Long-Running Exhibitions/Events

In order of their Opening Date

 

(Please check with individual venues to confirm their open hours, as some may be temporarily changed due to Covid-19.)

– 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

Royal Pavilion reopens 17 May 2021

10am-5.15pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Admission £16 Adult, £10 Child (5-18)

Book admission tickets at brightonmuseums.org.uk

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

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– 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

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery reopens 18 May 2021

10am-5pm

Admission £6.20 Adult, £3.60 Child (5-18)

Book admission tickets at brightonmuseums.org.uk

Exhibitions include Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me: Bowie/MacCormack 1973-76 (additional admission fee payable), Queer the Pier and Designing an Enchanted Palace: The Crace decorators at the Royal Pavilion

Information: brightonmuseums.org.uk

–  From 16 May – 20 June 2021

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THE BEATING HEART OF THE WINDMILL –

A Retrospective Art Event in paintings, photos, sound installations & performance by local artists

Inside the Windmill will feature paintings and words by Amanda Rosenstein Davidson.  Photography by Ray Gibson, Sound Installations by Philip Alexander Sugg and James Foz Foster.  Outside: An Interactive performance by scrap percussionist Ben Gates.  Movement by Murial (Mim) King and a walk-about play by Dorothy Max Prior.With additional work by puppeteer Raven Kalinea.  Times of each performance to be released throughout the event.

THE BEATING HEART is a retrospective exhibition at Rottingdean Windmill by Amanda Rosenstein Davidson.  It is a tribute for musician Benjamin Frederick Tin who died of a heart attack May 2020.  Known as Tin he was born Phil Hurst 1959 in Liverpool, and was a kit drummer for various punk bands including Pete Burn’s ‘Nightmares in Wax’ and ‘Dead and Alive’ from 1977 to 1988.

Tin created ‘Urban Strawberry Lunch’ with Ambrose Reynolds, a scrap percussion group in 1987 as a result of their music equipment being burnt in a fire. Called ‘The Bunker Years’ they debuted on Blue Peter and worked for schools and festivals in and around Liverpool.  At the same time Tin met Luke Cresswell (Stomp) and  formed ‘The Urban Warriors’, originally a two hander percussive performance at The Edinburgh Festival and Night of a 100 drums.  Also appearing on TV shows such as The Tube, Acropolis Now!, No73 and the Heinekin advert as Stomp.  

Tin moved permanently to Brighton and continued to work on innovative projects including ‘Junk Soup-Sound Art ‘with Artist Amanda Davidson from 2003 to 2005 for festivals. 

A multi-talented musician, Tin was also bipolar.   ‘Bye Bi-Polar Bear’ is Amanda’s new book dedicated to him and to give hope to all who suffer with Mental Health issues. Copies will be available during the event.

Everyone is invited to contribute to The Memorial Bunting which will ‘Hug the Windmill’ with names of anyone who passed away this past year during the Covid 19 pandemic.  Please come and write a name or a message throughout the event.

Open Saturday and Sunday  12.00hrs – 17.00hrs

May: 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th, June 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th

https://www.rottingdeanheritage.org.uk/the-beating-heart

 

–  From 18 May – 20 June 2021

18 May – 20 June 2021
Online preview
live from 17 April

Presented in partnership with Brighton Festival

THE FORKED FOREST PATH

This spring Fabrica will be transformed into a ‘fairytale installation by internationally renowned contemporary artist, Olafur Eliasson. This landmark work will be one of Fabrica’s most immersive and memorable exhibitions to date, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary year. Come and be immersed in nature in a space filled with branches, saplings and thinnings, combined with a strong, earthy smell reminiscent of a forest floor. Visitors must take a journey through the installation, to see what awaits them on the other side. The pathway forks… and a choice must be made.

Part of the Towner Collection on loan to Fabrica from Towner Eastbourne.

          More information here

Fabrica,  40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG
01273 778646
fabrica.org.uk

–  From 18 May – 23 January 2022

Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me – Bowie/MacCormack 1973-76
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

An exhibition of unique photographs taken by David Bowie’s close friend and travelling companion Geoff MacCormack between 1973-76.

From Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the ground-breaking Diamond Dogs’ tour across the USA, Japan and the UK via Russia (on the Trans Siberian Express) to Bowie’s first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the recording of Station to Station, this exhibition of intimate photographs, gives a glimpse of a close friendship, and life on the road with one of the greatest rock stars of all time.

The exhibition includes recently rediscovered and never previously seen images of Bowie alongside rarely seen film footage shot by Bowie of the May Day Parade in Moscow, 1973, film of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, and a specially created exhibition playlist.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery reopens 18 May 2021

10am-5pm

Admission £6.20 Adult, £3.60 Child (5-18)

Exhibitions include Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me: Bowie/MacCormack 1973-76 (additional admission fee payable), Queer the Pier and Designing an Enchanted Palace: The Crace decorators at the Royal Pavilion

Book admission tickets at brightonmuseums.org.uk

 

–  From 10 July – 29 August 2021

Wolfgang Weileder: Kiosk

This summer Fabrica launches Kiosk, a new architectural sculpture by artist Wolfgang Weileder that integrates the materials of one religious community (Christian) with the iconography of another (Islamic).  Through this artwork Weileder will explore traditional and contemporary attitudes to sacred space and its architectural language. 

Fabrica      40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG

01273 778646
fabrica.org.uk