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"I have illustrated many books in different media, but have always had a preference for my engraved work. In the last 15 years I have concentrated more on this area, particularly in children’s books, where I engrave both on wood and vinyl: I print and collage using textured surfaces mainly from the wood plank."
In many ways Julian Freeman’s British Art: a walk round the rusty pier (2006) was a summation of two long spells of work at Brighton. As the Polytechnic’s Exhibition Officer from October 1978 until December 1989, Julian introduced into the gallery’s annual programmes sporadic exhibitions that offered new perspectives to key themes in British art from the 1880s to the (then) present
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.
Chris Rose (MDesRCA) led Three Dimensional Design and Materials Practice at Brighton between 1994-2007. He moved to a post as Senior Critic in design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence USA, where he became Interim Dean of Graduate Studies in 2008-9.
Denise Ho founded a career in high fashion after graduating a BA (Hons) at the University of Brighton and an MA at Central Saint Martins in London. She went on to work at London’s only couture house Boudicca.
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.
Stuart Griffiths graduated in 1997. He won the Brighton Photo Fringe Biennale Open award in 2010 for his show Closer and that same year was awarded a bursary from the National Media Museum to make his first book The Myth Of The Airborne Warrior (Photoworks 2011).
Brendan Neiland is one of Britain's foremost and contemporary painters and printmakers represented in major museums and galleries worldwide including, in Britain, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Tate Gallery London, The Collections of the British Council and the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Hywel James was a fine art student at Brighton College of Art between 1962 and 1967. "I thought that a general education through the practice of art and design was both legitimate and rewarding, and so it proved to be. At Brighton I grew up, gained a measure of confidence in myself and my capabilities."
Born in 1913, Thurston Hopkins' career made him one of the great British photojournalists. Working for "Picture Post" in the fifties and becoming one of London's more successful advertising photographers before moving into teaching.
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.
Book illustrator, painter and sculptor Juliet Kepes studied at Brighton School in the later 1930s. In the early 1950s Juliet began writing and illustrating children’s books, the first of which was Five Little Monkeys (1952). With connections to the Bauhaus movement, Juliet appeared in LIFE Magazine, and worked on a number of public projects.
Having a long association with Brighton, distinguished artist and illustrator John Vernon Lord was appointed Professor of Illustration in 1986, then Professor Emeritus. His picture book "The Giant Jam Sandwich" (1972) has become a classic while his illustrated edition of The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear (1984) won two national awards.
Eiichi Kono's graphic design work in corporate identity, exhibition and publishing design has included consultancies for The Economist, WH Smith, Monotype, Arts Council, and Montblanc. He has led a team developing Japanese/Latin Open Type fonts for Microsoft Windows.
Miles Gould and Pete Dungey both graduated with Graphic Design BA(Hons) in 2010 and now work together as the Oak Design Studio.
Ian Potts was a highly successful painter and educator, leading the painting department at the Brighton College of Art. He worked primarily in watercolours, drawing on the traditions of British landscape art in the medium and bringing to it his own dynamic and creative vision. His subjects included the South East Coast of England, the Atlantic coast of France and the Mediterranean.
Keith Coventry studied Fine Art in Brighton from 1978 to 1981 before moving to do his MA at Chelsea School of Art. A painter, sculptor and curator, his fame as an artist began to spread with support from Charles Saatchi, who featured him in the Sensation exhibition in 1997.
Illustrator Andrew Restall worked from 1964 for the Post Office designing stamps and building on an existing interest in typography and printing processes. From 1975 to 1990 he ran the illustration option of the BA (Hons) Visual Communication course at Brighton Polytechnic.
Kathryn graduated with a Fine Art Printmaking BA(Hons) degree in 2011 and now works in a studio in South London.
Mike McEvoy is an architect and expert on environmental performance requirements for building components. He is currently running IFORE, a 6.3m euro Interreg research project.
Internationally renowned for her innovations in screendance, Professor Liz Aggiss is a performer, choreographer and film-maker. She was a teacher and researcher at the University of Birghton for many years, developing the institutions reputation for performance, particularly screen dance.