UK's largest Photo Fringe comes to Worthing
Released: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
A snapshot of Worthing shot through the eyes of budding artists has gone on display in Colonnade House as the UK's largest photo fringe comes to town for the first time.
The Worthing Borough Council venue is hosting the exhibition as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe, a biennial event which is largest of its kind in the country.
The centrepiece is work by Jack Latham, who has used Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - which was written during the author's stay in the town - as inspiration for his work which focuses on youth culture in the town.
It will be supported by images shot by Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GB MET) photography degree students as they took a walk around Worthing.
With the work being hung on the halls of the creative hub yesterday (16th October 2018), those at the Warwick Street venue are looking forward to welcoming people to view the work at the gallery until 28th October 2018.
Clare Halstead, Creative Hub Manager at Colonnade House, said:
“It's a real honour to be working with the Brighton Fringe to bring this nationally-recognised event to Worthing for the first time.”
“Jack Latham's work really has captured the spirit of young people in the town, as is evident with the creative work from the GB MET students. I hope as many people as possible can come and enjoy the works before the end of October.”
“We also look forward to keep on working with Brighton Photo Fringe to inspire and offer platforms to budding lens-based artists in the future.”
Among those GB MET students to have their work displayed is Sophie O'Regan.
She explained that the images were taken during an impromptu walk around Worthing with the aim of capturing moments of happenstance or coincidence.
“The thought of doing an exhibition at the start of our second year was at first terrifying but I can honestly say I have absolutely loved it.”
Fellow Northbrook student Lizzi Mills shot her images through the coloured windows on Worthing Pier. She said:
“I'm really pleased to be exhibiting some of the work in such a central location. I'll be bringing my children and the family down to see it.”
In Worthing for the first time, Colonnade House is one of six hubs in this year's Brighton Photo Fringe festival. The biennial event features over 100 artists in 40 venues across Sussex offering exhibitions, talks, screenings, workshops and tours.
This includes a portfolio speed dating event when early career photographers and lens-based artists are invited to bring their work to be assessed by professionals including Jack Latham. This takes place from October 25th from 5pm to 7pm and is free.
Elin Venner, residency manager at Brighton Photo Fringe, said:
“We've been looking to expand the fringe across Sussex for a number of years so it is great to be working with Colonnade House so that we have a base in Worthing.”
“It's a great venue on a busy shopping street in a great location and I'm delighted to see lots of visitors already.”
“We look forward to building on this partnership with Colonnade House with the hope of inspiring more and more people to host and take part in events like this in future years.”
See also: Colonnade House website
Photo: GB MET students, Lizzi Mills & Sophie O'Regan, hanging work at Colonnade House as part of Brighton Photo Fringe
Photo: GB MET students work is being shown at Colonnade House as part of Brighton Photo Fringe (outside Colonnade House)
Photo: GB MET students work is being shown at Colonnade House as part of Brighton Photo Fringe
Photo: Some of the work from GB MET students which is being shown at Colonnade House as part of Brighton Photo Fringe
Contact Public Relations & Communications
If you have any enquires please contact:
- 07909 688 132 - Mike Gilson
- 07342 066 216 - Tim Ridgway
- 07795 504 983 - Talia French
Public Relations & Communications,
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,