Worthing Light Festival 2019

Worthing Light Festival is a display of stunning, sustainable art installations, lit by renewable energy on Worthing’s East Beach. The 48-hour-non-stop event is free and accessible to all. Come and learn more about the festival at this preview exhibition at Colonnade House.

Worthing Light Festival is run by the East Beach Artist Collective based at East Beach Studios. They are a vibrant hub of over 25 artists, with years of experience, who share resources, materials, skills and equipment. They reach out to all sectors of the community in a myriad of ways. As a not-for-profit arts organisation they work collectively to promote their abilities as artists and craftspeople, organise events to contribute to the community and to enhance the cultural life of Worthing.

Local community arts organisation Creative Waves will create an interactive light art ‘space’ and run workshops at local schools prior to the event. Ben Gates will bring his orchestral objects made from recycled everything to the beach for kids to play on and create music. Poi Passion will deliver spectacular LED light dance performances emerging from the sea. There will also be music including classical, tango, steel band and ambient folktronica throughout the weekend.

All art installations only use renewable energy or a 12V battery. Anyone can visit day or night. There are two categories; over and under 16 years of age. Installations will be judged by a panel led by artist Ali Lapper MBE. Winners of both categories will receive £200 and the runners-up £50 each.

This event is sponsored by Rampion Wind Farm, Worthing Community Chest and Arts Council England.

FIONA HESFORD

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Hello my name is Fiona Hesford, I’ve worked in textiles pretty much all my life since leaving Uni many moons ago. The fashion industry was where I started, spending 6 years in Paris as a design consultant and then back to the UK where I worked with many companies such as House of Fraser, Next and freelancing for many others.

I live by the sea with my husband the artist Marko, twins Alfred and Matilda and Madame Mabelline (my gorgeous cat) and love spending my time teaching sewing at Clothkits (Chichester) and The Fluffatorium (Dorking) at my ‘Make Your Mother Proud’ sewing workshops teaching complete beginners and improvers how to sew. I also hold classes in skirt and dressmaking from my own patterns. 

You can also find my range of specially designed products at Margot The Beach Hut Makery at East Beach Studios next to Coast cafe on Worthing beach, so if you are passing, why not pop in to say hello! Its just lovely down there!

I write regular sewing projects and articles for magazines and books such as Sew, Love SewingSew Now, Popular Patchwork and Love Patchwork & Quiltingmagazines and am a regular presenter on The Sewing Quarter TV (freeview 73 and Sky 687). 

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Happy sewing!

Colonnade House Exhibition

Many of our artists are exhibiting at Colonnade House this week, with a collection of our work up on show until Sunday 2nd June. As such a diverse group of artists, the exhibition is one to make sure you see – we have a wide range of paintings and photographs, as well as sculptures, crafts, homewares, books, lights and even musical instruments.

Meet the Artist

Come and join us for a glass of wine and a chat about the that work we do!

Friday 31st May
18:00 – 20:00

LUKE CASSERLY

Luke Casserly has been working as a professional photographer for over fifteen years, which has allowed him to really hone his skills. Originally Luke became interested in photography when studying art at school, he then went on to do a degree in the subject at Nottingham Trent University. 

Luke’s main area of expertise is in architecture and interior design, but he also provides a wide range of other photographic services including studio based work. Over the years Luke has been fortunate enough to work for some extremely high profile clients including Sotheby’s, The Daily Mail and Marks & Spencer. 

Luke is extremely passionate about what does and feels that the care and attention he puts into his work gives him the edge over many of my competitors.

LOUISE TYLER

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After a degree in textile design and working intermittently over the years  as a freelance designer (among other things!) while raising her family, Louise is now a  yarnist, maker of small things, teller of textile tales and regular shop girl at Margot, the beach hut makery.

Photos by http://www.saccophotography.co.uk/

She is the author of Fairytale Crochet published by Cico Books and available at all good bookstores. You can see  her book here,  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fairytale-Crochet-Over-magical-makes/dp/1782491473

JANE PINDER

Jane can be found at Four at the Shore.
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Jane Pinder is a designer and maker of contemporary silver jewellery, with a true passion for designing and creating jewellery. She has been making jewellery for family and friends since 2008. She incorporates both precious and non-precious materials in her work and the range includes necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings and earrings. All pieces are handmade and can be adapted to your requirements. Bracelets and necklaces can be made in any wrist & neck size.

Naturally Silver offers individuality, creativity and diversity using sterling silver with its appealing, crisp, white lustre. It can be attractively finished in a variety of ways: highly polished, matt, satin or oxidised. You will also find jewellery made from anodized aluminum and copper. Natural gemstones such as amethysts, agates, snowflake obsidian, rhodonite, labradorite or unusual glass beads are used with silver.

Jane studied silversmithing jewellery at her local college for the last five years. This was followed by further courses and specialised workshops although she is largely self taught, perfecting her technique through her designs.

Her work involves a synergy of creative ideas and techniques, with designs informed by the natural world and a childhood fascination for collecting shells, stones and fossils along with exploration of rock pools along the seashore. Her jewellery is inspired by fauna and flora, organic texture and natural landscapes. She works from her home workshop located on the Sussex coast, using traditional and non-traditional silversmithing techniques.

Inspiration also comes from the work of Antoni Gaudi who was influenced by forms of nature and this is reflected by the use of curved construction stones, twisted iron sculptures, and organic-like forms. Gaudi also adorned many of his buildings with coloured tiles arranged in mosaic patterns.

Inspiration also come from the work of one of Britain’s most important twentieth century artists Barbara Hepworth who created sculptures in bronze, stone and wood.

Jane is currently experimenting with anticlastic raising using sinusoidal stakes and hammers and fold-forming – hammering and forging folded sheet metal, then opening out the piece to reveal the three-dimensional form. She is inspired by the work of Charles Lawton Brain.

Work on display

Jane showcases her work at Four at the Shore, East Beach Studios ,Worthing , West Sussex  The opening hours are Thursday to Sunday during the Summer months and Fri-Sun during the Winter months weather permitting.

She also has an on-line shop on this website.  Jane exhibits work  at some of the local art trails in the area during the summer months and this year she will be at Steyning, Adur, Worthing and Arundel.

Want to have a go making silver jewellery?

Jane runs one-to-one tuition sessions in a friendly environment. These sessions are aimed at those just starting out and who want to experiment and develop new skills.

She also offers jewellery parties and kits to purchase.