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Martin Shaw: Imaginalia

20 February24 February

 is delighted to host Martin Shaw’s first solo exhibition in ten years: Imaginalia. In summer 2018, Martin Shaw found himself painting. For three months, all day every day he would walk out to his studio and begin. It wasn’t exactly planned, it was something that happened. Imaginalia is an exhibition that brings together much of the work created over that time. From graphite drawings to large oil paintings we witness someone working at the edge of their imagination, towards what Henry Corbin…

Fantastic Felt Fish! with Imagine Make Play

21 February
11:00 am
1:00 pm

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…

Martin Shaw: The Night Wages book launch

22 February
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

THE NIGHT WAGES ONCA is delighted to announce the launch of Martin Shaw’s long awaited new book The Night Wages, Friday 22 February, at 6.30 pm. Martin will be reading from the book, telling stories and answering questions. This will be the very first opportunity to buy a signed copy, and hear a little more about the creation of this extraordinary work. To watch the trailer, click here: https://vimeo.com/309467775?fbclid=IwAR2Al4t5UdvPFszcKxXtdziCxs2iQdIvIkEcpSuqmFIwbX8-ZHEDSax8E88 The book launch takes place as part of Imaginalia, the exhibition…

The Colour of Drag: Makeup Artistry Class with Umber Ghauri

25 February
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

Professional make up activist Umber Ghauri is returning to ONCA to celebrate LGBT History month with a fun makeup class which explores the history and the art of Drag. Drag is gender anarchy and liberation. In this class where we will go through the process of designing looks and then executing them in real time. You will participate in designing a look from scratch on paper and then learn how to translate that onto a face. Umber Ghauri is known for creating looks…

Rendered In Light

27 February3 March

An exhibition bringing together photographic works by Kira Krász, Milla Lewis, Amber Dance-Baverstock, Eva Louisa Jonas and An Nguyen. Launch Event | Wednesday 27th February, 6 - 8pm ALL WELCOME Collage Workshop | Sunday 3rd March, 1 - 4pm (details TBA) KIRA KRÁSZ: Kíra Krász is a Hungarian photography student, currently working on her degree at University of Brighton. She is interested in the silence of the everyday and the aesthetics of caring for others. After identifying those thoughts/subjects that…

What Next? Climate & Culture meeting

28 February
9:30 am
11:00 am

Please come to Gallery for this talk about climate change and culture, exploring what’s going on and how arts sector practitioners can join forces for positive action locally. Expect to be part of a group of artists interested in tackling climate-related issues and the many related spheres.  This is a chance to air ideas, to talk to others doing the same and to learn from each other.  - Ann Light, Professor of Design and Creative Technology at University of Sussex will talk about…

Eating the Other: Poetry Workshop with Subira Wahogo

1 March
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

Join our 2018 Green Curtain Award winner Subira Wahogo for a poetry workshop that explores the relationships between gender, race, exotification and food. “There was overall agreement that the message that acknowledgment and exploration of racial difference can be pleasurable represents a breakthrough, a challenge to white supremacy, to various systems of domination. The overriding fear is that cultural, ethnic, and racial differences will be continually commodified and offered up as new dishes to enhance the white palate – that…

Blue Planet III: Performance for Families

2 March
1:00 pm
2:00 pm

2 March, 1pm Performance suitable for children and families Tickets by donation Clown comedy pioneers Bright Buoy are coming to ONCA Barge for a week-long comedy takeover. Nominated for ONCA’s Green Curtain Award for their one-man nature documentary Luke Rollason’s Planet Earth III in 2017, the team will be in residency with ONCA 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…

Titanic Scratch Performance Party

2 March
7:00 pm
9:30 pm

TITANIC SCRATCH PERFORMANCE PARTY Clown comedy pioneers Bright Buoy are coming to ONCA 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 Versus 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…

Desire & Resistance

6 March17 March

exhibition for this year's International Women's Day featuring work by Maya Armon & Subira Wahogo. “There was overall agreement that the message that acknowledgment and exploration of racial difference can be pleasurable represents a breakthrough, a challenge to white supremacy, to various systems of domination. The overriding fear is that cultural, ethnic, and racial differences will be continually commodified and offered up as new dishes to enhance the white palate – that the Other will be eaten, consumed, and forgotten.” – bell…

Desire & Resistance: Launch Event

6 March
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Join us for the launch of ONCA’s International Women’s Day exhibition featuring work by Maya Armon & Subira Wahogo. Between 6 & 7pm there will be a live performance by Subira and then both artists will be in conversation with ONCA’s Gallery Supervisor Susuana – after which will be an opportunity for audience Q&A. Places are limited so please book in advance via Eventbrite. From 7 – 8pm the exhibition will be open to all. “There was overall agreement that…

Ivy Rihlampfu

3 April21 April

Solo exhibition of enamel plate portraits by South African based artist Ivy Rihlampfu. Ivy documents the everyday heroines she come across frequently. She says: "Some are found selling vegetable, sweets and fruits in the streets of Johannesburg - I'm drawn to their grace and humility. The women I document embody strength, courage and effort but often their actions are unseen or not taken into account. I'm motivated to uncover these actions, by taking a closer look and learning more about…

Art & Nature on the Barge: Family workshop with Bea von Preussen

13 April
11:00 am
1:00 pm

Art and Nature on the ONCA Barge Sat 13 April, 11am – 1pm **Theme TBC!** Join one of ONCA's favourite artists Bea von Preussen for a spring family art workshop on the Barge. This inspiring art session will encourage curiosity and creative experiment. Participants will learn a bit of science, share some knowledge, and enjoy discovering the natural world from a new angle, and create pieces of art to take home. This fun workshop is suitable for children and adults to work alongside one…

Colour Out Of Space: Jan Anderzén

26 April28 April

For this years Colour Out of Space festival is excited to host Jan Anderzén's first UK solo exhibition which will focus on his collage work with textiles. Jan Anderzén is a Tampere based artist producing experimental music and creating images with a multitude of techniques. He layers plotted and formulated elements with splashes of accident and contingency. He's usually focusing on themes roaming the foggy borderlands of wild and domesticated. For the past 20 years Jan Anderzén has been the…

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