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BERNARD KALU: ONYE OCHA BIARA UWA OJII

3 May30 June

Lagos-based visual artist Bernard Kalu completed an Enjoolata artist residency on Barge in April 2022. Onye Ocha Biara Uwa Ojii, the body of work that emerged, is a continuation of Kalu's exploration of the subject of colourism. Enter exhibition here CONTENT WARNING: The text accompanying this exhibition discusses racism and its roots in slavery and colonialism.   Servile 2

Closed for exhibition change over

26 June19 July

The gallery will be temporarily closed for a few weeks whilst we carried out some essential maintenance work and install our next exhibition: Niya B: 912, which opens on Wednesday 20th July - we hope to see you there! In the meantime look out for artwork in our window by this year's Green Curtain Award winners (more info coming soon). ______ Image credit: photo by Debbie Bragg Image description: photograph of the outside of Gallery showing an illuminated sign with…

Resisting Killer Corporations: Strategic Use of Law Against Extractivism

30 June
6:30 pm
9:30 pm

Join us in the gallery for an evening of talks from inspirational movement leaders and a workshop exploring the strategic use of litigation as a tool for activism. Killer corporations with headquarters in London are promoting extractivism in the Global South, violating human and ecological rights. Communities such as the Yukpas (in Colombia) have a unique and long trajectory of resistance. Their first hand experience is invaluable for justice to be sought through strategic litigation, yet often they face severe…

A photograph of two Y-shaped sticks next to a square loom made from four straighter wooden sticks. The sticks are adorned with colourful threads for weaving simple tapestries.

Barge Summer Workshops: Weaving with Stick Looms

2 July
11:00 am
1:00 pm

We're offering arts and crafts workshops on Barge at Brighton Marina during the school holidays. All the sessions will be very relaxed and informal so there's no need to book, just drop-in for as long or as little as you like. July 2, 11-1pm : Weaving With Stick Looms An introduction to weaving using wool, string, ribbon, feathers and plants. In this workshop we’ll learn together how to turn a Y shaped stick into a mini loom as well as…

Intro to sewing evenings: Make A Pullover

7 July
6:00 pm
14 July
8:30 pm

Intro to sewing is the perfect workshop for absolute beginners as well as people who want to build confidence on a sewing machine. Join us on board Barge and learn the processes involved in making your own made-to-measure LB pullover designed by Paper Theory. At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave wearing your hand-made creation! This course is delivered as two evening classes, so please make sure you can attend both evenings when booking: Thursday 7 July, 6pm-8:30pm Thursday…

Elona Hoover: Composing with Concrete Environments

12 July
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

Join artist/researcher Elona Hoover in the gallery to hear about her creative exploration of the political aesthetics of urban commoning. Concrete is a curious material. It can be moulded, reinforced, it hardens and its flexibility lies in its cracks. Concrete is a curious word. As an adjective or preceded by the article ‘the’, concrete becomes abstraction. In this performance-talk, Elona Hoover will share the process of composing ethnographic poems and sound pieces that explore the political aesthetics of urban commoning,…

Niya B: 912

20 July5 August

912 is a Virtual Reality (VR) video experience based on participatory performance of trans and non-binary people dealing with the opposing life forces of waiting and carrying on, within the life-cycle of a day as a recurring unit.  About the exhibition The starting point is the waiting time required for an appointment at the Gender Identity Clinics (GIC). 912 refers to the number of days Niya had to wait for her first appointment. The waiting lists at GICs across the UK are…

A work desk with the objects needed for book binding lay on it.

Barge Summer Workshops: Bind Your Own Book

23 July
11:00 am
1:00 pm

We're offering arts and crafts workshops on board  Barge at Brighton Marina during the school holidays. All the sessions will be very relaxed and informal so ther's no need to book, just drop in for as long or as little as you like. July 23, 11am - 1pm:  Bind Your Own Book Come and join us in learning how to assemble a book through stitch. Choose your paper, thread and page size and create your very own book to take…

A photograph of a mobile made from silver metal wire and green oval-shaped leaves, hanging in the middle of a white staircase.

Barge Summer Workshops: Making Mobiles

28 August
11:00 am
1:00 pm

We're offering arts and crafts workshops on board Barge at Brighton Marina during the school holidays. All the sessions will be very relaxed and informal so theres no need to book, just drop-in for as long or as little as you like. August 28, 11am - 1pm : Making mobiles Using found objects from the beach alongside leaves, paper animals, wire and willow, join us in making hanging mobile sculptures. We will be exploring knotting, balancing and tying with natural…

A photograph of a washing line inside of a green walled garden, a piece of cloth with black printed leaves is pegged to the line next to a pair of dungarees held on by their buckles.

Barge Summer Workshops: Leaf-Print A Tote Bag

24 September
11:00 am
1:00 pm

We're offering weekend arts and crafts workshops on board Barge at Brighton Marina during the summer. All the sessions will be very relaxed and informal so theres no need to book, just drop-in for as long or as little as you like. September 24, 11am - 1pm: Leaf-Print A Tote Bag Print your own tote bag using the leaves starting to fall around you! Choose your leaves, ink and composition to create a personalised bag to take home with you. …

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