Sin Mui Chong-Martin both of whom are exhibiting at the Brighton Art Fair had work represented too. Sin Miu's Worthing seafront etching was lovely - especially with the hints of wood debris splashed across the top left hand corner.

Also worth a mention were illustrator Peter Slight's beautiful card cuts, Sue Cole's humorous collages and Gillian Hill's absolutely stunning mixed media collage of Worthing.

The exhibition runs until 23 August, 2008. Well worth a visit.

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