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Made With Love

14 February23 February

Made With Love is an exhibition showcasing artworks that speak to notions of platonic, romantic, familial and/or self love.

We’re delighted to open ONCA’s 2024 artistic programme with a Members’ Group Exhibition bringing together artists from across Brighton and beyond. The selected artists demonstrate the breadth of talent that exists within ONCA’s community of practitioners. Made With Love is an opportunity to learn about and be inspired by their work. The exhibition opens on Valentines Day, a day when love is celebrated, inviting audiences to explore the many shapes and shades of love through the artworks.


Zamzo (they/them) is a Black trans illustrator based in Brighton, busy bringing Black trans utopias to life. Their work explores themes of gender euphoria, ancestral connection, spirituality, sensuality, grief & dreaming. They are working on graphic novel projects & also write poetry alongside their artwork. They have published some of their work in zines like Free to Forage, Aghh! Zine & Black Fly Zine.

Julie French creates stitched art using the sewing machine, mostly onto reclaimed furnishing fabrics and mainly using animals connected to childhood memories as her inspiration. Julie wants the viewer to get close to the work to observe the textures, layers and directions of the stitches.

Deb Zeb’s work expresses something of the conflict between feelings that might be playful and those that are more tricky or disturbing. She creates worlds in which the viewer can take a ride into the unconscious.
She wants to pull people in sometimes to convey disturbance, so they may know or recognise how it feels but always in a way which is playful.

Sophia Passmore is Brighton-based artist of Indigenous heritage from North West Canada. Through ceramics and textiles she explores the cultural tensions in the colonisation of Canada. Her work is currently on display at NONAM in Zurich, Switzerland.

Nalo Solo is a visual artist, illustrator, graphic designer and poet whose work focuses on socially conscious realism. Her work questions how to rebuild the self and surrounding community with authenticity and ethical practice whilst still stuck in regressive systems and negotiating the long term after effects of trauma on physical and mental health. Reaffirming the self whilst rejecting individualism.

Michele Angelo Petrone (1963-2007) was a professional artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy and the South Bank in London. In 2002, Michele set up the MAP Foundation, an arts in health organisation promoting expression, communication and understanding for people affected by life threatening illness, in particular cancer. ONCA was entrusted with the MAP collection in 2016. 


Wednesday 14 February, 1:30 – 5:30pm

Thursday 15 February, 1:30 – 5:30pm

Friday 16 February, 2 – 6pm

Thursday 22 February, 1:30 – 5:30pm

Friday 23 February, 1:30 – 5:30pm


This event is suitable for all ages. Our gallery is wheelchair accessible however the toilet is up five stairs. There are accessible toilets close by, please read more about visiting the gallery here. If we can support you with any access requirements please call 01273 607101 email .

Image credit: A photograph of Summer by Michele Angelo Petrone


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