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updated 9th April 2024

Exhib​itions & events 2024

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Exhibition: Out of Time
group show

Thurs 11th - Sun 14th April
Opening times: 11:00am - 5:00pm
ground and first floors, admission free

Meet the Artists, Sat 13th April, 12:00noon - 2:00pm

A showcase of paintings which explore the blurring of lines between abstract and figurative work. Six artists bring a diverse and varied approach to this exhibition which spans two floors of The Regency Town House gallery.

Featured artists: Rebecca Tucker, Jael O’Connor, Andy Walker, Irene Marot, Jacqui Painter and Sara Reeve.

Poster for 'Out of Time' exhibition, featuring six sections each illustrating a detail from a painting and including artist's name

Jacqui Painter is a Brighton-based abstract painter. She studied Fine Art/Painting and graduated from Brighton University in 1994. Her paintings are intuitive and expressive, and she makes no plan before beginning a piece, attempting to allow whatever wants to come through without resistance. The outcome is often organic and elemental in nature. 

Jacqui has exhibited in London and Brighton, including The Sussex Contemporary at Brighton i360. She is a member of the ArtCan collective and has sold work in the UK and America.

Rebecca Tucker is a Lancashire-born painter, with a BA in Fine Art from Reading University (1992-96) and a recent alumnus of the Turps Banana Art School. 

Her paintings are the result of a visual ‘discussion’ between abstract and more representational methods of depicting subjects, each work starting with a subject but progressing towards abstraction as she explores the subject and renders it in two dimensions, examining line and shape, negative space and the effects of light, so that the link to the subject slowly becomes stretched and obscured.

Sara Reeve is a Brighton-based painter who predominantly focuses on portraiture and figurative work.  Her work is led by strong colour, shape and impact, and she works in oil as a medium to explore the study of flesh and faces. Sara particularly focuses on exploring how the female subject is considered when painted and drawn by women. 

Sara was a semi-finalist of 'Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year' and had two paintings selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition. An alumnus of the newplatform.art programme and a member of the ArtCan collective, Sara teaches portraiture, oil painting and life drawing at Draw Brighton.

Jael O’Connor is a British painter based in Brighton & Hove. She studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2005. Her main artistic inspiration lies with the portrait and in figurative painting, which has grown from her love of life drawing and painting. She is interested in the narratives that her subjects project, whether consciously or unconsciously.

Jael works primarily in oils. Her work is in several private collections and she has exhibited in The Discerning Eye, The Society of Women Artists and Worthing Museum. She is a member of the artists' cooperative Studio 106, ArtCan organisation and has been a guest tutor at Draw Brighton.

Based in a farming village on the South Downs, Irene Marot received a BA Honours (2002 -2005) and MA (2005-2007) in Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton. She is currently engaged in a Turps off-site course at Hastings Contemporary.

As an actor-turned-painter, Irene’s alliance to the narrative and  ‘expression of’, still intensely remains. Her enquiry and exploration pursuing the alleged mundane and absurd. An allied animal accompanies her themes, and in this series of work, the journeying ‘dog’ is the attending reminder of the extraordinary held in the ordinary.

Manchester-born Andy Walker graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Fine Art in 1994. Since then he has called Brighton home, where he lives and creates as an abstract artist using a mix of media. His larger-than-life pieces delve into the realms of chaos and calm, exploring the interplay between the two.

Andy regularly exhibits his work at the Brighton Festival Artists' Open Houses, inviting visitors to experience his art first hand in his Hove studio. In his recent work, Andy has embraced vibrant colours and figurative motifs evoking the infectious joy and unrestrained freedom often found in festival celebrations.


Exhibition: Hidden Places
by Graham Dean

Wed 17th - Sun 28th April
Opening times: 11:00am - 5:00pm
first floor only, admission free

Hidden Places, a solo show of new and recent work by Graham Dean, will celebrate 50 years of exhibiting by the artist.

Watercolour portrait of a man with the outline of a standing figure overlaid
Graham Dean, Shadow Past, 2023

Born in Birkenhead in 1951Graham made Brighton his home over 30 years ago. His brimming CV shows an artist with a vast and varied career, with work in many public collections in the UK and around the world and whose collaborations with film makers musicians and writers stretch across all his 50 years of exhibiting.

Watercolour painting, an abstract with red, blue and green ripples merged with the profile of a standing figure
Graham Dean, Hidden Places 3, 2023

An article for the Bridgeman Library:
“Graham Dean stands out in the contemporary art world. The magic of his art is not just in the technical mastery, but also in the powerful narratives, that emanate from every stroke and hue. Celebrated and revered in global art circles, Graham Dean’s work embodies the timeless power of art to evoke, inspire, and connect."

Graham Dean wrote recently:
“I find that now I’m older I’m attracted to ambiguity, images which are difficult to pin down, ones that evade easy description. Works are often comprised of several sections, where each sheet is painted separately and then reassembled collage-like by ripping tearing and finally gluing the painting together, its only then do I see the whole picture."

Website: https://grahamdean.com/

Hidden Places:
exhibition press release can be downloaded here.


Exhibition: This is The Seventh Wave
curated by Dee Ferris and Judy Stevens

Fri 3rd - Sun 5th May  &  Fri 10th - Sun 12th May
Opening times: 11:00am - 5:00pm
ground and first floors, admission free

Painting, an abstract seascape with distant figure, in turquoise blues, white and grey
Dee Ferris, Love is the Seventh Wave (detail), 2024

This Is The Seventh Wave is a hopeful show about transformation and belonging, which brings together a group of international but locally-based artists for whom the sea, and specifically the sea of Brighton and Hove, has come to constitute a strong source for creation and dialogue.

Referring to the idea that in a set of waves, the seventh one will always be the strongest, it offers up the ocean as a site for (human and more-than-human) collaboration and connection, not only a place of reflection and becoming, but a call to action on issues such as climate futures/pasts, migration and sustainability.

Curated by Dee Ferris and Judy Stevens and featuring:

Polly Arnett
Nicholas Carrick
Emma Critchley
Alej ez
Dee Ferris
John Haywood
Solange Leon Iriate
Andre Lichtenberg
Alejandro Martinez Rodriguez
Catalina Mejia Moreno
Judy Stevens
Francisca Vidal Vergara+Pulso Austral
Arantza Vilas
Carole Villain
Jonathan Wright

This is The Seventh Wave:
exhibition brochure can be downloaded here.


Exhibition: SHOALING
Red Herring Studios group show

Wed 15th - Sun 26th May
Opening times:
Mon - Thurs, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri - Sun, 11:00am - 6:00pm

We are delighted that local institution Red Herring Studios are holding their 40th anniversary exhibition SHOALING here at The Regency Town House. 

Poster with RED HERRING at the top and SHOALING at the bottom, on a design of black wavy lines on a white ground

SHOALING brings together work by 15 artists and makers from Red Herring Studios (based in Portslade) in the glorious rooms of The Regency Town House.

Red Herring is an artists’ cooperative that has been providing working space for artists and other initiatives around Brighton & Hove for 39 years.

SHOALING is the first collectively curated exhibition of the studios’ current iteration. The exhibition unites and explores the range of practices and approaches represented by the group, celebrating the richness and diversity of ideas and media and responding to the building.

SHOALING also offers a programme of talks and workshops – visit redherringstudios.org for more details and booking information. 

Photo of a group of 16 people facing the camera and arranged against a background of of industrial folding doors
Red Herring Studios class of 2024

Participating Artists:
Andy Ash, Sculpture
Bryn Pratt-Boyden, Textiles
Bryony Rumble, Mixed Media
Christopher McHugh, Painting
Elizabeth Bourne, Painting
Helen Rebecca Lucas, Ceramics
Julie Sharman, Painting
Katy Schnetler, Mixed Media
Louis TF, Paper and Books
Mattie Griffiths, Mixed Media
Nick Gardner, Painting
Ratna Jan Bibi, Drawing
Rebecca Angel, Mixed Media
Tracy Roberts, Painting
Trisha Stone, Mixed Media

Instagram: @redherringstudios  


Brunswick Town: Regency Tour & Tea

Sun 9th June
Time: 1:15 - 13:30pm,
tickets, to include walk, tea and scrummy home-made cakes are £18 and available from Eventbrite.

Take a step back in time with our unique walking tour of Brunswick Town, led by a knowledgeable guide dressed as a Regency gentleman from Brighton in 1831.

A man in Regency costume leading a tour group past a row of cream coloured town houses
Mr Henry Adams in full stride

As you stroll through the streets, you'll hear tales of how the town came into being and learn about its most colourful characters. Your guide will bring the era to life, based on extensive research, transporting you back in time to the bustling, vibrant world of Regency England.

After your walk, you'll be invited back to The Regency Town House, where you can enjoy an authentic afternoon tea in a stunning period setting.

A table laden with tea and cakes

Sip on delicious tea and nibble on homemade cakes, scrumptious sandwiches, and delightful scones with cream and jam, all while basking in the ambiance of a bygone era.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs when booking.

The guided walks will commence from The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove BN3 1EH at 1.15 pm prompt and the walk will last approximately seventy-five minutes.

Tickets are just £18 per person, so book your spot now and prepare to step back in time with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to discover Brunswick Town with new eyes.


"I did this tour today. It was fantastic, I can thoroughly recommend it. The Gentleman from the 1830s really knew his history and what a star he was. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon."

"I was thoroughly entertained and learnt so much. Grand afternoon. I'd recommend it to anyone."

"A wonderful experience with Mr. Adams - most informative."

Please note:

Mr. Henry Adams, a gentleman, will be in 1831 and will remain so throughout the walk!

Mr. Adams can be contacted via: MrHenryAdams@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/regencydelights/



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