Top 5 Brighton Art Exhibitions April 2016
Brighton is fit to burst with amazing art galleries and with so many exhibitions going on every month it can be hard to know which to visit. One of the City’s most eclectic galleries, Artrepublic, gives us a monthly guide to their top 5 exhibitions to help you choose. Here are their top 5 Brighton art exhibitions April 2016.
Known for his woodcut and lino prints of celebrities, Ben Dickson is bringing a new collection of faces to Ink_d. This new monochrome collection of graphic ink block prints features recognised characters from pop culture, including Leonard Cohen, Ian Drury, Francis Bacon, Elvis, Morrisey, Hunter S Thompson and Chet Baker among others.
Mid month, artist Ryan Callanan – loved by locals such as Fatboy Slim – returns to Ink_d. His best-recognised pieces, merging lyrics and phrases with traditional pub sign making, will be recreated on a far larger scale. Giant artworks will dominate the gallery, which itself will be reimagined to resemble a quirky toy store.
Date/Time: 19 March – 3 April / 8 April – 24 April | Mon-Sat 10am-6pm / Sundays 12-4pm
In April, as part of the gallery’s new ‘meet the artists’ series of events, art lovers will have the opportunity to meet Copyright. The celebrated artist fuses street art and graffiti with fine art styles, and will be revealing and signing an exclusive print on the night.
As well as being among the first to see the anticipated new work, guests will be treated to Copyright-inspired cocktails, designed and created by Brighton’s very own Artist Residence. While this is a free event, places are limited so visitors will need to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date/Time: Thurs 28 April | 6.30-9pm
Produced by respected British artist Ron Haselden, Luminary is a series of LED light-drawings, sited at multiple locations across the city. Ranging in scale from the monumental to the intimate, the lit works will become a walk through sculptural installation, and will shine out from people’s homes across the city.
Luminary stems from the artist’s love of drawings by ‘untutored hands’, with sketches by children, prisoners and older people providing both the inspiration and material for the final work. Using LED lightrope, Haselden has transposed a selection of drawings to a larger scale, retaining and amplifying the power, spontaneity and uninhibited style of each original.
Date/Time: 9 April – 30 May: 9 April – 6 May: Weds-Sat, 12-5pm, Sundays, 2-5pm + 7 May – 30 May: Daily, 12-7pm
During April, Hove’s Cameron Contemporary Gallery presents four artists, each an expert in conveying mood and atmosphere through their work.
While the show will be oil-heavy, the artists are extremely diverse, each incorporating different media and with wide ranging inspiration, from the West Pier, to portraiture, to still life.
The show will feature work by Matthew Draper, Luke Hannam, Victoria Kiff and Hannah Ludnow.
Date/Time: 2-25 April | Mon-Sat 10.30am-6pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 12-5pm, closed Tuesdays
Aimie Herbert is an emerging artist living and working in Brighton. After receiving her BFA from the University of Brighton, Aimie has participated in two artist residency programs and was named Saatchi Gallery’s ‘One To Watch’ in 2015.
Working almost exclusively with oil paint and a dark, muted color palette, Aimie creates paintings of abstracted interior spaces and landscapes. The main themes in her work are thought, color, surface, and expression.
Date/Time: 2-29 April / Tues-Sat 10am-6pm