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The Vending Machine Art Gallery Comes to Patterns

Following a recent stint at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen The Vending Machine Art Gallery is coming to Brighton. Opening on bank holiday weekend (13 April) in the upstairs bar at Patterns.

Showcasing a diverse array of styles from over 35 emerging Brighton and London based artists. Prints will be on display and available to purchase from the machine from just £20 each. Hector Plimmer and Dubious Doobies will provide some funky live music and there will even be free beer!

The aim of the project is to step out of the realms of traditional galleries and provide a platform for new artists through an exhibition of affordable art made accessible to ordinary people. They want to eliminate the general air of exclusivity around art shows and make it much simpler and cheaper to buy work you like.

Featured local artists include: Sophie Abbott who was recently shortlisted for Brighton Artist of the Year and seeks to “find the extraordinary in the ordinary”, Brighton based illustrator Adam Campbell (Beardless) renowned for his hand-drawn illustrations and lino prints and Martin Ross Butler who specialises in hand-drawn posters, album sleeve artwork and vibrant street murals.

The theme of this exhibition is “views” and each artist will interpret this very differently with inspiration ranging from politics to sexuality as well as interpretations from scenes of everyday life.

Curators Tom and Hannah chose Brighton for its reputation of celebrating creativity, diversity and positivity. “Replace that print you got from IKEA, or buy something for that girl you stalk on Instagram. More importantly, come and drink FREE Beer and have fun.”

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