The Seafront Gallery

Applications and expressions of interest for the Seafront Gallery are currently open. Please see below for details of how to apply to exhibit at The Seafront Gallery

Worthing's Outdoor Exhibition Space

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About The Seafront Gallery

The Seafront Gallery is Worthing's new outdoor exhibition space. Situated in a prime location on Worthing's bustling promenade it features five stone-filled gabion plinths, an accessible beachside path and 20 display surfaces.

The Seafront Gallery is a fantastic opportunity to present accessible public exhibitions to a wide audience in a location with high foot fall without the pressures of managing a traditional gallery space.

We are now welcoming proposals for future exhibitions at The Seafront Gallery - read on for more details.

Created in 2020 as part of the Council's ambitious “And Then ...” programme of interventions and assistance to support the communities of Adur and Worthing during COVID-19 the Gallery has received fantastic feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike:

“The Seafront Gallery hosted Photo Fringe's OPEN SOLO Award winner and shortlist of 19 contemporary, international photographers from the festival launch in October 2020.

“As an open access festival we seek outdoor exhibition opportunities as a way to give artists maximum visibility and audiences a chance to encounter work that might ordinarily only be shown in a gallery.

“Outdoor exhibitions give everyone, whoever they are, the chance to see art, be inspired, start a conversation and find out more should they so wish.

“We have received so much positive feedback from passers by, both in and out of the art world via their shares on Instagram etc that we are certain this new exhibition space provides a fabulous opportunity to share stories and more with the public.”

Claire Wearn, Festival Director at Photo Fringe

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The Seafront Gallery is on Worthing's seafront, a short walk from the pier and the town centre. The promenade is busy throughout the year with residents and visitors and has a range of attractions and seasonal concessions along its length.

Location of the Seafront Gallery on Worthing seafront (just to the west of The Lido)

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Hiring The Seafront Gallery (and costs)

  • whilst there is no hire charge for the gallery, the artist will need to cover all production costs of the twenty aluminium dibond prints, attachment rails and installation
  • hire periods will be for between 4, 6 or 12 months
  • artwork must be produced to a standard suitable for the conditions experienced along the seafront
  • hirers will be supported by the experienced team at Colonnade House in planning their exhibition to meet the standards in our hire agreement and risk assessment
  • all exhibition proposals will be considered and reviewed but Worthing Borough Council reserves the right to decline an application for any reason

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Apply to exhibit at The Seafront Gallery

Please use our online form to make an application. You will need to supply the following details:

  • main contact
  • organisation name (if applicable)
  • contact number
  • email address
  • an outline of what your project is
  • how will this be funded
  • information about the work you plan to exhibit
  • preferred dates and flexibility

To submit your proposal please follow this link:

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Any questions?

If you would like to make an informal enquiry before applying please contact:

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Photos of The Seafront Gallery being built and once open

PR20-116 - Setting up the new art gallery on Worthing seafront as part of Photo Fringe 2020

PR20-116 - The stone-filled gabion art gallery will be a permanent feature on Worthing seafrontPR20-116 - The stone-filled gabion art gallery is one of a number of locations featured in the photography trail

Pop up photo fringe - photo 2

Pop up photo fringe - members of the public looking at the exhibition

Pop up photo fringe - photo 3

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Page last updated: 13 April 2023

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