6th – 23rd January 2016

Gallery Opening Times:

Wed to Fri: 12-7pm, Sat-Sun: 11-6pm

What does ‘home’ mean? How do we ‘nest’ and what happens when our ability to nest is compromised?

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Environmental artist Jill Parsons explores these questions in her new exhibition Nesting, working with those in temporary or impermanent accommodation, travellers and the homeless.

Together, they have created a forest of fragile ceramic nests downstairs at the ONCA Gallery. Each nest was made by a different participant. During this process, they shared their stories which have been used to create a soundtrack for the exhibition, weaving together tales of home; homes lost, homes loved and homes created from nothing.

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Meanwhile in the main space, artist and activist Ellen Mulcrone working primarily with willow and found objects from around Brighton, has woven together a human-sized nest-like space for people to enter and contemplate the concept of home, and what that means for them. Displayed within the nest is a variety of people’s stories about their relationship with home.

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