A day of creative encounters and participatory performances that brings the immersive installations of Oiticica to life.
Join artists, musicians, and performers in our gallery spaces to discover and engage with the artworks in new and unexpected ways. Create your own liberated responses and rethink how to negotiate not only the exhibition but the world in which we inhabit.
11.30 – 4pm, FREE
For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
11.30 – 12.30: Georgie Fay; Quest for the Internal Sun; Family Hour
In this drop-in style family workshop join artist Georgie Fay on a quest to find our ‘internal sun’! Working with big fabric we will be creating colourful banners and capes that explore our identity, dreams and wishes for the future. The session will culminate in a fun parade around the building to showcase our creations and deliver our message!
(For ages 6+ Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Georgie Fay is a renowned participatory artist and printmaker, at the core of her artistic vision is a search for place and connections, in landscape and history. She explores critical themes like the mounting tensions between humankind and nature, and the importance of memory and place. Her socially engaged practice informs her work which captures a visceral energy and stitches together the sometimes ephemeral. She recently completed a Community Artist Residency with Bunhill Heritage Project and unveiled a major outdoor installation which she created with St Luke’s Community Centre, and local schools St Luke’s C of E Primary and COLPAI.
Georgie lives and works in Manchester, whilst setting up an inclusive and community-based printmaking studio on the Scottish Borders.
1 – 2 pm : Mandisa Apena- Dream Origins; Poetry Workshop
In this poetry workshop, with Mandisa we will explore Hélio Oiticia’s work, we pause, we reflect, we dream. Asking- How can we pave our own route through waking and dream landscapes to find sanctity and peace? Please bring a pen, notebook, and a dream that has brought you comfort.
Mandisa Apena is a cancer sun from South London. They work in poetry, sound and visuals. They are a Barbican Young Poet alumnus, and founder + host of poetry: hot 4 u (a queer poetry night in London). They write about nature, trees, love, god and their future husband. They run a fundraising night called ‘soft requisitions’, and also DJ. In 2022 they led a poetry accompaniment of yoga nidra session at the Barbican Conservatory, co-facilitated by poet and yoga teacher simran uppal.
2.30 – 3 pm: Louise Gray, Myth Capes; Interactive sound performance with costumes
For Moving the Colour Louise Gray has develop a multifaceted response to the work of Hélio Oiticica of which everyone is invited to take part and play. Alongside a sound piece, she has created costumes (or Myth Capes) using textiles sourced locally in Bexhill, to accompany Oiticica’s Parangolés. Audience is invited to give life to the capes, construct, or dissolve ideas, in a rhythm of wearing, un-wearing and sharing against a soundscape and backdrop of Oiticica work.
Based in St Leonards, Louise is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice traverses writing, fashion, costume and now sound. Known for her bold use of colour and textiles, Louise’s work challenges notions of the self and the culture we inhabit from a uniquely empowering point of view. Louise was an on-schedule designer at London Fashion Week and has collaborated with numerous artists and designers, including Orpheus and Eurydice at the English National Opera directed by Wayne MacGregor. Louise is currently year one lead academic on the prestigious MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins.
Archive pieces from Louise’s London Fashion Week collection GET SOME STUFF are currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee as part of the TARTAN exhibition which includes a year long installation work titled; USE YOUR VOICE. As well as at part of REBEL: 30 Years of London g Fashion at The Design Museum, London
3.15 – 4pm: Rubiane Maia, Vain; Performance
For Moving the Colour, Maia presents Vain, an experimental action built on the manipulation of rusty metal pieces with openings or holes collected along the South East, a place where nature and biodiversity merge with numerous residues of human interventions from other times. The performance focuses on sensory contact with inorganic matter in a state of decomposition, which in its singularity is capable of retaining fragments of memory from a non-human point of view. Through gesture and physical contact with these objects, the performance seeks to establish a sensitive link of communication between bodies. Vain is a channelling exercise, facilitating the emergence of certain frequencies, vibrations and sounds.
Rubiane Maia is a Brazilian transdisciplinary artist based in Folkestone, UK. Oiticica is a very important reference for her, not only for the artworks he developed, but for his whole political life in Brazil. Her work is a hybrid between performance, installation and other forms of expression. She is interested in the body, language, memory, phenomena and organic matter, being attracted by different states of perception and synergy through the relationships of interdependence and care between human and non-human beings, as minerals and plants.
In 2015, she took part at the exhibition ‘Terra Comunal – Marina Abramovic + MAI’, at SESC Pompéia, São Paulo with the long durational performance ‘The Garden’ (2 months). In 2016, she developed the project ‘Preparation for Aerial Exercise, the Desertand the Mountain’ which required her to travel to high landscapes of Uyuni (Bolivia), Pico da Bandeira (Espírito Santo/Minas Gerais, BRA) and Monte Roraima (Roraima, BRA/Santa Helena de Uairén, VEN). Since 2018 she has been working on the ‘Book-Performance’ project, composed by a series of actions devised in response to autobiographical texts particularly influenced by transgenerational memories connected to gender and racial issues. It was presented at Jerwood Visual Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art – ICA, Middlesex University, London and Cultural Center of Banco do Brasil, São Paulo.
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On the night: If you have pre-booked please come to the bar to order from the gig menu and sit at one of the reserved tables.
Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.
- By Rail
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
Town Taxis: 01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis: 01424 733 456
- By Car
If driving from the London area:
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
From the Brighton area:
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 7pm. After this time parking is free.
Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.
Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.
Please contact the Box Office on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
Facilities for disabled visitors
- Ramped access at the front of the building
- A low counter at the Box Office and Information Desk
- Disabled toilets on two floors
- A lift to all floors
- Accessible galleries on both floors
- An accessible Café
- Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
- Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
- Ramped access into the Studio
- Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Facilities for blind or visually-impaired
- Large print season brochures
Facilities for the hard-of-hearing
- An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
- British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.