Here you will find tributes to some of our past students, past staff, our friends and supporters going back to the early days of the Brighton School of Art in the nineteenth century and looking forward to the developing careers of our more recent members.
Building upon the research compiled in 2009 for the the Faulty of Arts' anniversary book these webpages give a selection of those lives and events that have made this a special place in the history of arts and education in Britain.
Hywel James was a fine art student at Brighton College of Art between 1962 and 1967. "I thought that a general education through the practice of art and design was both legitimate and rewarding, and so it proved to be. At Brighton I grew up, gained a measure of confidence in myself and my capabilities."
"I came to study in Brighton... in order to find the furthest college from my home at which to study art. This method paid off, because I found a truly exceptional and open educational system that has stood me in good stead throughout my art career."
Richard Slee’s work is intrinsically concerned with the domestic interior. There are references to the decorative, the ornamental and the symbolic, both from the past and our contemporary culture. He has established an international reputation as an artist and designer.