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May 2019

Make That Make Sense: An Artist Bio Writing Workshop

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

“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” - Audre Lorde Join us at for a chance to explore what makes a strong and unique artist bio. This workshop aims to create a supportive space for discussions and activities aimed to help artists of all crafts define and communicate their creative personas. Lead by Communications Manager Susuana Amoah.  

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June 2019

Eco-Glitter Makeup Class with Umber Ghauri

2 June
4:30 pm
6:00 pm
O N C A Gallery, 14 St George's Pl
Brighton, BN1 4GB United Kingdom
£15.00

Professional Makeup Activist Umber Ghauri returns to for a eco-friendly makeup class! In this talk and makeup demonstration, Umber Ghauri will be giving you an introduction to their art practice as a makeup artist serving LGBTQ+ people and People of Colour. In this 90 minute session you will learn how to contour, highlight, correct and experiment with eco friendly glitter as Umber gives you answers to all your burning makeup questions and shows you first hand how they create a striking,…

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What Next? Brighton Climate & Culture

4 June
9:30 am
11:30 am
O N C A Gallery, 14 St George's Pl
Brighton, BN1 4GB United Kingdom
Free

Please come to Gallery to talk climate change and culture, explore what’s going on and discuss how arts sector practitioners can join forces for positive action locally. Expect to be part of a group of artists interested in tackling climate-related issues. This is a chance to air ideas, to talk to others doing the same and to learn from each other. The agenda is open for 10 minute contributions. So far we have: Karen Poley sharing her arts activism with…

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HOW ARE YOU?: #Sergina’s Live Participatory Soap Opera

8 June
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
#Sergina

HOW ARE YOU? #Sergina’s Live Participatory Soap Opera about Wrestling with Wellbeing in the Digital Age #SERGINA is a multi-bodied, border-straddling drag princess who sings songs about love, lust and loneliness in a time of digitalism. She performs in one place or in many, on the screen and off it, to and with people she can see and people she can’t. Her identity is up for grabs, transferable and viral. #Sergina first came out for parties in Berlin in about 2009,…

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Solidarity: An evening with Tara Mariwany & Susuana Amoah

11 June
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
£3.50 - £7.00

The Climate crisis is already destroying homes and lives, and BP is fuelling it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJyWQZaL0rU In November 2018, Iraqi activists teamed up with BP or not BP? to protest the opening of the BP-sponsored Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria exhibition, by pretending to be Iraqi civilian protestors facing BP representatives. This was in preparation for the biggest-ever protest at the British Museum in February to mark the sixteen-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Activist Tara Mariwany, will be joining Gallery…

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O N C A Kids Collabs network meeting

13 June
5:00 pm
6:30 pm
ONCA Barge, The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, Brighton Marina
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

At ONCA, we’re developing our partnership programme for arts facilitators who work with children and young people. For the last 3 years, we’ve been running ‘ONCA Kids Art Club’ – holiday art activities for 6-11 year olds. They use a wide range of fun, creative art activities to engage children with issues around local biodiversity and climate change. They take place on ONCA Barge – our floating workshop venue at Brighton Marina. Now we’re looking to build up ‘ONCA Kids Collabs’ – a network of facilitators…

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McKee Brighton

14 June17 June
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Pete McKee is delighted to announce the details of his new pop-up gallery in Brighton. After the success of his pop-up galleries in Manchester and London, Pete will be showcasing his unique and highly collectable work in this iconic seaside city. His artwork provides a unique perspective on working class life, offering humorous and tender social commentary on the community he grew up in. His work is also heavily influenced by his passion for music and subcultures. A selection of…

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Kate Sherman: COAST

22 June30 June
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Photography, childhood innocence and natural human curiosity, are the subjects of an intriguing new series of oil paintings by Sussex artist Kate Sherman. Sherman's works depict the urban landscape along the Sussex coast and are made as if driving past in a car. They have a startling photo-realist quality that evokes childhood memories. Seeming slightly out of focus and capturing the unique bleached light of the region, these paintings have an uncomfortable voyeuristic quality. "In these paintings I'm paying homage…

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July 2019

Children of the Evolution

4 July
7:30 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
£5.00

Children of the Evolution - an immersive performance Entry between 7.30 & 7.45pm. The performance will last until approx 9.00pm The question of which school to send your child to is a very important one. There has been much publicity around catchment areas and the need to give every child the same chances and opportunities, regardless of where they live and their background. However, how much do you know about what your child is actually being taught in school? Local…

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Green: An Environmental Justice Workshop

14 July
12:00 pm
3:30 pm
The Barge, The Waterfront, Brighton Marina
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
£12.00

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 and the climate crisis. This is a space for white people and people of colour to understand and critique contemporary British and global environmentalist practices, and explore…

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Paper / Needle / Rock : Three Poets

18 July
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
£3.00

Words have the power to connect people, prick consciences & bear witness to the endurance of the unheard & unseen. Please join us to celebrate three new books of poetry & to honour human/bio diversity **The £3 entry charge is redeemable against the price of a book if you buy one!** Adamantine by Naomi Foyle, pre-launch: From odes to remarkable artists and activists, to a lyrical response to breast cancer treatment, Naomi Foyle’s third collection celebrates women’s tenacity and lustre. Internationalist in outlook and…

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O N C A Summer Volunteer Open Evening

23 July
6:00 pm
7:30 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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