Wednesday 21 June

Work & Art: Screening and Panel Discussion


Fabrica, Brighton

Thursday 22 June

Screening: The Future of Work and Death (2016)

Directed by Sean Blacknell and Wayne Walsh


Fabrica, Brighton

Work, Non-Work and the Future of Work:

Screening and Discussion


Fabrica, Brighton

Saturday 24 June

Diep~Haven Festival Film Programme


Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven

Presentation of Diep~Haven Festival 2017:

WORK/ TRAVAIL + artists in residence


Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven

Sunday 25 June

Diep~Haven Festival Film Programme


Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven

Screening: I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Directed by Ken Loach


Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven

Programme curated by Rosie Hermon and

Joanna Harrison

In 2017, the Diep-Haven Festival will engage with the theme of ‘work’, with the memory of the long tradition associated with the representation of work/labour, as well as the history of photography and the relation between the two. We are inviting artists of all backgrounds to work in the context of Dieppe and/or Newhaven and their surrounding areas, including the ferry route linking the two towns.


The history of the representation of work in art is strongly linked to the development of ideas around social reform, humanism and socialism since the 18th century. Beyond the memorialisation and appreciation of the individual and his/her work, the representation of the worker implies a subjective understanding that foregrounds a particular aspect of the person and/or their activity, freeing them from the totalising images of ‘the workforce’ in order to draw out and contemplate who the people are that make up the working community today.


We selected projects that have a connection to lens-based practice, which engage with and interrogate modes of representation in order to deliver a personal response to the specific context in which the work is created.

UK Programme 21-25 June, Newhaven & Brighton

This year the UK festival programme is a preface to the festival in Dieppe, it opens up a conversation about the current status of work and the worker through three interconnected sub-themes: Work and Art, Work and the Body, and Work, Non-Work and the Future of Work. Each of these is explored through artist film and discussion, which invite the contributions of national and international artists, academics, activists and festival audience. The festival also presents the new commissions by this year's Diep~Haven artists in residence, Coline Dupuis, Charlotte Perrin, Laura Morsch-Kihn and Alexis Manchion, who have each created new work in and around Dieppe and Newhaven.


More information about each of the events in the UK programme is available here.  

Monster (2016), film still, Jeremy Hutchinson, courtesy the artist

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