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Turner Prize winning artist Helen Cammock creates first public artwork for home town Brighton

Brighton CCA has announced a new commission for summer 2023 – a major public artwork by Turner Prize-winning artist Helen Cammock; one of her latest projects since jointly winning the Turner Prize and first-ever public commission for her home town of Brighton.

Helen Cammock will present The deepest crease in the fold of stone and the sweet taste of salt from 4th August until 24th September 2023.

The Summer Commissions at Brighton CCA are an ongoing series of temporary public artworks shown at scale in the centre of Brighton on Brighton CCA’s exterior, viewable from Victoria Park Gardens. Previous commissions include Alexandre da Cunha and Jade Montserrat. Helen Cammock will produce a series of six connected works responding to the architecture of the city; its history, materiality and textures from flint walls to ancient roads and skate parks. 

Encompassing Cammock’s use of text and abstracted photographic imagery, this new large-scale work embodies the concept of architecture as a vessel; a place the artist says

‘’for conversations and re-imaginings of self and as a purveyor of readings and activations. Fold upon fold through material, texture, moments and place.’’

Turner Prize winning artist Helen Cammock was born in 1970 in Staffordshire and is based in Brighton and London. In her practice film, photography, print, text, song and performance examine mainstream historical and contemporary narratives about Blackness, womanhood, oppression and resistance, wealth and power, poverty and vulnerability. Her works often cut across time and geography, layering multiple voices as she investigates the cyclical nature of histories in her visual and aural assemblages. She is represented by Kate MacGarry. 

We are delighted to be working with Helen to present this ambitious new work for Brighton, which will be visible to the public on the exterior of our gallery during the summer months. Six large scale works will envelop the exterior of our building, giving audiences visiting Brighton this summer a unique opportunity to view Helen Cammock’s newest work, at an impressive scale and outside of the gallery walls.

Ben Roberts, Artistic Director, Brighton CCA,

Helen Cammock’s opening at Brighton CCA coincides with her weekend-long takeover of billboards across Brighton as part of ‘All About Love’, a project commissioned by BUILDHOLLYWOOD, curated by Zarina Rossheart. buildhollywood.co.uk/all-about-love 



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