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StartHouse

RAGists Dan Thompson and Nathan Bean join the Brighton Fringe, showing in an open house above the Start Gallery, Church Street.

With all work chosen by the Start Gallery to match the domestic space, Nathan shows a new video piece, whilst Dan has a coffee table on show.

Open on 3,4,11,17,18,24,25 May.

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RAG Artist Leads The Way

Arts & Crafts


A RAG artist has been chosen for the launch of a new project, which will see artists working in schools across West Sussex.

Dan Thompson has been chosen for the pilot of the Creative Space project, organised by the Arts in Education Co-ordinator at West Sussex County Arts Service.

Dan will be resident artist for ten weeks at Broadfield East Middle School in Crawley. He will work with students and staff on a project titled 'Leading The Way' which will see the school mapped, a guide book produced and new signage introduced around the buildings.

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Put Down Your Paintbrush...

Arts & CraftsArtists from West Sussex Art Society put down their paintbrushes and pick up their poetry books for a performance at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery this Saturday, 3rd May.

The event, organised by the society with support from RAG's Roundabout, will see a variety of poets performing their work. Compered by Dan Thompson and Steve Carroll, the poetry performance takes place in the Studio, where West Sussex Art Society are currently holding their annual exhibition. The event starts at 2pm, and admission is free. The poets will also raise awareness of the Hands On initiative, which sees artists and writers raising funds to support the victims of atrocities in Sierra Leone.

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Breakfast & Boats at The Acacia

A Worthing artist celebrated the great British seaside, and bed and breakfasts in particular, with an exhibition at The Acacia guesthouse & gallery which ran throughout 2003.

Sheila Guyatt's show, Breakfast & Boats, included views of the beach, boats and the breakfast table all in her unique, illustrative style. As well as quirky paintings and drawings, the exhibition featured MDF cut-outs, including a cheeky ship's cat! The work was on show in The Acacia's Breakfast Room, and perfectly complemented the room's 1950s seaside style.

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Hands On First Exhibition

Hands On is a new initiative which aims to support victims of atrocities in Sierra Leone. The idea of painter Steve Carroll, it brings together artists from RAG and West Sussex Art Society.