Friday, 22 January 2010

Brighton Art

As some of our Twitter followers will know I've recently read 'Desperate Romantics' which was all about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - as it's Friday I think I can get away with adding a little picture of Rossetti from the accompanying TV series :)

Ooo lovely... Anyway when reading the book I was surprised to discover a couple of Brighton links as one of Rossetti's models - Fanny Cornforth apparently lived in Brighton and Edward Burne-Jones lived in Rottingdean and designed some of the stained glass windows in St Margaret's Church.

It doesn't end there though as today churches are not the only place to find artwork (although there is Fabrica which is an art gallery that used to be a church) as the North Laine area is full of Street Art including the famous Banksy piece -

ArtRepublic have encouraged people to put their artistic talents towards a good cause - StreetSmart homeless charity. At the end of last year they launched a competition asking people to send in their Street Art images and then the winning image which highlights the UK homeless problem will be sold as a limited edition print through the artrepublic galleries in London and Brighton and online at, with all proceeds going to StreetSmart. In addition the image will be turned in to a gigantic paste up, the size of a two-storey building in London and Brighton!

The winner will be announced at the end of the month and you can see the five shortlisted entries on the ArtRepublic website.

Finally here's a funky new photography website, just type in 'Brighton' and enjoy...


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