14th March 2017 – 20th April 2017 Edward Street, City Campus

Methodology of the Edition: 50×50=75 is an international printmaking project consisting of a box set of 75 editioned original prints by 75 staff and students from three universities and three countries; University of Brighton, Nagoya University of Art (NUA), and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, (KMITL)Thailand.

The project offered students and staff the same task; to produce a printed image on paper dimensions of 50x50cm using any print media from traditional, digital and hybrid processes. This opportunity to share creative learning, through creative approaches to printmaking and to engage with cross-cultural exchange has enabled student-staff interaction through professional educational opportunities and real world challenges. In keeping with ‘Practical Wisdom’ of Strategic Plan 2016-21 this is an example in which ‘our research and learning are informed by real world challenges and opportunities’.

In Brighton 25 graduates, students and staff from the School of Art are involved in the project and the collection includes prints made specifically for the exhibition by all participating artists. The exhibition has been shown in Nagoya and Bangkok ((July – August 2016). Workshop activities exploring the theme of cultural exchange, collaboration and cooperation will take place on Thursday 16th March with a symposium taking place on Friday 1th March.

This exhibition celebrates twenty years of exchange between Brighton and NUA and anticipates the beginning of a new collaborative partnership with (KMITL).

Drawing as Dialogue’ is a project that currently features ten academics, working in pairs with drawings sent back and forth between Japan and UK. Drawing is seen as a form of communication between colleagues who do not share a common spoken language, nevertheless engage in alternative channels of communicability through the development and discovery of visual mark making. The first iteration of this project has been exhibited at NUA (December 2016) and discussions are taking place to extend this across different academic disciplines.