Scene talks to Romany Mark Bruce, sculptor and painter responsible for the Brighton & Hove AIDS Memorial and the James Ledward Friendship Bench

Graham Robson October 27, 2023

Romany Mark Bruce, Ireland born and Brighton-based, is a highly accomplished sculptor and painter whose work has attracted both national and international acclaim. Romany is responsible for creating and designing the striking TAY sculpture, the Brighton & Hove AIDS Memorial, which has now become an iconic landmark in Brighton and is where our communities gather to […]

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Friendship bench dedicated to the memory of James Ledward to be unveiled on Wednesday, September 20

Chris Gull September 17, 2023

The late James Ledward, founder of Gscene magazine (now Scene magazine), the Brighton Rainbow Fund, and responsible for commissioning the Brighton AIDS Memorial ‘TAY’, is to have a ‘friendship bench’ dedicated to his memory installed right by the memorial in New Steine Gardens.

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Brighton & Hove Aids Memorial gets spruced up for World Aids Day

Graham Robson October 15, 2020

The Brighton & Hove Aids Memorial, Tay, which was sculpted by Romany Mark Bruce in 2009, has been professionally cleaned and rewaxed with a protective coating by specialist bronze casting foundry, Milwyn Casting.

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‘The Nature of Being’ – a new collection of work by Romany Mark Bruce

Graham Robson October 8, 2020

Encounters Art Space in Hove to host a new collection of work, The Nature of Being, by Romany Mark Bruce, sculptor of the Brighton & Hove Aids Memorial, from Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October 25.

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TAY, the AIDS Memorial, at 10

Graham Robson November 13, 2019

Sculptor Romany Mark Bruce on creating the Brighton AIDS Memorial. In August 2007, a man approached me in Charles Street Tap. “I know who you are, you’re a sculptor, and I want a word with you.” That man was James Ledward. James wanted me to submit a proposal for an AIDS Memorial. He was keen […]

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10th Anniversary AIDS Memorial Fundraiser in memory of James Ledward for The Sussex Beacon

October 24, 2019

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the AIDS memorial in Brighton, its sculptor Romany Mark Bruce, has produced an exclusive limited edition of ten smaller replicas that are 50cm high and made from aluminium resin to be auctioned in memory of James Ledward

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LGBT+ artists and their supporters present ‘UNITY’ during Pride

Besi Besemar June 15, 2018

Brush Gallery and Nineteen Hotel join forces to bring an exciting exhibition of their work during Brighton Pride. UNITY is a group-show featuring some of the city’s finest established and emerging artists and will take place on Thursday July 26 from 7pm with a gin-themed reception at the Kemp Town hotel on Broad Street.

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