3rd Jun 2006 2:14pm - 7th Jun 2006 2:14pm
Sallis Benney Theatre
150 miniature white swans, suspended live goldfish, rooms full of jam and a clock that tells the time using live ants, have all been past talking points of the University of Brighton's Burt, Brill & Cardens' Graduate Show, and this year promises to be no exception...
During the first week of June the University of Brighton opens its doors to the public for the annual Burt, Brill & Cardens' Graduate Show 2006 (Saturday 3 - Thursday 8 June). For one week the arts faculty is transformed into a large-scale exhibition space, showcasing new work by 500 art & design graduates, attracting over 15,000 visitors.
A time of artistic celebration, the graduate show is accompanied by a bumper programme of activities each day in the university courtyard including; special Students Awards and the much talked about Catwalk Fashion Show both taking place on Saturday 3 June; a Family Day with open air BBQ and the return of the hugely popular Big Knit - which invites novices and pros to come down with their knitting needles on Sunday 4 June. In addition, there will be a new Charity Fashion Show by first and second year students on Tuesday 6 June. Plus live music everyday during lunchtime.
The University of Brighton prides itself on producing some of the UK's most extraordinarily talented artists and designers. Past students include legendary Biba designer, Barbara Hulanicki and more recently, ex-fashion graduates Julien Macdonald (British Designer of the Year 2001) and Gresham Blake, modish tailor to style conscious stars and listed in Time Out as one of Brighton's new wave of entrepreneurs.