Former TJ Hughes building in Eastbourne provided the perfect canvas to create a piece of artwork encapsulating one message of the past year, the importance of working, living and socialising ‘together’.
Your Eastbourne BID worked with VOLT Gallery, who commissioned artist Will Mower to create a piece of artwork along the remaining hoarding outside the building.
The Brewers Local Area Development Manager Tony was very happy to help and organised the donation of four tins of Albany Eggshell paint. This provided the vibrant red background which contrasts the colours used in the typography beautifully to enhance the message of ‘Together’. The colours in the typography are also the colours used in The Brewers Towner Commission (Artist Lothar Gotz) as leftover Albany Masonry paint was used from the previous donation.
Eastbourne Borough Council and Rachel Charitable Trust, owners of the site, supported the Urban Art Project as well. And 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."
"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!"