|Masterclass with Matt Kay, Documentary Filmmaker from Walks of Life Films
Spaces are going quick to attend this exclusive masterclass with Matt Kay, Director of Walks of Life Films to learn all about how to get started in the industry and create short films.
If you would like to attend this exclusive event, please click the below Event Brite link and use the password WOLF to register.
BOOK HERE Password – WOLF
When: Friday 21st February, 4pm-6.30pm
Where: Room 105, Edward Street building, Edward Street, Brighton
Matt will be sharing his insight on being a Netflix Originals director as well as how to break into the production industry as a student (Matt himself interned at Sky News). There will be a Q&A session with Matt as well as a preview of his award-winning short film ‘Little Miss Sumo‘.
Matt founded Walks of Life Films in 2011 after making his first feature documentary ‘Over The Wall’ about a British football team’s journey to play in Palestine and has continued to make socially conscious, character led documentaries. Matt has directed and shot a variety of projects for broadcast, festivals and online including Netflix, BBC, Channel 4, SKY, The Guardian and over fifty film festivals. His latest project, Netflix Original ‘Little Miss Sumo’ premiered at London Film Festival, won several film festival awards and had its American premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019.
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Thursday 30th October
6:30 – 9pm
Lighthouse, 28 Kensington St
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16 October – 20 October
A new and timely exhibition ‘Hidden Paths’ offers an immersive and reflective space to explore how current crises of extreme weather, automation, political instability and inequality are connected in deep and often invisible ways.
‘Hidden Paths’ welcomes visitors to consider the troubled systems that we live in and the possibilities for transformation. Through a series of artworks – from a sonic waterfall, sculptures, recipes, film and video, to a virtual reality (VR) experience – visitors will explore how we imagine the future and what it could mean to live in zero carbon futures that foster equality and wellbeing.
Individual artist participants: Thomas Buckley | Cliff Crawford | Toni Slater| Idil Bozkurt | Alexandra Stuart-Hutcheson | Sam Hewitt | David Holyoake| Molly Astley | Katharine Vega | Rebecca McDonald-Balfour | Envy | Tyler van der Berg | Emily Hallows | Elia Habib | Annie Elliott | Ben Ireland | Lucy Wood | Gregory Campbell |Otter Lieffe | Faumuina Felolini Tafunai | Charlotte Pulver
Media and guests are invited to the launch event for ‘Hidden Paths’, 6-8pm on Wednesday 16th October, at ONCA Gallery. Click here to RSVP.
This exhibition is part of Brighton Digital Arts Festival 2019.
ABOUT THE THE ORGANISERS
The System Change HIVE is a new Brighton based collective bringing together young and established artists, together with sustainability experts and digital technologists to explore sustainable futures and alternative systems through the power of art. The HIVE is set up by charity Swarm Dynamics together with partners University of Brighton School of Media, the ESRC STEPS Centre, Wired Sussex and ONCAGallery.
Swarm Dynamics is a charity and artist collective that harnesses the power of arts and imagination to engage audiences on sustainability issues with a focus on communicating sustainable futures and post capitalist societies (‘system change’) through the use of the arts.
This might be of interest; SEAS is a local organisation that puts on topical exhibitions and events that bring together digital technology and art.
Windrush Presence depicts the contribution of the Windrush generation to the UK and the experiences of Afro-Caribbeans from the first Windrush arrivals in 1948 to today. The works in the exhibition include digital art, video installation, photography, films and textile works. The opening of the exhibition on October 12th, from 3 to 6 pm, will include a tour of the exhibition with the participating artists; a talk by Dr. Michael McMillan about his book and exhibition The Front Room which documents the living rooms of the Windrush generation (previously exhibited at Geffrye Museum); a presentation by the curator Bolanle Tajudeen about the impact of the Windrush generation on British Art; and a conversation with the photographer Mal Woolford and his neighbour Charlotte Woolford who have found that their ancestors share a dark past.
Supported by Royal Pavilion & Museums’ BME Heritage Network, Brighton & Hove City Council, The Art Council, the BMECP.
Windrush Presence Exhibition at SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon
12/10 – 12/11 open every weekday & Saturdays 11:00 -17:00
10/a Fleet St. Brighton BN1 4ZE
Opening event Saturday, October 12th 3-6pm
Please confirm attendance here or on:
Curator: Dr Gil Mualem-Doron
Akila Richards, Poet / Barrel (a participatory art project and a room installation)
Alan Compton, Photographer / ‘Unheard Voices’ (photography project)
Bolanle Tajudeen, Curator / The impact of Windrush generation on British Art (a talk)
Edi Jay Mandala, Artist / The UnBIGOTten (A graphic novel)
Gabrielle Raven, Artist / London Rain (mixed media painting)
Grant Lambie, Artist / Road Map of Kenya (mixed media collage)
John Titi, Story Teller / The Journey
Josef Cabey, Artist / Windrush Doranne’s Series (digital paintings)
Judith Ricketts, Artist / Son of Canaan (Photography series)
Katy Beinart & Kate Theophilus, Artists / Brixton Conversations (a short film)
Linett Kamala, Artist / State of Education – (painting series)
Dr. Michael McMillan, Lecturer, curator, artist / The Front Room (photography research & book)
Mal Woolford: Photographer (with Charlotte Woolford) / Touching Distance (Photography)
River Sweeney, performer and visual artist / The Factory (a video installation)
Sabine Kaner, Artist / Hold on to colour (textile work)
Suchitra Chatterjee, Writer and artist, Now and Then (mix media collage)
Tony Kalume: Artist / Celebrating African & Caribbeans in Sussex past
and present: the lives of Dr. Cuthbert Williams & Shirley Williams (a