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updated 15th July, 2021
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Exhibitions in 2021

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In a Silent Way, by The Iris Collective

This Has Travelled Through The Night To You, group show

Out of the Blue, group show by 7 Dials Artists & Makers

Previous exhibitions


Exhibition - In a Silent Way
by The Iris Collective 

Monday 20th - Sunday 26th September,
Mon - Fri 12:00noon - 7:00pm
Sat & Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm
Dining room, parlour and drawing rooms
Admission free, Covid-19 precautions must be observed

Photograph depicting the Moon as two overlapping images on a dark background

In this exhibition, members of the Iris Photography Collective explore a range of contemporary societal themes. Some have used the rhetoric of activism, others a more contemplative, reflective visual language, but all inspire us to think about the challenges that face us in today’s complex and divided society.

The photographers

Iris Photography Collective is made up of six photographers, all based in Sussex and all currently studying MA Photography at the University of Brighton. 

Bill Brooks, photographer & printmaker

Torz Dallison, fine art photographer & printer

Elizabeth Doak, photographic artist and educator

Lorraine Edridge, photographic artist

Andy Lloyd, a photographic artist

Syl Ojalla, fashion & fine art photographer


Exhibition -
This Has Travelled Through The Night To You
group show of artworks

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October
11:00am - 6:00pm
Dining room, parlour and drawing rooms

Abstract landscape of trees and snow covered mountains, with overwriting

Featured artists:

Bob Matthews
David Blandy
Emma Bang
Finlay Taylor
Ian Brown
Jasmine Padjak
Jill Vigus
Jo Love
Kate Scrivener
Meg Rahaim

Bringing into alignment these artists, just briefly, exposes their shared relationships to thinking about the surface of the planet where life exists. It’s a layer about a kilometre thin and is recently being referred to as the critical zone. This term is still being defined, and itself does not refer to the entire planet but just the very, very small layer which enables life to exist.

This pop up exhibit, or revealing of work by these artists, shares narratives and alternative ways of thinking and seeing our habitat.

This Has Travelled Through The Night To You comes from the nocturnal side of the planet and touches down in Brighton, delivered like a desirous message after an onerous journey. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication of new texts and works developed especially for the pages.

More information available here as pdf


Exhibition - Out of the Blue
by 7 Dials Artists & Makers

Thursday 4th November - 11:00am - 9:00pm (Private View 6:00 - 9:00pm)
Friday 5th November - 11am - 6:00pm
Saturday 6th November - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 7th November - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dining room, parlour and drawing rooms

Abstract painting by Sarah Weedon, depicting land with big sky, predominantly in blue, brown, pink and white.

Autumn Exhibition featuring 23 members from 7 Dials Artists & Makers Collective:

Jules Allan
Mackenzie Bell
Amanda Blunden
Abigail Bowen
Nichola Campbell
Sez Carlisle
Jessica Christie-Miller
Laura Darling
Erin Donohoe
Tracey Elizabeth Downing
Samantha English
Adam Gower
Renée Graham-Adriani
Gareth Hayward
Martine Jans Renush
Peeky Free
Shyama Ruffell
Bluebell Roebuck
Kate Scott
Kate Strachan
Sarah Weedon

Artists' biographies available here as pdf

Previous exhibitions