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Ivy Rihlampfu: Traces Of Her In The City

10 April21 April

Solo exhibition of enamel plate portraits by South African based artist Ivy Rihlampfu. Ivy documents the everyday heroines she come across frequently.  "Some are found selling vegetables, 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 them. I'm interested…

Film Screening: The True Cost

23 April
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

Lucy & Yak and Revival Collective are hosting a screening of The True Cost - a ground breaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold stories of the fashion industry and asks us to consider, who is really paying the price for our fast fashion addiction? The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Fashion can and should have positive impacts…


25 April27 April

For this year's 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: UNIA LOIMUSSA 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…

Linden: The Garden

30 April
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Join Linden at ONCA Gallery to experience her conceptual garden through sight, sound and emotion. Linden will be giving a multimedia performance of original songs and accompanying visuals showcasing the story of Voodoo in Paradise in its entirety for the first time. Throughout the performance, you will be guided through a toxic garden highlighting the internal struggles of domestic violence and it's repercussions for the human condition and our sexuality. With raw visuals, stunning lyrical imagery and the original acrylic canvas…


1 May
6:00 pm
9:00 pm

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. This is a space for white people and people of colour to understand and critique contemporary British environmentalist practices, and explore alternative models of action that centre solidarity with…

Elaine Foster-Gandey: Movement Makes Marks

3 May5 May

An exhibition of etchings by Elaine Foster-Gandey Accompanied by talks & workshops exploring mark making and connections to drawing, process, materials, performance and print making in relation to health and well-being. Events Talk: 3rd May 5 – 7PM Private View: 3rd May 7 – 8PM Workshop: 5th May 12 - 2PM "Developing ideas around movement and collaboration, I have concentrated my work on the mark, the mark made by the collaboration with others as well as the connection with surface, body to ground,…

Movement Makes Marks: Artist Talk & Private View

3 May
5:00 pm
8:00 pm

‘Movement Makes Marks’ -  an exhibition of etchings by Elaine Foster-Gandey Accompanied by talks & workshops exploring mark making and connections to drawing, process, materials, performance and print making in relation to health and well-being. Join us in the gallery to listen to the artist & graduate MA Inclusive arts practice, Elaine Foster-Gandey discuss her work alongside: Dr Julia Winckler, Senior Lecturer, School of Media, University of Brighton - 'Acts of embodiment: collaborative mark making' Dr Philippa Lyon, Senior Lecturer, School of Art,…

A Workshop Exploring Movement and Mark Making

5 May
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

‘A workshop exploring movement and mark making’ with facilitators Elaine Foster-Gandey, Belinda Papavasiliou and Carlos Ara. Drawing on the ideas set out in the exhibition ‘Movement Makes Marks’ the facilitators will lead you through a series of exercises, using a range of materials, to make marks.  The marks will then form the basis of an exploration in movement. Please wear comfortable clothing.  All materials will be supplied. No experience necessary.  Come with an open mind. Admn: £5 / Conc FREE…

Jamal Harewood: Word

7 May10 May

They’re pretty special. They give a person the opportunity to express themselves. They can be read. They can be heard. They can be spoken. They allow us to communicate. I was always told that it’s not what you say, but how you say it - is this true? Become the contestant or host in an audience led gameshow that put the words we use under a magnifying glass. Word is a 2016 Spring Festival co-commission recipient with additional support from…

HOAX: Bright Raven

14 May18 May

Bright Raven. She’s here to stir things up. She’s starting a cult-clown-creature revolution. A shake up for these turbulent times. A storm in teacup. A collective washing of the brain. And she wants YOU to join. Accompanied by a live electronic soundscape, performed by HOAX’s Flavia Bertram, made with director Stephen Sobal (ALL IN) and supported by Anna-Helena McLean (MOON FOOL), Bright Raven is a comedic induction into a NEW WORLD ORDER. (*Terms and conditions may apply.) Tuesday, May 14…

Ancient Traces: Artur Soares and the Culture of Bahia

21 May
2:00 pm
8:30 pm

“Keys of perception” which gathers 7 natural medicines used by different cultures as sacred keys for contact with transcendental perception.  This series in an aesthetic path tending toward and abstraction of form. As the perception of the possibilities of the mind transcend what is palpable, the power of nature is far beyond the books and the labels of medicines, it takes humility to be able to see where the eye is not able. By choosing to represent afro-brazilian and indigenous…

Make That Make Sense: An Artist Bio Writing Workshop

30 May
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” - Audre Lorde Join us at for a chance to explore what makes a strong and unique artist bio. This workshop aims to create a supportive space for discussions and activities aimed to help artists of all crafts define and communicate their creative personas. Lead by Communications Manager Susuana Amoah.  

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