Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton
In 2012, LJA has been engaged to run a number of media campaigns. 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 have also promoted The Lost Pagodas, which launched Pavilion Contemporary: four highly imaginative installations around the Pavilion, by acclaimed artist Geraldine Pilgrim, to enhance and elucidate this extraordinary building.
Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
We now devise and carry out the publicity campaigns for Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum’s special exhibitions programme, which launched with the highly successful Constable & Salisbury, followed by Circles & Tangents: Art in the Shadow of Cranborne Chase. Look out for next year’s show, Rex Whistler: A Talent Cut Short – the paintings and archive of a most versatile artist
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 this 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
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 and 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.