In line with government guidance our galleries, workshop rooms and café are temporarily closed. We look forward to when we can welcome you back into the building and hope that Phoenix Art Space can offer ways to connect with everyone digitally. This month we launch a selection of our creative arts courses online so that our audience can share in our artist community while under lockdown. We bring you news of our recent photography project with local young people and encourage you to explore our entire community programme on our website here. As always, keep up to date with our latest news via our website and social media. Stay safe and happy new year from Phoenix Art Space.
Learn something new, or build on your existing knowledge and techniques with our Online Courses
Our learning programme offers exciting and creative opportunities for everyone to engage with Phoenix Art Space. We are delighted to be able to provide a selection of online courses this January and February, hopefully giving both regular and new students the opportunity to get creative at home this winter. New courses are being added here regularly.
Outdoor exhibition of young people's photography at Phoenix Art Space
At the end of 2020 a group of young people who live in our local area worked with artist facilitator Lindsey Smith to create their own photography in response to the themes of the Photo Fringe 2020 Collectives Hub exhibition. The group began their workshops at Phoenix Art Space and then moved online when new COVID restrictions were introduced. Together with Lindsey they explored experimental approaches to photographic image making including working with 35mm slides, lightboxes, collage, projections, a studio set-up, walking photo-shoots and photo sculptures. The photographs that the young people produced will be displayed on the poster board on the north side of our building at the end of this month. If you live in Brighton, take a walk by Phoenix Art Space in February to see these photographs in person!
Thank you to all the young people for taking part with such enthusiasm and commitment, the Phoenix Community Association for their continued support and the Hyde Group for funding the project.
We are spotlighting the latest studio artists to arrive at Phoenix Art Space - welcome!
This month we hear from Elizabeth Cuerden.
"I was so delighted to be offered a space a Phoenix and have been able reinvigorate my practice as a result. Taking up my studio just before lockdown was tricky but it has been great to see Phoenix navigate through all the challenges we all face, and continue to thrive. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art I have worked at various arts settings including Sotheby’s and the New Art Centre in a variety of roles. I am currently working on a series of paintings based on recent travelling in Europe." Find out more about Elizabeth.
Andrew Gifford in this studio, Dan Weil
What else are Phoenix Studio Artists up to?
Studio artist Andrew Gifford recently held an exhibition at John Martin Gallery, London. You can still browse his paintings of hawthorn trees in the South Downs on their website here.
You can re-visit Fabrica's discussion with studio artist duo Semiconductor about their recent exhibition, Earthworks. Watch here.