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03/12/2022 - 11/12/2022

Deck The Halls Show Poster (SQ)

Conclave presents

Deck The Halls
3rd – 11th December 2022

A Christmas show for people who don’t need more Christmas nonsense!

We’re super-excited to be hosting a special exhibition and mini-festival of events this December, celebrating the archetypal symbol of urban street and youth culture: THE SKATEBOARD.

This is no ordinary show of art on decks – we’ve thrown aside all the normal rules for decks being customised with urban street art, and opened up the platform to all our artists, so you’ll be seeing all sorts of styles, from painting and drawing, to screen-printing, carving, 3D modelling, collage, and – of course – the odd bit of spray-paint will be finding its way in there!

The group show features 40 original works from 20 of Conclave’s artists, including:
Barrie J Davies / Beav-Art / Cassette Lord / Daniel Mortimer Skinner / Dave Pop! / Emma Holmes / Godzuki / J David Bennett / Jarvis Weaver / John Lymer / Leo Kember / Michelle Mildenhall / Mypenleaks / Phil Lawson / Sfelez / Skatin Chinchilla / Tiffany Crisp / Twydall P / Vicky Gomez / Victoria Kaplan

Visit and get involved to inspire yourself / your kids / your inner kid / your ex-skateboarding self / your currently skateboarding-self…


From spray-paint to sculpture, from collage to relief printing, there’s no limit to what our artists can do with their decks! A FREE exhibition of artworks will be running in our large basement exhibition space where you can feast your eyes on the creations of local artists in every medium you can imagine.

Some boards will be made to ride the streets, whereas some would test even the most experienced skater, but all of these will be looking great on our walls (or yours, if you can’t resist the urge to snap one up for your permanent enjoyment!)

The main exhibition will run from Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th December,

Friday 2nd December, 18:00-22:30 – FREE
Be the first to see these exclusive new artworks, get to meet the artists, and enjoy a drink alongside music from our DJs playing on the other sort of decks…  More info here.

DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS: Film Screening
Friday 9th December, 18:30-21:30 – FREE
This 2001 documentary film directed by Stacy Peralta explores the pioneering Zephyr skateboard team in the 1970s (of which Peralta was a member) and the evolving sport of skateboarding. Using a mix of film shot in the 1970s by Craig Stecyk of the Zephyr skateboard team (the Z-Boys of the title) alongside contemporary interviews, the documentary tells the story of a group of teenage surfer/skateboarders and their influence on the history of skateboarding culture. Winner of Best Director and Audience Choice awards at the Sundance Film Festival (amongst many others!)
More info here.


Skateboarding is one of the most enduring urban sports; a community activity open to all, where creativity and enthusiasm are celebrated just as much skill. It’s all about getting involved, and with this in mind, we’re holding a number of hands-on workshop events where you can get involved (without the risk of a broken ankle!!)

Kid’s Workshop (Skateboard Street Art)
Saturday 3rd December, 10:30 – 14:00

Award-winning Inclusive Arts Practitioner, Sarah Gillings (aka S.O.S Street Art) will be leading a half-day workshop for kids (10+) & young people on Saturday 3rd December. This is a unique opportunity for your kids to get involved in an innovative, fun and productive hands-on workshop, where they will get to create their own spray-paint and mixed-media creations on a skateboard deck. A fully tutored event with all materials provided, where you can be sure your kids are getting creative and technical supervision in a safe and welcoming environment.

Tickets required (strictly limited to 16 participants). For more information and to buy tickets, please head over to https://eequ.org/experience/2118 or join the Facebook event to ask questions.


Adult’s Evening Workshops (Skateboard Art x 2)

STICK IT ON! Vintage Collage on skateboard decks (with artist Twydall P)
Tuesday 6th December, 18:30-21:30
Detailed info here
£27 (early bird) / £34 Standard – tickets here

FLUORO-DOODLE-DECKS! Fluoro pop drawing, painting and spray-paint on skateboard decks (with artist Barrie J Davies)
Wednesday 7th December, 18:30-21:30
Detailed info here
£27 (early bird) / £34 Standard – tickets here

Kick back and relax with a drink and a deck! We’ll be running two hands-on workshops for the grown-ups to get involved with creative mastery in a fun, supportive environment. Create a skateboard deck for yourself, or for someone who loves a deck (it will be Christmas soon, after all!)

All materials and tutoring provided (including one new skate deck per person)


Conclave Brighton is proud to be working with the teachers and young people at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) on their project “Board with Art“. 20 students are working to create skateboard artworks which will be exhibited at their school, with a winner specially selected by Conclave to exhibit in our gallery exhibition.

As an independent gallery and events space, we strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcome: galleries are not just for those with money to burn, and a network of well-connected contacts! We want to celebrate art being for everyone, and that getting involved in creative activities will bring enrichment and benefits to everyone.

(Here’s hoping we get to see the work of the next generation’s Banksy!) 🎨


  • Saturday 3rd December:  3-6pm (NB: 10-3 for workshop ticket holders only)
  • Sunday 4th December:  11-5
  • Monday 5th December: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 6th December:  12-6
  • Wednesday 7th December: 12-6
  • Thursday 8th December: 10-6
  • Friday 9th December: 10-6
  • Saturday 10th December:  10-6
  • Sunday 11th December:  11-5


WORKSHOPS TICKETED – see separate events via the links.-


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Conclave Brighton (Basement Exhibition Space)
9 Queens Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3WA United Kingdom
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Conclave Brighton
01273 729729
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