Marilyn Stafford: A life in Photography Story behind the picture: Algerian Refugee in Tunisia, 1958

As photography fans are flocking to the Marilyn Stafford: Life in Photography exhibition at Brighton Museum, we asked Nicola Jeffs, who is a member of the Marilyn Stafford Working Group Collective, to tell us more about her work. Until recently, … Continued

London’s Camden Town Group visits Brighton and Eastbourne

Some of my favourite early 20th century English artists have been highlighted in two exhibitions in Sussex – the ongoing Down from London: Spencer Gore and Friends at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, and John Nash: The Landscape of Love … Continued

The Parting Starts After Eight: a Stirrup Cup in the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery

In Charles Reade’s historic novel, The Cloister and the Hearth (1861), his character Gerard Brandt, an artist with ‘sensitive organs’ and a penchant for social blunders, is caught in a storm. He is tempted in to an inn by the … Continued

Queer the Pier: Vesta Tilley

As a community curator for Queer the Pier, I had a variety of different roles contributing to several aspects of the exhibition. A large part of my time was spent helping to create the arcade game section of the exhibition … Continued

Pavilion Dreamer

Chrissie Berridge explains how the Royal Pavilion provides constant inspiration for her photo-artwork Over the years I have taken thousands of photographs. When I’m not out taking new pictures I enjoy manipulating the ones that I already have. It’s proved … Continued

The story behind the picture: That’s our Alfie!

There are five oil painting portraits of the family pet dogs at Preston Manor, pictures that are much-loved by people visiting the house. One day in 2017 a visitor exclaimed on seeing the portrait of Peter, ‘that’s our Alfie!’ and … Continued