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David Blandy & Claire Barrett: Cthuluscene

23 January15 February

'Cthuluscene' brings together a group of works made by Blandy & Barrett that address the climate crisis and our collective future, through a close examination of nature. Their finely crafted films use essayist voiceover, folk tales and poetry to create a meditation on the history of scientific inquiry and the parallel evolution of ideas, and what we do now that the paradigms of the post-industrial world are breaking down. Filming at University College London’s Grant Museum of Zoology, the film…

The World After in the Cthuluscene: Roleplay gaming event

29 January
6:00 pm
9:00 pm

Join artist David Blandy for an evening workshop to build new elements based on Brighton's myths, legends and ecosystems for open world game 'The World After', where danger lurks in magically enhanced flora and fauna and a shadowy 'Corporation' are seeking to exploit its untapped riches. Developed through sessions with Roleplay gamers across the UK from diverse backgrounds, Blandy invites players to build further details into these new societies through discussion, drawing and writing. Suitable for ages 18+ FREE ABOUT…

Kids Roleplay World Building & Storytelling Workshop

1 February
1:00 pm
3:00 pm

In this workshop for children aged 8-13yrs, young people will create new fantasy worlds, designing individual characters based on combinations of humanoids with plant and animal features. These characters will be given life stories and a narrative will be built around a world that combines the ideas of all involved. We will then play a game based on the imagined space we have designed, weaving together local flora, fauna, myths and legends. Suitable for ages 8 - 13yrs FREE ABOUT…

Fabric-ation: slip back to source, a journey of materials – Anthology Launch

4 February
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

Join us for a launch of Poetry Collective 2’s anthology of work created on the Fabric-ation course, autumn 2019, by the following poets: Lucy Brennan Shiel Jane Buckler Lola Bunbury-Davies Patrick Crawford Sudakini Davies Naomi Foyle Alice Owen Karen Smith Vera Zakharov About the Editors kin’d & kin’d is a composite eco-poet, the creation of Kay Syrad & Clare Whistler who have been collaborating on a range of art-text projects and eco-poetry courses for several years.

Shining a light on extinction

19 February26 February

Brothers Ed & James Harrison, founders of creative entity 'Under The Skin', bring their first solo exhibition to Brighton to shine a light on some of the world’s most endangered species and the efforts being made to rescue them. 'Under the Skin' prints are hand-crafted pieces of art with a powerful underlying message: under UV light, the phosphorescent skeleton of each animal is exposed, a reminder of all that remains when a species falls into the darkness of extinction. Each…

Shining a light on extinction: Private View

19 February
5:00 pm
7:00 pm

Join brothers Ed & James Harrison, founders of creative entity ‘Under The Skin’, for the private view their first solo exhibition. This exhibition also sees 'Under The Skin' launch a series of short films, created by Luke Ripley and Max Smith, which provide a unique insight into their creative process and the invaluable work that their artistic venture supports. Under the Skin encourages visitors to broaden their awareness of the current environmental issues facing our planet and use the skills…

Loud + Clear

28 February7 March

There is a fine line between tokenization and representation... ...and within the culture industries that line is blurry… but let’s not focus on industry. Let’s focus on labour and the women + non binary artists working on the axis of music and visual art to dismantle expectations; to create their own communities, histories and means of production. Ana da Silva Anna Petrisko Cristy Road Elly Clark (Sergina) Gina Birch LaJohn Joseph Sharmi Basu (Beast Nest) She Shreds Magazine Tieraney Carter…

Loud + Clear: Opening Party

28 February
6:00 pm
9:00 pm

Come along to the opening party of Loud + Clear hosted by artist in residence Jodie Cavalier. Loud + Clear is an incredible exhibition curated by Nadia Buyse (DUBAIS) that highlights women + non binary artists working on the axis of music and visual art to dismantle expectations; to create their own communities, histories and means of production. Image Credit: Ana da Silva About the Host Jodie Cavalier is an artist and educator. She received her BA from the University of…

Cristy Road + Sergina + DUBAIS

29 February
7:00 pm
10:00 pm

Special site specific performances in Gallery from participating artists and curator from the LOUD + CLEAR exhibition Featuring Cristy Road, Sergina (Elly Clark), and DUBAIS (Nadia Buyse.) Drinks on site. Image Credit: Nadia Buyse About the Performers Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist, writer and musician who’s been supplying creativity for punk rock, publishing, & social justice movements since she was a teenager in Miami, circa1997. Road self-published Green’zine for ten years, and has since released three illustrated novels…

An Evening with Cristy C. Road, creator of The Next World Tarot deck

3 March
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

Join us in the gallery on 3 March for an evening of tarot and conversation with punk illustrator Cristy C. Road, creator of the paradigm-shifting Next World Tarot deck. Cristy will read and share images from the Next World Tarot deck and the accompanying NWT book, followed by a Q&A session. Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems, the Next World Tarot envisions a world where justice relies on respect and revolutionary love. The Fool's Journey is about…

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