2018 began with our #KEEPFABRICA crowdfund campaign. Thanks to your support we surpassed our £20,000 target.
Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion and Co-leader of the Green Party
"Fabrica plays such a vital role in bringing exciting, challenging, and inspiring art to the city"
Martin Parr, artist
"I have great affection for Fabrica. They take the initial artist's idea, help develop it and turn it into a reality, adding the magic touches that bring the whole project alive"
In February, our amazing Draw-A-Thon & Writer's Relay raised almost £10,000! (watch out for something similar in 2019)
Kate Shields, artist and volunteer
"Fabrica has been such a lifeline for me"
Gallery Visitor, Spring 2018
"You have such a great sense of art is for everybody"
Chomp was a regular feature in the gallery - providing a free lunch and creative activity
to families in Brighton.
"The level of value given to the children, the artist effort and the quality of teaching they received was excellent. My very boisterous 3-year-old was treated as an explorer and not a nuisance. Babies were held so parents could eat. This made it so relaxing and restorative"
"I'm so pleased with this collaboration. I keep receiving lovely mentions and messages from people who came across the window and how impressed they were"
Andre Lichtenberg, Artist
Our amazing Volunteers gave 631 hours to staff our exhibitions. They held workshops, supported events, went on volunteer trips and made 3 editions of The Response.
We couldn't do what we do without them.
"We were given the opportunity through a Deafness Awareness training session at Fabrica, to become involved in a project working on a banner for the 100th anniversary of the Women’s vote, with deaf and hearing women. We called ourselves Bridging Voices and took the amazing banner we made in the textile workshops, to the procession in London. This achievement and the excitement of being involved with some incredible women we would probably have never met, is a tribute to Fabrica and its support"
Carole Sanderson, Volunteer
Gallery Visitor, Summer 2018
"Love this! Getting There is a very different kind of gallery experience which engages all the senses"
"We've been incredibly lucky to have collaborated with Fabrica to shine a spotlight on diverse and queer voices "
Eyes Wide Open Cinema
Steven Eastwood, Artist
"Fabrica is world leading in the progressive model it has developed for opening up contemporary art to new audiences"
Textile Flow participant
"I found the group amazing, it's opened up creativity and confidence to have a go at things and once you get going, doing things a bit different and learning new skills, like rag rug, that’s something I’ve wanted to do for years and I can do it now!"
Gallery Visitor, Autumn 2018
"It is so interesting for the gallery to allow you to look through the photography books and to be greeted with an explanation of
the show. Amazing work and a wonderful space"
"Fabrica was the most amazing venue to hold our wedding reception. From the beginning we knew it was a very special place"
Charlotte & Nick, Married 2018
Led by artist Jane Fordham (see her in the gallery on Tuesdays for our popular life drawing class), we piloted Draw for Life: dementia-friendly drawing sessions at Brooke Mead, a Brighton & Hove Seniors Housing Scheme.
Draw for Life is now called Drawing and Making and delivers weekly workshops in Brooke Mead Seniors Housing.
Draw for Life participant
"It’s the companionship that’s so important, and doing this gets the old brainbox going, otherwise you get locked in"
On Mondays, Fabrica Art Clubbers made work as varied and as inspiring as
our exhibition programme!
Jo Lathwood, Artist
"Working with Fabrica on Getting There was a wonderful experience. The whole process was invaluable to the development of my practice; It nurtured new skills and knowledge and provided a space for me to be daring within a supported environment. Getting There is one of my most successful artworks to date and I highly value all the members of Fabrica's team for their support and enthusiasm. Fabrica's architecture became my muse as the artwork developed and I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to execute such a unique and satisfying new work"