Maps and Lives exhibition at Phoenix Gallery on until 3 Dec
Students from our History of Art and Design courses have been creating a Brighton streetscape as part of a collective project – come along and participate.
Artists, researchers, activists and communities around the Phoenix are collaborating to create a collective streetscape – including University of Brighton students and staff.
Maps and Lives is a three-week gallery installation (11 November – 3 December) at Brighton’s Phoenix Gallery, 10–14 Waterloo Place BN2 9NB. It opens with a blank map and will accumulate objects, images and words that tell of homes and journeys, histories and connections that will fill floor of the gallery and extend into the surrounding streets. With audience participation, the gallery will become a site reserved not for only for artworks but occupied as civic or democratic space.
For the exhibition, final year students in the History of Art and Design programme have been working a project about student life the “the triangle”, the spaces between the Upper Lewes Road and the Lewes Road and they met in the Phoenix yesterday. Our History of Design and Material Culture MA students are exploring theories of participation, while academics Anita Rupprecht and Cathy Bergin have installed work relating to their research on legacies of British Slave Ownership and ‘Reparative Histories.’ The work of MA Digital Media Arts student Judith Ricketts also features – Judith graduated from the Photography BA(Hons) in 2017 and was profiled as a graduate to watch.