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Creative workshops for people affected by cancer

13 October14 December

Free creative workshops for people affected by cancer at the Macmillan Horizon Centre. Workshops are for all abilities and each session will be delivered by Ellie, 's Inclusive Artist, in collaboration with a local arts facilitator. Come along, meet new people, learn a new skill and have a brew or two! Sat 12th Oct 10:30-12:30pm Textiles with Imagine Make Play Sat 9th Nov 10:30-12:30pm Cyanotypes with Margot Minnot Thomas Sat 14th Dec 10:30-12:30pm Laser Cut Jewellery with Rebecca Tucknott To…

O N C A Autumn Volunteer Open Evening

15 October
6:00 pm
7:30 pm

Join us at gallery to find out about our various and exciting volunteer opportunities. We’re currently looking for volunteers for the Gallery and Barge – We need people to join our core team as ongoing medium to long-term part-time volunteers. This informal evening will be an opportunity to find out more about and talk to current volunteers about their experiences. We’ll also be discussing what skills people have or would like to learn while volunteering at . See you there!

Hidden Paths

16 October20 October

A new and timely exhibition ‘Hidden Paths’ offers an immersive and reflective space to explore how current crises of extreme weather, automation, political instability and inequality are connected in deep and often invisible ways. ‘Hidden Paths’ welcomes visitors to consider the troubled systems that we live in and the possibilities for transformation. Through a series of artworks - from a sonic waterfall, sculptures, recipes, film and video, to a virtual reality (VR) experience - visitors will explore how we imagine…


25 October27 October

Seven artists with a diverse range of styles, approaches, interests and backgrounds unite with the objective to create a colourful and evocative exhibition in the heart of Brighton. SEVEN promises to incorporate an eclectic mix of two- dimensional artwork, resulting not only from the myriad of processes and media used, but also from the naturally occurring variety of influences and passions of the respective artists. The whole is more than the sum of its parts… The exhibition is open on…

Electric Eclectic; Life, the Universe and…

30 October3 November

Tension between commonly perceived realism and individual interpretation is explored and presented within Electric Eclectic; Life, the Universe and... The diversity of Kym Cox's practice of photographing soap bubbles, soap films and foams and Juliet Evan's travel, landscape and urban documentary engages the audience by transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. For what we see in the perspective of commonplace and everyday is turned upside down, inside out by these two artist photographers. Pareidolia - the human tendency to perceive…

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

31 October1 November

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 -…

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

2 November
10:00 am
12:00 pm

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…

Atmospheres of Violence

5 November7 November

We live in a time when people are transforming the earth’s climate, changing the skin of the planet through deforestation, dredging the seas and delving for metals and fuel. Resistance to this systematic change is powerful and sometimes successful – and is violently repressed. Across the world over the last 15 years, more than 1500 people have been killed because they took action to defend their lands, forests, rivers and environment. Thousands more face criminalisation, threats, vilification and ‘slow violence’…

Lily Rigby: what the water gave me

9 November17 November

"There is something about water that draws us to it; it has a sort of power that has a mysterious hold on us. It is impossible to control; it is forever flowing and can take any course." Lily began her paintings for this exhibition during her artist residency in Cornwall in April earlier this year. She stayed by the sea, where she would walk and paint everyday. Lily fell in love with the silver light on the sea. Since coming…

Undercliff Path Signage & Sculpture – public event

21 November
12:00 pm
7:30 pm

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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Ten Steps Towards Personal Resilience and Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate

13 January 2020
7:00 pm
16 March 2020
9:00 pm

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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