Thursday, 11 April 2013

News from the Painting Pottery Cafe

Since publishing this blog post yesterday we've heard about an exciting new event taking place at the Painting Pottery Cafe. “Just because things break, doesn’t mean they are broken” is the title of an art project launched by young artists Jacob Belbin & Karol Michalec in Brighton this weekend (13/14 April). It will be a cross between an archeological dig and a treasure hunt.

Fragments of painted pottery will be scattered around the city, so if you spot one pick it up and follow the instructions! Jacob and Karol will also be handing out pieces of their painted work in mystery locations. The fragments will be reunited at their exhibition preview on Tuesday 16th April at 6.30pm and with the help of the treasure gatherers will be joined to form a ceramic mural.

So keep your eyes peeled!

Today we welcome another guest blogger. Hazel Stephenson is the curator of the new Painting Pottery Cafe Gallery...

In December 2012 I was given the exciting task of relaunching the vacant downstairs of The Painting Pottery Café into a thriving gallery. As a well established art & craft centre in the heart of Brighton we decided to make the most of our prime location and use it to provide a platform for local and developing artists to exhibit their work. As well as appealing to artists who are already exhibiting work, we are also here to encourage those who have never exhibited their work to give it a go! This central gallery provides a great opportunity to gain confidence and exhibiting experience in a relaxed and friendly environment, whilst improving your links within the art world, and promoting yourself as an up and coming artist!

We're currently exhibiting the work of 'The Light-Hearted' three women with a passion for creative photography, with three main interests: Light, water and reflections (which happens to be the name of their refreshing exhibition). This is the first time Cindy D’Roza-Mortimer, Aya Yoshimura and Fiona Wilson have ever exhibited their work, and they've done a fantastic job. All three have lived in other cities before making Brighton their home, their images often provide subtle clues towards the environments they've encountered and the marks they have left of the way they perceive the world.

Come and see their unique interpretation in this exhibition running from 23rd March -14th April. Interested in exhibiting with us? Email: with a selection of images you would like to exhibit.

Hazel Stephenson,
Curator of Café Gallery @ The Painting Pottery Café Brighton. 

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