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.

The Lore of Leasingstede

The Lore of Leasingstede Date: Thursday 11 October, 1pm - 2pm A conversation with the Other Curator, and a chance to talk about A Leaf on a Sea Breeze with the exhibition's creator, Jane Williams. Read more about A Leaf on a Sea Breeze here:...

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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 conducted...

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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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Join In And Say Thank You: WWI Stories

Join In And Say Thank You: WW1 Stories Say 'thank you' to the generation who shaped our world.  Be part of a special film and share stories about WWI. 100 years ago the guns fell silent on the first truly global war. It was a war that cost millions of lives - and...

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Autumn Workshops

Autumn Family 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. Learn how to paint using watercolours 29/9/18 10.30am – 12pm / Studio Gallery £10 Note: Can participants bring...

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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. Submitting work to this exhibition is open to...

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A Leaf on a Sea Breeze

A Leaf on a Sea Breeze: a touring exhibition from Leasingstede Museum - Date: 7th July to 24th November 2018 Way over in the West Country, there’s an idiosyncratic folk museum in the fictitious village of Leasingstede, which happens to have a shared history with this...

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Safe European Home? (past, present, future)

Safe European Home? (past, present, future) - Date: 12th May to 13th October Art 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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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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Costume Trail

Costume Trail  - Date: Ends Summer 2018. Worthing Costume Trail is a wonderful way to discover the treasures hidden within Worthing Museum & Art Gallery’s costume collection. The trail features garments made and worn over the past 200 years, showcased at nine popular...

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