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Lost Species Day 2023: Spells to Bind Giants 2 – FIRE – with Feral Theatre

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On 30 November, join Feral Theatre online to design shields and cast spells for protection from the giants of war. Lost Species Day 2023 takes place in the context of devastating state violence and civilian bloodshed in Israel and Palestine, as well as ongoing armed conflicts in Ukraine, Myanmar and many other places. The giants […]

Culture Declares Southeast Coastal Hub Online Meet

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Come to an online new year CDE catch-up to share ideas and set intentions for 2023! Join Culture Declares Emergency southeast coastal hub co-hosts Polly and Persephone via Zoom to reconnect and make plans for spring 2023. Expect to meet like minds and share ideas for climate-relevant creative and cultural events in a friendly, informal […]

Lost Species Day 2022: LARPing with the Land – with Bea Xu

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The trajectory of loss seems exponential in the Anthropocene; can LARP (live action roleplay games) offer us ways to ritualistically queer this sense of inevitability? Join Bea Xu for a participatory online workshop in which each participant is invited to bring, connect and commune with a chosen object, using it to tease out a disowned […]

Lost Species Day 2022: Spells to Bind Giants with Feral Theatre

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Join the Lost Species Day co-founders for a participatory online ritual to mark Earth's losses and bind corporate giants. The new IEA report states that net income for the world’s oil and gas producers is set to double in 2022 to an unprecedented $4 trillion. The sector has gained an average of $1 trillion per […]

Pakistan Solidarity Fundraiser: Online panel chaired by Nichola Khan

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Join Nichola Khan, Nehaal Bajwa and Sadiq Bhanbhro for an online discussion of the Pakistan floods : neo-colonialism, climate (in)justice; the causes and outcomes of the floods. The speakers Sadiq Bhanbhro was born, raised and did his first degree in social anthropology from Pakistan, and now he lives in the UK with his partner and […]

Gallery So White: Action research workshop

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Are you interested in decolonial approaches to curatorial practices in art galleries? PhD student and Stuart Hall fellow Susuana Amoah is running a series of online action research workshops to examine the role of the curator in facilitating cultural equity in public art galleries, imagine new approaches to curatorial practice and co-create a framework for […]

Meet the Artist: Olga Saavedra Montes De Oca

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Join us for an informal online conversation with our current exhibiting artist Olga Saavedra Montes De Oca. Olga will be joined by Emile Devereaux, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Sussex and Maddy Kelly, Communications Manager to discuss the themes within the exhibition in more detail. There will also be the opportunity […]

Lost Species Day 2021: Interdependence Ritual with Bea Xu

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Join Bea Xu on Lost Species Day for a ritual inspired by the theme of ecological entanglement and webs. Having initiated an online ritual offering last year during the winter lockdown, Remembrance Day for Lost Species is glad to repeat this practice. We’re delighted to announce the return of transpersonal* ritual practitioner Bea Xu to […]

Open Access: Accessibility As Temporary Collectively-Held Space

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Join artist and organiser Carmen Papalia for this online workshop that accompanies our current group exhibition Making Care which features his work. Open Access: Accessibility As Temporary Collectively-Held Space - Workshop with Carmen Papalia In 2015 Vancouver-based artist Carmen Papalia responded to the failures that he experienced as a recipient of institutional disability support services with Open […]

Basil Kincaid

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“I am a Vessel, a Vivid Dreamer, and a World Builder. My work is guided by my connection to ancestral courage and related insights, filtered through observation and expanded by imagination.” is thrilled to be hosting an online exhibition of works by US-based textile artist Basil Kincaid. Enter exhibition here Self Portrait: At First You […]

kin’d & kin’d: field fairing – a workshop

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‘I mean river as a verb. A happening. It is moving with me right now.' - Natalie Diaz in ‘The First Water is the Body’ The third happening in field fairing, the eco-poetry series with kin'd and kin'd, will be a participatory online workshop. It will take the elements as a starting point and look […]

Political Drag: workshop with Leah Kirby AKA Cyro

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Political Drag with Leah Kirby AKA Cyro: creating art inciting change and incorporating non-Western performance techniques, Leah Kirby / Cyro explores socio-economic and political issues through non-traditional formats. Thursday 24 June 2.30 - 4.30pm, online via Zoom In this workshop, Cyro dissects their practice and techniques when it comes to building drag performance around the […]

On Police & Prison Abolition in the UK: talk with Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper

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Join us for a talk by Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper on the arguments for police and prison abolition in the UK and how these connect to climate justice. Expect a presentation by Adam followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Tickets are free or by donation - select your preferred ticket option (free or donation) at […]

Hili Greenfeld: MaGifa

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.tribe-events-event-image img { pointer-events: none; } MaGifa is an online exhibition of new works by Israeli artist Hili Greenfeld. Hili was scheduled to be artist in residence in July last year, with a subsequent solo exhibition following in August, but the ongoing coronavirus outbreak meant this couldn’t take place. Click here to view the exhibition […]

Lost Species Day 2020: Rituals for the Anthropocene?

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From the mundane to the epic: discover some of the diverse possibilities of what a ritual for the Anthropocene might be. This event aims to inspire and give confidence to participants to hold their own ceremonies, as well as to explore some of the tensions in the term. The event will take place in two […]

Lost Species Day 2020: An Evening with Sadiah Qureshi, Audra Mitchell & Suzanne Dhaliwal

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Join us online for an evening with scholar-activists Audra Mitchell, Sadiah Qureshi and Suzanne Dhaliwal discussing historic and ongoing connections between colonialism and extinctions, exploring assumptions embedded in much mainstream environmental campaigning, and celebrating intersectional environmental work. Watch a recording of this event here (click the CC button on the menu bar for subtitles). Lost […]

Lost Species Day 2020 Exhibition: Beyond Ruin

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For this year's Lost Species Day, and textile artist Katie Tume AKA Mother Eagle have co-curated a group exhibition 'Beyond Ruin' in our Gallery windows and online. Click here to view the exhibition Lost Species Day 2020 invites participants to consider how their work can or does contribute to and strengthen the growth of the […]

Art and Conflict: Panel Discussion

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Join Jaye Ho for an online panel discussion exploring the relationship between art and conflict. This event is a part of The Vanishing Act exhibition by artist and human rights policy adviser Jaye Ho. Panel speakers include artist and former mental health campaigner Dr Errol Francis, award winning Iranian animator Majid Adin, and transitional justice […]

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Accessibility

Please contact or 01273 607101 if you have specific access needs, please note the gallery is wheelchair accessible but the toilet is up five stairs. We have hearing assistive technology and our staff have Basic BSL & Deaf Awareness training. For more information about access and facilities at ONCA please click here.

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