Come Thursday 16th December - when you’re out late night shopping for final Christmas bits – be sure to wander past Enter Gallery between 5-7pm to see a local artist’s film displayed in our window.
This film projection is part of a collaboration with a new arts and culture programme called Third Thursdays, launching on the 16th and set to take Brighton city centre by storm throughout 2022.
In today’s blog we’re revealing more about the film projection, and providing some background information about this fantastic new initiative, which promises great things for the creative community of our beloved city.
Introducing Third Thursdays
Third Thursdays is a new arts, music and cultural programme that will be take place in Brighton on (you guessed it!) the third Thursday of every month. The aim of the programme is to ‘create moments’ for local folk and those just passing through to engage with art and culture, in and around Brighton City Centre.
In our opinion, one thing that makes our city so special is its population of brilliant creative minds. The programme is designed to highlight this wealth of creativity and to encourage people to engage with art and culture via exhibition openings, music performances, film projections and new artwork commissions. Basically, you never have to be bored on a Thursday evening again!
For more information about what’s on the schedule and how to get involved, visit the Third Thursdays website.
On the 16th, the film installation will feature a piece called Play Station™ by Lawrence Lek – an artist, film maker and musician working in the fields of virtual reality and simulation.
Lek explores world-building as a form of ‘multi-dimensional collage’ that incorporates elements from both the material and virtual worlds. Set in 2037, the film explores the contradictions of a post-work society inside a mysterious technology start-up known as Farsight.
The brains behind the scheme
Back in the gloomy days of the first lockdown, over 100 creative across Brighton and Hove came together (virtually, of course) to explore ways to make arts and culture more inclusive, sustainable and collaborative in Brighton moving forwards.
This meeting of minds resulted in a recovery plan that will run until the end of 2022, and that so far, has raised an impressive £350k for Brighton’s cultural sector.
As part of the plan, those involved aim to create paid work and professional opportunities for creative workers in the city. By developing a more inclusive cultural offering and encouraging partnership working with the likes of Brighton & Hove City Council, Brilliant Brighton Business Improvement District and the Pebble Trust, their grand plan is to strengthen the creative sector in the city in the long term.
Enter Gallery is delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile programme, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead for Third Thursdays next year. See you at the gallery on December 16th!