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Brighton Journal | 24th February 2020

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Posts ByPeggy Bain, Author at Brighton Journal

War Horse at the Brighton Centre

29th January 2018 |

A collective gasp goes up as Joey, unbelievably a collection of wooden limbs, is brought out onto the stage, rearing and kicking. The life size wooden horses (as well as a charming goose who gains a surprising amount of sympathy … Read More

Do Brighton’s Seagulls Pose a Real Threat?

29th January 2018 | 1

When I would hear people rant about Brighton’s seagulls, calling them ‘rats with wings’or ‘a menace’, I assumed they were overreacting. These were simply bird haters that had nothing better to do than complain about the local wildlife. How wrong … Read More

‘Hard Painting’ – Free Exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery

22nd January 2018 |

‘What is hard painting? Painting that is hard edged, non-figurative and abstract Painting that endures Painting that is a complex and esoteric distillation of ideas’

These are the claims this exhibition attempts to investigate and challenge. Seven contemporary and abstract … Read More

John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints Exhibition

16th January 2018 |

For anyone who feels the bleak January skies might be stripping Brighton of its aesthetic pleasures, John Piper’s Aquatints might provide a fresh lens through which to view our seaside town. Piper believed Brighton’s Regency architecture was worth … Read More

Something to See – Gluck: Art and Identity

11th January 2018 |

This exhibition, running at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery until March 11th, is the first to explore Gluck’s work alongside her personal history. Compiled from the Royal Pavilion’s collection, the Gluck family archive and objects lent by various individuals, … Read More