BRIGHTON ART EXHIBITIONS – TOP 5 FOR NOVEMBER 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 help you choose. Here are their top 5 Brighton art exhibitions for November 2015.
RARE at Ink_d
This eagerly anticipated show features a mix of rare originals and sold out editions by contemporary artists such as Jamie Reid, Damien Hirst, Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Peter Blake and Ron English. With new pieces added daily, it’s an opportunity for those with similar pieces to sell or trade them in, while giving those looking to buy a chance to acquire pieces they wouldn’t find elsewhere. Contemporary art fans should make time to see the show, as it features hard-to-come-by pieces by modern-day greats that rarely appear on public display. Collectors take note.
Date/Time: 12 Oct – 15 Nov | Mon-Sat 10am-6pm / Sundays 12-4pm
Exotic Creatures at the Royal Pavilion
Discover the fascinating story of the first living giraffe in the UK, given to George IV as a diplomatic gift in 1827, plus the history of travelling menageries performing in London and Brighton, and other exotic creatures. This exhibition explores animals in the Royal Collection, menageries and early zoos, and political beasts in the period 1750 to 1850. Works on show include satirical prints and original menagerie bills, sculptural and ceramic pieces including a bronze rhinoceros and colourful Staffordshire figures, as well as paintings and archival material. Families can enjoy the exhibition’s hands-on and playful approach and children are challenged to complete the Royal Pavilion Creature Trail.
Date/Time: 1 Nov – 28 Feb | Mon–Sun 10am–5.15pm (last tickets at 4.30pm)
Admission: Free with Royal Pavilion entry
Day of The Dead at Brush
Day of the Dead celebrations took place for over 3,000 years in Mexico before the west began their obsession with the sugar skull. The day is traditionally devoted to remembering loved ones who have died and sending prayers to those you have recently lost. Brush’s upcoming exhibition will feature a wide variety of Brighton artists who have been invited to interpret the theme. Those taking part include Michelle Mildenhall, Eleanor Whiteman, Billy Chainsaw, Saffron Reichenbacker and FOX.
Date/Time: 1-27 Nov | Tuesday-Saturday
MADE Brighton at the Corn Exchange
Celebrating its 10th year in 2015, MADE Brighton is the city’s annual contemporary craft and design fair. Offering the public the opportunity to buy original pieces of craft and design direct from local and national makers, the fair attracts over 5500 visitors, the majority of whom return year on year. MADE Brighton showcases jewellery, textiles, ceramics, basketry, glassware, furniture, home accessories, fashion and much more. All the work is hand crafted, unique and often quirky.
Date/Time: 19-22 Nov | Thurs 6-8.30pm / Fri 11am-6pm / Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 10am-5pm
Admission: £6.50 each (£10 each on Thursday)
Having worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Nike, Pepsi, Marc Jacobs, Playboy Lovebox and Poppy Lissiman, Hattie Stewart is quickly becoming a rather sought after illustrator.In recent years her notoriety increased due to a ‘doodle-bombing’ project, in which she drew over the covers of influential publications such as Interview,Dazed and Wonderland, often transforming the cover stars into weird and wonderful celebrity/cartoon hybrids. Hattie’s latest solo show, ‘Pattern, shape, fluidity, versions’ features a series of 100 new illustrations playing with multiple themes found within her work.
Date/Time: 2 Oct-15 Nov | Tues to Sat 12-6pm / Sunday 12-4pm