- Monday, March 8, 2021
- Thursday, April 8, 2021
- New England Road, Trafalgar Street and Upper Hollingbury Road
- South East England
- Brighton Artists Network
A temporary exhibition on billboards around Brighton brings together the work of three local artists for a month this March.
“Pause ။”, supported by advertising agency Ground Up Media, showcases pieces by Judith Alder, Helen Goodwin and Simon Roberts and is part of a programme of activities organised by Brighton Artists Network to support artists to bring their practice into public spaces while arts venues remain closed to the public.
The pieces reflect current events and circumstances in subtle and often poetic ways, exploring the more abstract or intimate narratives behind many of the issues 2020 confronted us with. Together they create unexpected, thought-provoking contributions to the urban spectacle, turning the street into a visual platform to encourage conversations around how we are experiencing our new reality living with Covid.
The exhibition is part of a project which brings Brighton Artists Network members together to support one another to take their artistic practices into public spaces while arts venues remain closed to the public. Started in November 2020 and running until April this year, the initiative has brought together visual artists, theatre makers, writers and musicians to brainstorm ideas for 20+ individual projects. Sharing skills, resources and expertise the group is now working to take projects forward in outdoor locations across the city in between March and April 2021.
To find out more, visit brightonartistsnetwork.co.uk
Exhibition dates: 8th of March – 8th April
New England Road: Helen Goodwin, Impermanent Edge, Edgelandia (2019)
Trafalgar Street: Simon Roberts, Shrouded Statue #1 (Antonio Canova‘s Theseus and the Minotaur) (2020)
Upper Hollingbury Road: Judith Alder, Cascade: Origins in Parallel (2020)
Commissioners and partners:
The exhibition is supported by Ground Up Media: https://www.groundupmedia.co.uk
Edgelandia was supported by Penned in the Margins, London: