Imogen will be undertaking an on-site residency, utilising the space for material practice research and development, working with installation and process in real-time. The focus for COMMUNAL will be site-specific large-scale textile sculptures and assemblage installation of new work; The Patrin Tapestries.
Artist Talk for University of Brighton students
Friday 23 September, 2.30 – 4.00pm
Spaces are limited, please register your interest by emailing Polly Wright
Open Evening & Artist Talk
Friday 23 September, 5.00 – 7.00pm
Imogen Bright Moon (b.1983) is a British Romani artist, creating contemporary works through her studio/site-based material practice, culminating in the exploration of large textile-based installations. Imogen’s practice has an intersectional focus on areas of artistic visibility/invisibility, including hidden ethnicity (GRT), neurodiversity (HFA), motherhood and maternal mental health, and object-centred narratives. All these areas impact and inform her artwork, whilst her practice is equally founded in material processes, material ethics and heritage craft processes; being textile works and constructions, Imogen’s works also have the socio-economic-political implications of domesticity, ‘women’s work’ and impermanence. In tandem with her studio practice, Imogen is also a researcher, writer and crafts historian, with particular emphasis on cultural languages implicit in making methodologies and crafted objects.
Imogen is the 2022 recipient of Gypsy Maker 5 (Romani Cultural & Arts Company / Arts Council Wales).
Publications include; The Selkie : Weaving & The Wild Feminine, Magpie Press, 2018, Woven & Worn, Canopy Press, 2019, Wagtail; The Roma Women’s Poetry Anthology, Butchers Dog Press 2021, Black Tent / Black Sarah, forthcoming Autumn 2022
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.