A SIMPLE ACT OF WONDER
WALTER & ZONIEL
In this playful new work, acclaimed artists Walter & Zoniel connect Moulsecoomb and Bevendean in the suburbs of Brighton with Fabrica in the centre.
Drawing on their love of colour, portraiture, humour and their boundless curiosity about people and the stories they tell, Walter & Zoniel invite us into the lives of others, asking us to examine our attitudes about other people and the mythologies or reputations that stick to some places.
At Fabrica, Walter & Zoniel have applied a bright colourful treatment to Fabrica’s exhibition space, experiencing the carpet of discovery to learn more about the culture and community of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean through photographic images, 360 film, and objects loaned by those who have a particularly compelling story to tell. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this exhibition has been installed but can only be accessed online.
In Moulsecoomb and Bevendean the artists have installed a colourful trail of temporary artworks: by painting residents’ houses and community spaces and also a major work painted on the green at The Avenue.
The artwork in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean emerged out of an intense period with local residents undertaken by the artists earlier this year and which they describe as a ‘portrait’ of a neighbourhood that is largely unnoticed by the rest of the city.