FREE DAY: LGBT HISTORY MONTH
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery – Sat 23 Feb
Free access to the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery as part of LGBT History month. Includes talks about LGBTQ histories from Brighton. AERIAL LIFE DRAWING New England House – Tue 5 Feb A figure drawing session based on a life model posing in an aerial hoop. An untutored session but open to all abilities.
DRIVING SCHOOL – AN EXHIBITION BY DAVID BELLINGHAM
Phoenix Brighton – Sat 19 Jan – Sun 24 Feb
Exhibition curated by David Shrigley which is aimed to “lessons in unlearning and relearning, undoing and redoing and unmaking and remaking” through the artists David Bellingham’s work.
VIRIDITAS: DR ALICE ELDRIDGE & ALISTAIR APPLETON – BIRD BATH (Sound Installation) Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Wed 6 Feb – Fri 8 Feb
An ode to the work of German composer and abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, using sound. This will be done through birdsong as well as woodland noises and the sounds of Sussex’s natural acoustics being played through the café/bar after dusk.
STILL I RISE: FEMINISMS, GENDER, RESISTANCE, ACT 2
De La Warr Pavilion – Sat 9 Feb – Mon 27 May
An exhibition looking at the relationship between resistance and gender. Visual led pieces tell the stories of female empowerment, queer feminist fights and civil-right movements.
THE MUSEUM OF TRANSOLOGY
Spotlight Gallery – Brighton Museum – Running until April 2019
Collection of artefacts from donators who wanted to showcase Brighton’s colourful transgender community. The collection is now the largest collection representing trans people in the UK.
QUEER LOOKS FASHION & STYLE GALLERY
Brighton Museum (First floor)
A display of some outifts which best show of Brighton’s rich LGBTQ history. The collection is built from donations of local LGBTQ charities.
MARTIN SHAW: IMAGINALIA
ONCA – Wed 20 Feb – Sun 24 Feb
For the first time in 10 years, artist Martin Shaw has a solo show displaying his studio work. A collection of his paintings done over the period of Summer 2018. The display shows a variety of methods and styles, showing some elements of Shaw’s fascination with mythology.
BRIGHTON CRAFT FAIR
Friends Meeting House – Sat 9 Feb
Returning after a break from the new year, the ever-popular Brighton Craft Fair comes back to the Friends Meeting House, showcasing and selling lots of local artists work and crafts.
RENDERED IN LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
ONCA Wed 27 Feb – Sun 3 Mar
An exhibition on the works of five different photographers, all of whom are students at Brighton University. Their repertoires convey a wide variety of subjects and styles, but with the focus on the human form and its relationship with other things.
DRAWING, LINO CUTTING AND PRINTING OF BOTANICALS IN A PLANT SHOP
67 Upper North Street – Sun 24 Feb
Hosted in a small plant shop in the centre of Brighton, a tutor will teach you the techniques of drawing a plant from the shop in the form of lino cutting and printing.
BRIGHTON ARTS LAB: LOST PROPERTY ARTS COLLECTIVE
Phoenix – Fri 15 Feb
Installations straight from their biannual sound and art festival, Fort Process originally based in Newhaven Fort. The exhibition will include exhibits from members of the collective and other artists. On show will be installations as well as performances from some of the collaborators. The Brighton Arts Lab has proved so popular, the event is now running twice a month so keep an eye out for more events.