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September 2019

Global Witness Environmental Defenders workshop

22 September
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
Free

It has never been more important to protect the environment and the people fighting to defend it. The battle for the environment is also a crucial battleground for human rights. Global Climate Strike is an international movement of young people who participate in global climate strikes and a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone. As part of Global Climate Strike week, Youth Strike 4 Climate Brighton and are…

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ECOPOETRY COURSE: CHANGING EVERYTHING CAREFULLY 3

24 September
6:30 pm
29 October
8:30 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Fabric- ation Slip back to source: a journey of natural materials Kay Syrad & Clare Whistler Ecopoetry is a poetry that aspires to be conscious of what we are doing when we describe, record, interact with or take from what we call ‘nature’. This 6 week course will attempt to re-wild wearing – imagining, through embodied and connective writing, the return of fabrics from human use to their non-human source. Although there will be plenty of writing exercises, this course…

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London Mining Network’s PhoneCycle Workshop

25 September
5:00 pm
7:30 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
Free

We are constantly being encouraged to update our smartphones and we should be asking what the true environmental and social costs are. How can we all enjoy owning a smartphone yet cause minimal damage to people and planet? How do we talk to each other about the problem of digital technology in an informed way? What is the relationship between mineral extraction for digital technology and environmental justice? London Mining Network's PhoneCycle board game is designed to stimulate lively conversation…

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Molly Astley: Touching Space

27 September29 September
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

‘Touching Space’ is Molly’s first solo show, collating drawings, paintings, prints and photographs created over the past three years. The show will also feature an audio-visual collaboration with video artist Annie Elliot. Deeply inspired by time spent living off-grid in Andalusian mountains between 2016-2017, the work documents her search and discovery of space, inner and outer, within the experience of chronic pain. ‘Touching Space’ celebrates a journey towards reconnection, expansion, self-compassion and wonder, yet the dissonance experienced on returning home…

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October 2019

Climate Talks

2 October6 October
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Explore art and playful ways to talk about the Climate and Ecological Emergency, and create your own tool to open up a climate conversation. Climate Museum UK is a new, mobile museum that stirs and collects responses to the Emergency, aiming to help people learn, express feelings and take positive action. Climate Talks is the Museum’s first full exhibition, testing the ways that talking and learning about the Emergency can empower and make a difference. It is part of the Museums…

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O N C A Autumn Volunteer Open Evening

15 October
6:00 pm
9:30 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
Free

Join us at gallery to find out about our various and exciting volunteer opportunities. We’re currently looking for volunteers for the 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 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 . See you there!

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Electric Eclectic; Life, the Universe and…

30 October3 November
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Tension between commonly perceived realism and individual interpretation is explored and presented within Electric Eclectic; Life, the Universe and... The diversity of Kym Cox's practice of photographing soap bubbles, soap films and foams and Juliet Evan's travel, landscape and urban documentary engages the audience by transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. For what we see in the perspective of commonplace and everyday is turned upside down, inside out by these two artist photographers. Pareidolia - the human tendency to perceive…

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November 2019

Atmospheres of Violence

5 November7 November
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
photo of flooded abandoned village

We live in a time when people are transforming the earth’s climate, changing the skin of the planet through deforestation, dredging the seas and delving for metals and fuel. Resistance to this systematic change is powerful and sometimes successful – and is violently repressed. Across the world over the last 15 years, more than 1500 people have been killed because they took action to defend their lands, forests, rivers and environment. Thousands more face criminalisation, threats, vilification and ‘slow violence’…

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Lily Rigby: what the water gave me

9 November17 November
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

"There is something about water that draws us to it; it has a sort of power that has a mysterious hold on us. It is impossible to control; it is forever flowing and can take any course." Lily began her paintings for this exhibition during her artist residency in Cornwall in April earlier this year. She stayed by the sea, where she would walk and paint everyday. Lily fell in love with the silver light on the sea. Since coming…

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January 2020

Ten Steps Towards Personal Resilience and Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate

13 January 2020
7:00 pm
16 March 2020
9:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
£109.00
Photo of blue hydrangea flowers

New language is being invented to describe the unprecedented psychological landscape of our times: eco-anxiety, climate grief, solastalgia*. These are terms used by climate psychologists to describe the emotional impacts of climate change which are finally starting to be recognised in Europe, the USA and other wealthy economies, yet are still seldom discussed. The most recent International Panel on Climate Change report clearly stated that just 11 years remain for governments and industry to act to prevent runaway climate change…

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