A photo of a converted church in the city centre

Fabrica is an art gallery in the heart of Brighton town centre, committed to promoting understanding of contemporary visual art and craft. It opened in March 1996 in the redundant Holy Trinity Church with the support of South East Arts, Brighton Borough Council, The Foundation for Sport and the Arts and Chichester Diocese. The original idea grew out of the ambitions of Red Herring Studios, in Hove, to provide access to contemporary visual art.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Admission charges


Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Ron Haselden

  • 9 April — 30 May 2016 *on now

Luminary is a new commission, and our ambition is to create a spectacular, new sculptural work with British artist Ron Haselden. Comprising twelve, ten-metre high ‘light’ drawings of older people, the work would have an indoor element at Fabrica gallery and an outdoor element on the streets of Brighton.

The title, Luminary, combines two ideas in one: literally that the artwork itself will emit light, and metaphorically that older people influence, inspire and bring knowledge to the rest of society. Beyond creating a beautiful artwork that all ages will be able to enjoy, we see Luminary as a way to highlight the commentary, creativity and value to society of the older person and to bring in a wider debate about the experience of ageing in the UK.

Luminary takes advantage of Fabrica’s extensive work and expertise in developing older audiences for contemporary visual art and offers a new commission opportunity to Ron Haselden, a highly-respected, highly-skilled artist with an international track record spanning five decades. He creates artworks using light, sound, film and video for galleries and public places.



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.
The Boyson the Plaque

WWI Heritage Open Days event (Fabrica gallery)

  • 8 September 2016 1-4pm

During this drop-in event, Fabrica will open its doors to for an afternoon of stimulating and engaging activities and exhibits to inspire ways of considering our experience of the war. This free event will include creative workshops, heritage activities and screenings to explore personal memories relating to the war and the stories we were left with.

A free afternoon tea, music and a warm welcome to people of all ages will be provided!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age


Fabrica gallery
40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
East Sussex

Getting there

The event takes place in a large contemporary visual gallery which is in a 19th century converted church in central Brighton opposite Browns Restaurant. It is ten minutes walk from Brighton seafront. Public Transport Directions: Brighton Railway Station is approximately 15-20 minutes walk. Local buses stop within walking distance. http://www.visitbrighton.com/culture/fabrica-p384651#location - See more at: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/fabrica-centennial1#sthash.ru6XAVWD.dpuf

Additional info

Wheelchair ramp built into entrance. Guide dogs welcome. Accessible toilets on site. Accessible parking space (1) in front of building. - See more at: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/fabrica-centennial1#sthash.ru6XAVWD.dpuf





40 Duke Street
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex






01273 778646


01273 778646

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