Welcome to the 47th annual Brighton Festival - a three week celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art and film that takes place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove.
Brighton Festival is an innovative commissioning and producing mixed-arts festival which has won critical acclaim for presenting exciting site-specific work and encouraging artistic debate in its ambitious programme.
This firxt feature film by artist Shezad Dawood will be released in cinemas and art spaces across the UK on the 7th June. It has been commissioned by In Certain Places, as part of their programme which examines the role of artists in the city.
The film contains music by Alexander Tucker and was scripted by Kirk Lake. It was inspired by the fact that Lancashire has the largest amount of claimed UFO sightings in the UK as well as hosting one of the earliest splinter Mormon communities in the world.
It is set in Preston and examines religious, racial and class based social hierarchies.
THE COSMIC ONION is India Dewar’s first solo show since graduating at City & Guilds in 2012. Her work engages with the symbiosis of art and science, drawing on recent discoveries in particle and astrophysics, whilst contemplating their place in popular perception. Through metaphor and playful use of material, she creates something whimsical, bordering on absurd. In doing so, she reveals the eminence of science in the everyday and provides an alternate outlet for scientific theory through her art. Read more »
Internationally known for his captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has been commissioned by the Barbican to create a new installation in Dalston.
Resembling a movie set, the detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house – recalling those that once stood on the street – lies horizontally on the ground with mirrors positioned overhead. The reflections of visitors give the impression they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically. Read more »
Experience the charm and sensitivity of Barocci’s masterpieces – never before seen outside Italy.
Federico Barocci (about 1533–1612) is celebrated as one of the most talented artists of late 16th century Italy. Fascinated by the human form, he fused charm and compositional harmony with an unparalleled sensitivity to colour.
The exhibition will showcase Federico Barocci’s most spectacular altarpieces, including his famous 'Entombment' from Senigallia and 'Last Supper' from Urbino Cathedral, thanks to the cooperation of the Soprintendenze delle Marche. Read more »
Saints have been considered as part of sacred art as opposed to contemporary art, but Michael Landy looks to change this with this latest display at the National gallery.
The large scale sculptures that Landy has created are fragments of National Gallery paintings cast in three dimensions. Each of the sculptures can be brought to 'life' by visitors, by using a foot pedal mechanism.
The Royal Academy of Art is proud to present the first major exhibition examining Australian Art in the UK for fifty years. Covering over 200 years of work, the display aims to discover the social and cultural development of the nation through art.
Two hundred works will be on display, covering a wide range of different techniques from the 1800's to the present day.
UmK presents perspectives on a fictional future for the United Kingdom, as imagined by designers and educators Dunne & Raby. The exhibition sees England devolved into four self-contained counties, each free to experiment with governance, economy and lifestyle. These 'live laboratories' interrogate the cultural and ethical impact of existing and new technologies and how they alter the way we live. Read more »
Now into its 17th year, the Deutsche Borse photography prize is awarded to a photographer for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format. This year's winner will be announced on June 10th.