BRIGHTON PRINT FAIR
15th – 24th September, 2017
Brighton Print Fair is a new selling event taking place over ten days, promoting printmaking in all its various forms. Sixty printmakers will exhibit their work showing a wide range of print techniques; etchings, screenprints, woodcuts, linocuts, letterpress and more. Additional workshops, talks and activities will make the show a real celebration of printmakers and printmaking.
On Saturday 23rd September as part of Brighton Print Fair, we’re holding the Brighton Wayzgoose, a series of events (in addition to the main fair) centered around a printer’s tabletop fair, where artists will sell printed products – books, zines, bags, posters, cards, fabrics. Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft’s print trolley will enable visitors to print free postcards.
Mid Century Prints – from Emma Mason Gallery
Emma Mason will present an exhibition of Mid Century Prints in the South Gallery. Emma Mason is showing a range of prints celebrating the skill and craft of mid-century printmaking. Work will include linocuts by Robert Tavener, screen prints by Geoffrey Elliott, lithographs by Paul Sharp and wood cuts by Peter Green and Tadek Beutlich.
HOUSE Biennial at Phoenix Brighton: Common Threads
30 September – 5 November 2017
Weds – Sun 11am – 5pm
Late Opening: Friday 27 October 8 – 11 pm
Preview: Friday 29 September, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Two artists this year, Anthony Stevens (Brighton) and Andrew Omoding(London), have been selected from Outside In’s network of over 2500 artists to produce new artworks inspired by the theme of ‘Excess’ and the work of HOUSE Biennial invited artist Laura Ford.
Anthony Stevens is a self-taught artist whose work is about expressing personal experiences and processing the consequences. His characterful hand embroidered textile collages draw out satirical observations around human behaviour and our underlying motivations. The act of making itself is mindful and important process in making the work. Stevens’ work shares personal stories alongside more widely known fables that explore excess and its implications found in mythology, historical events as much as contemporary societal values and consumerist trends. This includes how the need to be loved has been manipulated into a desire to overconsume.
Ugandan born Andrew Omoding’s work is largely autobiographical. His mixed media creations include sculptures, books and costumes made from left-over and scrap materials he finds. Omoding selects a variety of found materials to weave, wrap, sew, thread and construct new objects. An intuitive process, the works are created as his stories evolve. Whilst making, the artist simultaneously sings, performs and shares his works through storytelling. Andrew will be present in the gallery at selected times throughout the exhibition to share wider stories on the works exhibited – details to follow.
Conceived in 2008 by Directors Judy Stevens and Chris Lord, HOUSE is a contemporary visual arts festival that began in part as a response to the limited space in the city for presenting contemporary art. HOUSE is curated by Celia Davies and commissions an internationally regarded Invited Artist and selects for commission a range of artists at varying career stages. Inherent to HOUSE is a potential to experience new ideas and different ways of thinking within the artistic process.
Outside In provides a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world for reasons including health, disability, isolation or social circumstance. The goal of the charity is to create a fairer art world which challenges traditional values and institutional judgments about whose work can and should be displayed.
MADE BRIGHTON at ST BARTHOLOMEW’S
Saturday 25th November
10.30am – 5.30pm
St Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street, Brighton, BN1 4GP
MADE BRIGHTON at St BARTHOLOMEW’S is running for a second year in stunning St Bartholomew’s Church. With this show we aim to do something a little different. Whilst still showing the best makers in the country, the St Bartholomew’s fair will be a down to earth ‘Village Hall’ one day, table-top selling event.
MADE BRIGHTON will return to the Brighton Dome – Corn Exchange in 2018 when extensive renovations to the building are completed.
The venue is St Bartholomew’s Church, a stunning late Victorian Byzantine inspired church. Known to some as the Noah’s Ark Church, because of the local legend that it was built to the same dimensions as the Ark, the Church is an awe-inspiring space. It’s the tallest parish church in Europe.
We’ll be using the main body of the church to show sixty makers, exhibiting a wide variety of original work; jewellery, knitwear, ceramics, wood, print, silversmithing, textiles, clothes, toys and more.
Atelier 51 is the home of Tutton and Young. The building is a converted Victorian warehouse directly opposite St Bartholomew’s Church. We have four studios housing Silvia K Ceramics, Elaine Bolt, Rhoda K Baker and Sarah Young.
A year ago we opened a shop Atelier51 showing and selling work by our resident artists and also by a selection of other contemporary designer / makers.
If you visit the show at St Bartholomew’s, please do drop by and see what we do.