Here you will find tributes to 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 College of Arts and Humanities' 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.
Do submit your own profile or recommendation and also keep in touch with Brighton Alumni – the official alumni association for all former students of the University of Brighton and all its predecessor institutions.
Book illustrator, painter and sculptor Juliet Kepes studied at Brighton School in the later 1930s. In the early 1950s Juliet began writing and illustrating children’s books, the first of which was Five Little Monkeys (1952). With connections to the Bauhaus movement, Juliet appeared in LIFE Magazine, and worked on a number of public projects.
Murray Ballard was born in Brighton and graduated in 2007. He was selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed '08 at The Photographer's Gallery. In 2011 the British Journal of Photography recognised him as an "emerging photographer of note", following his debut solo show, The Prospect of Immortality, at Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
Simon Kernick is a best-selling thriller novelist. The Business of Dying, the story of a London detective was released in July 2002, to much critical acclaim, with The Guardian describing it as “a gem”, and The Independent hailing it as “the crime debut of the year”.