BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL: Quest With Us!

You’ve always known you were a hero at heart, with a yearning for adventure…
Quest With Us! will help you to prove it.

In a world premiere event, this team of world-builders, storytellers, and role-playing experts will help you to build your own story through the power of imagination and a shared space for group story-telling.

With our pioneering drop-in, drop-out system, we’ll be helping you to build a bespoke and participatory narrative adventure in a persistent world across all three nights at Conclave at Brighton Fringe. Whether you’ve always wanted to give a table-top role-playing game a try, you haven’t thought about it before reading this, or you’ve always wanted to try on a new adventurous persona, ‘Quest With Us!’ is the experience for you. Drop by to roll some dice, shape the story with your fellow participants, and have a shared audience experience you’ll never forget.

Leave reality behind for the evening and answer the call of the hero within: come and Quest With Us!

NAME-YOUR-PRICE, DROP-IN EVENT, TICKET REQUIRED
Sessions:

  • 02 June 2022 18:15 – 21:45 (Drop In)
  • 03 June 2022 18:15 – 21:45 (Drop In)
  • 04 June 2022 18:15 – 21:45 (Drop In)

For tickets and more information, head over to the Brighton Fringe Festival website.


SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+


  • 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 gallery, and then down a flight of 14 stairs; there is no lift available, sorry!

BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL: This is What the Menopause Looks Like

“This Is What The Menopause Looks Like” is an exhibition of portraits and interviews of 70 people from across the UK, funded by Arts Council England.

After experiencing a difficult menopause herself, artist Catrin Osborne travelled the UK meeting, interviewing, and photographing people going through menopause. This process culminates in an exhibition of photographs and interviews of a cross-section of people from diverse communities and backgrounds: the participants (of various different ethnicities, class, gender status, or disability status) all detailing their unique experiences.

Also featured is video art by Tindara Sidoti, including recordings of people in Thanet’s views on what the menopause looks like; and a video made in response to participants involved in the project.

At the private view there will be spoken word and comedy song performances by participants Karen Antoni and Carol Carter (Flick Ferdinando) about menopause.

A free writing workshop for those going through menopause will be run by local writer Maggi Winters.

FREE DROP-IN EVENT, NO TICKET REQUIRED:

  • Sat 28 May, 10:00-18:00
  • Sun 29 May, 11:00-17:00
  • Tue 31 May, 12:00-18:00
  • Wed 1 June, 12:00-18:00
  • Thu 2 June, 10:00-18:00
  • Fri 3 June, 10:00-18:00
  • Sat 4 June, 10:00-18:00
  • Sun 5 June, 11:00-17:00

See the Brighton Fringe Festival website for more information


SUITABLE FOR AGES 13+

QUERIES ABOUT THE EVENT? Please contact the organisers on osborneandwhat@gmail.com
ANY QUERIES ABOUT THE VENUE? Please contact us on gallery@conclave-brighton.co.uk

 


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 gallery, and then down a flight of 14 stairs; there is no lift available, sorry!

The Ten Commandments

Our new group show is now open in our main, ground floor gallery space in central Brighton.  Featuring lots of amazingly, affordable art (95% under £95, with lots under £50) we’ll have our usual fantastic selection of new art from artists both new to Conclave, and some of your favourites.

In this strange, new world of the new normal, we want to get back to basics and get everyone involved in the important things in life: friends, family, real-life experiences, creative community and being able to have your special moment with special things and special people 😀😀

We know that ART is hugely important in all of this, and this is why we’ve (playfully) titled this 10th show “The Ten Commandments”. We hope to see you keeping the faith very soon!

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
(of affordable art)

  1. Thou shalt have much art before me
  2. Thou shalt not look at gravely bad images (only great ones)
  3. Thou shalt not take the blame for God-awful walls in vain
  4. Remember thy day off, and keep it wholly arty
  5. Honour thy home with art and beautiful things.
  6. Thou shalt not murder thine soul with high street, chain-store generic guff
  7. Thou shalt not commit artworks to a pile of “to be framed”
  8. Thou shalt not give unoriginal presents when art can be had within gift budget
  9. Thou shalt not witness the bad art thine ex left at thy gaff
  10. Thou shalt not covet when thou can afford art from Conclave

Featuring new work from:

 

  • Opening times:
  • Tues-Weds:   12-6
  • Thurs-Sat:   10-6
  • Sun:   11-5
  • Mondays: CLOSED

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.

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