Salon is a project showcasing the artistic practice of professional services and technical staff across the School of Media.
Salon showcases the artistic practice of professional services and technical staff across the University of Brighton’s School of Media. Taking inspiration from the RCA’s Hidden (2018) and Tate’s Inside Job: A Tate Staff Exhibition (2018), Salon provides a platform for the talent often unseen in academic spaces.
Eleven colleagues will be exhibiting new work of varied medium including photography, moving image, painting, and installation. All the participants contribute greatly to the teaching, learning and support of students.
Exhibiting will be Sean Birnie, Joshua Legallienne, Jess Dadds, Ridder Levitt, Rachel Maloney, Simon Sandys, James William Murrary, Matt Page, Kirsty Thomas, Thomas Truscott and John Williams.
Alongside their roles within The School of Media, these staff regularly exhibit and participate in residencies both nationally and internationally, most recently James William Murray at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne and Joshua Legalliene at Koumaria, Greece. Staff, such as Sean Birnie have been recipients of The Magnum Photos/Photo London Graduate Photographers Award (2016) and Matt Page who was awarded ‘Best Short Film’, LA International Festival of Cinema, 2019. They are practitioners and educators who constantly develop their research, Rachel Maloney being the V&A/University of Brighton Research Fellow 2019/20.
The exhibition is curated by SoM SSGT, Haley Moyse Fenning. This will be Haley’s final project at Brighton University before she undertakes a graduate fellowship with The Getty, Los Angeles.
The exhibition takes place at Edward Street Gallery and will then be open to the public between Tuesday 27 August and Friday 6 September 2019.