Encountering Encounters: The Book

Encountering Encounters is a book that celebrates the first decade of our community art project embedded in the exciting, quirky and arty city of Brighton & Hove.

This beautifully produced 68-page book tells the story of how Encounters evolved and learnt how to make a contribution to our community.

To buy your copy of the book go to the ‘get in touch’ page.

Our May 2022 Show

Encounters offers an inspirational experience for visitors who can enjoy the work of international and local artists whose work is strikingly distinctive, bold and progressive. Most of the pieces on display have not been shown previously in Europe.

Encounters last show for the summer festival is on the 28/29 May.

One the 28th and 29th there will be Face Painting for Children from 2:30 – 6pm and Art Lessons from 4 to 5pm each day

2022 Theme: Future… Memory in Art

Akronos Art sense a future not yet built – a page to overwrite.

Tono Arias re-examines the lived past to foresee aspects of destiny.

Lise Moller’s sculptures transform nature into gifts for the future.

Gustavo Zajac brings timeless greatness into our present, thereby enriching the future.

Ned Hoskins, whose inspiration inspired a movement, provides imagery to encounter life boldly.


Our Arty-Shop and Encounters.Digital

Many pieces by the artists featured in Encounters’ shows are available for sale throughout the year.

We can dispatch items by post or you can visit our Arty-Shop by on open days or by appointment.

Encounters.Digital is launching a new initiative in 2022 to make digital art widely available. Visit https://www.encountersdigital.com/

"I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents."

Pablo Picasso

"A work of art is not an object, it's not a thing, it's a proposal for mankind, a proposal for society."

Waldemar Cordeiro

"Art is not what you see but what you make others see".

Edgar Degas