BEAUTIFUL artwork will be on show at a Bognor Regis studio’s first exhibition.
The No 73 Creative Arts Studio is staging the event to raise money to enable more people to be able to enjoy its facilities.
The studio is run by the Aldingbourne Trust as part of its work to enable people with learning disabilities to live independently.
The exhibition is taking place daily from 10am to 3.30pm, April 8 to April 10, at the studio at 73 Aldwick Road.
One of those whose work will be on show is Nadia Tourbay. She will have some four pieces of sewing showing animals like bees and giraffes in the exhibition.
She said: “I like animals and I like sewing. It’s very relaxing. I come to the studio all day on Mondays and Wednesdays.
“I’ve been in exhibitions before and it’s absolutely fabulous having your work on show and people looking at it.”
The studio has been open for some years but it has become too small.
Helen Rawlings, its lead creative arts instructor, said she expected 60-80 pieces of art to be on display in the exhibition.
“We have taken part in the Chichester Art Trail but this is the first exhibition we have held like this.
“We want to raise enough money to be able to expand. This will enable us to have a quiet area and have about four extra people a day,” she said.
“We can accommodate 10 at the moment but we have a waiting list.
“The studio is somewhere for our students to socialise and learn artistic skills.
“It gives them something good to do and have a finished product at the end of it which they can have people come in and have a look at it.
“This is a lovely, friendly environment and it’s good for the people here to be able to show their skills.”
As well as the art trail, the studio’s artists have taken part in the Chichester Flower Festival and have won many prizes in an art competition held by the Mencap charity.
They are also taking part in an exhibition by art students at the University of Chichester.
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