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Wonder Lab

Hove Museum of Creativity
10 to 12 February 2024

Wonder Lab

Hove Museum of Creativity

Saturday 10, Sunday 11, Monday 12 February

10am – 4pm 

Free, all ages, no need to book

Come join artists experimenting with our film and media collection. Four visual artists are making artworks inspired by our city’s cinematic past.

Visitors can meet the artists and collaborate in activities designed to engage audiences with an extraordinary archive, celebrating our filmmaking heritage and discover gems from pioneers based in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham at the birth of the film industry. 

The commissioned artists, Sapphire Goss, Annis Joslin, Bella Okuya and Connor Turansky have been working with materials from luminaries such as George Albert Smith and James Williamson, who lived and worked in Hove and started making films in the 1890s. They both made great advances in filmmaking, including editing techniques, the close-up, use of locations and sets, and developing film narratives.


We hope the imaginations of our Wonder Lab visitors will be sparked by the spirit of innovation embodied in the collection and we can’t wait to see the resulting creations!


Wonder Lab is part of Days of Wonder a three-year project produced by Corridor and Videoclub in partnership with Brighton & Hove Museums with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Screen Archive South East.

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