Aldrich Collection of Fine Art and Artefacts University of Brighton Faculty of Arts

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The Aldrich Collection is a growing collection of art and design works hosted at the University of Brighton.

Founded in 1995 by Michael and Sandy Aldrich, it focuses primarily on the work of students and staff from the institution since its foundation as the Brighton School of Art in 1859. Important areas of the collection include works by John Vernon Lord, George Hardie, Brendan Neiland, Alan Davie, Quentin Blake, Kenneth McKendry and Mark Power.


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An important part of the Aldrich Collection is the work of recent graduates, purchased from them during the annual University of Brighton Graduate Show. The works include ceramics, textiles and photography as well as painting and sculpture. Other works in the collection include prints, limited edition books and original works by alumni and associates of the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts.

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A book showcasing works from the Aldrich collection is one of the books available from the Faculty of Arts online shop. 

Eric Bates Head

Eric Bates, Untitled (Head) 1984, litho print 58.5com x 44.5cm