Nigel Swallow - The Founder
Who is behind this much loved and popular publication capturing the spirit of Brighton and Hove?
Well, the story started more than 20 years ago when a local photographer Nigel Swallow came up with the idea of producing a calendar in order to support local and up and coming artists in his North Laine photography gallery. The calendar is based on open call meaning that anybody can submit his or her photography. All published artists are fully credited and paid.
The Art Hoc
From this year on Nigel has passed the production to Art Hoc community interest company as he has got new ventures going on.
All the profits from the sale are put back into the local art scene. Art Hoc organises pop up galleries, exhibitions, workshops and art events. We give out small grants for local art projects.
Petrusco - The Director
Petrusco is a Brighton based artist actively engaging in various art projects. Such as photography, film making, street performances, sculpture, screen printing, installations and street art. He is also known for his political activism.
Petrusco is a member of various charities and non for profits. Brighton Ki Society, Calais Action Brighton, Brighton Mutual Aid, Fork and Dig to name some.
He also teaches meditation and self-defence martial arts. You can quite often see him on his rollerblades whizzing around Brighton.