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

free

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 black and yellow circular abstract painting

H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G

  • 13 January — 11 February 2018 *on now

Ian Boutell, John Bunker, Philip Cole, Stig Evans, Tess Jaray, Johanna Melvin, Patrick O’Donnell

Seven contemporary abstract painters explore the possibilities inherent in space, colour, line and edge, and seek to develop a conversation around the language of paint. The exhibition presents a collection of paintings that have been developed through pre-meditated and choreographed processes; in developing the images, the artists favour intention over accident.

The exhibition and associated activities encourage a wide-ranging and rigorous dialogue around contemporary painting practice and raises questions, provocations and tentative assertions. Here are some of the assertions the would like to test:

What is hard painting?
Painting that is hard edged, non-figurative and abstract
Painting that endures
Painting that is a complex and esoteric distillation of ideas

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.phoenixbrighton.org/events/hard-painting-2/

An artist dancing with glowing green chair

The Sitting Room

  • 17 February — 18 March 2018

Dave Stephens, Anne Bean, Lewis Robinson

Utilising sculpture, installation, drawing and performance, the chair in its many permutations is the inspiration and starting point for diverse experiments with form and meaning.

From the humble cottage spindle seat to the majestic throne, the chair has become so omnipresent in our daily lives as to seem virtually invisible. Chairs are a natural extension of the human form, their construction mimicking the shape of a seated person, supporting and protecting the body.

Each of the three artists have established their unique interdisciplinary practices over several decades, and in this exhibition they celebrate the chair in their individual ways in order to generate personal narratives, playful interventions, and philosophical journeys.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.phoenixbrighton.org/events/the-sitting-room/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Brighton Arts Lab logo - text in black and red

Brighton Arts Lab: The Art of Graphic Novels

  • 26 January 2018 7:30-11pm

An evening exploring the comic scene, with comics writer and artist Hannah Berry, Chris Parkinson on the politics of Tin Tin and a practical workshop, ’How Comics Work’ with Tim Pilcher.

In the spirit of the creative happenings of the sixties, Brighton Arts Lab is a new bi-monthly event, serving up performances, spoken word, workshops, film and exhibitions.

The Lab aims to be inclusive, offering opportunities for local artists and performers to collaborate through our events, and for audiences to be entertained, stimulated and challenged.

Please get in touch via our Facebook Page to suggest future themes and to let us know if you have ideas for how you might like to contribute to one of our events.

Brighton Arts Lab is in partnership with the Phoenix Gallery and is curated by Catalyst Club host, author and podcaster, David Bramwell.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£8

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brighton-arts-lab-the-art-of-graphic-novels-tickets-40188503897

Participants in fancy dress and outlandish make-up at a previous Cub Silencio event

BRIGHTON ARTS LAB: Club Silencio presents The Private View

  • 22 March 2018 7:30-11:30pm

Brighton's one and only Club Silencio takes over the Phoenix Gallery! Nightmarish B-movie trash meets queer comedy in an alternative art happening you won't want to miss!

In the spirit of the creative happenings of the sixties, Brighton Arts Lab is a new bi-monthly event, serving up performances, spoken word, workshops, film and exhibitions. Each event is themed around different aspects of creativity.
The Lab aims to be inclusive, offering opportunities for local artists and performers to collaborate through our events, and for audiences to be entertained, stimulated and challenged.

Please get in touch via our Facebook Page to suggest future themes and to let us know if you have ideas for how you might like to contribute to one of our events.

Brighton Arts Lab is in partnership with the Phoenix Gallery and is curated by Catalyst Club host, author and podcaster, David Bramwell.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£8

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brighton-arts-lab-club-silencio-presents-the-private-view-tickets-40188594167

A cartoon-like drawing of the Phoenix Brighton building

Open Studios 2018

  • 18 May 2018 6-9pm

Over 100 artists/designers/makers under 1 roof!

Phoenix Brighton Open Studios is a unique opportunity to see what goes inside one of the largest artists' studio groups in the south East. We invite art lovers of all kinds to this event which focuses exclusively on the professional artists and makers who have studios in the building. Curators, collectors, and the ‘just curious’ will find something to engage and inspire them.

Website

https://www.phoenixbrighton.org/events/open-studios-2018/

Phoenix Brighton
10-14 Waterloo Place
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex
BN2 9NB
England

Website

www.phoenixbrighton.org

E-mail

info@phoenixbrighton.org

Telephone

01273 603 700

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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