Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Whale graffiti in #Brighton
This is by our good friend John Ives! We are very fortunate to have one of his whale murals in our courtyard.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
ONCA’s gallery walls: filled with this year’s Doodlefest postcards. Send in your postcards, avail. from the gallery and fill them with all things that make you happy!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pick up today’s Argus and turn to page 17! What a lovely article about our kickstarter!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
So excited to be promoting ‘Invisible Giant’ from Feral Theatre, our resident theatre company.
It’s going to be a great show, make sure you get your tickets soon!
Friday, March 28, 2014
We’re off to a great start on Kickstarter, thank you for all your support!
Our beautiful rainforest shadow puppets were created by Persephone and Elisha, you can see more of them in the Kickstarter video here:
Friday, March 14, 2014
Our Kickstarter campaign is here!!
Help support the gallery and our 2014 programme by donating.
Don’t worry if you can’t donate — there are other ways to help us! Share our campaign on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and with anyone you think might be interested in supporting us.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Very excited about our creative writing and illustration workshop on the 30th of March!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Hooray! The ONCA blog turned 1 today!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Excited to announce our latest exhibition! We’re looking for small works in any and all mediums.
Please share with anyone who you think might be interested!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
INorganic: Full Circle
Written by ONCA volunteer Faye Bentley
Ankle deep in waste, hole-punched paper, in place of sand, between my toes…
INorgainc: Full Circle by Beccy McCray, showing at the ONCA Gallery Brighton, until 9th February, explores the issues of waste and its impact on our fragile environment. Using interactive and immersive art, the exhibition aims, and succeeds, in raising an awareness of conservational concerns.
The tactile act of submerging myself in unrecyclable paper, combined pure child-like joy with the jarring reality of consumerism and the scale of its waste. The physicality of the experience also impacted on me by recycling old messages in new ways, thereby giving them relevance to today’s generation.
If you’re fed up with being slapped in the face with facts and figures, but want to reacquaint yourself and your ‘green matter’ in a positive way, Full Circle, meets and even exceeds your expectations. Issues of waste are addressed and made accessible to all ages.
The message goes home with you, together with the paper punches left in your shoes…
Saturday, January 11, 2014
A few snaps from the Private View last night!
Wonderful pictures from the Private View of our current exhibition Full Circle.
We had such a great time last Thursday, and want to thank everyone who came out and made it so fun!
Monday, January 6, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Some lovely visitors during the first few days of Full Circle.
Come into the gallery and play around in the paper hole punch snow!
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Gotta love the smell of a fresh coat of paint!
Our two month plastic free pledge is over! Since 1st November, we have aimed to not buy any new plastic for the gallery or office, and for the most part have found plastic alternatives to all our needs.
Above is the only piece of plastic we bought between 1st December and 1st January — The Eco Chico, an eco friendly space heater for our office. While we were disappointed to have to buy a space heater made of plastic, we know that we will hold onto it for a long long time.
We also learned a lot about plastic consumption over the last two months, and while our official pledge is over, we’ll continue to buy plastic free whenever we are able to.