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Exhibition: Pet Portraits by Hercule Van Wolfwinkle

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All day (during open hours)

FREE

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Pet Portraits by Hercule Van Wolfwinkle

Hercule Van Wolfwinkle has been called lots of different things in life, an artist certainly isn’t one of them. But all of that changed one late summer afternoon in 2020 when, whilst trying to coerce his young son into making some thank you cards, he doodled a picture of their family dog.

Little did he know that picture would go viral and his work would soon be in high demand with requests for portraits flooding into his inbox in their tens of thousands. Request from all over the globe.

The artistic style is akin to that of a small child who has never seen an animal before but people like it. A large social media following and worldwide media coverage has catapulted Hercule into the limelight and he has been using that exposure to raise money for Worthing homelessness charity, Turning Tides.

To date he has raised over £75,000 and counting and this fundraising has seen Hercule recognised by the Prime Minister with a Points of Light award and named by The Big Issue as one of their 100 Change Makers for 2021 - "a list of the innovators, creators and radical thinkers that we believe will be doing remarkable things to make the world a better place for others".

Please Note This exhibition is free but donations are gladly welcomed. No need to book, just turn up.

Museum Opening Times
From Sat 22 May
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 8pm

From Thur 24 June
Thursdays: 10am - 8pm
Fridays: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
Sundays: 11am - 4pm

Open Times

From Sat 22nd May until Sun 8th AugustFREE

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From Sat 22 May,

Saturdays: 10am - 5pm

Thursdays: 10am - 8pm

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Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearby

We are opposite Worthing Royal Mail Delivery Office, on the corner between Worthing Library and Worthing Town Hall.

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Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearest Train Station

Worthing (WRH) station is 9 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). You can book train tickets and find access information on the National Rail website.

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Nearest Bus Stops

South Street (Stops J, K, L and M), Worthing, BN11 3AW are 5 minutes walk away (0.3 miles). For bus times and tickets please visit the Stagecoach website or call Travelline.

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Car

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearest Car Parks

Worthing NCP Car Park (BN11 1LG) is 3 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.80

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Worthing High Street Multi-storey Car Park (BN11 1NY), above the Guildbourne Centre, is 6 minutes walk away (0.3 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.60, or Sunday rate approx. £3 for the whole day.

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Coach / Taxi

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Drop Off / Pick Up

We do not have a dedicated coach parking space, however there is a bus stop outside the museum which taxis could use as a drop off point. If you have access requirements or would like to book our Assembly Hall coach space, please contact us.

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Nearest Coach Park

The Lido, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QJ is 8 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). There are numerous coach parking spaces along Marine Parade.

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Bicycle

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Bicycle Parking

Traditional bike stands are available just outside the venue. These are uncovered and unmonitored - left at owners risk.

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Access

All WTM venues have step free access. Allocated wheelchair user spaces and assistance dog spaces are available at most events, these must be booked via WTM Box Office for events within an auditorium. Hearing Assistance is available in all of our venues using an Infrared system. Audio description is available for most films. These services are available free of charge, please enquire on arrival at the venue. For more information or to discuss your access requirements before your visit, please visit our access page.