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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

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Monument - Curatorial Reflections

The three Monument exhibitions that took place in 2014 were part of Fabrica's Time and Place project with partners in the UK and France. An open call was made for contemporary artists to submit work on the theme of monument. In this film the curators of the three exhibition reflect on the process of working in partnership, the work submitted and how the exhibitions were coloured by the histories of their respective cities.

Jan Lemitz - Artist Talk

Jan Lemitz is Fabrica Artist in Residence for the Time and Place project. This talk was filmed on 28 October 2014. Jan Lemitz's residency, managed by Fabrica is part of the Time and Place Interreg funded cross border project. Image Credits: Included in this video are some of the images Jan presented, every endeavour has been made to credit these images: Reproduction of the “Livre d’Or des Bourgeois de Calais 1347 1895”. Photographer: Florian Kleinefenn. Courtesy Musée des Beaux-arts, Calais Reproduction of a photograph by Paul Villy: Le monument des Bourgeois de Calais, Place d'Armes, approx. 1925. Photographer : Florian Kleinefenn. Courtesy Musée des Beaux-arts, Calais Photographic negative. Photographer unknown, Courtesy Musée des Beaux-arts, Calais Model of Blériot's plan; on display at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Calais in 1959. Photographer unknown. Courtesy Musée des Beaux-arts, Calais Postcard, Photographer unknown. Private postcard collection. Courtesy M. Pourre, private collector Model of the Quartier de Calais Nord plan du quartier nord de calais archive ancien ministere de la reonstruction Landscape of the tunnel construction site at Coquelles, 1992. Photographer M Lecras, Coquelles T2 tunnel interior, May 1991, photographer M Lecras, Coquelles T6 interieor of the tunnel drillhead. February 1990, Photographer : M Lecras, Coquelles Customs & Excise Collections, Border Force Museum, Customs Museum Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool The hangar of Sangatte under construction. Photographer : Christian Mounier. Courtesy Amicale des Bâtisseurs du Tunnel sous la Manche, Calais Demolition of the hangar of Sangatte, January 2002. Photographer : M Lecras, Coquelles Jungle demoli aftermath / blue vest UNHCR Photographie aérienne da la Jungle, Zone industrielle des Dunes, Calais. Philippe Frutier, Société Altimage, photographies aeriennes Vues aériennes de la côte à côté du chantier du tunnel, 1987 et 1988. Société Phot’r, Lille-Lesquin. Courtesy Amicale des Bâtisseurs du Tunnel sous la Manche

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

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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.

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:

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 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: Fabrica's blog on #ThatChangedMyLife:

#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: Fabrica's blog on #ThatChangedMyLife:

#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: Fabrica's blog on #ThatChangedMyLife:

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.

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.

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