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New art display explores the links between Nairn and Brighton


By Federica Stefani

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A new artistic project bringing together artists from the Highlands and Brighton will be on show at Nairn Community and Arts Centre (NCAC) from today (Friday, July 5).

Connecting Nairn (also dubbed as the “Brighton of the north”) and the English sea resort, Sea-saw is a collaboration between artists Jane Campling, June Frickerton and Patrick O’Donnell from Phoenix Art Space Studios in Brighton and Caithness painter Helen Moore.

Nairn was initially christened the Brighton of the North when it was established as a seaside resort in the Victorian era.

Hanging the concept around this, the show’s aim is to create a dialogue and exchange of ideas between artists that reside at opposite ends of the UK, hence, touring the exhibition to ‘both’ Brightons and the title - Sea-saw.

NCAC’s manager Rhona MacDonald said about the exhibit: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the talented artists from Brighton to Nairn for this special exhibition.

“It's an incredible opportunity to share their diverse and vibrant works with our community. We look forward to a successful event and are excited to see the creative synergy that this exhibition will bring to Nairn."

Sea-saw will be on show until July 26 at the centre and will be visible for free.

A version of the exhibition will be shown in Brighton Fishing Quarter Gallery in November of this year.


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