Artworks explore the nature of water

Part of a large painting by David Stringer
Part of a large painting by David Stringer

ARTISTS have drawn together a collection of paintings on the theme Water of Life for an exhibition in Shoreham.

The annual exhibition at St Mary de Haura Church, in the town centre, is part of the Adur Festival and it is one of the venues on the Adur Art Trail.

It is always held during the first two weeks of June, to allow the artists to take part in the Brighton Festival beforehand.

Opening on Saturday, the free exhibition runs until Sunday, June 15, and features paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles and mosaics.

Church secretary Gillian Goldsmith said: “Water of Life is an art exhibition in which local artists are exploring the life giving nature of water for us, spiritually, practically and symbolically.”

The St Mary’s exhibition is open from 11am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm to 6pm on Sundays.

There will also be a display at St Nicolas Church, off Upper Shoreham Road, featuring artwork by pupils from of St Nicolas and St Mary Primary School. It will be open 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday and midday to 4pm at weekends.

On Thursday, June 5, the Meet the Artists event will be held at St Mary’s, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.