Marysa Dowling. Aghabi Dandus, Katie Thewlis, Jade Williams, Leanne Denyer, Shannon Francis from Art at Work series, 2014
Marysa Dowling. Aghabi Dandus, Katie Thewlis, Jade Williams, Leanne Denyer, Shannon Francis from Art at Work series, 2014

ART AT WORK: Family Fakes

Brighton Photo Biennial 2014


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
LIGHTHOUSE, BRIGHTON



If you could create a fantasy family portrait what would it look like?

Participants in our Orbit Ever After filmmaking workshop at Lighthouse, March 2014
Participants in our Orbit Ever After filmmaking workshop at Lighthouse, March 2014

Inspired by just that theme, students from Brighton and Portslade Aldridge community academies present a variety of digital artworks made through the Lighthouse-supported Art At Work programme and assisted by photography, film and animation artists from Photoworks. The day includes drop-in activities from 11am – 3pm when families are invited to make their own digital and lo-fi family portraits to take away.

Art at Work have a great presence at this years Brighton Photo Biennial. Other events they have created as part of the festival are Looking in the Family Album which is based in Jubilee Square. This fantastic installation lights up with young people’s photographs of interpretations of family portraits, creating a intriguing sight in the centre of town. Also on Saturday 25 October is Family Photo Fest at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy – a fun free day for the whole family with a wide range of exciting activities and workshops such as a mass selfie, BACA bake off and using a pin hole camera. This Saturday is packed full of interesting workshops inspired by the family portrait. We’re really happy to be part of Art at Work and have been really excited for their programme for Brighton Photo Biennial 2014.

Art at Work is a two year program which gives young students at the Brighton and Portslade Aldridge Community Academies a greater knowledge of what is involved in being a creative professional and how to achieve it. It aims to give students first hand experiences of creative professions, by bringing professionals into the Academies, taking students to visit them in their workplace, setting up mentoring and shadowing schemes, and organising visits to galleries, museums and archives.

Art at Work works to empower students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to work within a creative environment, with a special emphasis on technology and working with digital practices. Family Fakes is part of that project to give young people a platform to allow students to create and exhibit digital artworks.

Previous Art at Work events at Lighthouse have included: Orbit Ever After filmmaking workshop, Game Jam with Hide and Seek and the Cube Cola Trading Post.

Art at Work is organised by the Aldridge Foundation, Photoworks and Lighthouse.

Date: October 22, 2014
Times: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ
Admission: Free
Enquiries: http://bpb.org.uk/2014/event/family-fakes/

This event is part of Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, the UK’s largest photography festival, which runs from October 4 – November 2 in Brighton and Hove and beyond.

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