Long-Running Exhibitions

In order of their Opening Date

 

18 March 2020:

The Royal Pavilion & Museums has temporarily closed all venues following advice from the UK Government in managing Coronavirus (Covid-19).

This includes the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Booth Museum of Natural History and Preston Manor.

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The Grange Gallery, Rottingdean is now closed until May 1st 2020

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– Saturday 21 September 2019 to Autumn 2021

ROYAL PAVILION & MUSEUMS

A Prince’s Treasure

From Buckingham Palace to the Royal Pavilion – the Royal Collection Returns to Brighton

A spectacular loan from the Royal Collection is on display at the Royal Pavilion. The culmination of a collaborative venture between Royal Collection Trust and the Royal Pavilion & Museums, over 120 remarkable decorative works of art that were originally commissioned by the Prince Regent, have been relocated from Buckingham Palace and re-united in their previous setting of the Royal Pavilion.  Many of the works have not been on public display for over 170 years and are on loan to the Royal Pavilion whilst essential building works in the East Wing of Buckingham Palace take place. This unique project provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to see these magnificent items in their former home.

Royal Pavilion, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE

During opening hours, free with admission, members free

October to March: 10am-5.15pm (last tickets at 4.30pm)

More information: visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 03000 290902

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– Tuesday 1 October 2019 to Sunday 29 March 2020

ROYAL PAVILION & MUSEUMS

Families of Artists: Scott & Earp

This display features watercolours and prints by the Scott and Earp families, both founder members of the Brighton Art Society.  Spanning five generations, from the early 19th to 21st century, the display also includes family objects, photographs and letters.

Prints & Drawing Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE

Free with admission, members and residents free

Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

More information: visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 03000 290902

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– Saturday 15 February–Sunday 7 June

Anita Corbin: 100 First Women Portraits

This exhibition features iconic portraits of celebrities, unsung heroines from across the decades, and ‘ordinary’ women doing extraordinary jobs. Including seventies rocker Suzi Quatro, Olympian Boxer Nicola Adams OBE, Lady Brenda Hale of the Supreme Court, football manager Hope Powell.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE

Free with Brighton Museum admission, residents and members free

Information: brightonmuseums.org.uk

 

– From Saturday 22 February 2020 – February 2022

Queer the Pier

This community curated display peers into local LGBTIQA+ history. Celebrating the lives of the writers, artists, performers, activists and ordinary people who have made Brighton & Hove so fabulous, their stories are brought to life with film and photography, fashion and drag and oral histories.

Part of Be Bold, a series of collaborative exhibitions and events, programmed with Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ communities.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE

Free with Brighton Museum admission, residents and members free

Information: brightonmuseums.org.uk

 

Tuesday 3 March–Sunday 5 April 2020

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Sarah Hill Exhibition

Sara Hill is from Brighton.  Paintings and pastels of seascapes and landscapes, abstract and naturalistic.  With over 100 exhibitions countrywide and in Berlin her work has also featured in shows on BBC1 and 2, ITV and The Disney Channel.  For 25 years Sara has shown in a biennial exhibition at The Grange.  Always colourful, energetic and thought-provoking.     

The Grange Gallery, Rottingdean, The Green, Brighton BN2 7HA

10.30am–4.00pm Tuesday–Saturday

2.00–4.00pm Sunday, closed Monday

Free admission

Information: www.rottingdeanpreservationsociety.org.uk

 

– Friday 13 March – Sunday 19 April 2020

Material Practices 3: Painting & Printmaking at the University of Brighton

Hove Museum showcases a third exhibition of work by final year students on the Fine Art Painting and Fine Art Printmaking courses at the University of Brighton.

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB

Monday–Saturday (closed Wednesdays): 10.00am–5.00pm, Sunday: 2.00–5.00pm

Free entry

Information: brightonmuseums.org.uk

 

– Tuesday 7 April – Sunday 26 April 2020

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Pastel works by Tom Walker and his students

Pastel works by Tom Walker and his students displaying a wide range of unique visions: studies and improvisations exploring many techniques in the most versatile and flexible of all art mediums.  A showcase of individual skills fashioned with fine fingertips in coloured dust on black paper, drawing light out of darkness.

The Grange Gallery, Rottingdean, The Green, Brighton BN2 7HA

10.30am–4.00pm Tuesday–Saturday

2.00–4.00pm Sunday, closed Monday

Free admission

Information: www.rottingdeanpreservationsociety.org.uk

 

–  Saturday 18 April – Sunday 31 May 2020

A Simple Act of Wonder

by Walter & Zoniel
A co-commission with Brighton Festival
Fabrica,  40 Duke Street, Brighton, UK, BN1 1AG
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Sat 18 Apr – Fri 1 May open Wed – Sat 1-6pm, Sun 2-6pm, closed Mon and Tue
Sat 2 May – Sun 24 May open everyday 1-6pm
Mon 25 May – 31 May open Wed – Sat 1-6pm, Sun 2-6pm, closed Mon and Tue
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Fri 8 May (Bank Holiday) 2-6pm
Mon 25 May (Bank Holiday) 2-6pm
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‘Friday Lates’ 1-10pm (Fri 24 Apr & Fri 29 May)
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Preview Fri 17 April 6-9pm
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– Tuesday 28 April – Sunday 31 May 2020

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Artists’ Open Houses/Brighton Festival

The Mix

Twelve artists and craftspersons from across the country will converge on the Grange Gallery to present a mixed a show of paintings, drawings, etchings, surreal boxes, fantasy constructions, hand-made books … and madcap patchwork mice. Out in the garden, ceramic sculpture will be found nestling among the shrubs and bushes.

ROTTINGDEAN PRESERVATION SOCIETY

The Grange Gallery, Rottingdean, The Green, Brighton BN2 7HA

10.30am–4.00pm Tuesday–Saturday

2.00–4.00pm Sunday, closed Monday

Free admission

Information: www.rottingdeanpreservationsociety.org.uk

 

– Saturday 2nd May – Sunday 24th May 2020

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL

Art Exhibition: The Young Americans

On the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing to the incorrectly named New World, today’s generation of Indigenous American artists takes centre stage in this powerful new exhibition.  Native artists from diverse tribal nations examine what it means to grow up in the contemporary United States with a display of fine art photography, printmaking and painting.  Their explosive visual mix of techniques, experimentation and individual perspectives shatter clichéd perceptions of Indigenous art and life.

Phoenix Art Space, 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB

11.00am–5.00pm  (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 

Free entry

Information: https://brightonfestival.org/

 

– Saturday 2nd May – Sunday 24th May 2020

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL

Invisible Flock: The Sleeping Tree

Enter one of the last great rainforests of North Sumatra, Indonesia, and follow a family of endangered Siamang Gibbons as they wake, roam across the jungle and dutifully return to their sleeping tree, one of six majestic trees they have used for generations.  As mist gently falls you are surrounded by vibrant projected 3D digital images: a visual banquet of flora and fauna unfolds, accompanied by captivating and microscopically accurate sounds of the jungle, and of the primates’ distinct calls.

Invisible Flock creates highly sensory installations at the intersection of art and technology, highlighting and supporting the research of conservation issues. To create this astonishing and important piece of work, the company has worked with rangers and primatologists in Sumatra to record the landscape and soundscape of the jungle over a month.  Tickets have timed entry but allow you to stay for up to 90 minutes so you can lose yourself in one of our planet’s most important rainforests. This is an environmental installation that changes throughout the day and your experience will be different depending on the activity in the rainforest at your time of entry.

Hove Warehouse, Units 2 & 3 Ellen Street, (junction with Ethel Street), Hove, BN3 3LZ

Timed entry between 11.30am and 8.40pm  (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

£10

Information: https://brightonfestival.org/