77Art - Darren West's new art gallery opens in Sussex

77Art is a new gallery being opened later this week in the West Sussex seaside town of Worthing by internationally acclaimed neon artist Darren West (pictured below) and curated by his partner & co-owner Lisa Melendez.

I've known Darren and admired his work for many years, so I was truly delighted to have two of my taxidermy art pieces selected for the opening - 'Holy Water' and 'Kingdom of Heaven'.

He has brought together an amazing array of artists for the launch, including Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake, Tom Freer, Henry Hate, Darren Macpherson, Inkie, Sally Kendall, Mason Storm, James Cashmore, Mr Ben, Iain Alexander, Horace Panter, CLS, Robin Coleman, Mr Brainwash, Pam Glew, SR47, Aroe, Edu and Tim J. Fowler.

Darren West is a gifted craftsman and iconic member of the British art world, who has been creating neon masterpieces for 30 years - his work is in discerning collections all over the world. He runs The Neon Sanctum as a base for his eclectic glass art which investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems and dissects the tensions and uncertainties at the heart of human experiences.

77Art has a private view this Friday from 6pm and is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm at 6 Warwick Lane, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3DP.