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Daniel J.G. | Inner Landscapes
7 July – 13 August
Inner Landscapes is a solo exhibition of paintings by Deaf artist Daniel J.G. Showcasing an exciting new body of work made during the pandemic alongside older works, this exhibition offers a view into the inner worlds of Daniel’s artistic process and development over the past ten years.
**Extended to 13 August – the exhibition is also available to view in our Brighton gallery which is now open again to the public**
**Due to circumstances beyond our control, ONCA Gallery is closed on 22 and 23 July. Apologies**
About the artist
Daniel J.G. is a Brighton-based Deaf artist, originally from Cornwall, making work inspired by the beauty of nature and the positive impact being in nature can have on mental health. In the past Daniel has studied pottery, photography and painting but over the last few years he has focused solely on developing the painting side of his practice. Growing up along the coast and living in Brighton for over 20 years, Daniel has spent countless hours outside studying the colours, shapes, textures, lighting and forms of the landscape. When painting, Daniel draws on all these visual references and the emotions they evoke to produce abstract compositions rich in meaning.
Daniel says: “Being outside in the natural world is a huge part of maintaining good mental health for me. Having grown up in a hearing world, prohibited from learning sign language until I was in my teens, I found solace in the outdoors and developed a deep connection with nature which has been a welcome escape from the isolation I have experienced. By sharing my work with others I hope to inspire a greater appreciation of the natural world and remind us of our shared humanity and interconnectedness.”
This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Action for Deafness and is part of ONCA’s 2021 programme Making Care. It also forms part of ONCA’s ongoing commitment to celebrating The Living Coast, the Sussex UNESCO World Biosphere Region where people and nature come together in a world-class environment of Downs, Towns and Coast.
During this exhibition the gallery will be open to the public on the following days and times:
Wednesdays: 1 – 6pm
Thursdays: 1 – 6pm
Fridays: 1 – 6pm
The gallery will also be open on Saturday 17 July, 1 – 4pm. Daniel will be present with support from a BSL interpreter to meet visitors and answer questions.
One painting is available to view in the gallery window whilst the gallery is closed, and all works are available to view online.
BSL interpretation will be provided in the gallery.
To help keep our staff and visitors safe we have decided to keep our current Covid-19 safety measures in place until further notice:
- Visitors will be asked to check in via the NHS Test & Trace app or complete a Covid-19 Declaration Form
- Windows and doors will be open to ensure the gallery is well ventilated
- A maximum of 6 people at any given time will be permitted in the gallery, including staff members and interpreters, meaning you may have to queue outside whilst waiting to enter (chairs will be available for those that need them)
- Face coverings must be worn in the gallery at all times, unless you are exempt
- Visitors will be asked to observe social distancing whilst moving around the gallery
- The basement will be closed to visitors
Please help to stop the spread and keep our staff and visitors safe by not visiting the gallery if you or anyone in your household/bubble has Covid-19 symptoms, has been told to self-isolate or received a positive test within the last 14 days.
Image credit: artwork by Daniel J.G. photography by Vic McCaffrey
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Please contact or 01273 607101 if you have specific access needs, please note the gallery is wheelchair accessible but the toilet is up five stairs. We have hearing assistive technology and our staff have Basic BSL & Deaf Awareness training. For more information about access and facilities at ONCA please click here.
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