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 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.
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.
Louise Rennison is the author of the 10 teenage diaries of Georgia Nicolson, author and performer of ‘Stevie Wonder felt my face’ and ex-Women with Beards. Broadcast with John Peel and Radio 4, and columnist for the London Evening Standard.
A well-known poster designer, illustrator and muralist, (Alfred) Clive Gardiner was trained at the Slade School of Fine Art (1909-12) and the Royal Academy Schools (1913-14). Following the First World War he trained as an art teacher before teaching at Brighton School of Art.
"There is something about the light, freedom and openness of the college that makes Brighton a different place to any other. Its proximity to London and the internationalism of the young community give it an energy all of its own. I am proud to have worked there"