Brighton Illustration: Then, Now, After…

  • 18th Jan 2013 - 14th Feb 2013
    University Gallery

    Brighton Illustration: Then, Now, After…

    Gallery Closed Sundays

Please note that the previously postponed Private View will take place on Thursday, 14 February, 2013

Top illustrators return to Brighton

A star-studded line-up of the nation’s top illustrators has come together for a unique exhibition at the University of Brighton.

All of the artists either graduated or worked at the university and they include Sir Quentin Blake CBE, who illustrated Roald Dahl books; Raymond Briggs, who illustrated The Snowman book; and award-winning children’s books illustrator Emily Gravett.


‘Brighton Illustration: Then, Now, After…’ opens to the public from

18 January to 14 February at the University of Brighton Gallery at the Faculty of Arts in Grand Parade.

Curators of the exhibition “aim to reflect on the diversity of work originating from the Illustration studios at Brighton over the last 40 years, celebrating achievements and highlighting the possible direction illustrative practice may take in future.”

Other artists among the 130 exhibitors are George Hardie, best known for producing album covers for rock bands; John Vernon Lord, illustrator of children’s classics including Lewis Carroll’ The Hunting of the Snark; and Peepshow Collective, the design studio launched by University of Brighton graduates.

Read more about the Then, Now, After... exhibition on our news pages


“The faculty has a distinct and innovative approach to Illustration, where students are encouraged to explore the boundaries of the discipline, encompassing both analogue and digital technology, drawing, painting, collage, animation, printmaking, film, music graphics, photography, ceramics, graphic novels, 3-D, static and interactive arts.”

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
Private View - Thursday 14 February.