The Gallery

We have a specious exhibition space in our central Brighton café in which we showcase work by local artists.  We have introduced a STAS hanging system so that work is hung professionally and exhibited to the highest standard.  We have a range of artists exhibiting at any one time in a variety of mediums and we also host larger solo or group exhibitions.

 The International Women’s Day art exhibition

The International Women’s Day art exhibition at Brighthelm Community Centre was brilliant. The Helm Cafe curated it and displayed for a few weeks before the main event, which took place on March 31st.
tony hammond The exhibition drew attention to the skills and talents of local artists in Brighton: each project was unique and different from the others, but they all had a common purpose: spread the value of women and their inner essence. Specifically, the main idea was to celebrate artistic female talent who portray strong, confident female figures in their work, and art which highlights issues which affect girls and women. Unfortunately, not all the artists were present at the exhibition. I was able to talk to some of them and share some anecdotes or stories while chilling and drinking together a glass of wine. The atmosphere was really nice, the artists and all the people were spontaneous and enjoying themselves.

Artists included:

Sarah Gillings AKA S.o.S.   20160406_105220

Alison Langridge

Anya Zervudachi

Rod Yarrow

Annmarie Hughes

Harri Halpin

Julia Ann Field

Lucy Le Brocq

Judi Thomas

Natalie Edge Cowley

Christine Alford

Tony Hammond


Bright N Green


Bright n Green, a Brighton University Students’ Union campaign, will target different aspects of sustainability including transport, employability skills and student accommodation, through activities such as setting up a student bike co-op on campus, paid internships with local green businesses, and energy efficiency improvements to student housing.  The aim is to achieve a step change in sustainable values, behaviours and activities by encouraging students to realise their own ideas and providing support for student led co-operatives & societies.


Julia Field

Rottingdean by Julia Field


This exhibition featured original work by Julia Field.  Julia is a Brighton based artist of life figures and portraits . Her unique works are in made using acrylic, oil, watercolour and pencil.




Tom Stevens

Brighton Pier by Tom Stevens

This exhibition featured print illustrations by Tom Stevens. Tom makes pencil sketches or sometimes sketches directly onto a graphics tablet. He then scans them at high resolution using Photoshop to overlay many different layers of colour to create an amazing effect.