Art At Five; Ten For 10

This weekend Art At Five, one of Brighton’s most successful art galleries, celebrate their tenth anniversary by holding a special event and exhibition for the Brighton-based charity, drop4drop, whose mission is to help alleviate the global water crisis.

Art At Five’s efforts for drop4drop involve a special weekend-long celebration, exhibition and raffle to win one of ten original paintings (seen below) by the gallery’s star painters. Tickets are available to buy here at £10 each, until October 14th and winners will be announced on the gallery’s website on Tuesday October 22nd.

All through the weekend at the gallery there will be drinks and cake from Choccywoccydoodah and Art At Five invite you to go along and enjoy the celebrations.

Prize paintings by: Yvonne Coomber, Philippe Aird, Louise Brooks, Natasha Barnes, Maureen Greenwood, Nick Vivian, David Walker, Tina Davies, Lisa Ridgers and Deborah Flueeler-Jones.

Better Out Than In: Banksy hits NYC

For the month of October Banksy has taken his work to the streets of New York in an artists residency.

He’s not giving specific details of where exactly the pieces will be, but is instead posting pictures of the work on his website, aided by audio guides, that can also be delivered directly to your mobile phone when you call the number found next to each street piece.

We particularly love the old delivery truck that’s been converted into a secret garden inside, complete with waterfall, butterflies and a rainbow. It visits a new location each night so if you’re NYC based check Banksy’s website to find out when it will be near you.


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Tristan Bristow’s ‘The Streets of Brighton – Kensington Gardens’

Tristan Bristow Artist

We popped along to Mr Bristow’s launch of his latest piece, ‘The Streets of Brighton – Kensington Gardens’, that took him five months to draw and includes incredibly detailed imagery of some of the North Laine’s buildings and shops, as well as some familiar faces too. If you’d like to add yourself to the picture and have a personalised print for yourself you can do. Just head to for details.

All Photos > Chris Noble

Tristan Bristow Artist

Tristan Bristow Artist

Triptangle Exhibition

Words and Photos > Elliott Caranci-Finch

I went along to visit the curious event dubbed Triptangle, hosted at the Artist Residence hotel in Regency Square. For those that haven’t been there before it is a place that oozes cool with each room decorated with originality and flare by a different local artist.

The exhibition featured new works by Lonny Pop, Zen Rock and Pinky, who produced cover art for us in Issue 4. Pinky is known for his psychedelic illustrations and has created artwork for various extreme sports brands around the globe. The collection displayed an interesting collaboration of ideas from three friends who have always wanted to put a show on together. Take a look at the photos and let them take you on the journey that they have created. If you want to see the show in person it’s on until August 25th.


Brighton Pride’s ICONS Exhibition

Words and Photos > Elliott Caranci-Finch

Last night we attended the private view of Brighton Pride’s first ever Arts & Film festival exhibition, Icons, where over twenty different works of art were on display, all having something to do with LGBT culture, from the artists’ own family members, to classic icons in the music industry.

Curator of the show, Hizze Fletcher, told us “I am very excited about this event as we obtained a collection of work from the pop artist Keith Haring who after he died in 1990 had donated all of his work to set up a foundation raising money and awareness of LGBT issues. We are actually auctioning off this work in the event which is just fantastic.” Asking Hizze about how she got involved with the exhibition she explained “Pride actually approached me with the idea as the theme this year for Pride is icons, so I put the collection together with the contacts I have gained over the years from doing events.”

The exhibition got license to print Haring’s images on t-shirts and bags which they will be selling at this year’s Brighton Pride with all profits going to The Rainbow Fund, a Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBT and HIV/AIDS organisations.

Take a look at the work below and go and see it for yourself. It’s on until 1st August at Brighton library, Jubilee Street, BN1 1GE.