ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #054: Amy Lamb

Lamb, Amy. 2015. Mixed media. Brighton.

Amy Lamb is a multidisciplinary designer and recent graduate of Brighton University.  Her final collection Norden saw success at Graduate Fashion Week 2015, when it was shortlisted for the awards show, and she has since gone on to study an MA in Fashion at Kingston University.

 

What’s your connection to Brighton and what do you dig about the city?
Brighton is my home away from home. When I was younger, my family and I would visit the city often, so moving there as part of my BA studies was no problem. There’s a friendly vibe in Brighton which is difficult to find elsewhere in the UK, and it’s a lovely mix of historical and new.

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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #053: Layla Tully

Tully, Layla. Bella, Beau, Bonita. 2013. Embroidery on metal chair. Detail. OZU, Italy.

Layla Tully is an Inclusive Artist who collaborates with various local, national and international organisations to facilitate discussion and expression through participatory and educatory projects. Layla’s practise incorporates performance, installation, text and photography to make collections of moments, thoughts and dreams that give us glimpses into the worlds and experiences of others.

 

What’s your connection to Brighton and what do you dig about the city?
I moved to Brighton to do the Masters in Inclusive Arts at the University of Brighton and because I always wanted to live by the sea. Since then I’ve been making artwork, mess and tea with wondrous people like Rocket Artists, the Art and Law Network and Distant Animals.
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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #052: Sophie Mannion

Mannion, Sophie. 2014. Suede, flecked wool and polyester. Brighton.

Sophie Mannion is a fashion and accessories designer who creates bold, colourful clothing combining unusual fabrics and textures.

 

What’s your connection to Brighton and what do you dig about the city?
I studied in Brighton and love the village feel of the city; it’s just full of great little cafes and markets, perfect for wandering aimlessly around.

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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #051: Becky Holden

Holden, Becky. Josno Collection. 2015. Wool, frayed corduroy, elasticated silk. Brighton.

Becky Holden is a fashion design graduate from Kent, animal enthusiast and self-confessed passionate creative weirdo.

 

What’s your connection to Brighton?
I’m from Kent originally, but often came to Brighton with my family as a child. The older I got, I felt the city had amazing creative vibes, and this eccentric yet incredibly relaxed atmosphere. The Fashion Design and Business studies course offered at the University of Brighton seemed the perfect fit for me to join this vibrant city.

 

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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #050: Cansu Topaloglu

Topaloglu, Cansu. Self-Portrait. 2014. Animated illustration. Brighton.

Cansu Topaloglu is a digital media artist/visual designer/keen maker, who sets out to create distinctly ambiguous visuals by the hybridity of various practices through the nexus of experimentalism.

 

What’s your connection to Brighton and what do you dig about the city?
I have been to this amazing city many times and now came to study master’s degree which I completed a few months ago. I’m really into the vibrant energy and eccentric people.

 

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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #049: Bonnie Maxwell

Maxwell, Bonnie. Looking In. 2015. Collage:Digital. Brighton.

Introducing Bonnie Maxwell, a multidisciplinary artist based in Brighton, taking influence from fashion and her love of modern technology. Her collages can be described as a “vibrant glimpse into the future”.

 

So what are you doing in Brighton?
I’m currently in my last year studying Illustration; the pressures of dissertation deadlines and life after university are starting to kick in.
I find being around other likeminded individuals in Brighton does inspire me and, as much as I don’t enjoy waking up early each morning to catch the train, I have to keep telling myself it’s all worth it.

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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #048: Lois Woodford

Woodford, Lois. 2015. Cotton Drill Outerwear and Silk. Brighton.

Lois Woodford is a menswear designer creating conscientious and functional garments which are informed by the decadent and louche. A recent graduate from the University of Brighton, Lois has previously interned with Matthew Miller in London.

 

What’s your connection to Brighton and what do you dig about the city?
I had never been to Brighton before I studied at the university, but I have fallen completely in love with the city. It has a character unlike anywhere else. And there’s always someone walking around with a tinny in hand.

 

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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #047: Roo Hasan

Hasan, Roo. 2014. Calico, natural dyes, bleach, lino, block printing ink. Brighton.

Roo Hasan is an illustration grad working innovatively with woodblock printing whilst trying to survive in the adult world beyond university.

 

So what brings you to Brighton?
I’m still here living in Brighton …not ready to leave this happy place right yet. I currently spend my days covered in cake batter and ganache, working as a pastry chef.
What do I find annoying? Hmm… Trying to make your way up North Street in peak times. Also, taxi drivers whilst I’m on my bike.

 

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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #046: Justyna Kitt

Kitt, Justyna. 2015. Cotton with Laser Cutting. Brighton.

Justyna Kitt is a 23-year-old British Fashion Designer, born to Polish parents and currently residing in Berlin.

 

What’s your connection to Brighton and what do you dig about the city?
I studied Fashion Design with Business at the University of Brighton. I love it for its chilled, yet flamboyant, atmosphere.
I think it was a fantastic place to go to University and where I met some of my best friends.

 

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ARTISTS IN OUR STREETS #045: Madeleine Swift

Swift, Madeleine. Diver. 2015. Film-Animation Still. Brighton.

Madeleine Swift is an illustrator based in Brighton, who is passionate about creating books and films about personal stories using illustration, animation and writing in order to communicate the emotion underneath.

 

So what brings you to Brighton?
I spent half of my childhood on our family holiday camp in Devon. It was a really special place to me and I was drawn to Brighton and the area we live because the sound of the seagulls would transport me back to a happy place.
I like being able to walk everywhere (I spent the other half of my childhood in a small village in Derbyshire with one bus an hour to the nearest town) and I like that my other half gets a buzz from swim- ming in the sea every morning, even if I don’t.
I’ve also just completed an MA in Sequential Design/Illustration at the University of Brighton where I was lucky enough to have Graham Rawle and Margaret Huber as my tutors. They totally helped me turn things around and I had the best and biggest journey on that course.

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