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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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Melody Hesaraky’s story since graduating

Melody Hesaraky graduated in BA Hons Design and Craft in 2014. She was one of our shortlisted Alumni Award nominees. Here is her story. What have you got up to since leaving the university? In 2014 I received my BA(Hons) Bachelor of arts in 3D Design and Craft from University of Brighton. My curiosity and…

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The Future of Footwear – by Alex Witty

Alex Witty is one of our (BSc) Product Design students. Alex has won several awards and prizes, including the ‘Santander Universities – University of Brighton Growth Grant’, and the ‘Fred Maillardet Breakthrough Award’. Here’s Alex’s story in his own words: “I’m Alex Witty, a 3rd year Product Design (BSc) student at the University of Brighton…

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Need it Made by Alex Burn

Alex Burn graduated in Product Design in 2010. As a result of his experiences during his time at Brighton, he then set up his company Need it Made. Here is his story: In the final year of my Product Design and Technology course where we were given free rein to complete any project we wanted…

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Alison’s leading role for the Fringe

University of Brighton graduate and recipient of an honorary doctorate degree, Alison Lapper MBE, has been chosen as Freedom Season Ambassador for the Brighton Fringe Festival. The Freedom Season was created in 2018 as a way for disabled, neuro-diverse, deaf and hard of hearing audiences and artists to access the festival more easily. The season…

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How Dumbo inspired top fashion designer

Walt Disney’s big-eared elephant Dumbo is the inspiration for the latest collection from one of the UK’s leading fashion designers, Brighton-based Ong Oaj Pairam. Ong, who graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA(Hons) in Fashion and Business in 2008, is famed for his luxury women’s wear designs including his film premiere creation for…

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Graduate’s ‘Naked Truths’ chosen for national exhibition

A University of Brighton graduate has been selected to exhibit her work in FBA Futures 2020, the annual survey of contemporary figurative art being produced in UK art schools. Miranda Forrester, who graduated this year in Fine Art Painting, created ‘Naked Truths’ which will feature in what is the UK’s largest annual survey of its…

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