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.
Prof George Hardie produced the artwork for Led Zeppelin’s debut album (1969). As a partner at NTA Studios, he designed many iconic record covers with the design group Hipgnosis, working on Pink Floyd’s "Dark Side of the Moon" (1973) and "Wish You Were Here" (1975), the beginning of a highly successful career.
Karen Norquay led the University of Brighton's provision of arts as Head of School for many years. She is a practising photographer both in the fields of research and editorial photography. Her editorial work explores the still life genre from conforming to the traditional aesthetic conventions to challenging its language and form.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan, otherwise known as Bat for Lashes, graduated from the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts with a Performance and Visual Arts BA(Hons).