A SIMPLE ACT OF WONDER
WALTER & ZONIEL
Coming soon in Summer 2020
In this playful new work, acclaimed artists Walter & Zoniel connect Moulsecoomb and Bevendean in the suburbs of Brighton with Fabrica, here 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.
In Moulsecoomb and Bevendean the artists are currently installing a colourful trail of temporary artworks: by painting residents’ houses and community spaces. Their plans also include a major work painted on the green at The Avenue. The installation of the works was originally planned to take two weeks but due to COVID-19 and the safety measures we must put in place, it will take considerably longer, most likely a couple of months.
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.
At Fabrica, Walter & Zoniel have applied an equally bright 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. Again, due to the COVID-19 restrictions this exhibition has been installed but can only be accessed digitally through Fabrica’s website and social media platforms.