If there has been one message and one lesson throughout the last year, the importance of working, living and socialising ‘together’ has got to be it.
We may have had to stay apart from our family and friends but it has definitely taught us to not take those around us for granted. Most of us have relied on others to keep our spirits up during what has been a very difficult time and we can certainly relate to the hope that we can all be ‘together’ again very soon.
With this in mind, Your Eastbourne BID worked with VOLT Gallery, who commissioned artist Will Mower to design a piece of artwork creating some colour along the remaining hoarding outside the former TJ Hughes building. Very generously, Brewers Decorator Centres donated the paint and we would also like to thank Eastbourne Borough Council and Rachel Charitable Trust, owners of the site, for supporting our Urban Art Project.
Your Eastbourne BID worked with VOLT’s Adam Spain to support the installation outside the site, on the corner of Terminus Road and Seaside Road, brightening up the area further and reminding passers-by that we are all in this ‘together’.
On Tuesday, 18th May, Ricochet installed the final images to the hoarding and a new piece of Eastbourne’s Urban Art was complete.
Adam Spain says, ‘‘Together’ is an exciting addition to the growing number of artworks in the town centre; the design reflects the diverse community in Seaside and encapsulates the vibrancy of the area.’
Shoes Simes, Chair of Your Eastbourne BID, said, ‘We are delighted with the newly installed artwork on the boards outside TJ Hughes. After COVID, could there be any stronger message than Eastbourne ‘Together’? Our thanks to our fantastic partners, VOLT, Eastbourne Towner, Eastbourne Borough Council, Rachel Charitable Trust, and Brewers for their support and to all our members for making this happen. We are working with partners to bring more installations across the town centre, as urban art is proven to help bring investment and regenerate an area. If you have a wall in Eastbourne Town Centre and would like us to look at options, get in touch!’
Main image: Adam Spain (VOLT), Stephen Holt (Your Eastbourne BID) and Will Mower (Artist)
Artist: Will Mower
Commissioned by: VOLT / Eastbourne BID
Curated by: Adam Spain, Exhibitions Manager @ VOLT
Design installed by: Ricochet
Paint provided by: Brewers