Geisha Arts the Launch

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Geisha Arts the Launch
Curated by: Zachary Walsh

75 - 79 Brighton
East Street
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1NF
United Kingdom
April 29th, 2010 - June 3rd, 2010

Other (outside main areas)
11am - 6pm
mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, video-art, performance, conceptual, pop, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern, traditional


Artist-led Contemporary & Urban Art Space 

Geisha Arts is an exciting innovative & unique artist-led exhibition space for sought after contemporary & cutting edge urban artists based at the Madame Geisha venue. The space is also a location for seminars and workshops with a cool organic café located next to Brighton beach. 

The three day high profile launch kicking off an exhibition that will run from 29th April– 23rd june, features work by some of the UK’s most celebrated & collectable art makers. The event is in support of the charity International Childcare Trust which improves the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. 

Artists include Goldie (Renowned DJ & Graffiti artist), Matt Small (Leading International Urban Artist), Zac Walsh (Commissions include Korn Ferry Opera)

Alongside; Mau Mau, Lucas Price, Byroglyphics, Dan Baldwin, Best Ever Crew, Henrijs Preiss, Lidia De Pedro, Rob Sample, Kaigami, Sue Shaw, Ben Allen, Construct Transparent, David Walker, Jon Braley and Performance Artist Sarah Duff. 

Music by, Andreya Trianna (Ninja Tune), The Dandylions and Natural self - tru thoughts.

Launch Night 
Private View Champagne Reception followed by wider general admission to view and purchase cutting edge artwork in Brighton’s latest spot.

Open Days
Local Colleges, schools & general public invited to watch and get involved in the art-making process. To the background of hip-hop beats well known artists will be creating live graffiti art, holding seminars, workshops and open forums. ‘Geisha Kids’ an opportunity for children to work alongside professional artists to create exhibition works for the gallery. 

Why is Geisha Arts unique?
Operating without the constrictions of gallery led organisations means we can pay artists an ethical percentage. 
• Artists, Designers & Musicians creating a hot bed of activity
• Collectors can view and purchase cutting edge artwork 
• An accessible outlet for budding creatives to attend artist led seminars and workshops through Art, Music, Writing, Textiles & Fashion
• A meeting place to surf the net, hang out, enjoy sumptuous organic foods, teas, cakes & exquisite cocktails surrounded by the most contemporary art work

Supporting International Childcare Trust 
Helping children who are malnourished, orphaned due to HIV/AIDS, ex-child soldiers, forced into the commercial sex-trade or who live on the streets. ICT Helps children with no-one else to turn to and gives them their childhood back