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Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
University of Brighton

This event is part of Bill Lynch

Photo: Phoebe Wingrove

Exhibition Opening Times:

Saturday 15th October, 12 – 4pm
Thursday 20th October, 12 – 5pm
Friday 21st October, 12 – 5pm
Saturday 22nd October, 12 – 4pm
Thursday 27th October, 12 – 5pm
Friday 28th October, 12 – 5pm
Saturday 29th October, 12 – 4pm

Anne-Marie Atkinson in conversation with Jo Offer
Saturday 8 October, 11am – 12 midday

Anne-Marie Atkinson invited learning disabled people and the people who work with them from around the world, as well as working directly with groups in Leeds, to create photographic and art-based responses to this year’s Photo Fringe theme of Real Utopias. For the first time, these will be shown as a digital collage at Dorset Place, bringing often excluded voices into conversations around new or alternative futures.

Anne-Marie will present an exhibition at Dorset Place plus an online exhibition created with the support of Black Shuck Cooperative.

Photo Fringe 2022 Open Digital has been made possible with Art Fund support.

Real Utopias

“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it is to imagine what is possible.”  bell hooks

Photo Fringe sees Real Utopias as a call to action for exhibitors and audiences to explore how photography can help us imagine a brighter, greener, fairer world.

Real utopias exist on the periphery of the mainstream, demonstrating what could be possible. They take the here and now as a starting point for dreaming and visualising a better future. As we emerge from the depths of the pandemic, learning to cope with new challenges and global emergencies, the future feels increasingly unsettled. Photo Fringe co-opts the expansive medium of photography to co-create alternative visions of the future.


Dorset Place is Brighton CCA’s project space and hosts a series of short projects and exhibitions by emerging artists, organisations, curators and students. With a fast changing programme, the space is an exciting platform for experimentation, collaboration and engagement with new ideas and voices. Dorset Place allows us to be responsive, initiating and supporting projects which stand alone or connect to our wider programme. The space is offered free of charge with curatorial, marketing and limited technical support.

6 Dorset Place
Brighton BN2 1ST

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