Phoenix Art Space wishes our audience a safe and happy holiday season. Our galleries won't be reopening until the new year, but we encourage you to stay engaged with us online. We invite our audience to explore Oliver Hein's experimental drawing machine which continues to be documented throughout December. We also look forward to beginning the 2021 course programme and welcoming both old and new students back into the building.
Oliver Hein: Join the Bots An experiment in machine-generated drawing
Oliver Hein's drawing machine has taken over our Window Gallery and continues to unfold across the gallery walls this December. Undergoing constant changes in it’s appearance and movements, it is engaged in a daily metamorphosis of lines, patterns and traces on the walls. Watch our latest video of the drawing machine in action below.Find out more about Join The Bots.
Do you live in Brighton? You can view this landscape of machine generated drawings from the street outside the gallery. Let us know what you think on Instagram by tagging @phoenix_artspace and #JoinTheBots
"A second go with improved materials and engineering reveals something quite unexpected! An almost perfect 3D shape ... a kind of tube shape hatched and shaded. It reminds me of my early years in drawing still life, trying to master the illusion of 3D space on a 2D paper."
Christmas art packs for the community
Our Christmas art packs were delivered to the Phoenix Community Centre food hub yesterday. Since March they have been supporting local people who are facing hardship with weekly food deliveries and this essential work will continue over the winter months. We hope our art packs will bring some joy to families who access this service and give them an opportunity to be creative together. These festive art packs have been created by studio artist Jenny Staff. Thank you to the Phoenix Community Association for their support and the Hyde Group for funding the project.
Many of our December arts courses are going ahead and we still have some places left on one-day courses hosted at Phoenix Art Space by our fantastic tutors in the coming weeks.
You can still book a place on one of our courses starting in 2021.
Whether you want to try something new, revisit a past passion, or take your skills to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Browse courses
Do you have a budding artist in your life? Treat them this Christmas with one of our gift vouchers which can be used to book a place on any of our arts courses. Purchase a gift voucher
Join the Creative Workspace Network (CWN) on Zoom for their next meeting. Thursday 21 January, 11.00 - 12.15 Book your free place.
Collaborating with studio providers to share knowledge, support and create a stronger voice for the sector.
We are spotlighting the latest studio artists to arrive at Phoenix Art Space - welcome!
Phoenix Art Space is very pleased to welcome Alex Peckham.
Alex has held two exhibitions at Phoenix in the past, his 2017 installation Memoria, which featured a giant moth together with elements from nature juxtaposed against a domestic interior and his 2018 virtual reality work Forever, a dreamlike experience in which participants fly across oceans and through forests, yet repeatedly return to the bedroom in which they begin.
Alex is currently creating a site-specific work around coastal erosion and climate change in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre and poets Maya Chowdry and Sarah Hymas. He is also working on a series of dot-work illustrations and is looking forward to creating some ceramic pieces in his new studio.
Illustrator Ottilie Hainsworth is selling copies of her graphic novel Talking to Gina. Buy a copy now and receive a free mini-print from her illustrated diary! Find out how.
Studio artist Katy Beinart is taking part in an online exhibition at Five Years Archway this December. She presents a new body of research about her own family history and Jewish heritage. Find out more.
With Fabrica re-opening on 3 December you can once again visit the Earthworks exhibition, an immersive moving-image installation from studio artist duo Semiconductor.