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Event at University of Brighton, 26 Feb 2015

University of Brighton, Arts & Humanities, invites you to a Writers in Residence Salon

Thursday 26th February 2015

Boardroom (M2), Grand Parade, BN2 0JY

All welcome: free entry, wine and canapés from 5.30 pm

discussion on CREATIVE COLLABORATION from 6.30 pm


How do artists from different disciplines approach creative collaboration?

How can they identify and overcome the challenges and pitfalls?

What are the lures and potential benefits?


Come and join the discussion with painter Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis

and writer Clare Best as they talk about working together on Springlines,

a project exploring hidden and mysterious bodies of water

across the South Country of England.


Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis is a painter whose main focus throughout her career has been landscape. She concentrates on specific pockets of landscape, building up paintings which closely examine the elements that make a place unique. Her process involves multiple re-drawings and re-workings to achieve impressions of glimpse and memory. Mary Anne studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, the Royal College of Art and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. She is represented by Portland Gallery, London. www.maryanneaytounellis.com

Clare Best is a Writer in Residence at Brighton University, alongside Sara Clifford. Clare’s first collection of poetry, Treasure Ground, was rooted in a residency at Woodlands Organic Farm on the Lincolnshire Fens. Excisions was a runner-up for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize in 2012. Her prose memoir is currently on the shortlist for the Mslexia Memoir Competition. Clare has collaborated with visual artists on several projects. www.clarebest.co.uk

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