Exhibitions & Collections

The city has a rich and diverse range of arts and heritage organisations that display contemporary and historical work across film and artist moving image.

Brighton & Hove Museums
Brighton & Hove Museums

Hove Museum has an excellent collection of objects relating to the early years of film with a focus on George Albert Smith and James Williamson and the technological innovations of the Hove Pioneers.

Brighton Museum has changing exhibitions of international significance, some of which have relevance to film and moving image, including the Jeff Keen retrospective in 2012 and the Kiss & Kill: Film Visions of Brighton in 2002.

Fabrica gallery Brighton

Fabrica is the leading visual arts organisation in the city, based in a former Regency church in the heart of Brighton that commissions contemporary visual art installations specific to the building which includes artist moving image.
Farica also runs a film club once a month.

Lighthouse arts Brighton

The leading digital culture agency in the South East which presents regular artist moving image screenings and talks in their digital exhibition spaces. lighthouse.org.uk

Capturing colour exhibition
Capturing Colour

Capturing Colour was an exhibition held at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery from December 2010 to March 2011.
It focused on the moving image in Britain from the origins in magic lanterns, early colour photography and Kromskops, to applied colour films, Kinemacolor, Technicolor and Kodachrome. It shows fantasy worlds, fairy tale genies, the wonders of the natural world, pageantry, cinema blockbusters and home movies all capturing the world in colour.

An online archive of the exhibition can be found here: Capturing Colour

Video club

Videoclub is a Brighton based organisation that showcases artist moving image through national and international tours and increase critical engagement with this work.

The Space
The Space

The Space regularly puts on conversation and networking events which usually include leading film industry professionals.
Previous events have included legendary director Sir Alan Parker, award winning composer David Arnold and film editor Chris Dickens.