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Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea :: Towner Eastbourne :: 18 May – 26 Sep 2021

18 May – 26 Sep 2021 FREE ENTRY Following a joint acquisition with the National Museum of Wales in 2021, John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea, will be exhibited at Towner in summer 2021. First … Continue reading

April 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace :: Towner Eastbourne :: 18 May – 26 Sep 2021

Towner Eastbourne presents the most comprehensive major exhibition of work in over 50 years by John Nash, one of the most versatile and prolific artists of the 20th century. Nash … Continue reading

April 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lothar Götz: Dance Diagonal :: Towner Eastbourne :: 2019-2024

NOW EXTENDED UNTIL 2024! German artist Lothar Götz has transformed the exterior walls of the gallery with his new large-scale, colourful geometric artwork, Dance Diagonal (2019). Götz, who is based … Continue reading

April 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Eastbourne’s Towner arts centre set to re-open Tuesday 18 May 2021 – with two major new exhibitions of work by John Nash and John Akomfrah

The Towner Eastbourne Contemporary Arts centre will re-open on 18 May 2021, including the shop, cafe and two major new exhibitions – John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace, … Continue reading

April 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Brighton and Hove museums to re-open from 17 May 2021 – helped by £370k lockdown recovery cash

Brighton and Hove’s Royal Pavilion and four other museums will re-open from 17 May 2021, helped by £370,000 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The Royal … Continue reading

April 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Hanover Creative Yard Sale :: 17 Apr 2021, 10am-2pm :: Various locations Brighton

Start of the Arts season in Brighton! Independent artists and craftspeople selling art from from their homes in Brighton. Local, socially distanced, Hanover Creative Yard Sale 17 Apr 2021, 10am-2pm. … Continue reading

April 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me – Bowie/MacCormack 1973-76 :: Brighton and Hove Museum :: 18 May 2021 -23 January 2022

Tickets on sale for acclaimed Bowie show at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery – extended to January 2022 Fans of Bowie have been given extra time to catch up with … Continue reading

April 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Two at 40 :: Richard Harris and Tracey Wadey :: Brighton Photo Fringe 2020 :: Gallery 40, Hove :: 20 October – 1 November 2020

Joint exhibition by award-winning fine art photographers/printers, Richard Harris and Tracy Wadey. Part of the 2020 Brighton Photo Fringe. Advance tickets are required. Tickets are free: see eventbrite link below. … Continue reading

October 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Moncrieff-Bray Autumn Exhibition | Petworth | 30 October – 12 December 2020

Moncrieff-Bray Autumn Exhibition30th October – 12 December 2020Our Autumn exhibition will have a strong emphasis on sculpture with works by leading British Contemporary sculptors arranged in the sculpture garden creating … Continue reading

October 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Locked Down, Locked in, Lucked Out | Sinna One @ Gallery Lock In | Hove | 2 – 4 October 2020

Tonight we visited the public opening of Sinna One’s studio at Gallery Lock In – before it has to close next week, and the walls, and the art on them, … Continue reading

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

The most glamorous, prestigious arts jobs in Sussex? Call for volunteer contributors to help the Artbeat revival

Loyal readers of Sussex Artbeat will have noticed a decline in our wonderful art news content over recent months. However, our devoted followers keep growing! So we know people want … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Use our Virtual Art Gallery – free platform for Sussex Artists

Don’t know why we didn’t think of this before! Does it take a virus-crisis to show us the obvious? Sussex Artbeat would like to invite Sussex Artists to use our … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wanderlust: an exhibition of visionary art in the time of COVID|Marta Ptaszkiewicz on the WWW |1 May – 7 May 2020 (critical review)

Amazing stuff is emerging from this time of crisis. Artists in particular are finding their voice. Brighton artist, Marta Ptaszkiewicz, had announced the cancellation of her biggest solo show to … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · 1 Comment

Riot! Celebrating Stonewall’s Anniversary. 2nd August – 31st August 2019.

Originally posted on SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon:
It’s going to be a Riot! At SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon, Brighton & Hove Pride exhibition.??Yes, there is partying,…

August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

MA Fine Art Brighton 6-13 July 2019

Brighton University MA show 2019. Last weekend Sat 13 July https://www.facebook.com/mafineartbrighton

July 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Europa withy lantern installed at St Bartholomew’s Church, central Brighton 4 July – 18 July 2019

Europa withy (willow) lantern installed at St Bartholomew’s Church, central Brighton 4 July – 18 July 2019. Please come visit us. https://www.stbartholomewsbrighton.org.uk/findus.htm#Map Europa is the founding myth of the European … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

DANCE, MOVEMENT, POWER: Dynamite Gallery, Brighton: 3 -25 May 2019

DANCE, MOVEMENT, POWER by Henry Gomez April 24, 2019   This group exhibition is celebrating the beauty in many forms of our show title.  Opening 3rd May – 25th May … Continue reading

May 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Limbo: show of social art at SEAS Brighton, 4 May – 2 June 2019

The Limbo exhibition will take place 4 May – 2 June 2019 at SEAS (Socially Engaged Art Salon). The show will include series of workshops, film screenings and artist talks … Continue reading

May 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Spectre of the Real: preview, opening talk and artist talks, SEAS Brighton, 13 April 2019

Originally posted on SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon:
The Spectre of the Real is an exhibition of Social Art by a group of 23 artists, held in Brighton 13-21…

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Social Art Assembly at Tate Exchange 25 April 2019

Originally posted on Raphael by the Sea:
For practitioners of Social Art there is an important assembly happening later in April, at Tate Exchange. It’s sold out, but I’m intending…

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Eade’s Die Liste comes home: HIX Award winning artwork about migrant deaths on show in Brighton at SEA’s Spectre of the Real exhibition of social art on 13th April 2019

Originally posted on Raphael by the Sea:
Elizabeth Eade’s artwork Die Liste in 2018 Award winning Brighton social artist Elizabeth Eade will give a talk, and show her prize winning…

April 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Spectre of the Real: social art at SEAS Brighton :: 13-21 April 2019

Originally posted on SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon:
The Spectre of the Real exhibition will take place 13-21 April 2019 at SEAS (Socially Engaged Art Salon), at the BMECP…

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hove Plinth’s ‘Constellation’: sorry, it’s kitsch, and not in a nice way

November 2018. The first time I saw the long awaited sculpture on Hove Plinth was at night, in April this year, soon after it was installed. Floodlighting lent the assemblage … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bad Boys :: Kevin Hendley :: Cameron Fine Art, Hove :: 27 October – 19 November 2018

Bad Boys is Kevin Hendley’s first solo show in the UK. One of the gallery’s most collected artists, his work is rich, layered, diverse and supremely painterly. His obsession with … Continue reading

November 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Comfort Zone – Art about drones, bombing and the war on terror – socially engaged art showcased at Brighton’s MA Fine Art show July 7-14 2018

Originally posted on Raphael by the Sea:
Raqqa after the liberation 3 25 June 2018. At first glance, the paintings look like attractive impressions of desert lands. Closer examination reveals…

June 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best (a film about drone warefare) plus At Altitude :: Towner :: 2 Jun – 30 Sep 2018

A film about drone warfare (5,000 Feet), will be accompanied by an exhibition of visual art (At Altitude) related events, at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne 2 June – … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Inward Sky :: Sam Hewitt :: Dynamite Gallery :: 28 April – 13 May 2018

  Following a sell-out solo show at Dynamite Gallery in 2017, Brighton artist Sam Hewitt returns with a new body of work titled Inward Sky. Featuring ten new paintings in Hewitt’s … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gilbert & George :: Brighton Museum :: 28 April to 2 September 2018

Gilbert & George are a Turner Prize-winning artist partnership who have created art and shared their lives together for fifty years. By presenting themselves as ‘living sculptures’ they challenge the … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

illumination Exhibition|30th Sept to 16th Oct 2017| Kellie Miller Arts, Brighton

Four women, four unique ways of creating and using light, reflecting and absorbing.  Illumination Exhibition is about the interpretation of light in an artist’s work and the revealing of the … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is this art? Help needed at Sussex Art newsletter – volunteers and maybe more

Dear valued Readers and Followers of Sussex Artbeat, You may have noticed that the frequency of posts at Sussex Artbeat has dropped over recent months. The volunteers that provide you … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brunswick Art Fair: Sunday 9 July 2017

Showcase for Sussex artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, cards, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery in Brunswick Square on Sunday 9 July – free entry. https://www.facebook.com/BrunswickTownArtFair/

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Before words: latest contemporary art at the MA Fine Art show, Brighton University, 7- 15 July 2017

An inspiring exhibition of the latest in fine art will open on Friday 7 July 2017: the MA Fine Art Year End Show at Brighton University.  The art is diverse, … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Life Rooms: Cathie Pilkington’s show at Brighton University

Cathie Pilkington sculpts children’s dolls, traumatised by life’s experience. The dolls are staged in archetypal situations, fairy stories from the dark side. Some of the tableaux deal refer to gender … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Warning: we have met the enemy and he is us: political street art in Brighton

Socially engaged art. OK, call it political art. Actually, all art is political. If it ignores social problems, then it supports the status quo by default. If we paint pretty … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jake Wood Evans – baroque postmodern

Originally posted on Raphael by the Sea:
4 May 2017. Painter Jake Wood Evans is exhibiting at the YMCA HQ in Hove as part of Open House this month, and…

May 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Young people and local artists showcased at YMCA’s Hove HQ : Open Houses 2017

4 May 2017. YMCA DLG’s Hove head office is participating in Brighton Artists Open Houses Festival, showcasing creative works by local artists as well as our young people and staff. This … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nova Pop – Billy Chainsaw :: Brush, Brighton :: 25 March – 07 April 2017

Billy Chainsaw brings a brand new solo art show to Brush Hair Salon and Gallery: NOVA POP! At Brush Hair Salon, Brighton 25 MARCH – 7 APRIL PRIVATE VIEW: 25 … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blood and bones (and being a woman): Meet the artist – Eve Shepherd

On Saturday 26th of August, from 2-4pm Corridor Gallery will be hosting an “#AskTheArtist” Q& A session, with Eve Shepherd creator of the Blood and Bones exhibition. “Corridor Gallery are … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Transcending boundaries through painting: Rendlesham by Kate Sherman at Onca, Brighton, November 2016

Originally posted on Raphael by the Sea:
This beautiful exhibition of oil paintings shows us a wonderful capability of painting: reflection of the transcendant. The gallery setting (a white box…

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gender politics and classical beauty – Eve Shepherd at Corridor Gallery, Brighton

Eve Shepherd’s show challenges notions of gender and the body in ways that are not always new, but beautifully done. The medium is porcelain (which is apparently made using bone) and rough-hewn … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dixon’s Gavel Bash raised £14k

1 October 2016. Naked Eye Gallery in Hove announced that Dixon’s Gavel Bash art auction raised £14,420. The event was a fundraiser for artist Simon Dixon. Details of the items … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Silver Portraits by Sean Hawkey | 8 Sept-15 Nov 2016 | Hove Museum

Silver Portraits Photojournalist Sean Hawkey uses wetplate collodion techniques to make photographic portraits with silver, a method invented in 1851 and already obsolete by the 1870s. This display of his … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Art about life – by young people in supported housing: “Belonging” exhibition at YMCA DLG, Reed House, Hove.

1 May 2016. An inspiring exhibition of art by young people in supported housing, staff and community, at YMCA DLG was opened in Brighton and Hove on Thursday night, as … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Photoreview – ‘Improvisations – Painting to Music’ by Marta Ptaszkiewicz Private View at Naked Eye Gallery 2 April 2016

Abstract impressionist art is atmospheric, rather than narrative. With no definable forms, there is no single story, so there’s always a fresh interpretation and the art is timeless. Sussex Artbeat … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Call for volunteers to help engage children with art in Brighton and Hove

Maxine Allan sent us this request for volunteers to help engage children with art in Brighton and Hove…. Artyfacts delivers unique art classes to primary school children in Brighton and … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Ian Hodgson talks about technique (and Blackstar) at Naked Eye 13 February 2016

Brighton artist Ian Hodgson speaks about techniques he uses to create amazing graphite drawings of people, things and spirit – and Bowie’s Blackstar. Russell Honeyman made this interview at the … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Local lad makes good: Dion Salvador Lloyd’s painting Chalkland wins Chairman’s Purchase prize at ING Discerning Eye exhibition at Mall Galleries, London

23 November 2015. Dion Salvador Lloyd announced today his painting Chalkland has been awarded the Chairman’s Purchase prize at the ING Discerning Eye exhibition at Mall Galleries, London. Dion said: … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: contemporary art from across Sussex – SUSS6, Layers of Contemporary Art |Worthing Museum & Art Gallery |10 October – 30 January 2016.

Friday evening, 9th October 2015. A vibrant exhibition of diverse contemporary art from across Sussex has opened at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. Sussex Artbeat’s Worthing Correspondent wrote this review. … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

If this is Street Art, what is Grafitti – video interview with Brighton graffiti artist Aroe

A well made, interesting and informative video interview with graffiti artist Areo, by Chris spring of Art in Brighton

October 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Photo Review: Aroe and Meros at Dynamite | 2-28 October | 2015

Can you spot the stencil art from Prince and the Revolution’s Album Cover? Can you spot the Street Artist from Brighton? The paint spatters are real splatters. The reversals are … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment