10-14 Waterloo Place
Brighton & Hove
01273 603 700
Contemporary visual arts gallery showing a range of stimulating work in all media by artists based in the UK and beyond. Part of a large arts organisation running studios, workshops, residencies, events, and outreach.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Wednesday - Sunday 11 - 5
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays
Work and meeting space for hire.
Local Name: Unknown...Gypsies?
- 26 April — 15 June 2014
In this immersive environment constructed within the gallery space, the artist will recreate and occupy her own version of ‘the compounds’ which were makeshift structures employed by the British government to contain Gypsy families in the New Forest during the first half of the 20th century. Incorporating photography, film and archival material alongside textiles and costumes hand printed and embroidered by the artist, the exhibition will feature an evolving installation embodying individual and collective experience, and will shine a contemporary light upon the complex and disturbing story of the Gypsies throughout the UK and Europe.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm / Late openings: 16 & 17 May until 9 pm
- Any age
- Family friendly
- 15 May 2014 7-10pm
A fun and celebratory evening of performance and discussion centering around the significance of outward appearance to our perception of ourselves and others. Drawing upon themes within the exhibition, Delaine LeBas will bring a personal and political perspective to the subject in light of the way in which the ‘Gypsy’ has been represented in art and popular culture. The evening also provides an opportunity to explore the creative and expressive aspects of costume and self adornment, so come dressed as yourself, whatever that may be! Featured guest: Damian James Le Bas, poet and filmmaker. This event has been devised by Phoenix Brighton for Museums at Night.
- Any age
Object or Individual?
- 24 May 2014 1:30-7pm
The title of the exhibition, ‘Local Name Unknown…Gypsies? was taken from a label accompanying Romany artifacts in a museum collection, and reflects the complexities of presenting and classifying objects and cultures within an art historical or anthropological context.
This afternoon of presentations, film screenings and discussion will take the experience and viewpoints of Gypsies and ‘Outsiders’ as a springboard for exploring how we perceive and represent ourselves and others through labels and imagery, both in institutional settings and in our everyday lives.Delaine Le Bas ('Local Name Unknown...Gypsies? exhibitor) will be joined by John Maizels (Raw Vision magazine), Dr. Louise Purbrick (University of Brighton), Tony Gammidge (art therapist) and specialists in related fields.
£10 / £5 concessions