New visual art and new media exhibition exploring the realities of the legacies of colonialism.

New visual art and new media exhibition exploring the realities of the legacies of colonialism.

Sussex-based socially engaged arts agency urbanflo Creative will launch the 6-month OXYGEN series starting this month a part of Brighton Fringe and continuing until October. The programme aims to open up a powerful new lens to explore the human condition and new narratives from the perspective of communities still impacted by the legacies of colonialism.

The series includes the breathTAKING exhibition at Phoenix Art Space’s Main Gallery which offers a rare mainstream platform for local artists to present bold new multi-disciplinary interpretations through illustration, digital art, spoken word and video, plus works using virtual reality, augmented reality and facial detection. breathTAKING is curated by urbanflo founder/Director Jenni Lewin-Turner and guest creatives include Judith Ricketts, Josef Cabey, River Sweeney and AFLO. the Poet. Part of Brighton Fringe 2021. The exhibition is funded in part by Phoenix Art Space and the Centre for Arts and Wellbeing at the University of Brighton.

Jenni Lewin-Turner says:

“As with all urbanflo initiatives, the OXYGEN series aims to raise the voice and visibility of creative talent from different social and cultural perspectives – offering fresh narratives that resonate deeply with, and connect to wider communities. 2021 marks a personal 35-year career milestone in Brighton’s arts sector and it’s also the 10th anniversary of urbanflo’s foray into international exhibitions and cultural exchanges.  However, perhaps the most remarkable landmark to note is this first time ever invitation to produce a show in a mainstream arts venue on home turf”

breathTAKING at Phoenix Art Space, 10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton BN2 9NB
17 June to 25 July, Thursday – Sunday, 13.00 – 17.00
Part of Brighton Fringe 2021
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