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Bulletin - 31 October 2008

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Attenborough portrait on display in Library

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Above: The portraits of former chancellors Lord Attenborough (right) and Lord Shawcross (left) are hanging side by side in the Library.

A new portrait of Lord Attenborough - who stepped down as the University's Chancellor this summer - is now hanging in the Library on campus.

The painting, a 42 x 46-inch acrylic on canvas by renowned British artist Bryan Organ, was unveiled for the first time at a farewell party for Lord Attenborough in July.

Speaking in the summer, Bryan Organ said that it was the fourth portrait he had completed of his old friend. "We go back 30 years," he said. "We have developed a close working relationship and understanding."

The painting now hangs next to another Bryan Organ commission for the University of Sussex: his portrait of Lord Shawcross - a former Chancellor and one of the University's founders.

The new portrait will be hung in the Gardner Centre building after its refurbishment.

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