Free exhibitions in Brighton this spring


Photo: The Sitting Room

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Looking to take in some of the vast culture that Brighton has to offer on the cheap? Then look no further, here are the best free exhibitions in Brighton in the next few months.

The Sitting Room at the Phoenix Gallery

This exhibition by Dave Stephens, Anne Bean and Lewis Robinson seeks to interpret and analyse the relationship between human beings and the chair as an extension of the self. The artists have spent many years working in their own disciplines and are now bringing these together into a collection of pieces that make both a whimsical and thought-provoking exploration into our relationships with these objects we pay little attention to, and yet sorely depend on.

This exhibition is open for two days, on 17 and 18 March from 11:00 to 17:00.

Just daydreaming Pop Up Shop and Gallery at Collonade House

What more can a student want from an exhibition than free entry?

That's exactly what Just Daydreaming is offering from the 20 to 25 of March this year, plus the chance to buy some handmade gifts while you're there. It features prominent artists who have contributed to this exhibition and pop-up in the five years it has been running. All the pieces on show and to buy will be Easter and spring themed, so if you're looking to brighten up your uni room or get someone a lovely handmade gift, this is the place to go.

Life Model II, Brighton Festival at Fabrica

Produced by the guest director of the Brighton Festival this year David Shrigley, this interactive exhibition is a light-hearted satire on the classic still life drawing classes that many have attended in the past. The twist in Shrigley's exhibition is that the live model has been replaced by a nine-foot statue, and those who visit the exhibition are encouraged to sit down and draw whatever their interpretation of the scene is. These drawings will then be hung up in the studio to form part of the exhibit. This is not one to miss at this year's Festival, and a rare opportunity to have your work become part of it, too.

Life Model II will be running from 14th April to the 27th May and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Brett Goodroad, Brighton Festival at the Phoenix Gallery

Brett Goodroad's UK premiere exhibition will be taking place as a part of the Brighton festival this year. The American artist, who touts that his creativity stems from his childhood on a farm, can have much of his work likened to the natural world, and his use of pencil and grey tones leaves much to the imagination of the viewer. This is not one to miss for fans of American art, and it's a great opportunity to see some brand new artworks being displayed for the first time for free.

The work will be displayed from 5 - 27 May, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays.