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 email@example.com and addressed to the exhibition team.
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...read more
On a Night Like This - Gary & Bambi Goodman - Date: Saturday 10th February to Saturday 30th June 2018. Gary and Bambi, father and daughter, artist and artist. After two successful exhibitions at WishLess Gallery in Tokyo and a show at Studio One Gallery in London,...read more
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...read more
Fans Unfolded - Date: 21 October 2017 to 31 March 2018 This exhibition explores the art, language, and craftsmanship of the fan, interposed with items from the museum's art collection which relfect the period in which each fan was used. Showcasing fans from the...read more
Collections in Bloom - Date: 16 September 2017 to 31 March 2018. Floral expression through painting, drawing, ceramics, costume and textiles from within the collections. This exhibition is an indulgent display of items cherry-picked from across the collections that...read more