The ONCA Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday, 1-6pm. For the Making Care group exhibition we are also open on Saturdays, 1-4pm. You can also view artwork in our window and online. The ONCA Barge is open on Fridays for Community Mornings, Dresscue and for one-off events. See below for more information.

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October 2021

Creating Wearable Sculptural Masks with Anna Perach

30 October
1:00 pm
3:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join artist Anna Perach for a creative exploration building wearable sculptural masks aboard the Barge. During this two hour workshop, Anna will introduce the process of creating a 3D mask sculpture using hand stitch and patchworking fabric. No previous experience is necessary and all tools and materials will be provided. If you would like to bring your own fabric, you are welcome to do so. About the artist Anna Perach's practice explores the dynamics between personal and cultural myths. She…

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November 2021

Atmospheres of Resistance

4 November
3:00 pm
7:00 pm
The Sustainable Glasgow Landing, 220 Broomielaw
Glasgow, G1 4RU United Kingdom

Join representatives from a range of grassroots campaigning organisations at the Sustainable Glasgow Landing for an evening of talks and short films by indigenous artists and land defenders from Brazil, Cambodia and the UK. is supporting and facilitating this programme of art and conversation from Not1More; Zé Claudio and Maria Institute (IZM); Cambodian Youth Network; Um Outro Céu (Another Sky); Together We Ride. Artists, activists and researchers will share films that explore and highlight a wide range of lived experience…

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Open Access Workshop with Carmen Papalia

12 November
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

Join artist and organiser Carmen Papalia for this online workshop exploring his Open Access framework for accessibility. This event accompanies our current group exhibition Making Care which features Carmen's work. In sessions about Open Access, artist and organiser Carmen Papalia works with participants from all departments and levels of management to reconsider their accessibility and public engagement practices toward the goal of a new, relational accessibility program that evolves with the culture of the institution. In one-on-one and small group…

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A.Mal Collective: In, Among & Between

26 November23 December
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Winners of Lost Species Day 2021 commission, A.Mal is a curatorial platform exploring ecology, migration and post-coloniality through speculative art and research projects. The A.Mal Collective is keen to contextualise extinction within contemporary global - in particular post-colonial - relations and climate justice in the context of North Africa. Their work focuses on both extinct species - for example the Barbary lion and the North African elephant - and endangered species such as red algae Gelidium Sesquipedale, sea cucumber and…

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Laurence Payot: Voicing Silence

26 November23 December

Voicing Silence is an artistic response aiming to explore emotional responses to the Sixth Mass Extinction. It questions how to represent it, how to make sense of it and what new languages are need to express and address it. The project was realised over the 2020 lockdown period by Laurence Payot with invited collaborating artists: poet Scott Farlow, composer Jon Hughes, animator Laura Spark, choreographer Stacey Atkinson and lighting designer Mark Hilditch. Over 150 participants took part in a range of online…

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December 2021

Culture Declares Emergency SE Coastal Hub Meet #2

9 December
10:00 am
11:00 am

Post-COP26 CDE catch-up!Come for a post-COP26 catch-up, and conversations about what we're up to and next steps for our regional Culture Declares Emergency Hub.Speakers TBC - watch this space!

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