Some of the Brighton art galleries we love to visit. Tell us what you think.
Fabrica is a visual arts centre in a former church which uses its space to stage impressive and innovative installations. 4 major works are displayed each year. They also run a busy workshop and events programme.
The Phoenix Gallery is the exhibition area of the Phoenix Arts Association, a charitable arts organisation providing studio space for and run by artists. The exhibitions are often very experimental and feature international as well as local art. The building also hosts a range of workshops and events.
Open Tues – Sat 11 – 5 during exhibitions
Art, history and toys, permanent collection and rotating exhibitions. A child-friendly museum with a great collection of toys that attempts to give an insight into how children lived in the past. The art on show here usually has a contemporary crafts bent. Among the toys and the crafts, there is also an item of great historical interest: The beautiful Hove Amber Cup, one of Britain’s most important Bronze Age finds (recently featured in the BBCs ‘History of the World in 100 Objects’).
Digital culture: photography film and media, rotating exhibitions. A good place for technology and film buffs, Lighthouse commission and support artists and filmmakers through mentoring and exhibitions.
Contemporary art, design, illustration and fashion, rotating exhibitions. Home to quality student exhibitions, from BA and MA to PHD, as well as to retrospectives of famous artists with a connection to Brighton such as last summer’s Max Gill exhibition.
Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm during exhibitions
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is a free public museum and art gallery next to the famous Brighton Pavilion It often features major exhibitions of well known artists, and tends towards classic art, paintings and sculpture.
Ink-d is Brighton’s most original gallery. It’s a small one, with one floor for whatever show is on, and a working studio upstairs with art for sale from previous shows. It contains work from some of the more left field local artists.
Usual opening hours 11am until 6pm Monday – Saturday
Contemporary art and design, rotating exhibitions. This exciting new group take over empty spaces in the city for temporary exhibitions and events. Check the website and join their mailing list to find out where they’ll pop up next.