Written in Stone, Alex Grey

Alex Grey Artist Q&A

Lewes Arts Artist Profile – Alex Grey ‘All of my life has been shaped by my idiosyncratic relationship with sound,’ says contemporary abstract artist Alex Grey. ‘I have synaesthesia, tinnitus and an auditory processing disorder. When I hear music, I see colours. I experience loud noise as pain.’ In Maiden Voyage, her first UK solo…

Ad Interim – Art for Arts’ Sake

Ad Interim is a new initiative for early and mid-career artists in Sussex whose work may not fit the usual commercial model .  The first show, Common Origin, took place in November and brought together artists Kate Brigden and Ellie Parry. Lucy Finchett-Maddock finds out more: Kate Brigden and Ellie Parry are two young and enthusiastic artists…

The Man Whose Mind Exploded

In new British independent documentary, THE MAN WHOSE MIND EXPLODED, award-winning film-maker Toby Amies explores the extraordinary past and never-ending now of Drako Oho Zarharzar: philosopher, muse to Salvador Dali, drug dealer to the Rolling Stones, and King of Brighton’s eccentrics. This unique, genre-busting, genuinely independent feature-length documentary is being released at Picturehouse Cinemas on…

Monday 12th May 2014: Mass Observation

Are any of you keeping a one day diary for Mass Observation?  Download a 12th May Diary Template. This year the Mass Observation Archive will be capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK. The diaries will be stored in the Archive at The Keep and be used by a wide range of people…

The ONCA Kickstarter fundraiser is a resounding success

Great news : ONCA IS SAVED!  On the afternoon of Sunday 27 April, with the help of 113 amazing backers and hundreds of other well-wishers and supporters, the ONCA gallery raised a total of more than £15,000 through a month long online Kickstarter campaign. The final sum raised after a whirlwind 30 days, full of…

ONCA Gallery faces shut down – please donate

Our favourite eco gallery, ONCA Gallery in Brighton faces closure.  Donate to their Kickstarter campaign here. It would be such a shame to see this gallery cease to exist. A unique space in the UK, ONCA organises and hosts exhibitions, workshops and performances that ask questions, tell stories and initiate conversations about environmental change whilst…

The Kiss 2 (c) XDBPhotography

Xavier D. Buendia

  Xavier D. Buendia is our featured artist this week. Xavier is an urban and fine art photographer, originally from Barcelona who now lives in East Sussex. You may have seen his work in Viva Lewes where he is a regular contributor, and he took the photos for the launch of Olivia Bullock’s recent exhibition, Musicology,…