‘The Coastal Creatives’ Exhibition West Buildings Shelter
Opening 7th July 2022 and Exhibiting throughout the Summer
Gallery of Creativity
"When I saw your work on Worthing seafront I felt moved to send you my images as they seemed in keeping with your project. I wanted to connect with something close to my heart - the beach - Artist Richard Biddle
“I walk past here everyday and I have never seen so many people stop and read. This is such an engaging exhibition and the subject matter is excellent. We really enjoyed it thank you” Becky, Avis and Graham
“We live in Worthing and were blown away when we first saw this exhibition. We love to read how each Artist created their work and why. The recycled art makes us stop and think about the environment and appreciate the area we live in”
"The sketches for me evoke a lovely feeling and remind me of my younger days of living by Goring by Sea" Marian
Click audio to hear Chris’s song (and sing along!) Produced by Steve Redfearn
“I used to play in a band and write songs years ago. Your work and our chat has inspired me to pick up the guitar and write again.”
Amanda Beck (artist – Illustrator) Chris Beck (songwriter – musician – actor) and Carmen Haselup (beach trash artist – artivist) are three local creative artists on a mission to celebrate and conserve our beaches and coastline and encourage artistic creativity through Illustration, sketching, beach plastic art, photography, lyric and song writing, encouraging and engaging others in positive artistic, inclusive, community and well-being activities to enjoy and bring about awareness and change.
Visit the Exhibition at the West Buildings Shelter. Check out all the activities and share your creative work including sketches, poems, lyrics and songs, photographs of your beach clean haul, beach trash collages and interesting pebble shapes and faces. All activities are inclusive and designed for all ages and abilities and ideal for families and organised groups too.
Our ‘Meet The Coastal Creatives’ Event at the West Buildings Shelter on Friday 12th August was a great success when we met people from Worthing, the UK and visitors from around the world. Everyone told us they enjoyed our exhibition and supported our creative message and mission to protect, conserve and continue to enjoy our beaches and coastline and all that it has to offer.
You will find all details of how to get involved at the Exhibition. Share your images to social media using #coastalcreativesAW or DM them to our instagram (Don’t forget to include your name on your images)
This Project and Exhibition is kindly Funded by Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions 2022 and supported by Colonnade House and Worthing Borough Council.