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Picture of Christodoulos Kestelidis, alongside three screen shots of his animations depicting cartoon animals

Animation students work with author to bring books to life.

Roger Cowdrey offered the chance for some of our placement students to create animations for his children’s books, we hear from one of those students about the fantastic experience.

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Find out about the recent Fine Art Printmaking schools project

The Fine Art Printmaking schools project was recently delivered as 4-day long workshops by Lead Artist/Facilitator Zoe Pritchard.

Anatomy of the eye and iris coloboma

From Midwife to Medical Artist

Emily Paul graduated from the University of Brighton in 2015 with a BSc Hons Midwifery. After a traditional start as a practicing midwife, Emily discovered where her career path would take her. Here she writes about her career change, showing that unexpected twists and turns after university can all be part of a wonderful ride….

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Change Studentship reflection from Rachel Ng – “The Change Studentship has been a real driving force for me to focus on my studies and career development”

The Change Studentship is awarded to an African diaspora, Asian diaspora or ethnically diverse applicant to the Curating Collections and Heritage MA course. It covers postgraduate course fees and travel expenses to access a mentoring programme organised by the university. The studentship is open to those already working in the museums and heritage sector, as…

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Schools project workshop 2022

The Fine Art Printmaking Schools Project

The Fine Art Printmaking Schools Project ran online last year, due to Covid-19.  We are happy to report that this project went ahead again this year, face-to-face in local schools – which was wonderful for our second year Printmaking students and the pupils alike. Local schools involved were BACA and PACA, with the Widening Participation…

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Happy retirement to alumna and colleague Vikki Haffenden

Vikki Haffenden first studied at Fashion Textiles 1970’s and then went on to study for her her PhD. She has worked for the university for 30 years and is retiring at the end of February. Happy retirement Vikki. Here is her story… I came to Brighton as a student in the late 1970s. It was…

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Hope – weaving communities together

Elaine Foster-Gandey graduated with an MA in Inclusive Arts Practice in 2019. Elaine then started work as an Inclusive Arts Practitioner running workshops with marginalized groups including mental health, visual impairment, learning disabilities.  In 2020, Elaine had some extra time on her hands because all her freelance work was cancelled and she came up with…

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Apply now for the Freelands Painting Fellowship

Following the first year of the Freelands Painting Fellowship applications are now open for the second Fellowship. The Fellowship is funded by the Freelands Foundation and a partnership with The Bath School of Art, Bath Spa University; the University of Brighton, School of Art and; Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. The Fellowships will…

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Alexander de Caires on exhibiting at the London Festival of Architecture

Alexander de Caires graduated in 2015 and has just featured in the London Festival of Architecture. Here is his story…… It’s been about six years since I left Brighton, but I think you can still see its influence in the Quick Getaway Bench for the London Festival of Architecture. I completed my Bachelor in Architecture…

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Outreach to Brighton & Hove Schools with Fine Art Printmaking

The Fine Art Printmaking Schools Project, using money given by a generous donor, ran online instead this year, due to Covid-19. It was delivered and facilitated by Zoe Pritchard – practicing artist and Printmaking alumni – along with 20 of our 2nd year Printmaking students, and in collaboration with Widening Participation.  The pandemic lockdown presented…

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