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Sunday, April 11, 2021
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...
Troubled Blood, the new Thriller novel from JK Rowling has reached Number 1 in the UK book charts selling an impressive 64,633 copies in its first five days according to the daily mail despite the strong accusations that the content is transphobic. The book which is part of the...
In the generation today fame and fortune are two possessions many young people are openly or secretly craving and aiming for, from the fancy lifestyle of being in one beautiful city to another, rubbing shoulders with other rich and famous faces and the luxury of being able to do...