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Muralism: Art that Breaks Walls

25 March 2023
3:00 pm
6:00 pm

A digital illustration by artist Lilophilia. Three women make up the image, the central figure is drawn over a bright orange circle. She has big curly orange hair that falls just above their breasts. She looks up to the sky with her hands open gesturing to the two women either side of her. Their skin is black with white lines to illustrate the finer details of their bodies. The two women standing either side of the central figure show only their profiles with their orange hair tied in plaits. The background of the image is blue and sits within a patterned border.

Join us for an event exploring mural art as a powerful tool for social change and its past, present and future within resistance movements.

Colombian artist LILOPHILIA will give a talk about their love of print-making and how this serves their interest in Black feminist activism and advocacy for communities at risk. We’ll then hear from Gustavo Chávez Pavón, a muralist with over 20 years of experience rooted in the Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico, to understand how works emerge as collective processes in collaboration with social movements. 

Afterwards there will be the opportunity to come together to think through and plan a communal mural for a location in Brighton. We’ll use the insights of LILOPHILIA and Gustavo Chávez Pavón to guide this process, creating a communal mural that conveys taking care of Mother Earth through a socially critical lens.  

There will also be the opportunity to buy prints from LILOPHILIA on the day.

This event has been organised by climate justice activist Helena Müllenbach Martínez in collaboration with ONCA


The gallery is wheelchair accessible but the toilet is up five stairs. There is an accessible toilet at North Laine pub, 100 metres from the gallery. For more information or to ask a question please email  or call 01273 607101.



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