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Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

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

Review – local, romantic and painterly influences in SHADOWS AND ECHOES – photography by Justyna Neryng | Corridor Gallery | from 7 October 2015

Russell Honeyman is delighted by painterly influences and local artists’ models at Justyna Neryng’s show of photography at Corridor Gallery in the London Road area of central Brighton, which opened yesterday … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

SUSS6, Layers of contemporary art |Worthing Museum and Art Gallery | 10 October 2015 – 30 January 2016

Six Sussex-based contemporary artists will open a show of paintings and mixed media art work at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery this Friday 9 October 2015. The six artists exhibiting … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stink like Dog – Street Art on Trafalgar Street, Brighton

1 Oct 2015. OK, this post is a year late! I took the photo in this liminal time – last year! Street Artist, Stink like Dog, was doing this amazing … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sinna and Req stand side by side

1 October 2015 Not exactly new, as it’s dated 2011, but I only just got round to making a photo. Two pieces of spray-can art by local heavies Sinna One … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sussex illustrator Victoria Brook shortlisted for Women of the Future Awards

24 September 2015, London: Sussex-based illustrator Victoria Brook has been short-listed for the Women of the Future (“WOF”) Awards, the movement recognising and nurturing young female talent in the UK. … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Rugby sponsors art: world’s longest lino cut print is being created by Brighton Print Makers (and others) to celebrate Rugby World Cupld Cup

Originally posted on Art+ Brighton:
BIP members making the lino cut for the rugby world cup 25 September 2015. At Brighton Art Fair today, Helen Brown, workshop leader at Brighton’s…

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Art and Money editorial for Art+ magazine

Art and Money Opinion by Sussex Artbeat publisher, Russell Honeyman – published yesterday in ArtPLUS Brighton magazine (link below) Brighton Art Fair is about more than money Brighton Art Fair … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Elaine Bolt Best In Show 2015

Originally posted on Art+ Brighton:
By Christopher Spring Elaine Bolt won Oh Comely magazine’s Best In Show award last night at Brighton Art Fair’s Private View, so it seems like…

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Call Centre Creatives show their Inner Visions – NINE Exhibition ** 16-30 September 2015 ** Naked Eye Gallery, Hove

“Nine Exhibition” is an intriguing show that reveals the inner world of nine part-time artists whose shared experience is their work at a trendy call centre in Brighton. Russell Honeyman … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

ABC Art Exhibition offers “a visual remedy to the mundanity of modern life” :: Gallery 40, Brighton :: 8 June -14 June 2015

Declaring their vision “to provide a visual remedy to the mundanity of modern life”, Hove residents David Apps & Billy Chainsaw have teamed up with Gaye Black (formerly of punk … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Lesley Jones – abstract landscapes express real places

“I take plenty of photographs when I travel,” says Lesley Jones, as we look at the paintings she has on show at Naked Eye for the Brighton Festival, “but I … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Patsy McArthur – wonderful studies of the figure in colour, with a strong tonal foundation

Interview: Sussex Artbeat spoke with Patsy McArthur at the opening of her group exhibition at Hove’s Naked Eye Gallery on 1 May 2015. Classic artist’s skills underpin the lovely show … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video report on visitor charges being introduced at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Video report on visitor charges being introduced at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery https://youtu.be/qDH0qESTSXg

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery to introduce entry charges for non-residents from May 2015

By Rebecca Atkinson. In a move that will offset a third of council funding cuts, Brighton and Hove Council has voted in favour of introducing entry charges to Brighton Museum … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hove Plinth Sculpture Proposals: Call to Artists ** Deadline: 04 May 2015

Hove Plinth Sculpture Proposals: Call to Artists – Deadline: 04 May 2015 Hove Civic Society, supported by the Arts Council/National Lottery, is now issuing a call to artists for sculpture … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spring Forward Open Day with live street art | Art Schism Brighton | Saturday 4 April 2015

Saturday April 4th will be Art Schism’s Spring Forward Open Day at the gallery. There will be arty antics happening all day long including spray painting and screen printing. This … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ten of Swords street art outside Art Schism – lovely

26 March 2015. Wonderful Street Art is being painted on the wall of the Art Schism Gallery in Brighton’s North Laine. Artist known as “Ten of Swords” . The resolution … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kill it with Love – Petrusco on Tralfalgar Street in Brighton’s North Laine is defaced

3 March 2015. An new piece of Street Art in central Brighton has been partially defaced. Petrusco’s image of a naked hippy woman, glowing with light, offering a flower to … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tonight – Jamie McCartney’s gallery opening in Hove Friday 14 Nov 2014

Controversial Sussex Artist Jamie McCartney opened his new gallery and framing shop to the public, in Hove today Friday 14 Nov 2014. The gallery is open all day with a … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Req’s Wreck – an allegorical tale on the walls of the loos on Brighton seafront

Finally… I got to take a picture of the street art on the west side of the shipping container which serves as a temporary public toilet on Brighton beach front, … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Halloween Horns by We Creatures in the North Laine

We came across these marvellous antlers outside Revamp on in Brighton’s North Laine. Fantastic handmade things cost £40 but totally unique and very halloweeny.

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

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Sussex Artbeat sends email updates to our Followers when we post news. You can MANAGE this service to get instant updates or automatically compile a news digest email ONCE DAILY, or ONCE … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Help us name the artist – Street Art at Gloucester Rd, Brighton, February 2014

This lovely piece of street art is enhanced by the surreal street lighting, which passes from shades of the underworld to neon technicolor. Plus the Brighton bicycle and one-way sign. … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gecko by Sinna One at Brighton Pier

One of Brighton’s prolific graffiti artists, Sinna One, has spray-painted a lovely gecko at the entrance of Brighton Pier. It’s dedicated to Dee, with love from Brighton. Sweet!

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Visions of Xtabay – David Apps and Billy Chainsaw ** Gallery 40, Brighton ** 24 Nov – 30 Nov 2014

David Apps and Billy Chainssaw present a  joint exhibition of photography, screen prints, canvases and ceramics. David spent many years making photographs in the East End of London, published in book … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Champagne reception to honour Darvish Fakhr’s solo exhibit at EOA Gallery, Battersea, on Wednesday 15th Oct 2014

A champagne reception to honour Darvish Fakhr’s solo exhibit at EOA Gallery, Battersea will be held on Wednesday Oct 15th 11.30 to 13.00. The show, Palimpsest, runs from 4th September until 8th November … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Palimpsest – paintings by Darvish Fakhr |4 Sept – 8 Nov 2014 | EOA Gallery London

Legendary Brighton-based artist Darvish Fakhr has been working in Iran, and is showing the resulting paintings in his first solo show in London, at EOA (Edge of Arabia) Gallery from 4 September to … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Drawing Circus: Picasso ** 22 Sep 2014 ** The Old Market, Hove

September’s Drawing Circus event is inspired by the artwork of Picasso. Four models will hold varied length poses throughout the night on three different sets reflecting different aspects of the … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sum of Our Parts, a solo show by Jamie McCartney at Ground Coffee Cafe Hove : 4 Oct – 9 November 2014

Jamie McCartney, the artist behind the infamous Great Wall of Vagina, will launch a exhibition of his new experimental photographic work as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe, and hosted by Ground Coffee Hove … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Random Reqage – Street art on show in Brighton and Hove – spray can art works in progress by Brighton street artist Req

A poor pun, I know, (random Reqage) since street artist Req’s work is far from wreckage, rather it is sublime. The pun is for one that got away just before … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Art exhibition: Seas and Swimmers – paintings by Russell Honeyman ** 15 Aug – 3 Oct 2014 ** Ground Coffee, Hove

    Ground Coffee, a popular cafe opposite Hove Town Hall, is showcasing paintings by Russell Honeyman from 15 August to 3 October  2014. “Painting in the open air led … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment