With over 15 years of conceptualising, planning, delivering and producing large scale projects, printed matter, illustrations, websites and exhibitions for a wide range of cultural organizations such as Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Channel 4, Eyestorm, University of Brighton, IDEO, Imperial College, The Royal College of Art, Mute Records, Sonic Arts Network, Grizedale, New Scientist, Wired and the Association of Computer Machinery – picking up numerous awards (Interactive BAFTA) along the way. Parallel to client commissions, he also works as a digital artist, performing, exhibiting and presenting work at digital art events and across the world. Festivals such as Mutek (Canada), Transmediale (Berlin) Lovebytes (UK), Sonar (Spain), Ars Electronica (Vienna), Sintensi (Naples), Domus Academy (Milan), Experimenta (Lisbon) and the Kulturhuset (Stockholm). Currently the Graphic and Multimedia external examiner at Liverpool School of Art. In 2009 he co-ordinated the development of an MA in Communication and Multimedia at Escola Superior de Artes in Porto with Andrew Howard and Ian Noble. Paul has also led schools projects for Creative Partnerships and Brighton Photo Biennial.
Juliette Buss is a freelance Education Consultant. Juliette has over fourteen years experience of working in the visual arts education sector with a strong track record in project management, fundraising, multi-agency working, and evaluation. She has qualified teaching status (PGCE Art & Design), and a PG Certificate in Arts Management. Juliette is currently responsible for devising and implementing the successful education programme for Brighton Photo Biennial. Previous freelance work includes large-scale research and evaluation projects, managing artist led programmes in a range of settings, and developing printed/web based learning resources. Clients have included QCA, Nesta, Creative Partnerships, the Clore Duffield Foundation, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Turner Contemporary and the British Film Institute.
East Sussex Records Office
East Sussex Record Office, hold an extensive archive of material relating to Sussex, the earliest items being over 900 years old. Andrew Bennett has been working there as the Brighton and Hove Archivist since 2003. He is involved in listing and cataloguing the records that come into the office so that they are accessible to the public. This involves writing a catalogue of each archive and numbering up the items within it so that they can recalled from storage. He is also responsible to speak to potential depositors who need information about the office before coming to a decision about depositing their archives at ESRO. He also answers enquiries, supervises volunteers and liaises with staff at Brighton History Centre/ B&H City Council about the transfer of documents to ESRO from their departments.
Dr Frank Gray
Screen Archives South East
Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. Established in 1992 at the University of Brighton as the South East Film & Video Archive, the function of this regional screen archive is to locate, collect, preserve, provide access to and promote screen material related to the South East and of general relevance to screen history. Dr Frank Gray has been associated with the University of Brighton for over twenty-five years, first as a lecturer in art and film history and now as the Director of Screen Archive South East (SASE). As a lecturer, he devised and taught a range of course units on aspects of European modernism and British and American cinema, and always worked to emphasise the inter-relationships across the visual arts and the importance of the social and economic contexts. Since 1992, his work and his research interests have been connected to the work of the Screen Archive. Established in that year through the creation of a partnership between four local authorities, Hove Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Brighton, it is committed to the development of a regional screen collection (magic lantern, film, video, digital media) for public and scholarly use. From 2000 to 2005 Gray was on the Management Board of the AHRC Centre for British Film & Television Studies, leading its film archive strand. He is also a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, a co-director of CINECITY‚ the Brighton Film Festival and a Brighton & Hove Arts Commissioner.
Historian / Author / Lecturer
Fred Gray is Professor of Continuing Education and the University’s Academic Director of Local and Regional Relationships. Between 2002 and July 2009 he was Dean of the Sussex Institute, one of the University’s then six schools of study and including the centre for Continuing Education and the departments of Education, Law and Social Work. For a decade until 2001 he was the Director of the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sussex. He is a Director of the West Pier Trust and Brighton Fishing Museum Trust. The honorary historian and archivist for the Brighton West Pier Trust, he is the author of Walking on Water: The West Pier Story. He has written widely about the architectural, social and cultural history and contemporary character of the seaside in Britain and further afield. Fred Gray’s research interests include lifelong learning (he is the editor of a recent book, Landscapes of Learning, about lifelong learning in rural Britain) and the cultural and architectural history of seaside resorts. He was an organizer of an exhibition funded by the Arts Council of England, the English Tourist Board and American Express, Resorts of Delight: England’s Seaside Architecture, which toured nationally between 1993 and 1996 at venues ranging from Brighton to Scarborough and from the RIBA in London to Southport and Plymouth. His most recent book, Designing the Seaside. Architecture, Society and Nature is a cultural geography and history of seaside architecture and was published by Reaktion Books in July 2006
Jackie Marsh Hobbs
Jackie teaches at the University of Sussex on the Local History Certificate‚ and also runs Centre for Continuing Education courses for the University of Sussex on Researching House History, Architecture & Style and Local History. She is also a guest lecture on the History of Decorative Arts and Crafts and the History of Design courses at the University of Brighton. Classes also run at other adult education venues including both Brighton and Hove Museums, where I also do day workshops and tours.
Oral History Society Officer
Alan Dein, born in London in 1961, is a freelance oral historian, oral history consultant and radio broadcaster. For over twenty years, he has been travelling the length and breadth of the nation, recording interviews for, among others, the BBC, the British Library, the Museum of London, English Heritage, the Jewish Museum, the Royal Parks, the Guardian, Essex University and numerous community-based groups.
Between 2004 and 2008, he was the co-ordinator of the King’s Cross Voices oral history project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which was the first ever exploration of people’s memories and experiences of London’s King’s Cross. In 2010, he co-created with The Guardian, an innovative online audio-visual exploration of London’s Caledonian Road.He has been presenting documentary features for BBC Radio 4 since the mid-1990s, where much of his work is devoted to hearing people’s stories which would have otherwise slipped through the cracks of history.
In 2007 he was awarded the Prix italia, the Prix Europa, the US Third Coast Radio Gold for ‘Don’t Hang Up’ on BBC Radio 4, and his Radio 3 documentary ‘Staring at the Wall’, about the people who live and work on the periphery of HMP Pentonville, received the Gold Award in the Feature category of the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2009. He is currently the presenter of the BBC R4 series ‘Lives in a Landscape’, and he has been a Committee Member of the Oral History Society since 1993.
Brighton Fishing Museum
Andy Durr is the Chair and Project Manger of the Fishing Museum and Fishing Quarter. He worked at Brighton University from 1968, looking after continuing and adult education in the Faculty of Art and Architecture and teaching cultural history. He was first elected to Brighton Council in 1974 during which time he chaired the Grants Committee and later the Culture and Regeneration Committee, serving as Mayor in 2000 while also sitting on outside bodies such as South East Arts and Brighton Festival.
John Riches, Director
QueenSpark Books are a local community publisher with extensive experience gained over 36 years. Their work has received wide praise and recognition which has earned them financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Their books tell the stories of Brighton & Hove’s lesser-heard voices. They have produced over 90 titles ranging from first-person accounts of life during the World Wars, to collections of creative writing histories of marginalised communities. The collection can be viewed at their website where you will also find a breadth of information and resources.