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Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
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This event is part of Dorset Place

Image taken by Phoebe Wingrove during Effigies: Book Launch at Fabrica Art Gallery

This workshop is an opportunity for poets and/or poetry lovers to widen their creative flow through a series of interdisciplinary and collaborative exercises. You will be encouraged to meet like-minded people, work together and with Ricardo towards a poem to take away.  

All materials will be provided.

Ricardo Reverón Blanco is an author, curator and art writer. He is Assistant Curator at Photoworks and the co-founder of UnderExposed, a photography platform and collective dedicated to encouraging artistic collaboration. Ricardo is invested in telling stories to encourage human connection(s).  

His self-published debut collection Effigies was a collaborative endeavour. Working closely with designer Lily Hayes and artist Alex Motiu, the book offers visual representations alongside the written verses to encapsulate the overall conceptual framework of the publication.  

This is part of the next edition of COMMUNAL, taking place at Dorset Place, September 2022. Responding to the needs of Brighton’ creative communities we are offering our project space as a resource for practitioners who might benefit from a free space to trial ideas, present work or hold events. Alongside a curated programme, we’re inviting proposals from artists and creative groups to make use of the space for up to three days.

Begun in 2019 the COMMUNAL Dialogues programme uses online and in person gallery space as a site for collaboration, activity, and experimentation. The programme is an ongoing process of sharing resources and networks aimed at building a more sustainable creative ecology in Brighton and a model for supporting our community over the long term. Each edition of COMMUNAL centres on a programme of activity at Brighton CCA underpinned with online materials and documentation on our website.

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