November 2020 Exhibitions & Events at Colonnade House

November 2020 Exhibitions & Events at Colonnade House

This month, you will find plenty of autumnal inspiration at Colonnade House.

Transport yourself to a miniature woodland of hand-turned trees curated by Forge Creative. Find out what local artists have been doing and making during lockdown at Drive to Create and at Our World in Our Words see young people confront their feelings about the pandemic and global issues through word art. We end the month with the return of artist Anna Vartiainen with her whimsical take on seasonal changes. Find all of this and more at Worthing’s creative hub.

Forge Creative: The Arboretum

27 October – 7 November 2020

Join Worthing raised Josh Kennard and Oliver Milne as their Sussex based workshop Forge Creative comes to town. They are showcasing their latest collection of hand-turned miniature trees, so you can create a woodland in your own home. You might recognise them from BBC’s Money for Nothing.

Carolyn McConnell: Writings on the Wall

27 October – 7 November 2020

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College alumna Carolyn McConnell is back at Colonnade House for the third time with her very first solo show. Carolyn’s latest collection is an exploration of absence and loss. In the places where the brush has not marked the canvas, she creates an opportunity for contemplation.

Our World in Our Words

10 – 15 November 2020

Over lockdown Apron supplied packs of free art resources to young people in Adur & Worthing, inviting them to make their mark on this moment in history.

Shoreham-by-Sea based Apron Creative took the initiative at the start of the pandemic to send creative packs to diverse groups of young people to document their experiences. Starting locally, and with plans to become UK-wide, this project is inspired by the graphics of protest placards and is a unique record of the times

Drive to Create: Sarah Mills & Friends

17 – 22 November 2020

Five local makers have the ‘Drive to Create’.

Both gallery spaces will be filled with original and unusual gifts or home decor. Choose from paintings, porcelain vessels, philosophical t-shirts, hand printed lampshades, hand-built lampstands, linocuts, cardboard modelling, ceramic chess sets and more.


Sarah Mills, Francis Newman, Nora Young, Rosemary Jones & Shane Jones

Dylan Shields & Adrienne Shields: Shaped

24 – 29 November 2020

Mother and son Adrienne & Dylan Shields have both forged careers as artists, and both have chosen to work in three-dimensional forms. Adrienne as a ceramicist who has worked as a tutor and art therapist, Dylan as a sculptor who currently re-creates scenes from classical paintings in recycled cardboard. These extraordinary pieces are not to be missed.

Anna Vartiainen: The Small Things

24 – 29 November 2020

FOUND shop & studio owner, Anna Vartiainen’s latest show includes many new items that have been created in lockdown, when Anna found pleasure in noticing the details of seasonal changes and natural forms around her which then evolved into a new collection of work.