Since 2016 the East Anglia Art Fund has provided undergraduate and MA scholarships for students of Fine Art and Fashion to study at the Norwich University of the Arts.

The Fred Dubery and Joanne Brogden Bequest

Artists Fred Dubery and Joanne Brogden were both inspirational teachers and successful artists. It was their intention was to leave a legacy to enable talented young people to go to train as artists and designers.

Through the generosity of Fred and Joanne, the East Anglia Art Fund provides for annual scholarships: The Fred Dubery Scholarship for students studying Fine Art or Illustration and the Joanne Brogden scholarship for students of Fashion or Textiles at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA).

Fred Dubery (1926 - 2011) was known as a painters’ painter, admired for his exuberant colour and quiet domestic interiors. A member of the New English Art Club from 1956, Dubery trained at Croydon School of Art from 1949 to 50 and then at the Royal College of Art. Teaching at Walthamstow School of Art in 1963 he met Joanne Brogden and they married 5 years later. Dubery loved to teach. He was Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy Schools and a part-time senior lecturer at the Royal College of Art until 1989.

Designer and sculptor Joanne Brogden (1929 – 2013) was similarly committed to teaching and was Professor of Fashion at the Royal College of Art, where she had studied a decade before. An early force in the development of fashion design education, Brogden’s students included Luigi Maramotti of Max Mara and Betty Jackson. Brogden retired from the RCA in 1999 to focus on her figurative sculpture.

After their marriage Fred and Joanne moved from London to Suffolk, settling in Great Finborough near Stowmarket in 1968, where they were based for the rest of their lives.

How to Apply

Dubery Brogden Scholarships are awarded through the NUA admissions process to students who are applying for courses in Fine Art, Illustration, Fashion and Textiles. For further information please go to:


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