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I’ve finally sold out. I made a ‘Zine’ based on the seaside. It’s called ‘Seaside’ Enjoy.

"NO YOU CAN"T TAKE MY PHOTO!" - Angry Wrinkly Women on Worthing Beach

Finally worked my way through the last of 4 old disposable cameras, which, up until recently have either lived under my bed or in the fridge, (to preserve the film) each one had been started on a holiday somewhere but never fully used. After reading a recent article about a man named Ed Templeton, I was inspired to try and not take my local sea front for granted and get down there and enjoy what is almost literally on my door step. I spent about 3 or 4 days in all taking photographs of whatever I saw. Long story short, I have reinstated my love for the sea side! I am completely guilty of taking the close proximity of the sea for granted after living in Worthing for about 20 years now. (I moved from London when I was just 5 years old.) So anyway, enjoy the photos I have just posted and if you look back a little you will see some evidence of other recent photographs too. Enjoy….

Cheesy little mock up from my Munich trip. 

I’ve had two disposables sitting in the fridge for about 6 months now, trying to preserve the films that were actually out of date anyway. Surprisingly they came came out alright. Was nice to see a mixture of an old Egypt holiday with some more recent photos from home. Blue skies all round.

New Shop is up and running. Taking orders now! http://tommynicholsonart.bigcartel.com/
Working on a new series of illustrations of people rather than places. More details later on. This one is looking a bit scary at the moment.

More orders going out tonight :) www.tommynicholson.co.uk

'Worthing Art Trail 2014' Trustee and Curator of 'The Worthing Town Hall Art Exhibition.'

Worthing Art Trail is a Community Interest Company. Each year the organisation puts on events to support the town’s artistic community, most notably the summer event which normally runs throughout June for 3 weekends. All team members work together voluntarily, to organise these events and support anyone involved. One of the aims of these events is to engage the public, show them something new and spread awareness of the artistic talent we hold in Worthing.

The Worthing Art Trail 2014 Summer Event has sadly come to it’s end for this year. It’s been my first year on the team as a Trustee. The experience has been challenging, educational, eye opening and most importantly fun. I’ve had a whole range of responsibilities in my first year from networking with the artistic community, learning about marketing, promotion, how to run a community interest company and discussing ideas and concerns with everyone involved. I’ve also had to get my hands dirty when it comes to flying, delivering promotional material and helping people handle and install their art work. One of my many responsibilities this year was to help promote and exhibit younger artists by involving them in this years trail.The art trail in the past has been aimed at the older artistic community, we wanted to be inclusive to all age groups from this year onwards.

This year we had fantastic support from Worthing & Adur Council. One of the many advantages to having this support was that, for the first time, we had access to council buildings such as Worthing Town Hall. I was nominated by our Chairman, Mark Guthrie to curate and organise an art exhibition at this venue. I grabbed hold of this opportunity with both hands and held it tight, this task became my main focus for the months to come.

On Saturday 21st June 2014 at 10:00am ‘The Worthing Town Hall Art Exhibition’ opened to the Public. The anxiously awaiting crowd entered the building through its main entrance to be presented with a fantastic variety of stunning contemporary art works produced by some of Worthing’s most talented artists. It was our honour to have the Mayor of Worthing, Councillor Vic Walker officially open the event for us. Once the exhibition was open for the public to experience I found myself feeling a sense of huge accomplishment. Months of hard work had finally paid off. Those nights where I found myself up until 4am seemed beyond worth it as I felt every second of my preparation was needed to make this exhibition what it became. Hugely successful.

Worthing Town Hall’s doors are often closed to anything other than it’s standard 9 to 5 schedule. Most walls are left bare which is a shame as there is nothing to compliment it’s amazing 100+ year old decor. I took an opportunity without knowing too much about organising or curating such a grand event and I made it work. In fact we welcomed over 150+ visitors in our first weekend, one of, if not the highest recorded number of visitors at a single venue in the Worthing Art Trail / Open Houses history. Our second weekend open was a strong one too. All exhibiting artists made sales and combined made over £1000. 

This years Worthing Art Trail has been a huge success for a variety of reasons. As a team we look forward to receiving feedback on this years event, taking this information and using it to produced more successful events in the years to come.

Many thanks to the whole Art Trail Team, especially Mark Guthrie and Lewes Jillet for letting me part of something amazing.

Tommy :)

Worthing Art Trail Trustee

Wheeeyyy! Some good coverage in the Worthing Herald for Worthing Art Trail and specifically Angela Bolton and everyone exhibiting at the Southern Pavilion and all us artists at the Town Hall.

Wheeeyyy! Some good coverage in the Worthing Herald for Worthing Art Trail and specifically Angela Bolton and everyone exhibiting at the Southern Pavilion and all us artists at the Town Hall.

Last few photos from our opening weekend. Here are some photos of the art work on display at the Town Hall Art Exhibition, part of Worthing Art Trail 2014. I had the pleasure of curating the exhibition and getting to work with some amazing artists and staff members. The exhibition finishes on Sunday 29th June.

Here are some photos of the art work on display at the Town Hall Art Exhibition, part of Worthing Art Trail 2014. I had the pleasure of curating the exhibition and getting to work with some amazing artists and staff members. The exhibition finishes on Sunday 29th June.

Some more photos from the Grand Opening of the Worthing Town Hall Art Exhibition. Taken by Leona Angus.

Part of my role as a Trustee for Worthing Art Trail this year was to curate and organise a very special art exhibition at Worthing Town Hall. The Grand Opening of the exhibition was on 21st June 2014 at 10:00am. We had over 60 people attend the opening where myself and the Mayor of Worthing, Councillor Vic Walker officially opened the event. Here are some pictures taken from that time.

Part of my role as a Trustee for Worthing Art Trail this year was to curate and organise a very special art exhibition at Worthing Town Hall. Here are a few photos of us setting up.

My secretive artistic neighbour has been busy.