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.
We are delighted to share the news that OB David Grigor (Le. 1982-87) has been awarded the ‘Do It’ Award from UnLtd UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books.
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.
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.