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Creative Waves Community Arts C.I.C, 83 Ham Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2QT - Company Number: 7757209

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Creative Waves' dynamic duo, artists:

Nadia Chalk & Vanessa Breen.

Happiest when covered in paint!!!





How we create waves....


Based in West Sussex, Creative Waves' pioneering artists Nadia Chalk & Vanessa Breen

share their vision, energy & passion to create inspiring community projects that bring

people together.


"Amongst the paint, ideas and enthusiasm our goal is simple; to make a positive difference to people's lives, creating smiles & improving health & wellbeing. Our challenge is to motivate people to feel connected to their surroundings through arts & culture, heritage & our natural environment, we do this in a variety of ways:


Art on the Pier - our innovative outdoor gallery on Worthing Pier is free to view all year round and showcases a diverse range of exhibitions from professional artists to school children, to heritage, community & environmental displays.


'Bugcycle' - our community garden in Beach House Park, Worthing. We encourage volunteers & local schools to be involved in helping shape a unique space for all to enjoy, ongoing creative activities, early years educational activities, gardening & wellbeing workshops.


Heritage - we produced three successful National Lottery Heritage projects involving hundreds of local people & school children and created exhibitions, heritage trails, a short film, booklets and permanent heritage display boards for Worthing seafront. We also work in partnership with other organisations assisting with their heritage projects including: educational outreach, designing heritage panels & leaflets and creating bespoke artworks including mosaics & engraved wood.


Wellbeing & Nature - as well as being in our community garden, we love being outdoors in nature; whether its wellbeing walks on the South Downs, running creative workshops in our community garden or creating bespoke murals & art trails in parks & gardens.


Arts Education - we have worked in over 40 schools & colleges teaching and inspiring young people to explore their creativity, whilst learning the value of art and design as an enjoyable pathway for future careers in the creative industries. We design bespoke art projects, artworks and sculptures for the school that the pupils help create and share their input and ideas during our workshops.


Our projects are all inclusive, designed for people of all ages and we couldn’t do any of

it without your support, encouragement and participation!!! "

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Current and Recent Projects......


'THE NOURISHING NATURE OF THE SOUTH DOWNS' - we were thrilled to work in

partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority exploring the relationship

between arts, landscape and health & well-being. We led a series of 'wellbeing walks' on the

South Downs in Autumn 2020 & curated an art exhibition displayed on Worthing Pier, which

gives an insight into how nature helped people through the pandemic.


HIGHDOWN GARDENS HERITAGE - funded by the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund

(HLF) we are delighted to be working in partnership with Worthing Borough Council and the

Parks team; designing a new children's tree trail for the gardens & delivering educational

outreach workshops to schools.


ART ON THE PIER - free exhibitions amidst our colourful rainbow panels on Worthing Pier:


The Nourishing Nature of the South Downs; a collection of works including, art, photography

& poetry inspired by the South Downs.


New Amusements; interact with the artwork & take "seaside selfies" come rain or shine.


Worthing's Underwater World; working in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society

exploring our coastal environment, showcases artwork using recycled materials by local



'BUGCYCLE COMMUNITY GARDEN' - Thanks to funding through 'Pocket Parks' we are

revamping the tarmac area to improve our community garden in Beach House Park. There

are volunteering & work experience opportunities, please get in touch if you would like to

be involved.


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS THROUGH NATURE- We are very pleased to have secured

funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to run free online workshops,

highlighting the importance of exercise, physical wellbeing and the direct link to help with

mental wellbeing. We will all share ideas, chat, laugh and learn how to create artwork with

natural materials found in local parks, green spaces, beach or garden. Follow our social

media for links to virtual workshops.







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