Tribute to Michael Stanley

Alison Honour, Head of the School of Arts, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment:

“Staff and students from the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University were deeply saddened and shocked by the recent news of the death of Michael Stanley, Director of Modern Art Oxford.

“Michael worked closely with our staff and students with the facilitation of work placements for students at the museum, exhibition opportunities, providing educational seminars and conferences, student competitions and residencies for staff as researchers and practicing artists.

“Michael was hugely supportive and generous to our students when he opened the Oxford Brookes Fine Art Degree show in 2009.

“He attended degree shows every year and often engaged in discussion with students about their work and purchased pieces for his own collection.

“Michael was due to open the new Platform Award exhibition which opens today at Modern Art Oxford, a show case of new Fine Art graduates selected from local Universities including Oxford Brookes.

"This new initiative and celebration of young talent affirms that Michael's early death is a great loss to Oxford and the Art World.”