SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon is a space for exhibitions, events and workshops that concentrates on socially and politically engaged practices and themes.
It was founded in 2016 in a small house the heart of Brighton in an 18th building that was built for servants of the Royal Pavilion. 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.
A successful programme of exhibitions and events that draw in hundreds of visitors and participants, a new programme of community art workshops, and links to other community and arts organisations led to the move of SEAS to a bigger space at the BMECP Centre, near Brighton train station.
SEAS operates about 4 exhibitions per year, usually during other festivals in Brighton such as Artists’ Open House / Brighton Festival, Brighton Photography Biennale & Photo Fringe, Black History Month, LGBTQ History month and Refugee Week.
SEAS also is the umbrella for art workshops in the community, currently working on a project with the Migrant English Project and several local schools.