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. To begin with he was confined to the modest premises of two classrooms at the end of a corridor in the Dawson Building. He was later to move to what had been in the school tuckshop and the swimming pool attendant’s flat above it, with more space for classes and individuals to work. This was long before Art came to enjoy its present airy accommodation at the top the Woolton Building.
TAG: Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000)
My father, Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000) died peacefully on the morning of 8th November 2022.
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).
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.
Alex is celebrating the birth of his new son Teddy this week, we thought we could take the momentous opportunity to catch up with Alex to look back on his time at the College and where life has taken him so far...
Wednesday's Charity Gala at the BADA Fair in London turned out to be something of an Old Brightonians' reunion... as seems so often to be the case!
UPDATE: I am very sorry to report that despite the very best efforts by the clinical staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital our darling daughter lost her fight with cancer on 5th July 2013 - just 2 days after her 2nd birthday. My wife, Miriam, and I would like to thank Old Brightonians everywhere for the extraordinary support shown to us over the last 6 months.
Two of Sussex's most notorious family dynasties successfully completed stage 1 of their much publicised corporate merger programme with the launch of baby Amber May Appleton Bremer, weighing in at 9lbs 12oz (!) on 8th February 2013.
Former Brighton College Prep School boy Jack Bremer (BCJS. 1990-94 - son of former Director of Art, Nick Bremer) married Katy Appleton, sister of Joey Appleton (D. 1979-84) and daughter of Graham Appleton (D. 1953-57) in Marylebone, London on 29th December 2010.
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).
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.