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Fabrica

Fabrica is a visual arts organisation based in a former Regency church in the heart of Brighton that commissions contemporary visual art installations specific to the building.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £185,308
  • 2013-2014: £185,308
  • 2014-2015: £185,308

Video feed

Nick Sayers - Artist Talk

Nick Sayers: Making on the move - Artist Talk Fabrica Gallery, Brighton 24 April 2014

Jordan Baseman - ArtistTalk

This is an audio recording of Jordan Baseman's talk at Fabrica Gallery, Thursday 10 October 2013. This talk was part of the exhibition programme for A Cold Hand on a Cold Day an Exhibition by Jordan Basemen. The Exhibition ran from 5 October to 24 November 2013. For more information on the Exhibition go to fabrica.org.uk

REEF - Simon Faithfull - Trailer

Simon Faithfull has sunk a boat at the end of its working life off the coast of Southern England to create a new artificial reef. See REEF at Fabrica until 23 November 2014.

REEF Talking Point

Gallery film for REEF Fabrica's exhibition for autumn 2014 by Simon Faithfull. REEF is a new work commissioned for the Brighton Photo Biennial by Fabrica, Photoworks, Brighton, Musée des Beaux Arts Calais and FRAC Basse Normandie Caen.

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Young Masters Trailer

The sessions will be run by artist Jane Fordham and will focus on: drawing a clothed model, imaginative drawing and discovering new materials and techniques. Video by: Kevin Cheung To book please visit eventbrite: http://tiny.cc/YoungMasters

Raumzeichnung (Reflection) - Trailer

Trailer for Fabrica's summer 2014 exhibition. Check out the longer artist interview with Monika Grzymala too.

Talking Point - Monika Grzymala - Raumzeichnung (Reflection)

Artist interview with Monika Grzymala who has created a new site-specific installation for Fabrica's summer 2014 exhibition. Raumzeichnung (Reflection) is comprised of more than eleven kilometres of silver mirrored tape that reflects the changing light in the space.

Jacob Dahlgren - Artist Talk

http://fabrica.org.uk/exhibitions/spring-2014-on-balance/ Jacob Dahlgren's Artist talk at Fabrica, 6 April 2014. In this talk Jacob talks about his career and many of his past works. This event was part of: Jacob Dahlgren - On Balance. An exhibition held between 5 April - 26 May 2014 On Balance was a co-commission with Brighton Festival 2014. The exhibition brought together two works by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren, reconfigured for Fabrica's unique space. Heaven is a Place on Earth is a large floor work comprising 713 polished bathroom scales in candy-pop colours, ranging from turquoise and lime to cerise and black. The Wonderful World of Abstraction takes its sculptural form from 1000's of metres of multi-coloured ribbon, which are suspended uniformly from a metal frame -- to kaleidoscopic effect. Peinture Abstraite - Every day since 2001, Jacob has worn a striped T-shirt and now has more than 1000 in his collection he works with a curator who guides what he will wear. The version of this project documented throughout his exhibition at Fabrica was, One Stripe = Three, curated by Daniel Eatock.

#ThatChangedMyLife - Fabrica annoymous upload 2

Blast Theory have started the campaign to show and share "the multitude of ways that our lives have been enhanced by the breadth and vibrancy of art and culture in this country". Youtube campaign: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQAiWW-JkO7znBmZg9QB2IA Fabrica's blog on #ThatChangedMyLife: http://fabrica.org.uk/that-changed-my-life/

#ThatChangedMyLife - Fabrica annoymous upload 1

Blast Theory have started the campaign to show and share "the multitude of ways that our lives have been enhanced by the breadth and vibrancy of art and culture in this country". Youtube campaign: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQAiWW-JkO7znBmZg9QB2IA Fabrica's blog on #ThatChangedMyLife: http://fabrica.org.uk/that-changed-my-life/

#ThatChangedMyLife - Lisa Finch

Blast Theory have started the campaign to show and share "the multitude of ways that our lives have been enhanced by the breadth and vibrancy of art and culture in this country". Youtube campaign: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQAiWW-JkO7znBmZg9QB2IA Fabrica's blog on #ThatChangedMyLife: http://fabrica.org.uk/that-changed-my-life/

That Changed My Life - Liz Whitehead

Larry Burrows "Reaching out" Liz Whitehead, Co Director of Fabrica gallery, Brighton UK. Liz talks about the experience which changed her life. #thatchangedmylife

Book of Debts Volume 5 - Launch

Artist Alinah Azadeh launches the Book of Debts volume 5 at Fabrica gallery. Sunday 6 April 2014. Alinah Azadeh, artist in Residence at Fabrica April/May 2014. This residency is part of the Out of the Blue: Waide project, funded by Interreg. blue-waide.eu burningthebooks.co.uk/contribute

That changed my life - Lisa Finch

Lisa Finch, Co Director of Fabrica gallery, Brighton UK. Lisa talks about the experience which changed her life. #thatchangedmylife

On Balance - Trailer

A trailer for Fabrica's spring 2014 exhibition, On Balance, by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren.

Talking Point gallery film - On Balance

Fabrica's exhibition for spring 2014 features the work of Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren. In a co-commission with Brighton Festival, 2014, two of his works, Heaven is a Place on Earth and The Wonderful World of Abstraction have been reconfigured for Fabrica's unique space. This film features an interview with Jacob in which he speaks about the works and their development. The film also features an interview with artist in residence Alinah Azadeh talking about her ongoing project Burning the Books, which forms a central part of her residency. Producer: Laurence Hill Director, Camera and Editor: Ben Harding Additional Camera and Sound: Tom Thistlethwaite

Early Redemption - Talking Point

In September 2005 Mark Anstee was commissioned to make a live drawing at the Fabrica project in Brighton. For 25 days he was suspended high-up in the chancel of this former church and, appearing as a blurred shadow, he created an accumulating mass of individually drawn figures onto a vast translucent membrane.

Talking Point - The Undercroft

Artist: Vincent Mauger Date of Exhibition: 5 July - 25 August 2008 The Undercroft was a newly commissioned sculpture designed to take advantage of the unique space offered by Fabrica. Sculptor Vincent Maugher used reconstituted wood to create a magical blend of fractal landscape and architectural folly, a topological pavilion that seemed to burst forth from the ground like an exposed crypt or vented volcanic cavern.

Talking Point - Everchanging

Artist: François Daireaux Dates: 22 June - 21 August 2005 Everchanging stemmed from a continually evolving process that led to unexpected outcomes incorporating chance, manipulation, play. Past work explored the dualities of decay and growth, repulsion and attraction and the life of the work was often transformed in response to specific exhibition sites. His work makes frequent reference to natural processes of change, organic forms and landscape.

Talking Point - Incommensurable Banner

Artist: Thomas Hirschhorn Exhibition Date: 3 October - 16 November 2008 The Incommensurable Banner stood at four metres high and eighteen metres long. It read as an endless parade of utter destruction, depicting bodies blown apart by modern weapons, weapons designed not just to kill but to obliterate. Created with reference to a tradition of protest, Hirschhorn's confrontational and controversial work was intended to fully implicate the viewer in the realities of war waged on our behalf. In doing so he invited visitors to consider, and above all not to avoid, the much larger questions at the heart of humanity.

Talking Point - Impossible Geographies

Artist: Petra Gemeinboeck & Mary Agnes Krell Exhibition dates: 19 November - 15 December 2005 Impossible Geographies 1.1 was an interactive installation exploring memory as a metaphor for the fluid boundaries between the physical and the virtual. This work dynamically traced visitors' actions, mixing them in unexpected ways with memories stolen in the physical and held by the virtual. Throughout the exhibition space, those memories seeped into the present, creating a virtually woven fabric of inhabitant's traces that grew and evolved over time.

Talking Point - Falling

Artist: Neeta Madahar In Falling, Madahar reconstructed personal childhood memories of playing with the 'helicopter' seeds as part of a new imaginary space. As the seeds fell towards the viewer, different journeys and transitions from one state to another were suggested, this could be seen a metaphor for migration and the idea of journeys open to chance and to random patterns of settlement and growth. The film suggested her excitement at the idea of drifting, of a chance taken; at the sense of possibility in moving from place to place and approaching unknown horizons.

Talking Point - Woodlock

Jacques Nimki's artistic practice involves him in collecting, drawing, and pressing plants. In his previous work he has catalogued specimens that have taken hold in neglected, hidden or untrammelled areas of the urban landscape. His database of research contains information on the sites he visits, each plant's condition and abundance, and a host of supplementary data drawn from common knowledge, folklore, medical and culinary uses, astrological associations and magical properties. For Fabrica's summer show, Woodlock, Nimki transformed the gallery into a forest glade, with wild plants at its centre and delicate drawings of trees on the walls. Date of Exhibition: June 24 - August 20 2006 Date of Video: June 22 2006

Talking Point - Running Stitch

Running Stitch was a 25sq/m tapestry map, created live in the gallery over four weeks, that charted visitors' daily journeys through the city. For Running Stitch, artists Jen Southern & Jen Hamilton re-configured Brighton & Hove by 'capturing' its space through the movement of its inhabitants. Visitors to Fabrica were given the opportunity to take a GPS-enabled mobile phone with them to track their journeys through the city centre. These walks around the city resulted in individual GPS 'drawings' of the visitor's movements that were projected live in the gallery to disclose aspects of the city unknown to the artists. Each individual route was sewn into a hanging canvas to form an evolving tapestry that revealed a sense of place and interconnection. Date of Exhibition: November 18 2006 Date of Video: Nov 17 2006

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http://www.fabrica.org.uk

40
Duke Street

Brighton
BN1 1AG

50.82233, -0.14129

01273 778 646

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