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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Jason McQuillen, also known as the street artist I Own This Art. Jason describes his work as 'big and bold, round, bouncy and fun, always fun.' His work is constantly influenced by Brighton itself, inspired by the 'non-permanent fixture the street gives.' He's...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Gareth Hayward, whose semi-abstract atmospheric paintings explore imagined landscapes. Gareth leaves areas of his landscapes 'unfinished or blurred', inviting the viewer to complete the painting by recalling a memory or recognising something that is familiar to them. He is currently working on his...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Abigail Bowen, a local abstract artist. Inspired by Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, Abigail describes her painting as an exploration of the 'edge of the rainbow', a space just beyond reality 'where all beauty, magic and art exists.' She has recently finished her new...
Nestled in Stanmer Park on the outskirts of Brighton and surrounded by trees lies ‘Common Ground’, a secluded, nature-filled plot of land with an organic food growing space, a wildlife pond, and a small orchard of apple and pear trees. Common Ground is a social enterprise project offering a...
Amy Louise Baker
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Amy Louise Baker, a Brighton-based graphic designer, illustrator and textile artist. She also works as a lifestyle and product photographer. Amy's work combines her scientific and creative interests, primarily exploring the tension between "the natural and unnatural" and "representation versus abstraction." In 2007 Amy...
A doctor of English, feminist and environmentalist, Caroline Lucas has been a political presence ever since she joined the Green Party in 1986. In that time, she has served in the European parliament, been the MP for Brighton Pavilion and went on to become the first ever elected Green...
Once a haven for the clandestine adulterer now a liberal hub of unadulterated creativity, Brighton is very much home to creative fashionistas... from old aged hippies to new age hipsters and anything in between. By Jaqueline Rattray Reflecting on the enterprising nature of the town and the experiences of small...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Brighton-based artist Amy Isles Freeman. Amy paints murals, hand turned wooden bowls, printed illustrations and preloved denim clothing. Her work explores female sexual identity, and she describes joy as the centre of her practice. Amy told Brighton Journal that her work's thematic origins...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Lucy Finchett-Maddock. Lucy is a speculative artist whose work explores “artificial and formal divides” through painting, sculpture, sound, data, vibration and video. Her recent projects include a personal account of her pacemaker implant. We discussed how Stanmer Park became a source of inspiration...
Sean Connery, the actor who gained commercial acclaim for his portrayal of James Bond, has passed away at 90. The multi- Award-winning Scottish actor best known for his James Bond role in several of the franchise's spy films passed away following a period of having been unwell , his...