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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

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

Designer | Maker | Artist | Poet

Last month, arts education charity,  the Michael Aldrich Foundation, ran its first community event at Grand Parade, University of Brighton with a focus on creative careers. Beginning with a specially curated exhibition of the Aldrich Collection of art and design, the event showcased the work of four emerging creatives - Artist Jack Durling, Maker Eleanor

Recycling plastic with National Saturday Club

As part of my new role with the Michael Aldrich Foundation, last weekend was spent at the Saturday Fashion Club at the University of Brighton turning plastic waste into beautiful fashion  accessories. The Saturday Fashion Club has been running for 12 years and is part of the National Saturday Club founded by designers John and Frances

Collaborative Tile Mural with Michael Aldrich Foundation

"Terra, Mural" is the result of an exciting collaboration between The Michael Aldrich Foundation and Brighton artist, Jack Durling. Across two workshops, one as part of the "Into the Arts Conference" at the University of Brighton and another at Jack's studio, artists and members of the public created clay tiles inspired by Jack's conservation- focussed