4th Jun 2011 - 9th Jun 2011
Faculty of Arts Grand Parade
University of Brighton
The Burt Brill and Cardens Graduate Show 2011 was packed full of innovative exhibits, from fashion to photography and sculpture to design, by students from the University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts.
Exhibits from more than 500 students transformed the Faculty of Arts’ Grand Parade campus into the biggest gallery in the South-East. Displaying over two buildings and three-floors worth of gallery space, over 15,000 visitors discovered the work of the class of 2011: perhaps taking the opportunity to commission work or compile a collection before students emerge as leading lights in their chosen discipline.
For exhibiting students the graduate show is the public climax to their years of study and the beginning of an exciting future. The class of 2011 followed alumni such as Turner Prize winners Rachel Whiteread and Keith Tyson, artist Alison Lapper, and fashion designers Julien Macdonald and Barbara Hulanicki.
Thanks to 16 consecutive years of sponsorship from Brighton-based solicitors Burt Brill & Cardens, the graduate show is one of the city’s cultural highlights. It boasts an ever-popular programme of events including a fashion and textiles catwalk show, family day, undergraduate open days and student prize giving ceremony - the 2011 graduate show prizes were awarded to students from right across the Faculty of Arts.
The build-up to the show included a series of video shorts by students Matt Lyver and Mark Matcham. Watch out for the whole series.
University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts
58 – 67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY
10-11 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, BN2 1RA
Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
2011 Graduate Show identity designed by Ally Carter and Sallyanne Burt