Current Sussex Exhibitions

Take a tour around the current art exhibitions showing in Brighton, East and West Sussex.

on-going to 14 November - Forgotten Wrecks of WW1
Maritime Archaeology Trust exhibition about hundreds of First World War shipwrecks lying off Sussex shores. Lost through attack, scuttling, collision or bad weather, there are stories and artefacts recovered from wrecks, displayed at Eastbourne Redoubt Fortress.

Royal Pavilion Brighton during WWIon-going to 20 November - Pavilion blues; Disability and Identity
This exhibition uncovers the story of how Brighton’s Royal Pavilion became a specialist hospital for amputee soldiers during the First World War, giving over 6,000 servicemen treatment, rehabilitation and training from 1916 until 1920. Pavilion Blues

on-going to 27 Nov - Folklore, Magic and Mysteries: Modern witchcraft and folk culture in Britain
Uique display of artefacts, manuscripts and documents relating to witchcraft, magic, folklore and Paganism, from the personal collection of ‘white witch’ Doreen Valiente. Her collection is acknowledged as the world's most important of its kind. Preston Manor

on-going to 08 Jan 2017 - Fashion Cities Africa
This first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion explore fours cities at the compass points of the African continent: Casablanca, Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery,

8mm Zoom Reflex cine camera by Bolex Paillard, 196322 Oct to 04 June 2017 - Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery display tells the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day and explores it's success and significance nationally and internationally.


Pallant House Gallery22 October - 19 February - The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920-1950
Pallant House Gallery exhibition exploring how Modern British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War, with new insight into how modern art met with tradition in an era of social and political change in the early 20th century.


Coming Soon:

Image from Photo-Punkexhibition at Brighton Museum 22 Nov to 05 Mar 2017 - Photo-Punk: 40 images from the birth of punk
As the music, fashion and cultural movement celebrates its 40th anniversary, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery exhibition explores the birth of UK punk - particularly the early years of 1976-79 - through photographs by Kevin Cummins and Ian Dickson.

JConstable Shoreham Bay, near Brighton (1824) c. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridg08 April – 08 October 2017 Constable and Brighton
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery explores John Constable’s time in the emerging seaside resort, where he stayed with his family between 1824 and 1828. Constable produced around 150 works in the town and his long, systematic walks prompted many other works.

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