The ONCA Gallery has re-opened! Opening times are Wednesday to Friday, 1 – 6pm. Please check specific listings, in case of variation. Our exhibitions remain available to view 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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Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
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August 2017

O N C A By the Sea

15 August 201720 August 2017
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Sea Creatures

Join for a week of events on the Goodall Foundation’s ‘The Barge’ at Brighton Marina. All events will be free and open to all. For details of what’s happening when, check out our programme! Please note the below are drop in workshops for the whole family, attendance is not required for the full day. All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. TUES 15TH 12-6PM – RISE RISE RISE WORKSHOP: Banner making, come and make your…

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December 2017

Kids Festive Art Club On The Barge

21 December 201722 December 2017
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 December 10am – 4pm, FREE Feeling festive? Want to have a break from seasonal shopping with your kids? If the answer is YES then… Join us on The Barge at Brighton Marina for FREE creative winter workshops! Make your own cards, decorations and stamps inspired by winter animals and plants. Pop in and stay for as long or as little as you like, there will be free tea, coffee and hot chocolate too! Sessions will be…

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April 2018

Family Spring Workshop on The Barge

5 April 20186 April 2018
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Do You Speak Seagull, Matt Sewell

Drop-in workshop times on both days are as follows: 10-12 & 2-4 Join ONCA’s outreach artist for 2 fun filled FREE days on The Barge at Brighton Marina. Come along and take part in drop in art activities for all the family; such as printing, card making and mark making all inspired by spring time. For more information contact ellie on: / 01273 607101  

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September 2018

Animal Den: Family Workshop

15 September 2018
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
collage of animals

From the smallest beetle to the polar bear, what do animals mean to you? We’ll tell some of our real-life animal stories, sing some songs, and invite you to share your own animal encounters – from unexpected wildlife sightings, to daily dog walks. Animal Den is a mini-performance and story sharing experience for children and families lasting around 40 minutes, hosted by theatre company Dens And Signals. Date and Times: Saturday 15 September, 11am and 2pm. Each workshop will last around 40 minutes.…

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O N C A on the Barge: Launch Party!

20 September 2018
6:00 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Colourful workshop papers hanging on a drying rail

Help us launch ONCA on The Barge! We’re having a party to celebrate the start of a new chapter as our new centre for creative environmental learning sets sail (not literally, but just as exciting as sailing). Come party with us, see the space, help us warm it and have your say on what you’d like to see happening onboard from here onwards! Read more about The Barge here.  

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HERD

27 September 2018
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
swirling colourful handwritten 'Herd' logo

All aboard! Join us for a special Stronger Stories edition of Herd. Herd is an underground storytelling club appearing in unusual places around Brighton and beyond… Herd have commandeered The Barge to celebrate the launch of Stronger Stories – a new movement to help good ideas get heard. We invite you to share a story on the lower deck – the only rules: it has to be true. It has to be 5 minutes (ish). From the seemingly mundane to the mysterious or profane,…

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October 2018

Good Vibrations: Inclusive Dance Jam

3 October 2018
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join us on the Barge for Good Vibrations, ONCA’s Inclusive Dance Jam! Inspired by the amazing Tricia Enns, co-founder of Morning Jam, we’re offering the Barge as a safe and inclusive space for D/deaf and hearing people to come and dance, have fun and meet new people – everyone’s welcome. This event is run in partnership between ONCA, Tricia and the fabulous Deaf artist facilitator Louise Lily Gibson. There will be bumpin’ music, dance activities, a skip rope and more. Come dance, play, and wiggle with…

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Articulate: (re)imagined spaces

8 October 201813 October 2018
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

We invite you to reflect on your own personal narratives of spaces in the city. Do spaces hold stories for you? Do you have a secret space? A space that holds a memory? A space that you feel calm in? As we navigate through a city, there are places we pass daily without consideration. What might these areas mean to someone else? Is there a hidden story? A first kiss? A place of sanctuary for someone? Was there a witness…

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Art on the Barge: Paper Plate Masks with Sarah Edmonds

23 October 2018
11:30 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

NATURE CRAFTS - Sarah will be leading craft activities for families inspired by her newly published ‘MY RSPB Nature Craft Box’ (Walker Books). Signed copies will be available to purchase at the end of the workshop. 11.30 -1 pm, Tuesday October 23rd: Paper Plate Masks Transform a paper plate into a wild face, using patterns devised by Sarah. From big cats to bright flamingos, there will be lots of creatures to choose from and decorate. All materials included. Child ticket: £5.00 Age:…

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Art on the Barge – Wildlife Watercolour Workshop with Sarah Edmonds

23 October 2018
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Tuesday 23 October 2018 Illustrator Sarah Edmonds will be based on the barge for a whole day, drawing and painting from life - people, wildlife and the changing colours of the sea. Pop in and say hello from 12pm - 6pm, or join in with the Wildlife Watercolour Painting Workshop, 2.00 - 4.00 pm. Wildlife Watercolour Painting: An introduction to Sarah’s process. We will paint and draw sea creatures both real and imaginary. Sarah is known for her drawings and paintings of animals, birds…

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Art on the Barge – Wildlife Watercolour Workshop with Sarah Edmonds

23 October 2018
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Tuesday 23 October 2018 Illustrator Sarah Edmonds will be based on the barge for a whole day, drawing and painting from life - people, wildlife and the changing colours of the sea. Pop in and say hello from 12pm - 6pm, or join her in a workshop session. Wildlife Watercolour Painting Workshop 2.00 - 4.00 pm OR 6.00 - 8.00 pm An introduction to Sarah’s process. We will paint and draw sea creatures both real and imaginary. Sarah is known for…

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Art on the Barge – Make a Seaside Mobile with Sarah Edmonds

25 October 2018
11:00 am
12:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Thursday 25 October: NATURE CRAFTS - Sarah will be leading craft activities for families inspired by her newly published ‘MY RSPB Nature Craft Box’ (Walker Books). Signed copies will be available to purchase at the end of each workshop. 11 am -12.30 pm: Make a Seaside Mobile - Create your own hanging mobile to hang up at home featuring coastal wildlife, from soaring sea birds to shimmering fish. All materials included. Child ticket: £5.00 Age: 5+: children must be accompanied by their parent /…

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ONCA Kids’ Art Club: Fossils & Sea Cows

31 October 2018
10:00 am
12:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
drawing of barge

As part of Brighton Science Festival, join ONCA’s experienced facilitators on The Barge at Brighton Marina for a 2-hour art workshop inspired by marine life past and present. Kids will take part in lots of creative activities and learn about fossils and extinct species. Everyone will create their own 'fossils of the future' which may be shown in a cabinet alongside incredible creatures and professional artists' work at the Booth Museum at a special event in November. Participants will also make a magnificent Steller's…

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November 2018

Nature Table Art Workshop with nature artist Beatrice von Preussen

3 November 2018
11:00 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Come and swirl a sinestral snail spiral! Let’s look at leaves, draw with rocks; cut, paint, print and stick. Together we can explore nature through art. Beatrice has been Artist in Residence at Battersea Park Zoo and traveled to the high arctic in search of fossilised worms’ teeth for the Natural History Museum. She makes prints and illustrations inspired by the wonders of the natural world, be that polar bears and glaciers or the woodlice on her doorstep. Come and join…

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Open Studio & Ama Josephine Budge in conversation with Imani Robinson

17 November 2018
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

From 5 – 6pm on Saturday 17 November, you’re invited to visit the artists’ studio on the Barge, ONCA’s new floating arts space for East Brighton. Meet the artists in residence and learn about their research and their creative process as they prepare for their Lost Species Day exhibition in the Gallery. Then from 6 – 7pm join project curator Imani Robinson in conversation with writer and activist Ama Josephine Budge. Imani and Ama will explore the intersections of racial justice, ecological…

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December 2018

Art on the Barge: Stories from the edge of the sea

1 December 2018
12:00 pm
3:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

Drop-in workshop for all ages with Zoe Childerley & Beckie Leach McDonald Join us for a day of ocean themed activities for Remembrance Day for Lost Species, imagining and collecting stories of the ocean environment, and of extinct and mythical sea creatures. Make posters and zines hear myths and legends of the sea at 12.30 and 2.30pm record your sea stories on camera commit to a positive action for the ocean The ocean is a place of wild wonder, full…

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Procession for Steller’s Sea Cow

1 December 2018
3:00 pm
6:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Every year on and around November 30, people hold memorial events in honour of extinct and disappearing species. This year at the  Gallery we will mark Remembrance Day for Lost Species with an exhibition and talks series in the gallery that explores the links between biodiversity and social and racial justice. On Saturday 1 December on the Barge, our floating learning space for East Brighton, join us to gather and pay respects to the sea and its lost and missing…

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WN? Brighton Climate & Culture meeting

4 December 2018
9:30 am
11:00 am
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free
a colourful cartoon of a red boat

Please come to the Barge to talk climate change and culture in the second What Next? Brighton meeting exploring what's going on and how arts sector practitioners can join forces for positive action locally. The agenda is open - please contact with ideas. To get to the Barge: https://onca.org.uk/the-barge/visit/

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BSL Christmas Choir Workshop

20 December 2018
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join us and Deaf British Sign Language teacher Kwame Afrik for this Christmas Choir workshop! Learn about basic Deaf awareness and how to perform 'The 12 Days of Christmas' in British Sign Language. This is a fun and informal workshop for young people aged 6 - 11 years old and their parents/guardians. **Please note young people need to be accompanied**   Tickets £5 for one child and accompanying adult, additional children/adults £2.50 each. Places are limited so booking in advance via…

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January 2019

Wild Adventures: kids’ zine making with Daniel Locke

19 January 2019
11:00 am
4:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

**BOTH SESSIONS ARE FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE EMAIL TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST** Free, for children aged 6-10. Saturday 19 January 2019, 11am-1pm OR 2pm-4pm. Your child can join graphic novelist Daniel Locke at Barge at Brighton Marina for a fun day of drawing and thinking about the natural world. Daniel will introduce your kids to the history of the natural world through a process of story-telling and hands on experimental drawing and collage. By the end of…

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Wild Adventures: Zine-making for 11-16 year olds with Daniel Locke

26 January 2019
11:00 am
4:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free
illustration/ cartoon of a beaver

Saturday January 26, 11am - 4pm, for young people aged 11 - 16 Young people aged 11 -16 are invited to join graphic novelist Daniel Locke at Barge at Brighton Marina for a fun day of drawing and thinking about the natural world. Daniel will introduce you to the history of the natural world through a process of story-telling and hands on experimental drawing and collage. By the end of the session young people will have produced their own wild…

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February 2019

ONCA Kids’ Art Club: Seahorses!

16 February 2019
11:00 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Are you aged 6 - 11? Do you like art? Do you like nature? Then join ONCA artists and marine nature nerds on the ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina for a 2-hour workshop inspired by local marine wildlife - especially seahorses - on Saturday 16 February, 11am - 1pm! This inspiring art session will encourage curiosity and creative experiment. Participants will learn a bit of science, share some knowledge, discover the natural world from a new angle, and create pieces of art to take home.…

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Fantastic Felt Fish! with Imagine Make Play

21 February 2019
11:00 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
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Are your kids aged 6-11? If the answer is yes, then why not let them join ‘Imagine Make Play’ on ONCA’s Barge as part of Brighton Science Festival? Let them dive into their imaginations and create some of their own deep-sea creatures. The workshop will look at the science of felt making and the amazing properties of how felt is made. Combining making with learning about what lies beneath ONCA’s Barge. Your kids will create some weird and wonderful deep-sea…

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March 2019

Blue Planet III: Performance for Families

2 March 2019
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Clown comedy pioneers Bright Buoy are coming to  Barge for a week-long comedy takeover. Nominated for  Green Curtain Award for their one-man nature documentary Luke Rollason’s Planet Earth III in 2017, the team will be in residency with  to develop new show Blue Planet III – an aquatic adventure for all the family! The show will then perform runs at VAULT Festival, the SOHO Theatre and the Brighton Fringe Festival. on Planet Earth III:  “A great piece of improbably hilarious clowning… enchanting…

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Titanic Scratch Performance Party

2 March 2019
7:00 pm
9:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Donation

Clown comedy pioneers Bright Buoy are coming to Barge for a week-long comedy takeover. Alongside developing their family show Blue Planet III, they're hosting TITANIC, a night-time alternative comedy performance party unlike any you have ever seen. It's Barge vs. Iceberg in the Titanic grudge match of the century, and we're all going down with the ship. Titanic tickets are pay what you feel. Praise for Planet Earth III: ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag "amazingly entertaining" ★★★★ Voice Mag UK "bizarre, original and…

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April 2019

Antarctic Animal Art: Family workshop with Bea von Preussen

13 April 2019
11:00 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join one of favourite artists Bea von Preussen for a spring family art workshop on the Barge. Come and collage a humpback whale and other antarctic animals. A nature based art workshop with nature artist Beatrice von Preussen. Beatrice has just returned from Antarctica where she drew penguins and worked with scientists, spotting and recording whales. Participants will be finding out how to recognise a humpback and having fun with mark making, tone, and texture. This is a great opportunity for children and…

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O N C A Kids Art Club: Sea Cyanotypes (6-11 year olds)

18 April 2019
10:00 am
12:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join artist and photographer Margot Minnot Thomas for a hands-on workshop inspired by your local sea life. In this Cyanotype workshop young people will be introduced to an old printing process, first used to document plants in the 1800s. You will make some cyanotype prints, using sunlight to make the image appear. Through printing, we will explore the rich marine life in Sussex, including species which are sadly endangered such as the gorgeous Kingfisher. We will also print directly with…

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First the Air Is Blue

27 April 201928 April 2019
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

'First the Air Is Blue' is a group exhibition from seven Graduate Monthly artists. It showcases the outcomes of a three month long residency at Barge, presenting new artwork that responds to the socio-historical and environmental conditions of Brighton Marina and the barge itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-J2RfreUrE Outcomes take on a range of media including site-specific poetry performances, sculptures, abstract photographic panels and experimental moving image installations. About the artists Violet Blyth Through moving image and installation, Violet’s work preserves moments of…

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First the Air is Blue: Private View

27 April 2019
6:00 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

'First the Air Is Blue' is a group exhibition from seven Graduate Monthly artists. It showcases the outcomes of a three month long residency at Barge, presenting new artwork that responds to the socio-historical and environmental conditions of Brighton Marina and the barge itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-J2RfreUrE Outcomes take on a range of media including site-specific poetry performances, sculptures, abstract photographic panels and experimental moving image installations. About the artists Violet Blyth Through moving image and installation, Violet’s work preserves moments of…

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May 2019

10 Steps To Personal Resilience in a Chaotic Climate | 10 Week Course

13 May 2019
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

New language is being invented to describe the unprecedented psychological landscape of our times: Eco-anxiety, climate grief, solastalgia. These are all new terms used by climate psychologists to describe the very real emotional impacts of climate change which are finally starting to be recognised yet are still seldom discussed. The most recent International Panel on Climate Change report has clearly stated that we have just 12 years to prevent total climate catastrophe but rather than witnessing rapid and radical change,…

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June 2019

IMMERSE by Gina Kawecka

1 June 20192 June 2019
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
£8.00

‘The dream is the aquarium of the night’ - Victor Hugo "Immerse is a moving image and sound installation illuminating the oft unseen waterscape of Brighton’s female sea swimmers. Shot in the sea using natural light, the camera movement and underwater sound create a mysterious dreamlike environment playing with notions of surface and depth, fusion and separation, reflection and inversion. Immerse goes beyond documentary into an imaginary aquatic underworld. The images pour through three vertical voile screens, encouraging the discovery…

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O N C A Kids Collabs network meeting

13 June 2019
5:00 pm
6:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
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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July 2019

The Unbearable Whiteness of Green: An Environmental Justice Workshop

14 July 2019
12:00 pm
3:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

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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August 2019

Let’s talk about the Anthropocene at the O N C A Barge

2 August 2019
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

We're delighted to welcome you into our making space as part of the ‘Let’s talk about the Anthropocene’ residency project. This is an Arts Council England funded project, the work developed will include performance, installation, sound and poetry. Refreshments will be available to purchase. About the Artist Adele Gibson Adele's work is concerned with our environment and the part that we are playing in its alteration, that is the Anthropocene. She completed her MA in Fine Art at the University…

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UnderExposed Barge Residency: Collaborative Imaginaries

7 August 2019
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

A collaborative 'warm-up' to introduce visitors to UnderExposed's residency at the Barge. We invite visitors to collaboratively ‘warm-up’ and get a feel of what UnderExposed plans to do on the Barge for the duration of the residency. For us, a residency is to create space for communication, allow collaboration to foster imaginative futures through artist practice and reflection. How will we do this? Through play, imaginative narratives and sonic meditation. ABOUT THE ARTISTS UnderExposed is an art platform founded by…

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UnderExposed Barge Residency: Crit for Local Artists led by Creative Storm

12 August 2019
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

UnderExposed collaborates with two Brighton based graduate artists who hold an open and friendly monthly meet-up. Creative Storm offers a great opportunity for emerging artists to show ongoing projects to fellow artists, whilst collectively giving and receiving feedback. ABOUT THE ARTISTS UnderExposed is an art platform founded by and for evolving artists. By showcasing artwork in alternative spaces, exchanging ideas and knowledge, and encouraging collaboration we aim to foster a community of artists that can support each other. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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O N C A Kids Summer Art Workshop: Printmaking (Family)

14 August 2019
1:30 pm
3:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Lisboa Social Press will be making a splash on ONCA’s Barge, hosting a hands on printmaking afternoon. Their relaxed workshop starts off with a few fun drawing games to loosen up everybody from the seasoned doodlers to the budding artists. They will then guide the group through collagraph and mono-printing techniques with two hours of curated exercises. Perfect for the whole family, the session will have a fun approach encouraging different responses that relate to plant and sea life found…

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UnderExposed Barge Residency: Closing Event

18 August 2019
12:00 pm
5:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

UnderExposed invite visitors to join them in a collaborative activity-led session of discussion, learning and reflection. The responses from these discussions (in the form of writing, doodling, mark-making) can become part of the publication UnderExposed will be compiling throughout its residency. To end the event, the publication will be hand-bound to include responses from everyone who participated on the day and throughout the residency: a collaborative experience and object. All within a space that will acknowledge - through an installation…

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O N C A Kids Summer Art Workshop: Laser Cut Jewellery

22 August 2019
10:00 am
12:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Laser Cut Jewellery with Rebecca Tucknott Kids have the opportunity to choose from a variety of designs to make one (or more if there's time) piece of jewellery, and will leave the workshop with either a badge or a pendant. For ages 8-13 Book Now

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O N C A Kids Summer Art Workshop: Book Binding and Cyanotypes

29 August 2019
10:00 am
12:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Coming back to the Barge once more is favourite Margot Minnot-Thomas. Her last workshop sold out on the Barge so be sure to grab your tickets early. Using an old photographic printing technique, cyanotype, we will create underwater stories inspired by all the wonderful fish, seaweed and birds of Sussex. Kids will make their own storybook, hand-bound and ready to take home. For ages 6-11   Book Now

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O N C A Kids Summer Art Workshop: Movement and Mark Making

29 August 2019
1:30 pm
3:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Movement and Mark Making with Tara Rai Movement and Mark Making is a summer workshop for children to freely create and express themselves in a safe space. Led by facilitators and nomadic artist Tara Rai, this two hour workshop will be a playful, innovative way to make large, artwork like never before.   For ages 6-11   Book Now

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October 2019

O N C A Kids Half Term Club: Art & Science at Brighton Marina

31 October 20191 November 2019
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Creative fun on the Barge for children aged 7 - 12 Join us on the Barge at Brighton Marina for 2 days of workshops and fun, learning about and celebrating Brighton’s marine conservation zone (MCZ) with an interdisciplinary team of artists and educators.   We will: Learn about the MCZ, and about the elements Make a giant chalk reef using clay and found materials Spend time on the beach Play games Explore positive visions of the future 10am - 3pm,…

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November 2019

O N C A Barge Birthday Bingo Fundraiser!

1 November 2019
6:30 pm
9:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Come and celebrate seventh birthday with us!  Join us at the Barge at Brighton Marina for bingo fun, and help us to raise funds for our work aboard this lovely space. With your support, we can work with more local community and educational groups to develop accessible creative learning projects that encourage people in environmental thinking that inspires social change at a crucial time in our planetary history. Tickets start from £6pp, with optional add ons for table & drinks…

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O N C A Kids Laser Cut Jewellery Workshop with Rebecca Tucknott

2 November 2019
10:00 am
12:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join facilitators and local craft maker Rebecca Tucknott at Brighton Marina for another exciting creative workshop on the Barge. Kids will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of designs made from using laser cutter to make bold and brilliant pendants and badges to take home. The workshop will last for 2 hours and parents can drop their children off for the duration of the workshop. Suitable for 6-13 year olds. All facilitators have DBS checks. Please let us…

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Undercliff Path Signage & Sculpture – public event

21 November 2019
12:00 pm
7:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

Please join us at Barge on November 21st for an exhibition and talk (6pm) about and Schools Without Walls’ proposals for a trail of signage and sculpture along the Undercliff Path. Our artists have worked with children from local schools St John The Baptist, Longhill and St Margaret’s to learn about the Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) that runs along the coast here, and come up with ideas for signs and sculptures that help people on the Undercliff Path imagine what…

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December 2019

Winter Cyanotypes: Festive Card and Print Making

2 December 2019
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join artist Margot Minnot Thomas on the Barge for a festive evening workshop! We will be using a very old printing method called cyanotype. Discovered in the mid-1800s, cyanotype was pioneered by the first published female photographer, Anna Atkins. Coating paper with this light-sensitive emulsion makes deep blue prints once exposed to UV light. We will be making some beautiful cards with this method, which can double up as festive cards in time for the winter holidays. You will be…

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January 2020

Ten Steps Towards Personal Resilience and Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate | 10 Week Course

13 January 2020
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

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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Hatha Yoga at the ONCA Barge

17 January 2020
10:30 am
11:30 am
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Lotis Flower in pond

Join us for a Hatha Yoga class at the Barge at the Brighton Marina. On Friday mornings between 9.30am and noon, the  Barge becomes a free space for the local community to meet, chill, play or explore. We aim to host activities downstairs for people to take part in for free, with donations welcome. Class is by donation to . Bring your own yoga mat and blanket. Beginners are welcome. About the Facilitator Lisa is a level 2 registered Yoga…

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February 2020

O N C A Kids Valentine Mosaics Workshop with Caroline Budden

15 February 2020
10:30 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join Mosaic Artist Caroline Budden on the Barge for a fun morning making Valentine-inspired heart mosaics. In this one hour workshop for beginners, children will learn how to design and create a personalised mosaic made from reclaimed materials. Each participant will come away with a small heart decoration made for their self, and one for someone they love! (Other shapes are also available.) This workshop is for children aged 6+. *** UPDATE: SALES HAVE CLOSED FOR THE 10.30AM SESSION. YOU…

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March 2020

Community Hatha Yoga Class at ONCA Barge

10 March 2020
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Donation

As part of our ongoing focus on social inclusion and wellbeing, Barge supports its associated practitioners to facilitate a range of free/cheap activities for the local community to take part in. Our instructor, Lisa, is a Level 2 registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia, and Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that was founded by the Buddhist and Hindu saint and yogi Matsyendranath. These are gentle to moderate level…

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October 2020

Seaside Sessions: Children’s Eco Arts Workshop

30 October 2020
1:30 pm
3:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Join us aboard the Barge this Autumn and investigate Art in Nature as part of Nature2020 programme. community artist Sally Bourner will facilitate a relaxed and creative afternoon for children aged 6-11 years. Through creative activities we will explore our local living coast; stones, shells and seaweed will all become tools to make marks and create art. Please wear clothes that can get messy. Please let us know if you or your child has any access requirements that we need…

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May 2021

Barge Community Morning – we’re re-opening!

7 May
10:00 am
1:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Barge Community Mornings are BACK ON BOARD from May 7! We are excited and delighted to be re-opening the Barge after the long closure due to the pandemic. Community Mornings are all about… well, whatever you want them to be. Come for a chat, work on some sewing with our Dresscue project, make some crafts, have a cuppa, meet people. Anything is possible. All are welcome. Drop in any time from 10am. We look forward to welcoming you aboard! The upper…

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June 2021

E.M. Parry & SL Grange: We Elizabethans

23 June
6:00 pm
26 June
5:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

We Elizabethans - a cluster of sibling works: Closet Dramas - photographic exhibition; Fag Ends // Fag Breaks - installation & performances; A Lucky Resurrection - live writing / seance. Closet Dramas: An enigmatic cast of queer and unruly characters haunt, provoke and flirt with the viewer. Drawing on the historical genre of the closet drama, these works engage a bricolage of practices to offer a quasi-dramatic experience in a playfully haunting hybrid of performance, document & score. Fag Ends…

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Show Thyself! Queer history self-fashioning workshop with SL Grange & E.M. Parry

26 June
2:30 pm
4:30 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom

Show Thyself! At this workshop, multi-disciplinary artists SL Grange & E.M. Parry invite you to an exploration of historically-inspired queer self-fashioning. Saturday 26 June, 2.30 - 4.30pm, Barge. For Barge directions and accessibility information click here. Combining creative writing with photographic portraiture and dressing up, we will guide you through a gentle, playful process that invites you to explore an alternate self, play at being someone else, and/or meet your unruly dead tr/ancestors by becoming them. Bring clothing items, props,…

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Bats About Data: Curiosity Club workshop with Cliff Hammett

29 June
4:30 pm
6:00 pm
ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
Free

For this experimental art/science workshop aboard the Barge, we will look at how to gather data about bats, and ways to share this data in creative and unusual ways. Bats live all around us, roosting in trees and our homes, foraging for insects in parks and woodland. But they are also very vulnerable to humans changing the environment – for instance, by demolishing buildings they roosts in, or placing too much lighting where they feed. Bats are protected under law.…

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