Art & Exploration in Worthing, Sussex
Revolutionary Arts and Fresh Egg working together
23-26 September 2011
Artists, writers and makers explore a seaside town and its stories, past, present and future, looking for the places where things overlap, boundaries blur and it all gets fuzzy. At the core of the festival is a day-long workshop, when invited artists, writers and photographers will work together to create an alternative tourist guide to Worthing - and prepare a routemap for the town's future.
Unadvertised and unofficial artwork appears in unlikely places, performers play in the streets, and means of mass communication are hijacked to spread a more interesting message.
The festival is a celebration of unlocked creativity, showcasing new work. Don't expect to see things you\'ve seen before. Artwork will be uncovered throughout the three day festival by a series of Tweets, secret messages in empty shops leading to hidden web pages revealing extra audio and film, and messages in bottles thrown from the end of the pier. Some artwork will be physical, some virtual, and some created as viewers experience a place.
AIR Time: Friday 23rd September, Flashbang, 19 Royal Arcade, Worthing BN11 3AY: Open to all artists - a free practical and inspirational events providing advice, networking and camaraderie. Over 1000 artists and final-year art and design students have already participated in events held across England and Wales.
ThinkTank: Saturday 24th September, Flashbang, 19 Royal Arcade, Worthing BN11 3AY: artists, writers and photographers explore the town, create a website and plan for Worthing's future. A number of guests from outside the town have been invited to visit; each will be given a special local tour guide to show them round before the thinking starts. The thinkTank will be open for the public to pop in and contribute. The ThinkTank are Saga Arpino, Sophie Collard, Lloyd Davis, Leanne Foster, Gez Glover, Dougald Hine, Masa Kepic, Mark Scott-Wood, Dan Thompson, Dale Thomson
Pop-up Tourist Information: Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th, Dome Cinema, Marine Parade: get involved in some simple activities at Worthing's temporary TIC. Tell us what's your favourite memory of Worthing, what colour is the town, where's the best place to visit and more.
Sunday Social: Sunday 25th September, Mooey's Mocha Shop<C hapel Road, 11am-1pm: relax with pots of tea, Sunday papers and some stimulating conversation as we reflect on Saturday's ThinkTank and decide what simple actions we can take together to make Worthing better.
There's More... extra artwork will only be announced during the three days of Made In Worthing. Watch artistsandmakers.com or follow @artistsmakers on Twitter to be in on the secret.