TAG: Art

17 November 2023

David Grigor (Le. 1982-87) launches Christmas Fundraiser

David Grigor has launched a Christmas Fundraising campaign to provide free online art sessions with Blind Create for youngsters with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). 

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12 July 2023

New book from children’s writer, Nicholas Allan (H. 1970-75)

Nicholas Allan releases The King's Pants

Following the success of his previous books - including award-winning The Queen’s Knickers - Nicholas Allan is delighting young audiences with his new release, The King’s Pants(published April 2023 by Andersen Press).

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19 June 2023

David Grigor (Le. 1982-87) launches online Art Lessons for partially sighted people

Blind Create started in 2021 with the kind help of Alex Bremer (Ry. 1979-83) of 3Bweb.com. The aim was to launch a new online art tuition service for Blind and partially sighted people.

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16 May 2023

GALLERY: The Leonardo Competition celebrates biggest year yet!

The Leonardo Competition, sponsored by Old Brightonian Philip Mitchell (Ha. 1960-65), has this year seen its most successful year to date.

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15 November 2022

Simon Smith remembers Nick Bremer (CR. 1969-2000)

Throughout his 30 years at the college, Nick was the embodiment of the visual arts within it. Endlessly creative and forever enterprising, his hand was evident in so many College publications, notably the Brightonian, paintings and posters.

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08 November 2022

Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000) has died

My father, Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000) died peacefully on the morning of 8th November 2022.

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22 June 2022

Min Woo Nam's (Ab. 2011-13) painting exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Artist Min Woo Nam (Ab. 2011-13) will be featured in this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. 

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24 October 2021

Jonathan Palmer (Al. 1969-74) receives Brands Hatch painting

It was all about Old Brightonians at Brands Hatch on 24th October 2021, as a print of a remarkable watercolour painting returned home, 84 years after it was painted at the Kent racetrack.

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15 October 2021

Two Elm Columns: by David Nash OBE RA (Br. 1959-63)

World-renowned sculptor and Old Brightonian David Nash (Br. 1959-63) has created Two Elm Columns, which were installed in the heart of the College on Thursday 14th October 2021.

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29 April 2020

The Leonardo Cup relaunches for a new generation of pupils

Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of Old Brightonian Philip Mitchell (Ha. 1960-65), the College has successfully relaunched the Leonardo Cup this year, decades after its last appearance.

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29 April 2020

David Grigor (Le. 1982-87) wins "Do It" Award from UnLtd UK

We are delighted to share the news that OB David Grigor (Le. 1982-87) has been awarded the ‘Do It’ Award from UnLtd UK.

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20 January 2020

Sir Nigel Carrington (Le. 1969-74), OB of the Month, January 2020

This month's OB of the Month is Sir Nigel Carrington. Sir Nigel is Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London and was knighted in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to Higher Education and the Creative Industries. Sir Nigel tells us about changing careers after 21 years and remembers the teachers who inspired him during his time at school.

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22 November 2019

David Nash’s (Br. 1959–63) “200 Seasons” exhibition at The Towner in Eastbourne

Running until 2nd February 2020, David Nash’s exhibition “200 Seasons” reflects the artist’s long relationship with Wales and in particular, Capel Rhiw, Blaenau Ffestiniog, his home and studio for many years.

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03 May 2019

David Nash (Br. 1959-63) exhibition opens in Cardiff

An exhibition of sculptures created out of wood is opening in Cardiff to celebrate the 50 years that David Nash has spent working in and around a former Methodist chapel in north Wales.

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19 October 2018

Philip Vaughan (BCJS/Ch. 1954-62)'s Rebar Sphere Sculptures in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Having worked in a variety of mediums and materials over the years, artist and designer Philip Vaughan (BCJS/Ch. 1954-62) never fails to impress us with his innovative and contemplative work.

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12 February 2018

Philip Vaughan (BCJS/Ch. 1954-62) upcoming exhibitions

L.A. based artist and Old Brightonian Philip Vaughan (BCJS/Ch. 1954-62) works in sculpture, drawing, painting as well as public art commissions. Brought up in France, he arrived in England at the age of 9. It was at Brighton that he met modernist Gordon Taylor, who was his art teacher, and then mentor who started him on a lifelong love of architecture, painting, and sculpture. Read Philip's OB of the month feature here.

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05 February 2018

Tuck Muntarbhorn (Ab. 2008-12) donates sculpture to College

We were delighted to welcome back Tuck Muntarbhorn (Ab. 2008-2012) this week. In his five years since leaving Abraham House, Tuck has achieved extraordinary success in the world of art and fashion.

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18 January 2018

Peter Mayle (Ha. 1952-56) has died

The Old Brightonians are sad to report that Peter Gareth Mayle (Ha. 1952-56) - author of many bestsellers including "A Year in Provence" and "Wicked Willie", has died after a brief illness in a hospital near his home in the south of France.

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21 November 2017

REPORT, GALLERY & VIDEO: The Bremer family gather in Devon for joint Art Exhibition by Nick & Patrick Bremer

Tuesday night saw a reunion of the Bremer family in Kingsbridge Devon for the joint exhibition of work by Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-00) and his son, acclaimed Berlin Artist Patrick Bremer (BCJS. 1992-96).

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03 June 2017

Acclaimed Berlin Artist Patrick Bremer (BCJS. 1992-96) is showing new work in Cobham

Patrick, son of former Director of Art, Nick Bremer, is the feature artist at the prestigious ClarendonFine Art Gallery in Cobham, with the Private View being held on Saturday, June 3rd.

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20 June 2016

NEWS & PHOTOS: The WW1 Memorial Statue unveiling, 17th June 2016

On Friday 17th June we gathered to remember the 976 Old Brightonians who served in the Great War and in particular the 149 who died, never to return.

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01 February 2016

Philip Vaughan (BCJS/Ch. 1954-62), OB of the Month, February 2016

Philip came to Brighton College from a childhood spent in Normandy, after attending the Junior School and the College, Philip went on to study at Cambridge before attending art school. Now settled in California, we caught up with Philip to look back on his time at school and highlights since...

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05 August 2014

Robert Bateman (BC 1855-60)

Robert Bateman (1842–1922) was an English painter, architect and horticultural designer.

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20 March 2014

Sir Edward John Poynter (Brighton College 1849-50)

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet PRA (born Paris, 20 March 1836 - died 26 July 1919, London) was an English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy.

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28 June 2013

Nicholas Allan (H. 1970-75) brings "Father Christmas Needs a Wee!" to the Edinburgh Festival

Nicholas Allan (H. 1970-75) has taken his infamous book and now a musical, Father Christmas Needs a Wee!, to the Edinburgh Festival this summer. At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him, but when he reaches number ten he realises that he's forgotten to do something really rather important, and he really, really, really needs a wee! A brilliantly bouncy new musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan's much loved book.

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11 February 2013

The Queen's Knickers by Nicholas Allan (H. 1970-75)

This children's classic, by Old Brightonian Nicholas Allan (H. 1970-75) has been adapted for the theatre as a comedy for wise young children about hysterical adults, told by two elastic actors.

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20 June 2012

Mark Haworth-Booth (D. 1958-62)

Mark Haworth-Booth served as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1970-2004 and helped to build up its great collection of photography. He is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

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19 June 2012

Philip Vaughan (C. 1954-62)

Philip was brought up in Le Havre, France and went to English boarding school at the age of 9. He met Gordon Taylor his first mentor at Brighton College who started him on a lifelong love of architecture and painting and sculpture . He went to Cambridge University to study architecture and quickly transferred to art school graduating from Chelsea School of Art.

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18 June 2012

Sculptor David Nash (B. 1959-63) at Kew: "A Natural Gallery"

David Nash, one of the UK's most productive sculptors, is exhibiting his work at Kew Gardens. The exhibition includes sculptures, installations, drawings and film in place throughout the Gardens, glasshouses and exhibition spaces.

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01 June 2012

Brighton College pupil exhibits at the Royal Academy

Noah Makower (L5th, School House) has had his talent as an artist recognised by the Royal Academy: one of his paintings, titled 'Pastoral Scene', has been accepted into this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.

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17 June 2009

John Worsley (C. 1932-35)

Born: 16th February 1919, Liverpool, England Died: 2000, energetic artist who drew a debonair police hero for the Eagle comic, and created Albert RN, the dummy hero of a famed wartime escape.

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17 June 2009

David Nash RA (B. 1959-63)

Born: 14 November 1945, Esher, Surrey, UK - Internationaly renowned environmental sculptor with a career spanning 30 years.

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11 May 2009

Nicholas Allan (H. 1970-75) - OB of the Month, May 2011

Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books.

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01 March 2008

Opening of the new Art School, Saturday 1st March 2008

Are there any gloomy days in Brighton? It seems to me that each and every visit I make to the old school is blessed with (often unseasonably) sunny and warm weather. Saturday 1st March 2008 was no exception, and again I challenge any casual observer not to be struck by how beautiful the campus looks on days such as these.

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18 June 2006

OB's unveil the new preston Nomads Cricket Pavilion

The official opening of the magnificent new pavilion at Preston Nomads’ ground in Fulking turned into something of an Old Brightonian reunion - as these things so often do! The pavilion was opened by an emotional and engaging Robin Marlar - occasional scourge of Clare Connor’s England team, President of the MCC, and son of E A G Marler (OB. 1916-19).

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29 June 2004

"Picasso At The Theatre" - Burstow Gallery, 1982

Prior to a recent show in London, Pablo Picasso’s “Le Train Bleu” curtain was last seen at Brighton College as part of the Brighton Festival of 1982. The 10.3 x 11.7m curtain formed the centrepiece of The Burstow Gallery’s “Picasso and The Theatre” exhibition organised by Gavin Henderson (Le.1960-65) and later overall Director of The Festival) and assisted by my father, Nick Bremer (Director of Art 1969-2000). The show attracted 7,200 visitors to the College – “The publicity is beyond price” Headmaster Bill Blackshaw proudly told the Council.

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