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Wishing everyone a Happy Winter Celebration from Phoenix Art Space!
We have enjoyed the enthusiasm and creativity of our visitors over the past year and look forward to seeing you all again in 2020.
Advent Calendar

This December you can view our Advent Calendar which will be revealed day-by-day in the windows of the Phoenix Art Space building. Designs have been created by children from local Brighton schools, as part of a community-focused art project led by Phoenix studio artist, Christina Ure.

Christina is our Artist of the Month for December.
Find out more.

Join us from 11 January - 1 March for the first exhibition in our 2020 programme. H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G_x2 draws on the legacy of the first H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G show held at Phoenix Art Space in 2018. Phoenix studio artists Ian Boutell, Philip Cole, Stig Evans and Patrick O’Donnell are back to bring you a contemporary painting exhibition like no other. H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G_x2 will feature an exciting and inquisitive series of workshops and events that aim to explore the thoughts, themes and questions of contemporary painting.  
The curatorial team are currently raising money to help support this ambitious programme of events. Supporters will be rewarded with badges, limited-edition catalogues and silk-screen prints! 
Find out more and DONATE

Follow the links below to book

Saturday 8 February, 14.00 - 17.00
An opportunity to listen and discuss issues around contemporary painting today. The symposium will feature presentations from exhibiting artists and there will be a discussion chaired by Catherine Ferguson. 

Abstracting the Image with Joshua Uvieghara
Saturday 18 January, 10.30 - 16.30
In response to the themes in the exhibition, this class will help you to develop an understanding of abstraction so that you can explore this within your own painting. 

The Power of Colour with Julian Vilarrubi
Saturday 15 February, 10.30 - 16.30
Taking the exhibition as inspiration, this class introduces the fundamental ideas behind how colour works through practical applications in painting.

Painting Techniques and Approaches with Julian Vilarrubi
Saturday 22 February, 10.30 - 16.30
Using the work in the exhibition as a starting point we will examine how images are constructed from their painting materials.

What else are Phoenix Studio Artists up to?

Suzanne O'Haire
Phoenix studio artist duo Semiconductor are having their film Magnetic Movie screened at the London Short Film Festival on 10 January. They have also just opened a show at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago, Chile, as part of the 14th Media Art Biennale Santiago. 

Suzanne O'Haire recently gave an interview about her experience as a resident artist at Irish Museum of Modern Art last summer. Find out more.
Coming up in the New Year...

Join us on Saturday 11 Jan for the first Family Fun workshop of the year. Explore and play with the
possibilities of colour, inspired by our Spring exhibition of contemporary painting. Drop-in 11-1 or 2-4. No booking required.

Come along to January's Last Wednesday Cred Talk on 29 Jan, hosted by writer & poet Henry Normal. An opportunity to learn more about a particular creative expertise, ask questions and feel inspired. Book Your Place.

On Saturday 8 February we host an artist-led symposium exploring the issues of contemporary painting. Featured artists / speakers include Della Gooden, Daniel Sturgis, Katrina Blannin, Matthew Collings, Emma Biggs. Book Your Place.

Join us on 10 February for the first Spotlight of the year. An evening of creative discussion and stimulating insights into the practices of our studio artists. This Feb we'll be hearing from Denise Felkin and Katy Beinart. Free - Book Your Place.
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