Wonder Lab long-weekend of free art experiments at Hove Museum, 10-12 February

Image credit: Zoe Montgomery

Come join artists experimenting with Brighton & Hove’s film and media collections

Four visual artists are making artworks inspired by Brighton & Hove’s cinematic past. Here’s your chance to experiment with them ahead of the work being exhibited at Hove Museum of Creativity in May.

Visitors can meet the artists and collaborate in activities designed to engage audiences with extraordinary archives, celebrating our filmmaking heritage and discover gems from pioneers based in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham at the birth of the film industry.

Venue: Hove Museum of Creativity, 19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB
Time/dates: 10am – 4pm between 10 and 12 February 2024
Free to enter and take part. No need to book.

The commissioned artists, Sapphire Goss, Annis Joslin, Bella Okuya and Connor Turansky will be working with materials from luminaries such as George Albert Smith and James Williamson, who lived and worked in Hove and started making films in the 1890s. They both made great advances in filmmaking, including editing techniques, the close-up, use of locations and sets, and developing film narratives.

We hope the imaginations of our Wonder Lab visitors will be sparked by the spirit of innovation embodied in the collection and we can’t wait to see the resulting creations!

Wonder Lab is part of Days of Wonder a three-year project produced by Corridor and videoclub in partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Screen Archive South East.