1 - 31 December
A new window every day!
From December 1st, Phoenix is getting festive!
Phoenix artist and trustee Christina Ure leads our Big Christmas Advent project, in which the front of our building will be lit up as a giant advent calendar. Each day during December a window will be 'opened', displaying a piece of art submitted by children and young people from four local schools, Carlton Hill Primary School, Downs Junior School, Downs Infant School and St Peter's Community Primary School.
Each school was given 5 key words for creative inspiration and they did not disappoint! We received sacks and sacks of brilliant artwork from these four schools and it was a tough job whittling them down. A selection panel formed of Christina Ure, new Phoenix Brighton Director Sarah Davies, and Helen McAleer, Head of Children and Young People at Arts Council England spent an enjoyable afternoon sifting through the submissions and choosing which would form the advent calendar.
The art have been made into large banners, which will be hung in the front windows of Phoenix Brighton. A new piece of art will be unveiled every day during December as part of our celebratory, non-denominational advent calendar.
Phoenix Brighton would like to thank the Chalk Cliff Trust for their generous support in making this project happen.
See below for some behind-the-scenes videos of the Big December Advent and keep checking back for more information about the project as it unfolds!