Sussex ArtBeat

Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

Art Events: Bite-size Museum ** Every Tue and Sat from 24 Jan 2015 ** Brighton Museum


Pop-up guided tours, short talks and closer looks at stories from our eclectic collections led by Royal Pavilion & Museums staff. Amber, artists, archaeology and Africa are just a few of the subjects covered this spring.


Saturday 7 February

Before the Paralympics: sports for amputees at the Royal Pavilion during World War One with Curator Jody East and researcher Dan Robertson.

Tuesday 10 February

Playful Pottery: A brief look at pastimes in Georgian society through the Willett Collection of ceramics with Curator Cecilia Kendall.

Saturday 14 February

Dirty Weekend! Find out how Brighton developed its notorious reputation and became the leading destination for the naughtiest of behaviour. Led by Brightonophiles Maria Foy and Amanda Scales.

Tuesday 17 February

Biba, Barbara and Brighton: Look at the Career of Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki and her relationship to Brighton with Curator Martin Pel.

Saturday 21 February

Unearthing Archaeology: A closer look at finds from the museum’s Archaeology collection with Curator Heather York.

Tuesday 24 February

All that Glitters: A unique chance to explore our collection of Asante Goldweights from Ghana with Assistant Curator Samantha Sharman.

Saturday 28 February

Angelica Kauffmann: a Continental Wunderkind in Georgian England. Find out more about this fascinating artist’s story through our Fine Art collection with Dr Alexandra Loske.

Tuesday 3 March

All Wrapped up: the Art of Furoshiki. Have a go at using the Japanese alternative to the carrier bag with Keeper of World Art Helen Mears.

Saturday 7 March

Living Dangerously in Georgian England: Crime and disorder explained through the Willett Collection with Curator Cecilia Kendall.

Tuesday 10 March

Stella Unscrambled: Explore the significance of the Post-Abstract expressionists through the Heyer Bequest collection with Curator Jenny Lund.

Saturday 14 March

Aubrey Beardsley: He’s not the ‘Master of Line’, he’s a very naughty boy!

Take a brief look at Aubrey Beardley’s time at Brighton Grammar School with Collections Assistant Alexia Lazou.

Tuesday 17 March

Fabulous Flint! Just pebbles on the beach? Learn more about the nature and origin of this valuable, natural resource with Geologist and Booth Museum Curator John Cooper.

Saturday 21 March

Next Slide Please! The Wonders of the Magic Lantern. A close up, drop in demonstration of the popular Victorian entertainment with Collections Assistant Alexia Lazou.

Tuesday 24 March

Stone Age Whitehawk: Brighton’s earliest residents. Investigate Brighton’s past through the museum’s Archaeology Collection with Curator Andy Maxted.


Brighton Museum

12pm,  Free


via Bite-size Museum.


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