PREVIEW: Brighton Gin art prize exhibition at Brush Gallery

Besi Besemar March 1, 2018

The Brighton Gin Art Exhibition in association with BRUSH opens at the Gloucester Road gallery on Friday, March 2 with over 85 pieces all customised from empty Brighton Gin bottles.

The month-long exhibition which kicks off the city’s Spring into Summer arts season will showcase winning and wider entries from exhibited, student or amateur artists reflecting the three entry categories.

Partly a recycling initiative using surplus and returned bottles and celebrating the city’s creative spirit and community, the 2018 Brighton Gin Art Prize inspired hundreds of artists who, letting their imaGINations run wild, submitted works using a wide range of techniques and media from paint, illustration and photography to collage, decals and even, this year, computer coding.

This year’s talking points are bound to include last year’s second prize winner, professional artist Michelle Mildenhall, who works with Latex has produced another astounding piece of artwork which will surely be a contender for first prize.

Amateur artist Tim Minter has taken his idea to the next level by producing a model of a space station whereby within the gin bottle you can text a message to a digital screen via computer coding!

Entries were judged by Brush gallery owner and curator Hizze Fletcher, local artist Sean Sims and Brighton Gin distiller and founder Kathy Caton with winners in three categories being announced on March 9.

Event: Brighton Gin Art Prize Exhibition

Where: BRUSH Gallery, 84 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AP

When: Opens Friday, March 2 running until end of March (31)

Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am until 6pm, Thursday 12am until 4pm, Closed Sunday and Monday

Cost: Entry is free.

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