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Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
University of Brighton

This event is part of Bill Lynch

Exhibition Preview: Thursday 6 October, 5 – 7pm
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For the keynote exhibition of its tenth biennial photography festival, Photo Fringe has made an open call to artists using digital technology to create an innovative, participation-led, lens-based project that will engage audiences with this year’s Photo Fringe festival theme Real Utopias.

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.

The selected artist or collective (to be announced mid-August) 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.


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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