Art Events

Aliens, Zombies and Monsters! The Weird World of Aaron Blecha

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove
Until Tuesday September 4, 10am-5pm
Free admission
Popular children’s writer and illustrator Aaron Blecha reveals the tricks of his trade in this fun display. The Hove-based creator is best-known for books like Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! and the Shark School series and in this display will give museum visitors a peek into the process behind his work – starting from initial ideas and doodles to creating characters and finished books. Picture: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

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De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday February 24-Sunday January 6


1935 brings together a series of events that took place in and around the vicinity of the De La Warr Pavilion, the year the building opened to the public. The De La Warr Pavilion is an architectural manifestation of a progressive social movement invested in providing the best art and culture for all. It was commissioned by the 9th Earl De La Warr, then Mayor of Bexhill, and designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff. This exhibition takes that year as a starting point, using local events to indicate the varied social and political landscape of the time. Picture: Arthur Spray, the mysterious cobbler of Bexhill, curing Alice of her headache, 1935. Photographer unknown. 

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Touring across Sussex

Until October


As part of the Brighton Festival, award-winning contemporary designer Morag Myerscough celebrates the spirit of seminal 1960s Los Angeles artist Corita Kent in Belonging, her first ever mobile installation. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, it is a bright, bold, touring bandstand programmed in conjunction with communities across Sussex, inviting them to reflect on the concept of ‘belonging’ by making banners to adorn its crown and programming a diverse range of local performers to use it as a stage. The installation will then be taken on a countywide tour of festivals and community events. The Belonging Bandstand launches on the beach level next to the i360, tours to Your Place venues in Brighton and on to the South of England Show at Ardingly, Crawley Festival, Newhaven, Ditchling and Coastal Currents Arts Festival in Hastings, taking on a different local character with each new iteration as the placard formation of the crown is changed to show off the communities’ own designs, and as the bandstand is programmed with local performers. The bandstand kicks of its run with a day of music curated by BIMM on Saturday May 12.
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Get With The Action

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling

Until October 14

Entry £6.50/concs £5.50/u16s free

Corita Kent (1918-1986) was a Roman Catholic nun, an artist and a famously charismatic educator. Her vibrant Warhol-inspired serigraphs, banners and posters reflected her concerns about poverty, racism and war and were regularly to be seen at civil rights and anti-war rallies in the 1960s and 70s. This exhibition, part of the Brighton Festival, also features a museum installation by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan, who cite Corita Kent as an early influence.

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Safe European Home?

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing

Until Saturday October 13

Safe European Home?, which explores the identity of Europe as a safe home, brings together the work of four contemporary artists: Delaine and Damian Le Bas, Alex Michon and Julia Horbaschk. The exhibition, named after a song by punk band The Clash, also includes items from the museum’s collection selected because they reference borders, boundaries and movement. The installations and art work by the four artists each have their own voice but the threads that weave the whole exhibition together are concerned with acceptance, tolerance, responsibility and more.

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Sussex Days: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm

De’Longhi Print Room, Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Until Sunday September 2

Free entry

Sussex Days: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm is an exhibition of black and white photographs depicting Sussex life during the 1960s and 1970s by one of Britain’s most respected photographers. Dorothy Bohm (b. 1924), who is particularly well known for her photographs of London, Paris and New York, reveals her personal connections to the county of Sussex in the photographs, a body of work that has not previously been exhibited as a focused display. The group of images, all taken on a Rolleiflex, provide a candid and often humorous window on a bygone era of Sussex life. Picture: Dorothy Bohm, Worthing, Sussex, 1970s, silver gelatin print on paper © Dorothy Bohm Archive.

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Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Saturday-Sunday May 26-September 16

Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings is a major touring exhibition featuring 80 female artists, from 1854 to the present day, inspired by the novelist Virginia Woolf. The visual artists working in photography, painting, sculpture and film have sought to record the vast scope of female experience and to shape alternative ways for women to be. They include Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell, Eileen Agar, Dora Carrington, Gluck, Prunella Clough and Caragh Thuring. Picture: Dame Laura Knight, The Dark Pool (1908–1918), Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle © Reproduced with permission of The Estate of Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2018. All Rights Reserved.

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At Altitude

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne

Saturday June 2-Sunday September 30

Admission free

At Altitude is an exhibition that explores how our experience of landscape, time and space has altered through the introduction of new elevated perspectives on the world that were unknown to earlier generations. Ranging from early aviation to drone surveillance, the exhibition charts these changing perspectives. Artists include Omer Fast, Mishka Henner, Jananne Al-Ani, Tacita Dean, Wolfgang Tilmans, Cornelia Parker and more. Picture: Omer Fast 5000 Feet is the Best 2011/courtesy of Arratia Beer.

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Alison Wilding

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday June 23-Sunday September 16


Right Here and Out There is an exhibition of new and existing works by sculptor Alison Wilding selected in response to the landscape and the light. Her abstract works use contrasting materials such as neoprene rubber, translucent acrylic, mirrored glass, alabaster and steel to create sensual juxtapositions that explore the complexities of perception. The exhibition responds to the landscape that surrounds the Pavilion and light that streams into it, showing a selection of works from the 1980s to the present and two new sculptures made especially for the site.

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Queer Looks

Fashion & Style Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Saturday June 30 until August 25 2019

Free with Brighton Museum admission/members and residents free

This display of outfits and oral histories from LGBTQ individuals from Sussex, from the 1950s to the present day, looks at how individuals construct identities, both personal and collective, through dress. Local LGBTQ communities have informed the content of this display, including the comedian Zoe Lyons, journalist Sophie Cook and trans campaigner Fox Fisher. Picture: Tessa Hallmann.

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