Worthing, A Spirit of Place. A dialogue between two visual artists

This exhibition brings together two visual artists collaborating on describing Worthing, its character and individuality. Carolyn McConnell, a fine artist, and Paul Kemp a photographer, brought together by an initial random encounter, with Paul wandering the promenade finding subjects to photograph for his ongoing project.

An image taken, a portrait shared, Carolyn then worked upon the image, copying and enlarging, tracing and painting. Carolyn, a returning artist at Colonnade House then invited Paul to collaborate in an exhibition.

The two have been working together, going on walks to document the spaces they inhabit. Upon review of the images, they have been deciding as a unit which images to be selected as images and which for Carolyn to take and use as inspiration for her painting. It has been a journey for both, and they are excited to see how their work will continue to be shaped and evolve.

The exhibition will feature a mix of black and white printed images and paintings comprised of oiled on board, The square images will be presented in a grid, allowing viewers to explore the narrative of the production process and engage in images that show the character of Worthing that they depict.


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