Brighton Art Exhibitions – Our Top 5 for March 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 March 2015.
White Teeth, a solo show by Jim Mcelvaney – No Walls Gallery
After graduating from Leeds Met University in 2007 with a BA in Fine Art Jim moved to Brighton where he began to paint and develop his unique style. Jim creates expressive often unplanned, spontaneous work, suggesting influences from a number of genres including expressionism, abstraction and illustration. The subjects in his work range from the surreal and haunting to the witty and charismatic. Jim has a very recognizable style, which may seem familiar, particularly if you regularly tread the streets of Brighton and London.
Date/Time: 27th February – 29th March | Tues to Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm.
Big Heart Auction – Brighton Dome
An exhibition and art auction in aid of children’s charity Chestnut Tree House, Big Heart Auction consists of 200 art works contributed by actors, artists and authors, as well as 15 pictures created children being looked after by the hospice.
Known artists who have donated pieces include Dan Baldwin – whose popular paintings and sculptures can often be found in our gallery, Maria Rivans – her pop-culture inspired collages are hugely popular, and Raymond Briggs – the illustrator behind children’s classic The Snowman.
The auction includes a wide range of styles to appeal to all tastes and bids start from just 99p.
Date/Time: 4th – 6th March| Weds -Fri 10am-5pm
Michelle Mildenhall – Brush Brighton
If you’re a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ll love Michelle Mildenhall’s work. Inspired by S&M and a love of latex, her works are what can only be described as raunchy, fetish-depicting pop art. While art in general is no stranger to what goes on behind closed doors, Michelle isn’t afraid to explore beyond the boundaries – in particular with her S&M Margaret Thatcher, in which the former PM’s trademark pearl’s are replaced with a studded collar. Brilliant! Her work is available in Art Republic and during March it will form part of “The Girly Show” a group exhibition at Brush, a new hair salon / art gallery in the North Laine.
Date/Time: March 7- April 3 2015 |Tues-Sat 10am-6pm
Back with a Bang, 3D group show – Ink_d Gallery
The month ahead will see the second half of Ink_d’s two-part show ‘Back with a Bang’. In February, the gallery’s walls were graced with solely 2D pieces from a range of contemporary artists, whereas during March, the gallery will be filled with purely 3D creations. Artists who had work featured in the first part are invited to submit work for the second, even if they’re not typically known for their 3D work. This will be an exciting opportunity to see new and original work from artists experimenting with new techniques and mediums, as well as those already recognised for their multi-dimensional pieces. Expect Dan Baldwin ceramics, Matt Smith embroidery, new pieces from Enzo Marra and Graham Carter, RYCA pop art inspired sculptures and exciting neon creations from Andy Doig.
Date/Time: 13 March – 26 April | Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Art Junky – Phoenix Brighton
Art Junky is an indoor market, falling somewhere between quirky jumble sale and art fair. Showcasing local artistic talent, the event will feature over 50 stalls of unique and affordable art, books, illustrations, music, print, fashion, collectibles, vintage and more. Find unusual gifts, original artwork or just a beautiful bargain – there is something for everyone at this eclectic bazaar. A great day out for all ages, there’s crafty activities and free entry for kids under 10, a resident DJ and café.
Date/Time: 28-29 March | 11am – 5pm.
Admission: £1 entry (kids under 10 free).
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