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Artists & Makers Festival Guide Launched

Over 150 artists, makers and designers ...
27 open houses, studios & gardens open on 6 days ...
17 performances by two theatre companies ...
two films ...
two bus tours ...
100 years of the Embroiderer's Guild ...
ten days of textiles ...
30,000 leaflets!

The full guide to the Artists & Makers Festival is out now, and being distributed through libraries, Tourist Information Centres, arts venues and other outlets across West Sussex.
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Victory for West Sussex Artists

BBC Southern Counties Radio stage an East vs West Sussex battle during Neil Pringle's breakfast show each day. And this morning it was artist vs artist - with RAG's Dan Thompson (for the west) against well-known illustrator David Armitage (from the east).
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Performances Planned for Artists & Makers Festival

From Jimmy Cauty’s Blacksmoke Organisation to Rainbow Shakespeare, there’s much more to the Artists & Makers Festival than just pictures on walls.
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Last Week for Murmuration!

This is the last week that "Murmuration at Embassy Court" will be open to the public. The exhibition by RAG artist Ingrid Plum has received rave reviews in local press and national press.

The installation consists of 1000 origami birds suspended from the ceiling of the foyer, with video projection and surround sound. This is a unique opportunity to see a new piece of non-commercial art by an up-and-coming artist in an unusual venue. Not to be missed!

The exhibition is open wed - sat 10am - 4pm and Sunday 1pm - 4pm.

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Artists & Makers at St Matthew's

A new spring event for Worthing, Artists & Makers brought together a range of artists, makers and designers to showcase the best for homes and interiors.

A sculpture by Lou Johns formed a magnificent centrepiece, and a dramatic print by Nathan Bean (hung above the sanctuary) remained in place for the church's Sunday Service.

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New Artists Show at St Matthew's

Getting ready for the Brighton Festival? Warm up your artistic taste-buds with a special spring Artists & Makers at St Matthew’s.

Sumptuous textiles, exclusive contemporary paintings and prints, designer jewellery, beautiful frames and mirrors, cushions, quilts and other affordable - but unique – contemporary arts and crafts are set to fill St Matthew’s on the last weekend in April.

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Artists & Makers Festival 2006

The Artists & Makers Festival is back for its sixth year. And it’s bigger, better and takes up more of West Sussex than ever before.

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Artists & Makers Festival Announced

The Artists & Makers Festival is back for its sixth year. And it’s bigger, better and takes up more of West Sussex than ever before.

A range of arts events stretch across Worthing and the Horsham District and take place from 1st – 17th July.

A grant from Horsham District Council will help to develop the open houses, studios and gardens which take place during the festival, and which feature everything from contemporary textiles to painting, photography and sculpture. Venues open across the towns, villages and countryside of West Sussex.

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Spring Fresh Interiors with Artists & Makers

Spring cleaning? Need to bring something new to your interior space? There will be all the answers you need with a special spring Artists & Makers at St Matthew’s.

Sumptuous textiles, exclusive contemporary paintings and prints, designer jewellery, beautiful frames and mirrors, cushions, quilts and other affordable - but unique – contemporary arts and crafts are set to fill St Matthew’s on the last weekend in April.

Artists and makers from across the south-east come together as members of RAG, and many will launch fresh new collections for 2006 at the event.

And RAG have recruited over a dozen new artists, makers and designers since their Christmas events in Brighton and Worthing – many of whom will make their debut appearance at St Matthew’s.

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Worthing Creative Conference Today - 22nd March!

RAG have announced that the theme for the second Worthing Creative Conference is

Space For Art + Art For Space

A series of speakers, followed by workshop sessions, will look at public art & public realm: studios & workspaces: and venues for the arts. Results from the day will be fed back to policy makers at Worthing Borough Council.

The second Worthing Creative Conference takes place on Wednesday 22nd March 2006, from 2 – 6pm at St Matthew’s, Tarring Road, Worthing.