Phoenix and the Community: We believe everyone should enjoy art
Phoenix Brighton provides workshop space to a wide variety of groups in the community, encouraging creativity throughout the city. One-off or regular weekly sessions take place in the friendly environment of purpose built art rooms which are located adjacent to the large contemporary art gallery.
Schools and Colleges
Here are some of the previous community projects we have worked on…A selection of images showing projects we’ve done with schools and young people
The Level Restoration Project. Brighton & Hove City Council has been working on proposals to improve The Level and make it more welcoming for people of all ages and abilities while celebrating its cultural heritage. The intention is not to re-design The Level, but to restore some of its important heritage features in a way which celebrates the history of the park and would gives us the best possible chance in being successful in our funding bid. As importantly, we also want to make sure it better accommodates the needs of today’s park users and leaves a legacy for the future. Phoenix Brighton worked with the council to include a strong creative aspect to the design with possible open air art exhibitions, performance, public sculpture.
“R” We There Yet, June 24th – July 10th 2011 Same Sky and Phoenix Brighton continued their ongoing collaboration for a third young people’s art exhibition. Young artists from local primary schools worked with Same Sky to make large and small scale pieces of work and to find out about Phoenix Brighton its studios and Galleries. They then come to Phoenix Brighton to see their work professionally curated in a high quality gallery for their own private views. They are also encouraged to bring their parents to see the exhibition giving them a rare opportunity to see their children’s work displayed with their peers and bringing new audiences to Phoenix Brighton. This years show will look at the Geography of Place with our young artists making maps charts and journeys to transform the gallery space. A special public workshop/event took place on Saturday 2nd July where people could drop in to the gallery and add their elements to a community map.
American Express Installation: Phoenix studio member Jayne Wilson was awarded an artists commission to work with American Express on an installation to be exhibited in their Brighton Offices in December 2010. Many of the employees became involved with the creative process contributing words and photographs for the sound installation. If you are interested in commissioning an artist for a creative project within your organisation, please contact email@example.com to discuss further.