However, it would stand to reason that, given its size and the number of artists living in the city, Brighton might have more exciting galleries to actually display a decent amount of the art it produces. Instead it seems a lot can be found seasonally at festivals and graduate exhibitions at Brighton University with its high profile arts degrees.
I may be wrong about all this - please do tell me if I'm missing something! In the meantime, I am not prepared to wait until the summer to see some art/intriguing objects, and I already went to Brighton Museum and Art Gallery last weekend. I am too poor for London adventures at the moment, and so opted for an afternoon jaunt to Hove Museum and Art Gallery with my boyfriend's little sister (herself a very talented artist - see
The main appeal of this trip was, admittedly, the fact that admission is free, it's within walking distance and, wait for it - there's an extensive toy collection in a place named Wizard's Attic! Given my toy obsession, which seems to be getting worse despite getting further and further away from a socially acceptable age to be playing with toys, I couldn't actually resist. Just look at these!
There were also history and film sections which featured some lovely imagery, including some from Hove's quaint seaside town past.
I am going to make it my mission to visit Brighton Toy Museum soon, though it actually costs money to go there and I have certain faraway friends who would probably love it so may wait until I have the excuse of an enthusiastic visitor.
Next week I shall be reunited with my Blythe doll and all will be right with the world.