Phoenix Brighton

Phoenix Brighton view of buildilng
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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Wednesday - Sunday 11 - 5

Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays

Admission charges


Additional info

Work and meeting space for hire.

Collection details

Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
A sculptural ceramic piece by Paul Morley

Present Tense

  • 6 May — 4 June 2017 *on now

This exhibition, located in a site of multiple artists practices and drawn from them, considers how ideas can transcend a physical space, yet are grounded through different forms of making and display. It brings into play an exploration of cultural and political space, opening up discussions around how individual lives and histories inform and shape the articulation of a practice. The exhibition offers a slice in time, a moment of shared connections and isolated thoughts. It encompasses drawings ; on paper and on the wall; discreet surveillance manifesting as photographs and kinetic video; sculpture and paintings that speak to absence and presence, actions and affirmation.

Present Tense is curated by Lucy Day.

The exhibitors are: Jon Carritt & Dan Palmer, Rachel Cohen, Emma Critchley, Jane Fox, Caitlin Hefferman, Oliver Hein, Fergus Heron, Bernard Mills, Paul Morley, Patrick O’ Donnell, Wendy Pye, Ruth Rix, and Kiki Stickl.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Black and white portrait of Jenny Staff

Portraits by Manel Ortega

  • 6 May — 4 June 2017 *on now

Phoenix based portrait photographer Manel Ortega captures the spirit of his subjects within a single image. The complexity and creativity of thirty artists who have studios at Phoenix is embodied within a series of thirty black and white photographs taken in the artist’s studio.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Phoenix Brighton
10-14 Waterloo Place
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex




01273 603 700

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