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Karen Norquay led the University of Brighton's provision of arts as Head of School for many years. She is a practising photographer both in the fields of research and editorial photography. Her editorial work explores the still life genre from conforming to the traditional aesthetic conventions to challenging its language and form.
Chris Shaw Hughes studied at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, graduating with a first class Critical Fine Art Practice BA(Hons) in 2008. He followed this by achieving a distinction for his MA Fine Art in 2010.
Artist Alison Lapper studied at Brighton and was invited to become a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) at the age of sixteen. She uses a range of media, from painting, photography and digital imaging to installation to explore her subjects.
Prof George Hardie produced the artwork for Led Zeppelin’s debut album (1969). As a partner at NTA Studios, he designed many iconic record covers with the design group Hipgnosis, working on Pink Floyd’s "Dark Side of the Moon" (1973) and "Wish You Were Here" (1975), the beginning of a highly successful career.
Since graduating, Phoebe has undertaken a number of artist residencies, in the UK, USA and Greenland.
In 2011, she won the British Ceramics Biennial £10,000 Spode Award and her winning piece, entitled Fragment.
Hand-weaver, artist and teacher, Barker moved to Brighton in 1959. Her silk and wool abstract hangings were shown in the exhibition ‘Weaving for Walls’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1965. She showed her work with the Brighton Phoenix Group from late 50s to 1982.
Spencer graduated in 1997 with a BA(Hons) Editorial Photography and quickly became known for his groundbreaking editorial style for The Face and Sleazenation magazines.
Alice Stevenson was born in London in 1982 and studied Graphic Design, graduating in 2005. She lives and works in East London as a freelance illustrator, surface pattern designer and artist on numerous advertising, editorial and publishing commissions, designed furnishing fabric and stationary and exhibited her work in the UK and abroad.
Stuart Morgan's critical writings established him as a leading writer on the art of the 1980s and 1990s. Travelling widely in Europe and the United States, he was widely admired by many artists as a result of his sensitivity to, and careful interpretation of, their opinions.
Louise Giblin was born in 1963 and lives and works on the East Sussex/Kent border. She graduated with a Fine Art Sculpture BA(Hons), also studying MA History and Theory of Modern Art at Chelsea College of Art. Her tutors at Brighton included the acclaimed sculptor Antony Gormley.
Harry Watts graduated in Editorial Photography BA(Hons) in 2009 and since been involved in a number of professional projects including working with international artists.
Following a BA(Hons) in Fashion Design specialising in Woven Textiles, Sarah Arnett went on to become a professional illustrator and designer, creating beautiful print dresses, illustrations, wallpaper and interior textiles under the brand name of Modern Love sold through Liberty of London.
Sandrine Cohen is principally a jewellery designer and has been represented in the collections of a number of prestigious firms including Baccarat and Christofle. Following studies at Brighton with Caroline Broadhead she went to Los Angeles before settling in Paris.
David Robson joined Brighton Polytechnic School of Architecture in early 1984. "The ethos of the School still owed much to its Arts and Crafts foundations with a structure of Beaux Art rationalism and clad with a layer of Bauhaus modernism."
"I think it is fair to say that I have never deviated from the aims of the original Brighton expressive arts course (if there were any) of which I was part of the first year’s intake. Bemused tutors, perhaps not sure how this ghetto course would develop"
Gwyther Irwin was an artist of great originality and invention who became head of fine art at Brighton College of Art in 1969, where he remained until 1984.
Fred Butler studied Fashion Design BA(Hons), graduating in 2003. She is a props stylist and accessories designer with her own company, Fred Butler Style.
Laurence Scarfe worked in wide range of visual disciplines: book and magazine illustration, poster and wallpaper design, mural painting, fine art and ceramic decoration. He taught at the Central School of Art from 1945 to 1970, followed by a decade at Brighton Polytechnic, lecturing on the history of illustration and graphic design.
"As a young teenager I loved the degree shows (mainly I think, because the students would sell me wine in a plastic cup!). I liked everything about the college, from the inky smell to the squeaky corridors, but as I got older teenage rebellion kicked in and I dropped out of education (and society) to become a traveller and live in a bus."
Following her BA(Hons) in Design History at the University of Brighton, completed in 1984, Amy de la Haye studied for an MA in Cultural History at the Royal College of Art (RCA). In 1991 she was appointed as Curator of Twentieth Century Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
3D design tutor Sean Hetterley, was warmly remembered by colleagues for his murals at the annual Pottery Party.
Sean made a point of thoroughly researching the themes for his murals and he hoped that viewers grasped the literary allusions and intended parodies incorporated in them.