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Sebastian Brajkovic, Lathe v Red, 2008. Courtesy Carpenters Workshop Gallery  

Sebastian Brajkovic, Lathe v Red, 2008.

Courtesy Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Subversive Design 

12 October 2013 to 9 March 2014
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery 

Admission payable, members free

From high fashion to high street consumerism, cheeky ceramics to controversial chairs, provocative lamps to ‘rubbish’ jewellery, this major exhibition subverts your preconceptions and challenges your relationship with objects you use on a daily basis.

Subversive Design explores how designers, makers and manufacturers react to the world around them, playing with form, function and materials to create objects that provoke and amuse. For over 200 years craft and design have been used to engage and challenge political and social issues in both obvious and more hidden ways.

The exhibition includes work by a wide range of designers and makers, including Alexander McQueen, David Shrigley, Studio Job, Philippe Starck, Grayson Perry, Richard Slee, Campana Brothers, Vivienne Westwood and Leigh Bowery.

Please note: this exhibition examines provocative and challenging themes and includes some images of nudity, violence and sex.

Admission charges

Adult £6, child (5-15 years) free, concession £4, disabled £4, B&H resident (with proof of address) £3
Join the Royal Pavilion & Museums to see the exhibition for free.

How to Book

You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri), email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk, in person at any of our venues, or online below. A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Please book early as an event may be cancelled if too few tickets have been sold.

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For opening times see the venue information below. Please note last admission to the exhibition is 4.15pm.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Set in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion gardens. Its rich collections and exciting exhibits are dynamically displayed in stimulating surroundings. Entrance is free.


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