Wednesday, June 04 2003 @ 12:48 PM UTC
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The studios, based in a small block of garages in Heene Road, will house up to six artists, and would be jointly managed by local arts groups RAG and SusArt. We did hope to have the studios running during the Art Trail, as part of the Worthing Arts Festival in July, said Brenda Brooks from SusArt, but although our plans have been held up, we still hope to give artists a home in Worthing this summer.
Worthing Borough Council are currently considering an application for small changes to the existing building. We are confident that this low-key development can only have a positive effect on the surrounding area, said RAG spokesman Dan Thompson, and that planners will look at examples, like the Tate in St Ives, to see how contemporary arts can play an important role in a local community.
SusArt will have information about the studios at their next arts fair, which takes place at the Norfolk Centre, Arundel on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June. RAG will also show the plans at the Worthing Fringe Together exhibition at Field Place, on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July.