Long-Running Exhibitions

In order of their Opening Date

 

– 1st September 2019 to March 2020

ROYAL PAVILION & MUSEUMS

See Portraits, Be Portraits

Come and see some of our wonderful portrait paintings chosen by local teachers from Cottesmore St Mary’s and Varndean School. You can even create your own picture using some of the resources in the gallery.

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

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

Free with admission; members and residents free

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

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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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Thursday 28 November 2019 to Sunday 1 March 2020

HOVE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Cultural Icons: Remaking a popular pottery tradition

An exhibition from the British Ceramics Biennial 2019

Celebrities such as actors and royalty, as well as politicians, military men and religious figures were all prominent subjects of Victorian Staffordshire flat-back figures. Inspired by this popular pottery tradition, six ceramic artists, Joanne Ayre, Christie Brown, Claire Curneen, Stephen Dixon, Ingrid Murphy and Matt Smith, have responded by making contemporary Cultural Icons.  These are seen alongside original Victorian portrait figures from the collection of the Royal Pavilion & Museums, and analytical drawings of historical flat-backs by John Hewitt.  The exhibition will be accompanied in the New Year by a display of flat-backs made by members of the Emmaus community.

19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB

Free admission

Information: brightonmuseums.org.uk

 

– 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 (end date unknown)

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

– Tuesday 28 April – Sunday 31 May 2020

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Artists’ Open Houses/The 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