SEAS is set in the heart of Brighton in an 18th building that was built for servants of the Royal Pavilion. It is also the house and the brainchild of Gil Mualem Doron, a mid-career artist and curator, his partner and their two small dogs. SEAS’s unique model of home-gallery fulfil a need for a dedicated space for socially engaged art, and for a more welcoming (both for artists and visitors) homely and less regimented setting. Launched in May 2016 SEAS has already had two group exhibitions (Displacement#1 – during Brighton Festival, and Photography as Social Practice – for Brighton Photo Fringe 2016). About 500 people visited the exhibitions and participated in workshops and talks. SEAS gained good exposure in all local media outlets. The proposal for the residency is backed by Creative Future, Counterpoints Art, Platforma, ONCA, Fabrica and gained the support of the Mayor of Brighton.
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