Junk Is Beautiful – Sophie Dickson

Sophie Dickson - Junk is Beautiful

APEC artist Sophie Dickson will be showcasing new work in her show, Junk Is Beautiful, commencing November 15th. This large-scale solo exhibition will take place in the former Municipal Market on Circus St, Brighton, displaying drawing, painting and large scale interactive installations.


Private View: November 15. 5pm-9pm

Exhibition continues:
November 16 – 20 (10am-2pm & 3pm-7pm)
November 21st (10am-4pm)

Public events:
Sophie Dickson in conversation with Lindsey Smith
6pm November 18

Workshop with Sophie Dickson
2pm November 19

Brighton Photo Biennial Studio Tour

Simon Roberts Studio/ APEC

Simon Roberts Studio/ APEC

Sun 12 Oct 10.30-12.30pm

Join Simon Roberts, Susan Diab, Chris Stevens and Michael O’Connell for a tour of APEC (Art Producing Economic Community). Over coffee and croissants, artists will discuss their relationship with photography, how they use their studio space for creation and collaboration, and explain how APEC operates as a wider collective.

Cost: £3

Book online now

‘In Parallel’ – Harvey Daniels and Judy Stapleton, Joint Retrospective, 8th to 23rd June

harvey daniels judy stapleton oldham exhibition 1970

Venue – The Foundry Gallery, 32 North Street, Lewes, BN7 2PH

Private View – 7th June Friday 6-9pm

Exhibition open from Saturday 8th June to Sunday 23rd June
12-5pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Harvey and Judy have worked alongside one another since they first met in London in 1965. The city was then full of artists and ideas. Their work is very different but they both share a passion for abstract painting and printmaking.

They have exhibited nationally and internationally . They currently divide their time between Brighton and their studio home in Lezan, Le Gard France. Both are active members of APEC and Harvey is an exhibiting member of The London Group.

APEC OPEN STUDIOS Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May

The Studio.

When the Romanian-born sculptor Brancusi died in 1957 he bequeathed his art to France, where he had spent his working life, on condition it be shown only within the context of his studio. Taking the studio as a starting point, APEC artists offer some points for reflection upon the studio itself. An imaginative site, hotly contested, it is so much more than just a place to make work, offering an economy of exchange different from the prevailing system’s.

Days open: 18th,19th May 2013

Opening hours: 12.00 – 17.00

Additional days: Private View 18:00-20:00 on Friday 17 May 2013

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Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Silentio Pathologia

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Silentio Pathologia, 2013. Rat fur (work in progress). © Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva.

Former APEC member Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva has been selected by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia to represent the Republic of Macedonia at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.

Elpida presents a major new installation work, Silentio Pathologia, drawn from her original proposal to the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia, which reflects upon the movement, migration and impact of medieval plagues through Europe (and city states such as Venice) and considers contemporary concerns about international migratory illnesses such as coronavirus. This ambitious work will include pure woven silk, silkworm cocoons, albino rat skins, curtains of steel sheet and, subject to permissions, live rats. Drawing upon her established and highly regarded practice of extended periods of working and embellishing multiple objects into large-scale art installations, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva presents a signature artwork for the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.

More info here: http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/silentio-pathologia-by-elpida-hadzi-vasileva/