Brighton Art Exhibitions – Our Top 5 for June 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 for June 2015.
Sarah Shaw ‘Shift’ – Ink_d Gallery
‘Shift’ is a brand new body of work from Sarah Shaw, featuring a wonderful selection of smaller studies, as well as some of the largest canvases the artist has ever worked on.
As the title suggests, the show has a shifting aspect, reflected in both the imagery and the material qualities of the work. Following Sarah’s ‘Wanderlust’ show, the work explores similar themes but has moved into depiction of the figure more strongly than in previous work. As the artist suggests ‘…I have always searched for that indefinite line between abstraction and figuration.’
Date/Time: 6th – 28th June | Mon-Sat (10am-6pm), Sun(12pm-5.00pm).
Arts and Humanities Graduate Show 2015 – University of Brighton
For nine days this summer the entire Grand Parade campus will be open to the public – a huge gallery showing a wide range of work by students from art, design and architecture courses.
Art and design objects, performance events, architectural and scholarly displays all contribute to an amazing public show that celebrates the achievements of our graduating students.
The University of Brighton Graduate Fashion Exhibition will be a part of the show, running from 8-12 June following its return from Graduate Fashion Week at the Truman Brewery in London.
Date/Time: 6th – 14th June | Mon-Sat (10am-6pm)
Adur Art Trail – Various Venues in Shoreham
A part of Adur Festival, the Adur Art Trail is a not for profit community group, established to promote, celebrate and develop the visual arts in the local area. The membership consists of approximately 100 artists working in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewellery, fashion and textile design and stained glass.
Adur Art Trail offers an opportunity to meet the artists and buy affordable, original artwork. Think of the trail as Shoreham’s equivalent to Brighton and Hove’s Artists Open Houses. Similarly, many participating venues offer delicious homemade cakes and tea.
Date/Time: 30th May – 14th June | Mon-Sun (10am-5pm)
The Magical Machines of Rowland Emett – Across Brighton & Hove
Quirky automata, magical mechanical contraptions from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and fabulous flying machines are among the whimsical and wonderful inventions of Rowland Emett (1906-1990).
Some highlights from the trail include The Exploratory Lunacycle which brings its moon rock samples to Hove Museum; The Little Dragon Carpet Sweeper at the Royal Pavilion; The Featherstone Kite Flying Machine at the Brighton Museum; and The Fairway Birdie at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.
Date/Time: 2 May – 6 September | Check web site
Admission: Fees may apply for some venues
The Cats of Hanover – The Dover Castle
A fun and quirky exhibition that embodies the personality of the Hanover community.
Cat owner residents are invited to display a portrait of their cat at The Dover Castle on Southover Street. The mixed media exhibition will run throughout June with 50% of sales being donated to the Lost Cats Charity, Brighton.
Date/Time: 1st – 30th June | Mon-Thu (4pm-10pm), Fri-Sat (4pm-11pm), Sun (4pm-10:30pm)