The ONCA Gallery is currently closed whilst we prepare for our next exhibition, opening 8 October. In the meantime you can still view artwork in our window and online. The ONCA Barge is open on Fridays for Community Mornings, Dresscue and for one-off events. See below for more information.
Look Out to Sea! Unveiling the Undercliff Path Sculptures – VIP event
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Look out to sea! Who lives beneath the waves?
A local arts and environmental education partnership – ONCA, Schools Without Walls and artist David Watson – on a mission to celebrate The Living Coast are thrilled to unveil two new sculptures for the Undercliff Path.
Children at local schools helped dream up these playful Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)-inspired sculptures of home. The sculptures are made from waste, including amongst other things, salvaged aeroplane wheels. The sea and the seabed running alongside the Undercliff Path are home to many amazing creatures, with the chalk gullies and kelp forest protected from over-fishing as part of our local MCZ. Come and help celebrate this precious local blue space and the creatures and plants that call it home!
On Friday 1, October we’re delighted to invite VIPs – children, project partners and champions of the work – to a very special preview event. Come and be the first to see the sculptures with a display of children’s drawings and writing from the 2019 school workshops. Beach combing activities will be a chance to rediscover and explore the beach too.
Time & date: Friday 1 October, 10am – noon
Location: Ovingdean Café sculpture
- The teachers and children at St John The Baptist, Longhill and St Margaret’s schools
- Adur & Ouse Catchment Partnership
- The Rampion Fund
- Arts Council England
- Brighton & Hove City Council
- Ovingdean Café
- Blind Veterans UK
Visit thelivingcoast.org.uk to learn more about the MCZ and the project.
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