With work for Magnum and July Skies, graphic designer Martin Anderson is internationally renowned for his work on book covers, album sleeves and for his representations of music. He is founder and creative director of Andersen M Studio, an independent multi-disciplinary art and design studio.
Since the mid Eighties Tony Benn has been a practicing artist, primarily a painter, exploring the inter-relations between a critical theoretical understanding of art and art history with an art practice that has been concomitant with these concerns. He exhibits regularly, with interests in realist painting and pragmatist philosophy.
Duncan Bullen is a principle lecturer and is Programme Leader of Fine Art. His research encompass' drawing and printmaking as ‘being present’ and ‘making present’ exploring the value of sensory acuity, focusing on touch, breath and surface. His research references theory about drawing and meditation practice and the reciprocity between practitioner and the world as ameliorative development.
Lecturing in Illustration, Paul Burgess is a professional illustrator and artist, working in projects with Jarvis Cocker of Pulp and authoring the book 'Satellite: Sex Pistols Graphic Design and Memorabilia.' He is interested in contemporary collage, graphic design from the Punk Rock movement and the possibilities offered by embracing error within illustration and graphic design.
Leah Capaldi is an artist working at the boundaries of sculpture and performance, her work responds to themes of exploitation, power, object and desire She continues to challenge existing beliefs and stereotypes within a gendered, political and cultural context, exploring theses notions in relation to social reference.
Multi-disciplinary artist George Chakravarthi has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally. He considers much of his work to be a series of 'self portraits'. As a multi-disciplined artist he draws inspiration from cinema, art history, fashion, photography, the personal, the collective, racial heritages and adopted cultures.
Photographer Jim Cooke works mainly in the landscape, being particularly interested in the relationship between the perceived ‘natural’ and human intervention and in establishing an acceptance of the synergy of these forces. His work has been collected by major galleries internationally.
Professor Matthew Cornford is an artist, researcher and course leader for the BA(Hons) Fine Art Critical Practice course. Matthew Cornford is currently working on a major photographic survey of former British art schools. Working in collaboration with Prof. John Beck (University of Westminster) the project explores the place of art schools and art students in local, regional and national terms.
Scottish choreographer, composer and filmmaker Billy Cowie collaborates closely with Liz Aggiss. A Principal Research Fellow at the university he specialises in performative texts, screendance, dance and learning difficulties, theatre performance and installation.
Amy Cunningham is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the glitches and gaps in forms, media and ideas using the singing voice and visual art. She has exhibited her performance, installation and screen-based work in various galleries and spaces in Europe since 2000. She collaborates widely with researchers, artists and institutions.
A former linguist, Susan Diab's art practice encompasses a broad range of media, activities and sites. She is interested in the role of the artist within different projects of empowerment such as community or outreach art and has worked in the field of artist employability and art education.
Artist and filmmaker Denis Doran's current practice has emerged out of a background of documentary/ reportage photography during the 1980s-90s. He works digitally, initially collecting and assembling ephemera: detritus, scraps of images, typographic fragments and text, which function as aids to memory.
Having engaged in experimental music and live performance before his studies, Sean Dower became interested in the hidden legacy in the visual arts which 'performance art' represents. The physical elements of 'performance' still permeate his diverse projects, which have naturally included a strong 'live' element.
Nadine Feinson makes paintings, painting installation and text work. She also collaborates with SPV Ltd, which enact transactions incorporating exchange, currency and service. Her research is preoccupied with the mechanics of image formation through mark and gesture and an understanding of painting as a medium of exchange and potential motion.
Mary Anne Francis is an artist who has shown in a wide-range of venues stretching from Tate Britain, via London Underground ('Platform for Art'), to the hoardings of Brick Lane. Her writing about art has been published in an equally diverse array of outlets that include 'Art Monthly', 'The Times Literary Supplement', a number of academic journals, books, and exhibition catalogues and essays.
Composer and performer Conall Gleeson's work for electronics and live instrumentation have been performed internationally. He leads Performance & Visual Art at Brighton, is director of the ensemble Scratch the Surface and explores the relationships between performer, composer and audience which underpin contemporary performance practices.
Sue Gollifer lectures in Fine Art, is the assistant editor of 'Digital Creativity' and has established a number of international artistic and educational contacts Her interests focus on the impact of new technology within the practice of Fine Art and is senior archivist for the International Symposium of Electronic Art.
Painter Oliver Gosling has sustained a painting practice with interests and influences that have taken him to Japan and latterly to China. In Oliver Gosling's work, landscape elements, human heads and traces are pared down to a point of stillness and simplicity, to their essential ‘anonymous’ shape.
Media studies lecturer Paula Hearsum specialises in Popular Music and Journalism. She believes that media is something you do as well as think about. Her professional background includes a decade as a music journalist before moving into new media as an editor and consultant appearing on tv and radio as well as many public speaking engagements.
Francis Hodgson is Professor of Cultural Photography. He is the former photography critic for the Financial Times, and the former Head of Photographs at Sotheby’s, London. A specialist in photography of many years standing, Hodgson is unusual in having worked at a senior level both in the cultural and in the commercial aspects of photography.
An internationally acclaimed sculptor, Professor Hooker extends the creative boundaries between disciplines and processes. His work involves fusions of dance, music and theatre as well as sculpture, photography, drawing and printmaking. He leads the Fine Art MA at Brighton.
Interested in storytelling through images and objects, folk and outsider art, philosophies of the body and drawing, Margaret Huber works with series of drawings developed from random ephemera. Her most recent work explores the line between representation and invention in natural history illustration.
Focussing on themes such as the marking of memory, absence and loss, artist Suzanne Hutchinson creates solo installation works, documentation material, paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures and constructs cross disciplinary collaborative projects.
Claudia Kappenberg lectures in performance, dance and visual arts. Her interests include cinematic and choreographic practices, critical theory and philosophies of art and the body. She leads the Screendance Network and is Co-Editor of the International Journal of Screendance.
Mikhail Karikis' interdisciplinary practice embraces a variety of media to create immersive audiovisual installations and performances. His work emerges from his long-standing investigation of the voice as a sculptural material and a sociopolitical agent. Karikis often collaborates with communities to highlight alternative modes of human existence, production and agency.
Judith Katz came to photography following interests in dance and performance art. The attention to small details and rituals of life, the overlooked, the forgotten, the impermanent have been key elements in her photographic work arising from her performance experience
Mine Kaylan's background is in performance art, visual and physical theatre and performance poetry working as writer, director, performer and actor. She specialises in context specific practice, creating cross-disciplinary works across performance/live arts and cultural/critical studies.
Graphic designer Siobhan Keaney's work is recognised worldwide. Samples are in the permanent collection in the Twentieth Century Gallery at the Victoria & Albert museum, London. She employs a free-form sensibility about the use of images and text through collage or using more painterly free-form technique.
Dr Johanna Love lecturers in Fine Art Printmaking. Love’s recent practice-based PhD thesis entitled Dust: Exploring new ways of viewing the printed photographic image, explores how the visual presence of dust may shift perception and reading of an image in various paradoxical ways.
Leader of the PMIS programme, Joanna Lowry’s research interests revolve around the impact of photographic technologies upon late twentieth century and contemporary art practices, but also upon the way in which those practices have contributed to changing ideas about the nature of the photographic image.
Karen Morgan is a graphic designer specialising in design for print, working with a wide range of clients. Her on-going enthusiasms are typography, ephemera, collecting, artist’s books and picture books of all types. She enjoys both collaborative and self-initiated projects with other designers, illustrators, historians and writers.
Professor Newbury’s research interests encompass the relationship between photography, history and memory, photographic and visual research methods and methodology, and an engagement in the development of postgraduate research education and training. Within this strand he has developed a specific interest in research ethics.
Powell's work is often a juxtaposition of many different elements, drawn and found and that are amalgamated utilising collage and often taken through different forms of printmaking. Screen print has been the basis of many of Powell’s personally innovative image making that is often layered with communication and meaning.
Xavier Ribas' documentary photographic practice embraces cross-disciplinary approaches to research. His large photographic grids, often including text, archive materials and moving image, investigate histories and geographies of abandonment, contested sites and objects, temporary settlements, spaces of urban corporate development and exclusion, border territories, and geographies of extraction.
Matt Rudkin's career has encompassed work in puppetry, cabaret, live art and street theatre, as a performer, writer, maker and director. In his own work he seeks to combine these skills to create provocative, playful work that blurs distinctions between art and entertainment.
Naomi Salaman works collaboratively with other artists and theorists on projects which aim to investigate an area of debate and theory within the possible and impossible spaces of fine art practice and exhibition. Her visual practice and written texts come together in research and exhibition projects
With a distinguished international freelance career in journalistic photography, Aaron Schuman also a curator and critic of photography, with several major contributions to photographic exhibition practice. He is director and editor of the online photography journal, SeeSaw Magazine.
Professor Kelly Snook is a music producer, music technologist, and data sonification researcher working at the intersection of the arts, science, and technology. She is one of the creators of the mi.mu Gloves, which allow artists to create and perform gesturally.
Fine artist Christopher Stevens is subject leader in Fine Art Painting. His practice, spanning painting, drawing, photography, animation and video, seeks to redefine painting as a way of thinking specific to the physicality of the medium. His work has won numerous national awards.
Internationally recognised as an artist working primarily on paper, Emma has a wide exhibition profile and a series of residencies and awards. Drawn to places that put a perspective on the viewer Emma's works include major series based on field trips to Antarctica and her knowledge of Berlin.
Jim Stoten is a second year tutor on the illustration course at Brighton. His drawings consist of vast, intricate landscapes which are filled with the lives of tuba playing elephants, joyful, dancing robots and crocodiles eating ice cream. Jim's unique world has featured in commissions for an impressive list of clients including MTV, Habitat, Levi's, Urban Outfitters and The Guardian.
A lecturer in screen-based digital media, Phil has taught art and design in a number of environments, including illustration animation and photography. He is interested in the synthesis of sound and moving image within the themes of identity, location, culture and history, particularly for website design.
Alex Templeton works across many media but her current research focus is on writing as practice; the form and function of the novel. Her interests is also in artist's books and her work in this area seeks to redefine the relationship between text and image in storytelling.
Martha Turland researches medical illustration and lectures in cultural & critical studies for graphic design and illustration courses.
Her work examines graphic novel formats and their use in investigatory medical contexts, also the social implications of surgeons' informal illustrations for patients.
David Williams is a practising illustrator, painter and lecturer with 14 years of teaching experience. He has been a visiting lecturer at Brighton for 9 years researching visual responses to the stimulus 'fear' and how it can positively motivate the creative impulse.
An acclaimed photographer and anthropologist, Julia works through layers of physical and cultural geography, history and memory, piecing together fragments that establish links between our collective past and present. She is also an experienced arts facilitator and curriculum developer.