It's 150 years since Brighton School of Art was founded, in 1859, and there's an exhibition opening soon at the current Faculty of Arts & Architecture at the University of Brighton to celebrate its history and students. And - hooray! - it's right on my doorstep! I haven't been able to cope with day trips to London since I developed M.E. so I've missed a gazillion exhibitions I'd have loved to see.
Exhibits will include fashion, textiles, 3D, illustration, fine art, architecture, performance art and graphic design items, with contributions from famous alumni such as Julien MacDonald, Quentin Blake, Alison Lapper, Rachel Whiteread, Keith Tyson, Antony Gormley, Emily Gravett and Raymond Briggs. It runs from 16 January - 14 March 2009.