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Local artists wanted for major public art - Edward Street Quarter

 
Local artists are being asked to consider designs for a large public art installation as part of the Edward Street Quarter development on the former AMEX-house site in Brighton.

Mixed-use developer First Base will soon go live with an opportunity for local artists to submit ideas for a façade wall via Brighton and Hove City Council.

Local artists are therefore being encouraged to add their names to the council’s tender list to be in with a chance to be involved in the exciting project; the first and most prominent piece of public art to be commissioned.
 
“We’ve been talking to stakeholders and members of the local community to understand the area’s culture and heritage so that these stories and themes can be weaved into the public artwork”
 
commented Richard Wolfstrome, the local designer appointed to oversee the development’s public art strategy.

Project Director at First Base, Steve Eccles, said:
 
“We’re excited to launch the first of our public art competitions and would love to see as many ideas from local artists as possible."
 
Any local artists keen to pitch for Edward Street Quarter’s public artworks, but who are not yet included on the council’s database.

Applications are now closed.
First Base and the city council have commissioned classically trained painter Cosmo Sarson. See full article here.
 
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