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Tales from the Seaside

Posted by Sara on August 12, 2009

Talesfromtheseaside

Nice to see neglected buildings put to good use – as in the case of the old music library in Church St which is now home to  the Prescription Art Gallery and its rather fabulous exhibition of Street Art. Spread out over three storeys in this splendidly dilapidated listed building, the exhibition features artwork by over 25 artists from around the globe. From monumental monopoly boards to basement Madonna’s and scary wooden robots this is an amazing collection of artwork.

robotI loved this and cannot recommend it enough – there is something about the combination of crumbly mansions and cutting edge creativity that always manages to warm the cockles of my heart and as we speak I am scrimping and saving my pennies so I can buy one of their gorgeous canvases – failing that I guess I’ll settle for one of the brilliant books or bargain prints on offer.

heavy artillery

And if that isn’t enough spray can splendiferousness for you, an exibition of local grafitti legends Heavy Artillery will be opening upstairs in the gallery from Wednesday 12th August, featuring special screenings of the film that followed the creation of their work in Kensington St. For more info go visit Prescription Art.

god is what

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4 Responses to “Tales from the Seaside”

  1. severnyproductions said

    thats pretty cool

  2. dave said

    i saw the “god is a dinosaur” fellow while on my way to pride. the picture of the crumbling banister reminded me of urban exploration expeditions. i love going into abandoned properties (yes, trespassing!) and snooping around. i haven’t done that yet since i have been in brighton. but, it looks like this is all part of the exhibit. cool.

  3. theenook said

    thanks severny, I’m hoping to add some more pics soon…

  4. theenook said

    …and I completely agree dave, there’s something fascinating about abandoned buildings – what’s great about this one is that you are free to wander without trespassing and the art’s pretty good too! There’s even a room on the first floor for people to leave their own scribbles.

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