BY LUCY KENWARD
September marks a year in the life of the Corridor Gallery, Brighton’s only co-operatively run gallery dedicated to showing the finest array of local talent.
The Corridor Gallery celebrated its first birthday with a magnificent masquerade ball honouring a diverse range of brand new works created under the theme of ‘Masks’. Over twenty Brightonian artists and makers have been excitedly busy creating bespoke wearable masks specifically for the Corridor Gallery’s birthday month. Each mask will showcase its creators individual and unique skills and imagination.
‘Masks’ presents a glorious display of interpretations on this theme, offering a unique opportunity to allow visitors to appreciate a stunning selection of works that reflect the diverse, unique and highly creative arts scene in our fair city.
The Corridor Gallery’s first group show houses an array of brand new pieces ranging in concept, scale and materials produced by a variety of creatives; from illustrators to painters, jewellers and sculptors, including a selection of the incredible artists the Corridor Gallery has showcased since it opened its doors to the public.
Expect to find some amazing masks in this one-off distinctive show, all crafted by hand from a diversity of materials including copper and additional metals, wood and fabrics, lace and latex to name but a few. This first group show by the Corridor Gallery will truly reflect the vibrant creativity, eccentric playfulness and sheer talent that inhabits, informs and influences all who visit or live in Brighton.
The Corridor Gallery has been hugely proactive in promoting the Brighton art scene and providing a much-needed exhibition space that is both affordable and accessible to artist and visitor. Supporting and sharing the huge pool of incredible talent in Brighton and East Sussex remains at the core of the Gallery’s manifesto. In one year this artist-led, volunteer-run and not-for-profit gallery has worked tirelessly with passion and zeal to organise twelve exhibitions. The Gallery offers valuable opportunities, support and help to artists at varying stages of their career.
‘Masks’ is a fitting tribute to the core values that created and now sustain this exciting co-operative Art Gallery and creative space. The exhibition will be open to the public from friday 2nd September until 2nd October and is free to view.