Crossover Point photo credit: Kathryn Martin, 2017

Crossover Point – Stories of Pastimes and Play

HOUSE Biennial & Photoworks co-commissioned community project

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
30 September - 5 November 2017

ONCA Gallery, Brighton
11 – 25 October 2017

Crossover Point is a community project led by artist Becky Warnock for HOUSE Biennial and Photoworks, working with a diverse group of participants from Brighton Table Tennis Club to explore stories, memories and the ideas that connect us.

The project will culminate in two exhibitions:

  • A moving image collaborative work by Becky will be screened in the Willett Collection Room at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
  • An installation of photographs, collage and drawings from Brighton Table Tennis Club participants produced during the project will be displayed at ONCA Gallery.

Starting from the stories found within Brighton Museum & Art Gallery’s Willett Collection of Popular Pottery, such as the Devil/Pope stirrup cup, and the Museum’s collection of Regency caricatures, the project considers ideas around the HOUSE Biennial theme of Excess and the polarities that having too much or too little can foster.

The project has been co-commissioned by HOUSE Biennial and Photoworks in partnership with Royal Pavilion and Museums, ONCA and Brighton Table Tennis Club.

About Brighton Table Tennis Club

Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC)works with people of all ages, especially young people, to improve health, celebrate diversity and build a strong community. It runs sessions for young people of all ages and backgrounds, those aged 50+, adults with learning disabilities and children in care. It is the UK’s first Club of Sanctuary – welcoming Refugees & Asylum Seekers.

Crossover Point‘s  title is derived for a Table Tennis term meaning the point in a game of table tennis where a player needs to change between a forehand and backhand

About The Willet Collection

The Willett Collection is catalogued into a variety of themes covering all aspects of British life, including the political, social and cultural. The project explores some of the Collection’s themes such as history, sport and pastimes, with a series of workshops, activities and discussions, sharing stories, playing with caricature and inviting the representation of personal narratives, across cultures and backgrounds

A starting point for the BTTC participants, The Willett Collection of Popular Pottery, also acts as an inspiration for HOUSE Biennial Invited Artist Laura Ford, who is creating a new intervention piece within the Willett Collection, as well creating new work making connections with other of the Museum’s collections. Her work, A King’s Appetite is a new sculptural installation taking inspiration from the Royal Pavilion & Museums collection of caricatures by James Gillray and George Cruikshank, satirizing aspects of the life of the Prince Regent (later to become King George IV).

In Conversation Event

Becky Warnock will hold an ‘In Conversation’ with members of the Brighton Table Tennis Club at ONCA Gallery, 19 October, 6pm. During this event, audience members will be invited to engage with the themes and conversations that shaped the project. Entry is free

Crossover Point Visitor Information 

Crossover Point
The Willett Collection Room
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE
30 September – 5 November 2017
Open: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
Closed: Mondays
Free to Brighton & Hove residents and RPM members.

Crossover Point
ONCA Gallery
14 St George’s Place
Brighton BN1 4GB
11  – 25 October 2017
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12.00 – 6pm. Sunday 12-4pm
Closed: Monday – Tuesday
Free entry

© Natasha Caruana, from the series Timely Tale, 2017. A HOUSE / Photoworks co-commission for HOUSE Biennial 2017
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Timely Tale
Natasha Caruana
University of Brighton Gallery, Edward Street
30 September – 5 November 2017

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