LJA is running the press and media campaign for the opening of The Keep, a world-class archive centre and major new facility that will house the exceptional collections of the East Sussex County Record Office, the Royal Pavilion & Museums local history archives and audio collection and University of Sussex Special Collections. This 'Centre of Excellence' for conservation and preservation will represent the next generation of archive buildings in the UK and is located at Woollards Field, Moulsecoomb, East Sussex. It is scheduled to open in November/ December 2013.
Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton
LJA has been taken on to run the publicity campaign for a major exhibition on Subversive Design at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (12 October 2013 - 9 March 2014). In 2012, we were engaged to run a number of media campaigns for this organisation. We publicised World Stories: Young Voices, the innovative reinterpretation and redisplay of Brighton Museum's world class ethnographic collection; and ran the communications campaign for Biba & Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki, a major exhibition at the museum celebrating this iconic brand, its far reaching influence and Hulanicki’s later achievements. We also promoted The Lost Pagodas, which launched 'Pavilion Contemporary' with four highly imaginative installations around the Pavilion, by acclaimed artist Geraldine Pilgrim, to enhance and elucidate this extraordinary building.
Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
We have devised and carried out the publicity campaigns for Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum’s special exhibitions programme. This launched with the highly successful Constable & Salisbury, followed by Circles & Tangents: Art in the Shadow of Cranborne Chase. Their most recent exhibition, Rex Whistler: A Talent Cut Short – the paintings and archive of a most versatile artist, opened in May this year.
Artists' Open Houses (AOH) in Brighton & Hove - art in domestic space
A regular LJA client, Brighton’s festival of Artists’ Open Houses, in May, is the largest event of its kind in the UK, with 1,500 exhibiting artists and makers across the city and surrounding area. Together with its highly successful, smaller Christmas festival, these are eagerly anticipated calendar events each year.
One of the country’s leading independent schools is another regular client, for whom we promote its ethos, educational programme and projects.
Art, craft and heritage projects
We masterminded the entire communications campaign for museumaker, a major national scheme, supported by ACE, for 16 museums across the country. This unlocked the creative potential of collections through imaginative interchanges between the heritage and contemporary craft sectors. museumaker has had a positive legacy; for instance the initiative gave The Royal Pavilion staff their first ever opportunity to commission contemporary art for this iconic building. Such was its success, that they gained the funding to establish ‘Pavilion Contemporary’.
Over many years, LJA has acted as press consultants for the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton, for their major exhibitions, as well as other developments such as the openings of both the refurbished Brighton Museum and Hove Museum and the opening of the award-winning Brighton Jubilee Library.
Other arts and heritage projects include publicity campaigns for Farley Farm House, the former Sussex home of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, a unique testament to the Surrealists; Hidden Treasures from the Mary Rose, a major exhibition at Whitgift Conference Centre, Croydon; the opening of the Bedford Gallery and a major Edward Bawden exhibition at The Higgins, Bedford.
Music and theatre projects
LJA has recently been taken on to publicise The Hanover Band, one of the UK's finest period instrument orchestras. Other press and media work for the performing arts ranges from the bicentenary celebrations of the historic Theatre Royal Brighton to productions at Dartington International Summer School of Music, and the UK premiere of a new production by Footsbarn Travelling Theatre at Hall for Cornwall; as well as concerts and education projects for the Brook Street Band at the Wigmore Hall.
Lianne Jarrett is on the Executive Committee of Brighton & Hove’s Arts & Creative Industries Commission. For this, she instigated and created the regular Brighton & Hove Cultural Calendar, a quarterly digest of all major arts events across the city.