Reasons I love Brighton: MAUER KUNST @ Stick Mikes Frog Bar
Every now and again, MAUER KUNST, a collective of artists, illustrators and curators, brings its collaboration of live artists and musicians to Sticky Mikes in Brighton. It’s a really exciting night, as the walls are painted white and artists are invited to ‘art’ on them. This edition was particularly special, as the piano, a recent addition to Sticky Mikes, was painted as the wonderful Catherine Ireton played a couple of sets from her album ‘From Me To You’.
These nights are the reason why the art community is so strong here, it becomes a lot more relaxed and collaborative, by appearing in a bar there isn’t any stuffiness or preconceptions of the space, and it’s fun. The work is also temporary, as the next MAUER KUNST prepares the space again for a new set of artists. It makes me very warm inside to know people are doing this (not just from the beer).