There are four temporary exhibition spaces which includes one outdoor space for sculpture. Each of the three indoor galleries are programmed to change up to three times per year. We focus on interpreting the museums collections in the Norwood gallery which is the smallest of the temporary spaces. The Studio gallery is a light and airy ground floor gallery with plenty of natural light due to the Edwardian glass roof so this particularly suits contemporary crafts such as ceramics and glass, as well as other contemporary arts. The main art gallery is the largest space and often includes exhibitions of mixed disciplines, historical displays and group exhibitions.

The main gallery hosts our popular biennial Open exhibition, when we encourage anyone who lives or works in West Sussex to enter up to 3 art works for selection in the final exhibition. We take proposals in for consideration all year round and we consider work based upon various criteria including quality, variety, interpretation and public interest. We actively seek funding to work on collaborative projects and also host touring exhibitions. Generally, the galleries are programmed up to 18 months in advance.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal we’d like to get a good sense of the context of your work as well as visual information. Ideally this should be emailed to museum@adur-worthing.gov.uk and addressed to the exhibition team.

Memory of Clothes Podcast

Memory of Clothes Podcast Welcome to the Memory of Clothes Podcast, by Worthing Museum This series of podcasts accompany an Arts Council funded project in partnership with Guildcare led by visual artist Helen Barff and writer Suzanne Joinson. Memory of Clothes...

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Festive Wreath Workshops

Festive Workshops Please book for a workshop space(s) by calling us on: 01903 221448 or by talking to a member of our staff at our museum front desk Festive Wreaths 1/12/18 10:30am-12:30pm £10 Come and make a traditional Festive Wreath Festive Wreaths 8/12/18...

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Sussex Makers: painted, printed and crafted

Sussex Makers: painted, printed and crafted 1st December 2018 to 16th February 2019 This selected group of local makers come together to display a fine range of beautifully crafted and created wares. A decorative mix of painting, printmaking, ceramics and jewellery...

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WWI Centenary: 100 Years

WWI Centenary: 100 Years Worthing Museum & Art Gallery will be marking the centenary of the end of World War I with mixed displays and a talk on Worthing during the war. Our displays will look at the training of soldiers at Shoreham Army Camp, the fighting...

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Archaeological Talks

Archaeological Talks Tickets can be purchased at Worthing Theatres' Connaught Theatre. Union Place Worthing BN11 1LG Or via on the worthingtheatres website, click here. We have a series of 8 exciting archaeological talks from 11th October to 13th December. All talks...

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Schooled at Slade

Schooled at Slade  The Pond by Spencer Gore Saturday 8th September 2018 to Saturday 6 April 2019 Since its foundation in 1871 by visionary philanthropist and collector Felix Slade, the Slade School of Art has been a leading influence in the education of students of...

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Safe European Home? (past, present, future)

Safe European Home? (past, present, future) - Date: 12th May to 13th October 2018Art and installation by Delaine and Damian Le Bas and Alex Michon, photo-installation by Julia Horbaschk.“I’m literally putting Gypsies on the map”, Damian Le Bas would say of his...

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Open 18

Open 18 - Date: 3rd November 2018 to 30th March 2019 The popular WMA biennial OPEN returns for another year. It offers all those within our community an exciting opportunity to exhibit within a distinguished gallery space OPEN 18 SELECTED & UNSELECTED WORK Click...

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Tank Girl

Tank Girl - Nadia and Nessy, founders of Creative Waves, are working with Alan Martin on New Amusements funded by Arts Council England. As well as an exhibition on Worthing Pier, featuring Tank Girl, Alan has curated pieces from his collection of comic ephemera for an...

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