Crossover Point is a community project led by artist Becky Warnock for HOUSE Biennial, 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 of work, at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and O N C A. A moving image work by Becky will be exhibited at the museum and the participant’s work will be exhibited in the special exhibition at ONCA.
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 is a partnership between HOUSE Biennial, Brighton Table Tennis Club and Photoworks, supported by the Royal Pavilion & Museums and ONCA.
Brighton Table Tennis Club 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 will culminate in a moving image collaborative work, screened in the Willett gallery at Brighton Museum. Accompanying this piece, an installation of photographs, collage and drawings from Brighton Table Tennis Club participants produced during the project will be displayed at ONCA Gallery. The exhibitions along with the rest of HOUSE Biennial across the city of Brighton and Hove, open on 30 September. The ONCA exhibition opens on 11 October and runs until 25 October.
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.