The ONCA Gallery is currently open for Dresscue on Friday mornings, and for one-off events. See below for more information.

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3 February 2023
10:00 am
1:00 pm

A photograph by Phoebe Wingrove of Dresscue on ONCA Barge. People sit at tables chatting and in the background their are people working at sewing machines or measuring things up.

Dresscue is back at a new location! ONCA’s welcoming drop-in sewing space to make, mend and up-cycle textiles is now taking place at our central Brighton gallery.


  • Learn new skills and share knowledge through informal learning
  • Extend the life cycles of clothing through making, mending and up-cycling
  • Make clothes that are more interesting, more beautiful, and more functional than fast fashion offers
  • Make clothes that empower and celebrate all bodies
  • Mobilise against fast fashion through sustainable practices, collaboration and dialogue
  • Meet new people in a supportive and creative environment
  • Connect with community and improve wellbeing


  • A space to develop your own making projects
  • Technical support and advice
  • Use of ONCA’s sewing machines, overlocker, pattern cutting equipment, books and material stash
  • All levels of experience and knowledge are welcome


  • Bring ideas and projects or talk to our in-house maker for suggestions and ideas
  • If you have something specific you want to make, bring patterns/ fabric or dig through our material stash

Sessions are by donation to ONCA. Everything raised will help us to continue, and expand, ONCA’s work. If you have questions ahead of a session please email  or call 01273 607101.


Our address is: 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB, UK

  • Bus: There are bus stops directly outside the gallery serving the city and surrounding areas.
  • Car: The nearest car park to ONCA is on Trafalgar Street. For blue badge holders, the nearest spaces are 100m away at Pelham Square.
  • Train: Brighton railway station is 500m away, at the top of Trafalgar Street.

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3 February 2023
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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14 Saint George's Place
Brighton, England BN1 4GB United Kingdom
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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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