Top 5 Brighton Art Exhibitions December 2015
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, Ink_d Gallery, gives us a monthly guide to their top 5 exhibitions to help you choose. Here are their top 5 Brighton art exhibitions December 2015.
Never Mind the Baubles at Ink_d
The gallery’s Christmas group show features a carefully curated mix of new work by existing artists, as well as several artists new to the gallery roster. Artist Jake Wood-Evans, known for his ethereal oil paintings, will be releasing a new limited edition print ‘Two Lights Dance in the Night‘ on the opening night of the show. Visitors can also expect new work from: Alex Binnie, Andy Doig, Ben Dickson, Carrie Reichardt, Graham Carter, Grande Dame, Hutch, James Cauty, Matt Smith, Miss Bugs, Modern Toss, REQ, Ryan Callanan, Sarah Shaw and Tim Goffe.
Date/Time: 21 Nov – 24 Dec | Mon-Sat 10am-6pm / Sundays 12-4pm
‘Women & Abstracts’ at Brush
‘Women and Abstracts’ opens on World Aids Day 2015, featuring a solo show of new paintings by Brighton based fine artist Romany Mark Bruce. Romany is well known as the commissioned sculptor for the first AIDS memorial, which was unveiled in 2009 in Brighton. The artist’s latest body of work merges effortlessly between figurative, abstract expressionism and the space in between. Romany is a trustee of The Sussex Beacon, a charity offering specialist care and support for men, women and families affected by HIV. A specially commissioned limited edition print of his iconic painting ‘Nineteen Thirty‘ is being produced especially for this exhibition and a percentage of sales from the print will be donated to The Sussex Beacon. There will also be a chance to win a print via a raffle; tickets will be available at BRUSH for the duration of the exhibition and all proceeds will be donated to the charity.
Date/Time: 1 Dec – 30 Dec | Tue-Sat 10am-6pm
Winter Show at Cameron Contemporary Gallery
The gallery’s third winter show promises to be full of quality and diversity. With prices starting at £25, there is something to tempt every budget in the run up to Christmas. Alongside collectible and award winning artists, the gallery will show exciting up and coming painters and makers. Almost 40 artists will have work featured, including Faye Anderson, Sarah Bowman, Kate Boxer, Claire Beattie, Lilia Umana Clarke, Donya Coward, Louise Davies and Matthew Draper, among others.
Date/Time: 21 Nov – 30 Dec | Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Artists Open Houses Christmas 2015
Spreading to the furthest reaches of Brighton and Hove and out to the South Downs village of Ditchling, a visit to the Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival is the perfect way to kick off the festive season. Artists open up their homes and studios, welcoming in the public and offering a wealth of wonderful things to view, experience and buy. Visiting the Christmas Artists Open Houses is a great way to discover the diversity of creative talent that exists in the city and this year brings work from some of the country’s top makers in the fields of ceramics, jewellery, print-making and home-wares, as well as handcrafted Christmas cards, wreaths, tree decorations and foodie gifts.
Date/Time: 21 Nov – 13 Dec | see individual venues
Arena: Day and Night at University of Brighton
Arena: Night and Day is a 24-hour visual journey that follows the pattern of day and night in sync with British wintertime. Drawn exclusively from Arena’s rich and varied archive of over 600 films, the series has featured the most significant cultural figures (high and low) of our time including Nelson Mandela, Orson Welles, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Dame Edna Everage. The first gallery introduces the series and its subjects and the second gallery presents the entire 24-hour sequence that can be viewed from the street at all hours and within the gallery during opening hours. Presented by CINECITY in partnership with BBC Arena and the Series Editor, Anthony Wall and the University of Brighton.
Date/Time: 21 Nov – 12 December | Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
Cover photo ‘Snow Palace’ by John Nutley | Oxford street studio