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Epha Roe: Photosymbiosis

11 August3 September

This exhibition brings together, for the first time, four years' worth of experimentation produced as part of Epha’s PhD project, ‘Photosymbiosis: Towards a Method of Photographic Collaboration with England’s Heritage Oak Trees’.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X7hXAda988 ___ The oak trees for this project were chosen from a list of ‘Great British Trees’, a project by The Tree Council in 2002, made to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Because of this, each tree is subsumed in human culture, each one having their own linkages…

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

27 August
1:00 pm
3:00 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 27, 1pm - 3pm: 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 materials.…

Epha Roe In Conversation

1 September
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

Epha Roe in conversation with Dr Annebella Pollen about the processes and ideas behind their solo exhibition: Photosymbiosis Join us in the gallery to learn more about how and why Epha Roe makes their analogue photographs and the research behind them. In this informal event Epha will be in conversation with their PhD supervisor Dr Annebella Pollen. There will also be opportunities for audience Q&A. Dr Annebella Pollen is Reader in History of Art and Design at University of Brighton,…

Listening Lab with Andrés Saenz de Sicilia

7 September
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

A listening lab featuring sounds capturing in The Living Coast UNESCO Biosphere during Andrés Saenz de Sicilia’s TLC artist residency. Join us on the Barge at Brighton Marina for a listening lab featuring sounds capturing in the Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere during Andrés Saenz de Sicilia’s The Living Coast Artist Residency. An immersive soundscape lasting around 45 minutes will be performed on a multi-channel sound system, with space for participants to sit or lie down and listen. The…

How to declare climate and ecological emergency: a culture sector workshop

14 September
5:00 pm
7:00 pm

Do you work in arts and culture? Do you feel passionately about the climate and ecological emergency? Then come to Gallery to find out about declaring, what it means for your organisation or practice, and how to write your own declaration of climate and ecological emergency. Culture Declares is a growing movement of people in arts and culture declaring a climate and ecological emergency. We pledge to tell truths, take action and seek justice. We believe arts and culture can…

ONCA 10th Birthday Fundraiser: Equinox Sound Bath

23 September
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

Come to immersive sound bath evening, to mark the autumn equinox and raise valuable funds for . Tickets are £42 per person. Join us at One Church for a relaxed evening of sound, balance and joy. Unwind and take a journey into deep relaxation for the senses and integration of the heart and mind. The session will be led by accomplished musician and facilitator Siobhan Swider, using the power of ceremonial cacao and essential oils in unison with the sound…

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
1:00 pm
3:00 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, 1pm - 3pm: 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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