UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 22nd February, 7:30pm - late, £5 donation minimum | Skratch’d - tickets on door

A scratch night to showcase local talent and a space to try out/workshop new work for emerging artists. The night will include an exciting mix of theatre (including extracts/ scenes from a new play or a short play), spoken word/rap, live music, dance with a narrative, sketch comedy.

 

Friday 25th February, 8:30pm - late,  £5 donation minimum | Shoot From The Hip - tickets on door

A wild and hilarious night of Improv and playing with Shoot From The Hip Improv company. 

 

Friday 11th March, 7:30pm - 9pm, £5/10 | Screen Rats - tickets here

A film night for film buffs with a focus on screening exciting new pieces of work by emerging local filmmakers.  Event duration 1 hr 30mins including a Q&A with filmmakers after the screening

SKY ARTS

A new way to experience art.

More and more we see art taken out of galleries and museums.  We want to pioneer this shift making art more accessible.  Our outdoor tent projections were born as a response to the lockdown, but they are now an inherent part of our brand’s DNA.

This winter we will focus on works that celebrate collaborations across different disciplines. Think fine art, fashion, dance, design, wellbeing meets animation and digital.

Paxton's new art programme is launched with a collaboration between the artist's Anna Sudbina and Phil Dobson

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Anna Sudbina

Instagram @annasudbinastudio
 

Phil Dobson

Instagram @phildobsonartist
 

It springs from the idea that painting, usually viewed, perhaps in a gallery or collection, as a fait accompli, a definitive statement, conclusive, is actually something which has been developed over a period of time, a process of countless decisions, the application of successive layers, which though contained within the 4 sides of the canvas represents an infinitude of possibilities, which even when apparently finished can be subject to many interpretations, and in this sense can have a future independent from that process. Phil has in the past addressed this apparent contradiction by digitally animating his paintings and projecting the apparently moving image. With this collaboration, he applies the process to the work of Anna whose very different approach gives rise to a surface quality possessing more texture and painterly modulation in tone and colour with a sensibility providing an interesting counterpoint to the digital manipulation.