A.Pozas: Bright Roots in Brighton

A.Pozas is a Spanish artist, now based in Brighton, whose street artworks are well known in the city. His works are often social commentary on the diversity and complexity of identity, using his distinctive sense of humour and aesthetic style.

For his solo show at Conclave Brighton, he presents new, affordable works in a variety of media, but with a focus on his new Alhambra tiles motif – a reflection and musing on the brightness, diversity and possibility within us all, but that which is so often masked and overwhelmed by the constraints (and restraints) of institutional attitudes in today’s world.

 

More information to follow!


OPENING HOURS:
Sat 14th Dec:   10-6
Sun 15th Dec:   11-5
Mon 16th Dec:  CLOSED
Tues 17th Dec:   12-6
Wed 18th Dec: 12-6
Thu 19th Dec: 10-8
Fri 20th Dec: 10-6
Sat 21st Dec: 10-6
Sun 22nd Dec: 11-5
Mon 23rd Dec: 12-6
Tues 24th Dec: 10-4
 

 

See more of A.Pozas’s work here.

7 Wonders (Group Show 7)

7 Wonders will be the gallery’s 7th group show, being held in our main, ground floor exhibition space.  This show runs from Saturday 7th December 2019 to Wednesday 15th January 2020.

The show features work from 22 artists and includes limited-edition prints and originals, in a wide range of styles, subject matters and media.

We have a fabulous selection of affordable works – many from artists new to Conclave. The artworks are – as ever – 95% under £95 (with lots and lots under £50) so there’s something for everyone, on every budget.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
A.Pozas / Alice Santiago / Barry D Bulsara / Billy Chainsaw / Charlie Gould / Cassette Lord / Cara McCaughey / Daniel Haskett / Girl Sh*t / Godzuki / Hazel Davies / Jack Charles / James Heginbottom / MC Cashback / Manic Minotaur / Mora / Pinky / Richie Phoe / Skatin Chinchilla / Sanja Matkovic / Sprite / Tula Parker

** FREE ENTRY **

Opening Hours:
Tues/Weds: 12-6pm
Thurs/Fri/Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
Mondays: closed

NB: SEASONAL CHANGES TO NORMAL OPENING HOURS:
Mon 23 Dec:  12-6pm
Tues 24 Dec: 10-4pm
Wed 25 Dec: CLOSED
Thu 26 Dec: CLOSED
Wed 1 Jan: CLOSED
Thu 2 Jan: 12-6pm

Chainsaw & THE GIRL: Music, Subculture & Magick

A Collaboration between
BILLY CHAINSAW and GIRL SH*T

Chainsaw & THE GIRL is a unique collaboration between artists BILLY CHAINSAW & GIRL SH*T: one that explores their shared love of MUSIC, SUBCULTURE & MAGICK, one that will take over the CONCLAVE Brighton basement exhibition space with a very special, week-long installation.

 
BILLY CHAINSAW artist statement: “In my early teens I developed an obsession with American comic books, masks, the movies, magick, and author William S. Burroughs… elements that repeatedly feature in my mixed-media, cut up pop art.
 

THE GIRL (aka GIRL SH*T) artist statement: “GIRL SH*T is informed by a love of subcultures, music, ’zines, gig posters, fashion, art, design and punk feminism.”


OPENING HOURS:
Sat 26th Oct:   10-6
Sun 27th Oct:   11-5
Mon 28th Oct:  CLOSED
Tues 29th Oct:   12-6
Wed 30th Oct: 12-6
Thu 31st Oct: 10-6
Fri 1st Nov: 10-6
Sat 2nd Nov: 10-6
Sun 3rd Nov: 11-5

Please note: This exhibition contains materials and content that may NOT be suitable for children and those under 18 years old.

See more of Chainsaw’s work here.

Works available for sale after the close of the show can be found here.

Barrie J Davies’ Artworld

Barrie J Davies is an Artist!

His artwork is an exotic cocktail of graffiti, street, graphic and pop art. He graduated from the Southampton Institute with a Fine Art degree in 2000 and completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2004. He now lives and works in sunny Brighton where he works from his studio in the wonderful Brighton Lanes.

His artwork is inspired by social media, graffiti, consumerism, pop culture and the urban life in which he lives. The materials he uses to make his artwork are a mix of acrylic, household paints, spray paint, glitter, screen printing, markers, and mixed media collages of comic books, digital prints and found objects.

His street-art inspired subversive pop-art works are a fun, colourful psychedelic and humorous approach exposing the human condition: notions of success, money, glamour, love, death, sex, gender and religion are picked at with dry, comedic use of tragedy meshed with absurdity.

His work is in many public and private collections worldwide (and is also owned by Noel Fielding and Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim!)

For his solo show at CONCLAVE BRIGHTON (basement space) Barrie will be showcasing a series of affordable paintings, mixed media and print works, and launching of his new limited-edition book “Barrie J Davies is an Artist”. 

More information to follow!

See more of Barrie’s work here.


EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES:

Fri 11 Oct (LAUNCH PARTY)   5-8pm
Sat 12 Oct: 10am-6pm
Sun 13 Oct: 11am-5pm
Mon 14 Oct: CLOSED
Tue 15 Oct: 12-6pm
Wed 16 Oct: 12-6pm
Thu 17 Oct: 10am-6pm
Fri 18 Oct: 10am-6pm
Sat 19 Oct: 10am-6pm
Sun 20 Oct: 11am-5pm


 

Hit for 6! (Group Show 6)

Hit for 6! will be the gallery’s 6th group show, being held in our main, ground floor exhibition space.  This show runs from Saturday 5th October to Wednesday 4th December 2019.

The show features work from various artists and includes limited-edition prints and originals, in a wide range of styles, subject matters and media.

We have a fabulous selection of affordable works – many from artists new to Conclave. The artworks are – as ever – 95% under £95 (with lots and lots under £50) so there’s something for everyone, on every budget.

** FREE ENTRY **

Opening Hours:
Tues/Weds: 12-6pm
Thurs/Fri/Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
Mondays: closed

More information to follow!

Xerox FLASH!

Xerox Flash!
07-22 September 2019


Celebrating 60 years of paper jams, toner spills and emphatically slamming the drawers, Conclave presents a selected group show of limited-edition and unique, one-off “Xerox Art” works in this intriguing and super-affordable medium.
All works will be available to purchase for £20.


On September 16th, 1959, Xerox Corporation launched the Xerox 914, demo-ing it in a live TV broadcast. The 914 was the first-ever automatic photocopier and it revolutionised the copying industry, eventually finding its way into hundreds of thousands of offices across the world.

Now, as we approach its 60th birthday, the photocopier is often seen as a vintage throwback device in the modern office – used only by the company dinosaurs (and their long-suffering PAs…) and as the thing to be going wrong when the printer hasn’t already done so that week….

BUT, it has a very distinct aesthetic quality; a quality which is inherently lo-fi and lo-tech, and – in this digital age – lets the user connect to an unusually mechanical and analogue experience, involving static electricity, direct light sensitivity, dusty inks, hot, curly paper, and that unique and comforting smell!

Artists have always been at the forefront of using, misusing, manipulating and appropriating new technologies, and the birth of the photocopier was no different. Although early adopters experimented with the medium of Xerox Art (or “electrostatic art”, “xerography” or “copy art”) in the 1960s, it gained momentum after the launch of the Xerox 914, seeing popularity rise in the 1970s, and by the 1980s had established itself as a leading medium for accessible, contemporary art.

Fashions may come and go, but the beauty, immediacy and accessibility of Xerox Art still feels very relevant (if not more so) today.

Watch the wonderfully vintage 1959 launch presentation advert here.

 


** FREE ENTRY **

Opening Hours:
Tues/Weds: 12-6pm
Thurs/Fri/Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
Mondays: closed (Bank holidays 12-6)

ABOUT THE VENUE:
This exhibition will take place in the Conclave Events Space, located in the basement of CONCLAVE GALLERY, 9 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA.
NB. The space is accessed via the main, ground-floor gallery, and then down a flight of 14 stairs; there is no lift available, sorry!

Basement Events Space LAUNCH WEEKEND

Basement Launch Weekend
06-08 September 2019


To celebrate the launch of the opening of our fantastic, new, multi-purpose basement space, we are planning a weekend of special events.
(Timetable and Line-Up TBC).


FRIDAY EVENING:
The weekend events will start with the Xerox FLASH! exhibition launch party on the evening of Friday 6th September (starting at 5pm) and will continue on into the evening with music and DJs. Fully licenced bar 5pm-midnight.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY DAYTIME:
Weekend daytime events (10am-5pm on Saturday, 11am-5pm on Sunday) include:

  • Xerox Flash! Exhibition
  • Meet the Artist sessions
  • Artist and makers’ stalls
  • Live performance art sessions
  • Art film screenings
  • Kids’ creative drawing competition (win Conclave vouchers!)
  • Interactive, visitor-created Xerox mural

SATURDAY EVENING:
Saturday evening celebration events to include music, DJs, visuals and film projections/visuals. Fully licenced bar 5pm-midnight.


** ALL EVENTS FREE ENTRY **


Please note: Due to bar licencing, under 18s are welcome in the basement until 5pm each day. Accompanied under 18s are welcome in the ground floor gallery space until 8pm each night.

Opening Hours:
Friday 6th September: 5pm – midnight
Saturday 7th September: 10am – midnight
Sunday 8th September: 11am – 5pm

ABOUT THE VENUE:
This launch celebration will take place in the Conclave Events Space, located in the basement of CONCLAVE GALLERY, 9 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA.
NB. The space is accessed via the main, ground-floor gallery, and then down a flight of 14 stairs; there is no lift available, sorry!

HIGH 5! (Group Show 5)

HIGH 5! is the gallery’s 5th group show, being held in our main, ground floor exhibition space.  This show runs from Saturday 3rd August to Wednesday 2nd October.

The show features work from 26 artists and includes limited-edition prints and originals, in a wide range of styles, subject matters and media.

We have a fabulous selection of affordable works – many from artists new to Conclave. The artworks are – as ever – 95% under £95 (with lots and lots under £50) so there’s something for everyone, on every budget.

** FREE ENTRY **

Opening Hours:
Tues/Weds: 12-6pm
Thurs/Fri/Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
Mondays: closed (Bank holidays 12-6)

More information here