With a variety of galleries across Brighton, we’ve selected the top five art galleries for this month, showcasing local and national artwork.

Ink'd Groupshow: Snapshot
Fatheat ‘Canvas Shoes’ at Ink’d Gallery

Ink’d
Group show: Snapshot
2nd May – 1st June, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

Street Artists are congregating together to show you the best of this country’s future urban art. This exhibition aims to give you the snapshot of street artists in the future. Blending traditional and contemporary influences, you’ll be in awe of the talent on show. Leading artists Mr Zero, Fatheat, SNUB23 and Inkfetish will be joined by many more to showcase their work on canvas, sketches ,prints and 3D, undoubtedly gaining its place in our top five galleries for May.

Phoneix
Local name: Unknown….Gypsies?
26th April – 15th June, Wed – Sun, 11am-5pm

Local Name: Unknown...Gypsies?
Local Name: Unknown…Gypsies? exhibition at Phoneix. Photo credit Amelia Shepherd

Exploring all the hidden histories of Gypsies travellers, Delaine LeBas Draws upon her Romany heritage and family ties to the New Forest area to create this astounding exhibition in our top five galleries this May. Using the various forms of photography, film and archival material, as well as textiles and and costumes hand printed and embroidered by the artist, this exhibition will shine a light on the Gypsy hidden mysteries.

 

Onca
Bring the Happiness
9th – 19th May, Wed – Fri 12-7pm, Sat – Sun 11am- 6pm

 

Find your inner happiness with Invisible Flock, as they invite you to create a map of happiness in Brighton. Design your own portrait of people’s lives, taking joyful memories from local residents and interweaving them in the form of art. The ONCA gallery will be transformed into a 3D map of Brighton where you can plot all your own happy memories, in a life-changing event.

Royal Pavilion: Preston Manor
Steeplechasing Shell Holes: A Young Man’s War
1st April – 30th September, Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm, Closed Mon and Sat

Get a glimpse into the despair, death and desperation of World War One in Flanders Field and across Europe. Vere Benett-Stanford, heir to Preston Manor, served King and country in the Royal Field Artillery during WW1. Visit this fascinating display of personal archive material, photographs, letters and medals and get a taste of his experiences of war in France

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
From Downs to Sea: A Slice of Life
5th April – 15th June (closed 28th April to 2nd May), Tues-Sun 10am-5pm, Closed Mondays except Banks Holidays

With artwork chosen from the Arts Council Collection, this exhibition helps to tell the beautiful story of home of Brighton and Hove residents, between the Downs and the sea. Featuring seascapes by L S Lowry and Jeffery Camp; rural scenes by Peter Doig and Edward Burra; and urban images by Carel Weight and David Redfern, the different and abstract collection will be an eye opener.