Brighton, 13 October 2010 – SNAPS, a photography exhibit by award-winning photographer Justin Spray, is coming to the Oriental in the next couple days.
Situated in the grade II listed Regency building’s bar and reception, this art exhibit is going to feature pictures of the ocean and its creatures from around the globe. The photographer has captured incredible images of the ocean’s greatest creatures and its smallest, from pilot whales to pygmy seahorses.
Justin Spray’s work was recognised in 2007 by the SUBIOS festival, earning second place for his photograph of a whale shark. SUBIOS, which stands for Sub-Indian Ocean Seychelles, is the country’s annual international film and photography festival. It seeks to promote the country’s extraordinary marine world.
The SNAPS art exhibit at the Oriental is a part of the group of exhibits sponsored by Brighton Photo Fringe, an organisation that seeks to embed artwork into the culture and life of Brighton and Hove. Every two years, the group plans a city-wide art exhibit that features upwards of 300 artists and around 100 exhibits. Justin Spray, a Brightonian, is just one of the artists featured at this biennial event.
The SNAPS exhibit will run from 15 October to 14 November, giving people ample time not only to see the great artwork, but to explore the historical Lanes, see the quirky chinoiserie of the Pavillion and to enjoy some of the fresh donuts served on the Brighton Pier.
As would be expected from a historic Brighton bed and breakfast, the Oriental reflects the values and style of Brighton as a whole. Its rooms are decorated in a retro style and emulate the oriental influences of the Pavillion and the Brighton Dome. Its historic bar was once home to the notorious nightclub the Brighton Belle. For the Oriental Brighton Photo Fringe is the perfect opportunity to showcase not only its history and style, but the style of prominent local artists.
If you are looking for a great way to spend a weekend away from home, the Brighton Photo Fringe is a great excuse to head down to Brighton. In terms of hotels, a bed and breakfast in Brighton can be a quaint and easy way to stay in a city full of quirky and interesting people and places. The Oriental offers the visitor the best Brighton has to offer with its art and histor