17 July - 4 August
From 17 July – 4 August the Main Gallery is being transformed into a working studio as a group of local artists, including two Phoenix studio members, develop new projects in situ. At the end of the three weeks the space will be open to the public for a day, and visitors will see what the artists have been doing and learn more about their work and creative processes.
Marcelina Amelia is developing a series of paintings and artist books entitled, 'I Only Want Everything', a wry comment on the twenty-first-century culture of ‘on demand’ materialism. Each piece is a journey of self-discovery, questioning the participatory, fast-paced, performative world we live in right now.
Denise Harrison is working on a large scale painting for a forthcoming exhibition. The subject matter is led by a desire to capture the 'contained landscapes' within the soon to be demolished greenhouses in Stanmer Park, near Brighton.
Tom Heatley works in photography and large scale, site-specific installation. He is developing a pilot installation/exhibition within the gallery, trying out new materials and creating spaces within the gallery that correlate with different aspects of his creative practice.