Friday, 16 September 2016

Art lovers weekend as Brighton Art Fair & MADE Brighton unite!

Today it's time for a guest post and so I'll hand you over to Anne-Marie to give us her insider's tips for this year's Brighton Art Fair & MADE Brighton.... 

This year, we are thrilled to be presenting a joint Brighton Art Fair / MADE BRIGHTON extravaganza, featuring fifty each of the best contemporary artists and designer / makers across all media. The show will be varied, exciting and full of original and unique work.

Some of the best contemporary artists from the UK and abroad; painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers and mixed media artists along with fifty of the best contemporary designer makers in the country will show and sell their diverse work direct to the public. Expect craft and design work ranging from cutting edge ceramics and contemporary jewellery to blown and kiln formed glass as well as wood and textiles. The fair promotes a good balance in established and emerging artists and makers, and insists that all work is of the highest quality

Photo by Alan Powdrill
Photographer, Alan Powdrill will be unveiling a new photo story at the Brighton Art Fair. Fun Fair was inspired by the classic fairs Alan used to visit as a child, places that seemed like vast pop palaces, so much larger than life. He always remembered them as very surreal so it got him thinking how would they look when seen alone in peaceful landscapes away from their usual venues. The results were shot in Great Yarmouth, Blackpool, and all over the UK. 
Porcelain pieces by Jill Ford

We’re looking forward to seeing and feeling Jill Ford’s porcelain bowls, vases and standing forms, thrown on the wheel. Jill’s simple forms are decorated by boring through masses of holes and impressing marks to recreate the textures found on barnacle shells and patterning of marine life on coastal cliffs. 

Textile art by Emily Jo Gibbs
To highlight this marriage between art and craft, Emily Jo Gibbs exquisite stitched work will be presented in the foyer at the show. Emily Jo is a British artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her textile pieces. Emily Jo’s current practice focuses on hand stitched textile portraits, and she has been working on a project called ‘Kids Today’ which features children from Emily Jo’s neighbourhood who would come and sit at her kitchen table; most eager to take part in the project, some less sure but keen not to miss out.

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September 10am - 5pm
Tickets: £7.50 on the door
Brighton Dome The Corn Exchange
Church Street Brighton

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