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.
The Sitting Room
- 17 February — 18 March 2018 *on now
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.
- Any age
Rocket Artists present Art by Johnny
- 2 — 29 April 2018
Rocket Artists, a group of artists with and without learning disabilities will journey together to explore the notion of inclusive, collaborative curation. They will present an exciting, vibrant exhibition and series of events that reveals their curation process and celebrates the impressive artwork by young, prolific and autistic member of the Rockets; Johnny Carroll-Pell.
The exhibition coincides with World Autism Awareness week (26th March – 2nd April). It aims to provide opportunities for various communities of artists, families and organisations to connect through a celebration of art, inclusion and diversity whilst inviting us to re-consider what curation can be.
Alongside the exhibition will be an associated programme of talks, workshops, happenings and a book launch all taking place in and around the gallery. Amongst these events Henry Normal will be launching his new book about family life ‘A Normal Family’, local musician Tom Cook, who works with Daniel Wakefield and Beat Express will be hosting an event and there will be a talk by motivational speaker and horse whisperer Dido Fisher. With more to follow, featuring local artists, poets and writers – as well as some surprise guests.
- Family friendly
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.
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.
10-14 Waterloo Place
Brighton & Hove
01273 603 700