Top 5 Brighton Art Exhibitions June 2016
As the Fringe comes to a close, there’s still plenty to do and see throughout June! Here artrepublic gives its pick of the top 5 Brighton art exhibitions June 2016.
This site-specific solo show by Holly Rozier explores three differing meanings of the word ‘Unheimlich’, through the mediums of textiles, soft sculpture and installation.
Every sculpture is created entirely by Holly’s own hands in a lengthy, physical process, which speaks to a visceral visual language. Holly manipulates a range of fabrics turning them into creations that resemble internal organs from the human body.
In a lengthy and complex process these materials are mutated; twisted, shaped, hand-dyed, delicately finished with intricate embroidery detail and intense beadwork that rivals embellishments from Couture fashion houses.
Date/Time: 1 June – 3 July: Tues – Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course.
Based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, this film examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions – even today. Some are repulsed by Renoir’s later works and some are seduced.
Written and directed by award-winning director Phil Grabsky, ‘Exhibition On Screen’ brings blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to local cinemas. Grabsky will be in attendance for a Q&A session.
Date/Time: 1 June: 7.30pm
Brighton’s annual Art Yard Sale is back following the huge success of last year’s inaugural event. Market stalls will transform Jubilee Square, creating a bustling treasure trove for contemporary and street art fans. Featuring work by 30 of the most exciting and current urban artists, the Art Yard Sale is a great opportunity to meet the artists and bag a bargain. Artists will be creating original art, taking commissions and hand finishing prints live at the event.
Those taking part include Ben Eine, Lucy Sparrow, Bonnie & Clyde, Aroe, Pure Evil, Seb Lester, Magda Archer, Maria Rivans, Graham Carter, Joe Webb, Gemma Compton, Static, Ryan Callanan and The Strange Case Company among others.
Date/Time: 5 June: 11am-5pm
City College Brighton and Hove degree students of: Visual Arts, Music and Photography are hosting an exhibition. There will be a range of different media presented in different parts of the college.
This is a chance to come and witness what the creative students from City College have been working on over the past few years. Viewers can expect audio and visual content. A great opportunity to support the Higher Education students of Brighton City College and celebrate their final work.
Date/Time: 2-3 June: 9am-5pm
Admission: Brighton Youth Centre, Free
The Festival group show is an annual event at the gallery and showcases the skill and talent of artists the Cameron Contemporary Gallery strives to represent.
Featured artists include Faye Anderson, Claire Beattie, Lilia Umana Clarke, Matthew Draper, Dinah Dufton, Victoria Graimes, Luke Hannam, David Harkins, Kevin Hendley, Mark Johnston, Victoria Kiff, Solange Leon de Iriarte, Hannah Ludnow, Anne Magill, Stella Maris, Luella Martin, Jane McCance, Dean Patman, Harriet Porter, David Storey and Kirsty Wither.
Date/Time: Until 19th June: Mon-Sat 10.30am-6pm / Sun 12-5pm