Events and Talks

  • Fabrica Window: 21 Years

    22 December - 22 January 22 2016

    Short video highlighting the innovative and varied exhibition programme at Fabrica over the past 21 years.

  • Fabrica Window: Artist Film Season

    23 January - 31 January 2017

    Inherent Process

    Brighton based Jayne Wilson creates film collage and book works. Her films have screened at galleries and festivals including WRO (Poland), Anthology Film Archive (New York), Cinecity (Brighton) and London Short Film Festival among others. ‘As You See’ will next screen at Rencontres Traverse Vidéo, 2017 and at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery in a programme of films accompanying Experimental Motion: the Art of Film Innovation.

    The curated programme of films, by invited artists, is showing work that follows, unravels or rethinks a process and at the same time echoes the themes and structures in Jayne Wilson’s work. 

    For info and running times

  • Film at Fabrica: A Cottage on Dartmoor

    2 February 2017

    Join us for a special screening of Anthony Asquith’s tense and atmospheric A Cottage on Dartmoor to explore the joys and savagery of love. Made in 1929, during the transition from silent cinema to the ‘talkies’, this beautiful film will be presented with a live score, performed by local pianist Joss Peach.

    Presented in partnership with Filmspot.

    Doors & Bar 7pm. Event 7:30pm


  • Making Space at Fabrica

    6 February - 10 February 2017

    Making Ground

    Making Ground is a collaborative interdisciplinary project exploring site-specific making at a disused brickworks in Sussex. Over the course of a year, basketmaker Annemarie O’Sullivan and ceramicist Elaine Bolt have produced a series of collaborative works both on the land and in studio settings.

    Sourcing materials from this post-industrial site, Making Ground has focused on a sense of place, the changing seasons, and how being closer to the source of our materials can affect their making. Annemarie and Elaine investigated how a collaborative journey emerges. As part of the process an experimental kiln was built on site, using willow for its structure and local clay for the kiln walls.

    They have been joined by artist Rachel Henson who interpreted the collaborative process and their interaction with the land.

    During their Making Space residency at Fabrica, Annemarie and Elaine will be celebrating this yearlong collaboration. Using willow and clay from the land, they will work playfully with the idea of a production line whilst allowing the human hand to influence and inform the outcome. They’ll also be inviting other artists to explore the process with them on the final days.

    This production line will be mirrored by Rachel Henson who will be using the space to fine-tune her amazing loopascope and mutoscopes, which she created for the project.

    Gallery Open 12 – 5pm on Friday 10 February

  • Making Space: Artist Talk

    9 February 2017 6 - 8pm

    Artists Annemarie O’Sullivan, Elaine Bolt and Rachel Henson discuss their current work in progress. This event is free, to book your place click here

  • Film at Fabrica: Queer Dreams

    11 February 2017. 15 March 2017. 21 April 2017.

    Doors & Bar 7:30pm. Event 8pm.

    £6 / £3.

    Programme Pass £15 / £8

  • Film at Fabrica: Sons and Mothers

    15 February 2017

    An all-male theatre troupe set out to create a theatrical love letter to their mothers. As they offer their hearts for the sake of a theatre show complications set in. Not everyone makes it to opening night as we discover unconditional love is a choice. Sons & Mothers is a poignant and intimate portrait of seven surprising individuals whose disability does not stop them from revealing themselves with honesty, grace, and a healthy dose of irreverence.

    Bring your mother or son and have your photographic portrait taken by a professional photographer.

    Presented in partnership with OSKA BRIGHT

    Doors & Bar 6.30pm. Event 7pm

    £5 / £3

  • Artist Story: Tanya Gomez

    Wednesday 22 February 2017

    Free event, donations welcome

    Ceramicist Tanya Gomez will discuss her Arts Council funded project ‘A Day’ that will be exhibited at Collect, Saatchi Gallery 2-6 February 2017.

    ‘A Day’ is a 5m x 3m digital canvas with a 4.6m long mantle piece in front holding 35 porcelain vessels. The vessels and backdrop incorporate with each other giving a lose interpretation of a day working in colour. Tanya will discuss the process of applying for an Arts Council Grant and the implications it has had with the project and the development of her work.

    With an MA in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art, Tanya’s process is practice led. Developed from traditional methods and disciplines Tanya has honed her skills over the last 15 years and uses dynamic throwing, cutting and assembling techniques to create large cylindrical shapes.

    As a master in her craft, Tanya’s contemporary and original work is recognised by collectors and museums. She has gained much acclaim exhibiting internationally and continues to evolve her style, experimenting and pushing her practice. She has a studio in Lewes, East Sussex. Find out more about her work here

    To book a place for the talk click here

  • Artist Talk & Screening: Jayne Wilson

    Wednesday 1 March, 6-7.30pm


    Artist, filmmaker Jayne Wilson will discuss the her work and influences as well as the selected artists films as part of Fabrica’s window screenings.

    Programmed by Jayne Wilson the screening of artists films highlights the artistic processes and different artistic voices that emerge from shared themes and structures. From the experimental process of working to the montage of photofilm and the juncture between analogue and digital.

    Jayne Wilson produces carefully researched films that tread a line between the informative and the playful. Often dominated by a fascination with the inventions of the modern industrial age her films draw on a prevailing interest in archive imagery and montage.

    Her films have screened at galleries and festivals including WRO Media Art Biennale (Poland), The Anthology Film Archive (New York), Cinecity and London Short Film Festival among others.

    To book your place click here