FACP Archive Research
Fine Art Critical Practice, one of the four fine art degree courses at University of Brighton emerged as a studio area at Brighton School of Art in 1971. It is still running today. Research to date suggests it is the first and longest running experimental fine art course to be set up in the UK as a result of the Coldstream reforms. As such, the history of FACP charts an important period in contemporary art and contemporary art education.
A series of events, initiated by Naomi Salaman, is investigating the history of the course through conversations, reunions and the sharing of documentation, also intended to develop a course archive. With an institutional home at the University of Brighton Design Archives, the FACP archive will continue to operate as a community archive involving current FACP students and staff.
We are keen to find out what documentation exists out there, in paper or digital formats: course outlines, lectures schedules, session hand outs, students notes, as well as staff and student out puts such as exhibition catalogues, ephemera or photographs. So please do get in touch.
Contact the project:
FACP Brighton Archive Research (facebook closed group) by emailing a request to: N.Salaman@brighton.ac.uk
FACP Archive Research 0:01 podcast 6mins edited by Naomi Salaman 2016
This recording provides a summary of the first FACP Archive Research event. It took the form of a day-long reunion, with former and current students and staff, from Fine Art Critical Practice and Sue Breakell of The University of Brighton Design Archives, on Wednesday 8 June 2016 in a remote location on the Sussex Downs.
Excerpts from the one-day reunion in order of appearance, are from the following participants;
[00:00] Matthew Cornford, current Course Leader
[00:40] Mick Hartney, Course Leader until 2008
[01:06] Naomi Salaman, FACP Senior Lecturer, FACP Archive Research co-founder
[01:28] Mick Duckworth, Student initiator of Experimental Studies, 1971
[01:38]] Sue Gollifer, Principal Lecturer in Digital Media, has taught Print making at Brighton since 1968
[01:49] Mary Anne Francis, Principal Lecturer FACP
[02:55] Tom Trevat, FACP student 2000-2003
[03:30] Peter Seddon, Course Leader during the 1980’s
[03:50] Lizzy How, FACP student and archive initiator
[04:05] Tilly Steven, FACP student and archive initiator
[04:25] Sue Breakell
[05:29] Alex Templeton FACP Senior Lecturer
[05:42] Susan Diab FACP Senior Lecturer