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March 2019

The Matter of Making

20 March24 March
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

An exhibition of work by emerging artists from The University of Brighton. The Matter of Making celebrates the diminishing line between Fine Art and Design and includes new work from 10 undergraduate students on the BA Fine Art: Painting and 3D Design courses. Eleanor Kidd | Zena Bresnan | Carole Villain | Kezia Turner | Meg Willoughby  | Mary McAleese | Dylan Wallace | Tom Conway | Ollie John | Xanthe Maggs Launch Event | Wednesday 20th March, 6 -…

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Human Nature: Veronika Buko

29 March31 March
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

An exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints exploring the conflicted nature of human life. "Figurative portraits reveal the fragmentary often fractured aspects of character and conversation, while the landscapes imagine dream-like places of tranquillity, safety and peace. The work is made with emphasis on the subconscious. Character and place are constructed from feeling and emotion, rather than an apparent logic of thought, and thereby may be found to hold a more significant truth?" - Veronika Buko ABOUT VERONIKA Veronika Buko…

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April 2019

Ivy Rihlampfu

10 April21 April
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
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Solo exhibition of enamel plate portraits by South African based artist Ivy Rihlampfu. Ivy documents the everyday heroines she come across frequently. She says: "Some are found selling vegetables, sweets and fruits in the streets of Johannesburg - I'm drawn to their grace and humility. The women I document embody strength, courage and effort but often their actions are unseen or not taken into account. I'm motivated to uncover these actions, by taking a closer look and learning more about…

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O N C A Kids Art Club: Imagine Make Play + Forest Jack (5-8 year olds)

10 April
10:00 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
£20.00

Come and join ForestJack and Imagine Make Play for some creative fun from whittling to weaving and loads more. We are running two sessions, the morning session is for  5-8 yr olds and runs from 10am-1pm. Please see our other event for the afternoon session. Tickets are £20 per child. We will be exploring a combination of forest school activities and traditional crafts. We will be making natural paints, learning different ways to print and looking at whittling techniques as…

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O N C A Kids Art Club: Imagine Make Play + Forest Jack (9-11 year olds)

10 April
1:30 pm
4:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
£20.00

Come and join ForestJack and Imagine Make Play for some creative fun from whittling to weaving and loads more. We are running two sessions, the afternoon session is for  9-11 yr old's and runs from 1:30pm-4:30pm and costs £20 per child. Please see our other event for the morning session. We will be exploring a combination of forest school activities and traditional crafts. We will be making natural paints, learning different ways to print and looking at whittling techniques as…

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O N C A Spring Volunteer Open Evening

10 April
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
Free

Join us at ONCA gallery to find out about our various and exciting volunteer opportunities. We’re currently looking for volunteers for our gallery and barge – We need people to join our core team as ongoing medium to long-term part-time volunteers. This informal evening will be an opportunity to find out more about  ONCA and talk to current volunteers about their experiences. We’ll also be discussing what skills people have or would like to learn while volunteering at ONCA. See you there!

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A 100 Mile Conversation: Screening & Discussion

11 April
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
£3.00 - £6.00

In spring 2013 Nathan Burr and Louis Buckley walked from Winchester to Beachy Head, the length of the South Downs Way. The 100 mile journey was shared with everyone from farmers to therapists to discuss the connections between landscape, myth, mental health and end of life issues. This film documents the chain of conversations that took place over their nine-day journey. A 100-Mile Conversation - trailer from Louis Buckley on Vimeo. ABOUT NATHAN Nathan is primarily interested in the creation…

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Art & Nature on the Barge: Family workshop with Bea von Preussen

13 April
11:00 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
£10.00

Art and Nature on the Barge **Theme TBC!** Join one of favourite artists Bea von Preussen for a spring family art workshop on the Barge. This inspiring art session will encourage curiosity and creative experiment. Participants will learn a bit of science, share some knowledge, and enjoy discovering the natural world from a new angle, and create pieces of art to take home. This fun workshop is suitable for children and adults to work alongside one another. **All children must be accompanied by a…

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O N C A Kids Art Club: Sea Cyanotypes (6-11 year olds)

18 April
10:00 am
12:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
£12.00

Join artist and photographer Margot Minnot Thomas for a hands-on workshop inspired by your local sea life. In this Cyanotype workshop young people will be introduced to an old printing process, first used to document plants in the 1800s. You will make some cyanotype prints, using sunlight to make the image appear. Through printing, we will explore the rich marine life in Sussex, including species which are sadly endangered such as the gorgeous Kingfisher. We will also print directly with…

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O N C A Kids Art Club: Sea Cyanotypes (12-16 year olds)

18 April
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
£12.00

Join artist and photographer Margot Minnot Thomas for a hands-on workshop inspired by your local sea life. In this Cyanotype workshop young people will be introduced to an old printing process, first used to document plants in the 1800s. You will make some cyanotype prints, using sunlight to make the image appear. Through printing, we will explore the rich marine life in Sussex, including species which are sadly endangered such as the gorgeous Kingfisher. We will also print directly with…

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Colour Out Of Space: Jan Anderzén

26 April28 April
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
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For this year's Colour Out of Space festival is excited to host Jan Anderzén's first UK solo exhibition which will focus on his collage work with textiles. Jan Anderzén is a Tampere based artist producing experimental music and creating images with a multitude of techniques. He layers plotted and formulated elements with splashes of accident and contingency. He's usually focusing on themes roaming the foggy borderlands of wild and domesticated. For the past 20 years Jan Anderzén has been the…

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May 2019

WORKSHOP : THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF GREEN

1 May
6:00 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
£10.00

At a time of escalating urgency and scale in the environmental movement, this is a workshop for people who want to address ‘the unbearable whiteness of green’ (Van Jones). Through facilitated dialogue, small group work and creative activities, the session will examine the ways in which white supremacy permeates the mainstream environmental movement. This is a space for white people and people of colour to understand and critique contemporary British environmentalist practices, and explore alternative models of action that centre solidarity with…

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Bright Raven

14 May18 May
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Bright Raven. She’s here to stir things up. She’s starting a cult-clown-creature revolution. A shake up for these turbulent times. A storm in teacup. A collective washing of the brain. And she wants YOU to join. Accompanied by a live electronic soundscape, performed by HOAX’s Flavia Bertram, made with director Stephen Sobal (ALL IN) and supported by Anna-Helena McLean (MOON FOOL), Bright Raven is a comedic induction into a NEW WORLD ORDER. (*Terms and conditions may apply.) Tuesday, May 14…

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