2017 - our 21st year - began with 21 Years of Fabrica being shown in our window.
I started working at Fabrica at the end of 2016 so making the 21 Years of Fabrica video showed me how varied the exhibitions are. A year in and I'm still amazed at how much the space and atmosphere is transformed with each show.
Mick Watson, Communications Manager
Inherent Process was a collection of artist's videos curated by Jayne Wilson and shown in our window over the winter.
Inherent Process was an exciting opportunity to show some of my recent film work and assemble an accompanying programme of short films by six experimental filmmakers to screen from dusk til dawn in the new gallery window.
Using the large window gave me the chance to not only give the public films that were visually exciting and thought-provoking but also experience the striking, and sometimes unexpected, soundtracks that could be accessed on mobile devices.
Jayne Wilson, Artist
We used the fantastic unique space and facilities at Fabrica to expand our ideas, play with materials and make collaborative works. The space gave us the freedom to experiment and take risks, to connect with makers as well as exhibiting the results of our journey to the public on the final day.
Elaine Bolt, Artist
Our residency at Fabrica gave us the space to work solidly for a week on our collaborative project.
I love having the freedom to make work in such a big open space. It makes me work differently, it makes
me see a bigger picture and it makes me think more
about how to work interactively with the audience.
Annemarie O'Sullivan, Artist
Making Space: Making Ground - a week-long gallery residency with artists
Elaine Bolt & Rachel Henson
Last year’s Draw to Perform event at Fabrica Gallery attracted a wonderful local audience from Brighton, but also people that came from Vienna, Berlin, Argentina, and France.
Thank you Fabrica for past and future collaboration and for making space for us in your program. Thank you for supporting this experimental and evolving form of art and for giving the opportunity for more people to take part, follow, stream, share our work and be inspired by it.
Ram Samocha, Director/Curator, Draw to Perform
In March we hosted Draw to Perform 4: an international symposium for drawing performance.
For me the exciting part of the year is when our Making Space artists take over and the gallery becomes somewhere between a studio/laboratory and gallery space.
It’s exciting to support artists such as Annemarie, Elaine, Jayne and Ram to share their process and ideas with a wider audience.
Caitlin Heffernan, Artist Development and lead on Making Space projects
Fabrica is one of our strongest collaborators, we trust them,
enjoy working with them and need them to ensure
we are presenting the very best of visual arts.
Beth Burgess, Executive Producer, Brighton Festival
As a leading art gallery, Fabrica supports both established and emerging artists from across the arts and to be a print partner for such a dynamic organisation is a pleasure.
We enjoy working with the team and are thrilled to be involved with the In Between Gallery.
Hazel Watts, Director, Spectrum Photographic
In the autumn Fabrica Art Club launched, providing creative and messy fun for 5 - 11 year olds.
We have so much fun, we totally forgot about our snack time.
I want to stay here forever.
I have never done anything like this before, it is amazing!