The OXYGEN series by urbanflo opens up a powerful new lens to creatively explore the human condition and different narratives from the perspective of communities still impacted by the legacies of colonialism.

The breathTAKING exhibition is part of the Brighton Fringe edition of OXYGEN and offers a rare mainstream platform for local artists to present bold new multi-disciplinary interpretations, through illustration, digital art, spoken word and video, plus leading edge works using virtual reality, augmented reality and facial detection.

breathTAKING is curated by urbanflo founder/Director, Jenni Lewin-Turner and guest creatives include Judith Ricketts, Josef Cabey, River Sweeney and AFLO. the Poet.  The project is funded in part by Phoenix Art Space, Centre for Arts and Wellbeing at the University of Brighton and Arts Council England.

From 16 June – 25 July, the galleries at Phoenix Art Space will be open Wednesday – Sunday, 11.00 – 17.00. You do not need to pre-book to visit, but the number of people in the gallery will be limited which may result in some queuing during busier periods. See here for details on what Covid-19 health and safety measure remain in place.

  • Social distancing is required throughout Phoenix Art Space. Please keep a two-metre distance from others.
  • Please wear a face covering in the galleries and corridors.
  • Please sanitize your hands on arrival.
  • Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.


Exhibition Closing Event
Friday 23 July, 19.00 – 20.30

Online – Book your free place here.
Please join us online for the exhibition’s closing event with very special guests including Eastenders actress Suzette Llewellyn & Holby City actress Suzanne Packer who are the co-authors of Still Breathing.

Still Breathing, 100 Black Voices on Racism – Book Signing
Saturday 24 July, 12.00 – 14.30
Main Gallery, Phoenix Art Space – No booking required.
Come and meet co-authors Eastenders actress Suzette Llewellyn and Holby City actress Suzanne Packer in person at Phoenix Art Space.

ABOUT urbanflo

urbanflo is a socially engaged arts agency passionate about equity and inclusion; taking the lead on projects designed to enhance social cohesion, participation, cultural exchange, artistic investment and capacity building.  We specialise in developing platforms to explore interdisciplinary, intercultural, intersectional and international collaborative practice. We are UK-based mainly operating in the South East, but with regional, national and international partners and networks, encompassing the wide range of creative disciplines associated with performing arts, visual arts, music and film.  Together we collaborate to produce, programme and promote creative talent whilst developing new and more diverse audiences.  
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