Where: Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL
£: Free admission
What is it?
In its debut jaunt outside of London, The Vending Machine Art Gallery III will be hosted by seafront music venue and cocktail bar Patterns in Brighton.
An exhibition and affordable art project focused on bringing art out of traditional gallery spaces and making it more accessible. Prints will be on display in the venue and available to purchase from the machine, from just £20 a pop.
Working with a diverse collection of over 35 emerging local and London-based artists, the return of The Vending Machine Art Gallery will showcase artistic interpretations around the theme of ‘Views’, to audiences outside of the typical gallery demographic.
Vending Machine artists will include:
‘A painting begins in so many places, whether it’s the seaside, a market stall, a lido, a swimming pool, local allotments or the landscape on a road trip. It’s not what it is in a practical sense, but the composition, shape and colour that excites me. It’s about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and capturing that in a painting.’ – Sophie Abbott
Adam Campbell is a Brighton-based freelance illustrator also known as Beardless. He specialises in original hand-drawn illustrations and lino prints for band artwork, t-shirts, posters and tattoos. He cannot grow a beard, but hopes one day he will.
Brighton-based designer and illustrator.
Martin Ross Butler
Illustrator/graphic artist living and working in Brighton, specialising in hand-drawn posters, album sleeve artwork and vibrant murals.
The Vending Machine Art Gallery is an art gallery concept that brings art to new, interesting, and accessible locations by selling art through a vending machine. The first art vending machine appeared as a show consisting of 40 different artists from all over Europe, all of whom created a piece of art for the vending machine, sold as limited edition prints in The Fox pub on Kingsland Road.
More info: patternsbrighton.com