Constructed Geographies is a visual arts exhibition featuring artists who have created new work in response to Sussex’s diverse heritage and population.
The broad theme of the exhibition allows each artist to approach it from their own perspective and art practice – including photography, painting, sculpture, video, digital and performance – to explore the rich cultural heritage of the area and draw out stories from a range of communities.
The exhibition seeks to claim a space for the hidden diversity in Sussex. From the remains of an ancient African woman found on Beachy Head, to local histories of the African hairdresser in Eastbourne, the exhibition works to dispel the misconception that there is a lack of diversity in the region. You just need to know where to look.
Supported by Arts Council England Project Grants. Created in partnership with Heritage Eastbourne, Brighton & Hove Black History, African Night Fever, Diversity Lewes, Take The Space and Writing Our Legacy.
Photography by Amanda Jobson, collages by Josef Cabey.