Mandy Williams: A Strange and Familiar Sea

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A photography exhibition by Mandy Williams that brings together work from three photographic series about the mysterious pull of the sea.

In Beyond Land the photographs take place at the street, a causeway that reveals itself at low tide. Started a month after the referendum result with its emphasis on Britain as an island nation, geographically and psychologically separate from Europe, the photographs show a collective march to the water’s edge. The line of people following disappearing paths out to sea not only documents our innate connection to water but can also be seen as a metaphor for the times.

Sea Level and Frame were shot in Worthing where she lived as a teenager and focus on the beach shelters along the promenade. In Sea Level the photographs are taken at high tide, when the shelters are empty. Their windows are weathered and scratched by the wind. The view of the sea through this prism produces images that are quite abstract - the sea and the markings on the glass have equal importance in the finished photograph. Frame captures people as they walk by the shelters, their bodies barely discernible as they pass the central arms of the cross frame or are swept along by the wind. The textures of the environment at that moment are imprinted on the figure.

Mandy Williams is a photographer and artist who works on long-form landscape series concerned with the psychology of place and how the marks of time and human presence affect the environment.

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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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Public Transport

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.