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Image of the Week video for International Festival of Learning

Following the success of our Image of the Week project over lockdown, we are excited to share this fabulous video made by Marcelo Staricoff, founder of JONK and MAF trustee for the International Festival of Learning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtmkhkkbtbE The Image of the Week also features in Marcelo's new book, The Joy of Not Knowing, which is

New trustees for the Michael Aldrich Foundation

I am very pleased to report the appointment of new trustees to the Michael Aldrich Foundation board. Reflecting the close relationship of the two organisations, the Foundation board is made up of four independent trustees and three trustees from the University of Brighton. Our independent trustees are Philippa Aldrich (Chair), Andrew Comben (CEO of Brighton

Inaugural exhibition for Image of the Week artist

One of the most popular works in our Image of the Week arts project, was this wonderful photograph, Seascape 2001 11 by Steve Gallagher. And it was fantastic to see it take its place as part of Steve's inaugural exhibition at his studio in Worthing. Steve Gallagher is an American Photographer and Graphic Designer whose been

Enayball – helping wheelchair users get creative

This week I had the pleasure of meeting up again with Designing for the Future alumni, Eli Heath and Pete Barr now Designers in Residence at the University of Brighton where they are developing their idea for a tool to help wheelchair users express themselves creatively. Enayball is a painting device which transforms wheelchairs into

2019 – Exciting year for DFF and MAF artists & makers

Our Designing for the Future and Michael Aldrich Foundation artists and makers had an exceptional year in 2019: Brighton artist and ceramist Jack Durling, has had work stocked at galleries in Hove and London, completed an amazing collaborative art project with Blind Veterans UK, exhibited at Designer | Maker | Artist | Poet and at

DFF alumna opens gallery shop in Worthing

It's always exciting to see how the careers of our Designing for the Future students evolve. Last week I was delighted to be invited to attend the opening of Hanna Mawbey's new shop in Worthing, West Sussex. Heavy Gretel is a new gallery shop selling Craft, Design and Art by independent makers, several of whom are

Launch of Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art

On Saturday 19 October 2019, the University of Brighton launches the Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art at the galleries and theatre in Grand Parade with a programme of world class exhibitions, events, artists' projects and practice based research. There will be exhibitions from Franz Erhard Walther and Dog Kennel Hill Project, You Can Probably Turn This Into Something

Community arts project with Blind Veterans UK

We were delighted this Summer to support a collaborative project between Brighton artist, Jack Durling and Blind Veterans UK. Taking inspiration from British wildlife and the local flora and fauna, Jack and the veterans and staff worked together on a total of 118 stunning tiles which will be combined into one mural which will be