A Joint Public Art Strategy for Adur and Worthing was published in June 2009.
This strategy was intended to provide guidance and direction on the opportunities for future investment and commissioning of public art in Adur and Worthing districts.
In Adur, a wide range of public art projects have been arranged using funding provided by new developments through the Planning Process.
The Tesco Development at Holmbush has funded a number of projects across Adur:
- Sixteen pictures by local artist Christopher West, based on the local landscape, are now displayed at Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Southwick Railway Stations. Working in partnership with Southern Railways the official launch of Chris's prints at Lancing, Shoreham and Southwick stations was on 28th May 2012. The prints look very attractive and have greatly improved the look of the stations.
- Three monoliths displaying local information are due to be unveiled in April 2014, two in Shoreham-by-Sea and one in Lancing. Local illustrator and printmaker, Karolyn Mnich, designed a set of bespoke illustrations for our use on the monoliths, while Megan Johnson designed two unique 'art' maps, one for Shoreham and the other for Lancing.
See also: Karolyn Mnich's website
- As part of the new footbridge project, sculptor Teresa Martin was commissioned for artwork on the portals at Coronation Green. Teresa organised workshops with local school children to progress this project which was completed in late 2013.
- Teresa Martin's website
- The Adur Ferry Bridge - Shoreham footbridge
- Kyle Swann and Tania Milne were commissioned to produce several wrought iron sculptures, the first of which was erected on Lancing Beach Green at the top of Lancing Lawn by the bandstand. Further sculptures were installed along the green, with new gates specially designed for entrance to Beach Green from the car park.
- £200 was contributed towards a mural at Sompting Community Association in partnership with Sompting Parish Council and the Village School. Artists Nadia Chalk and Vanessa Breen were commissioned to work with pupils at Sompting Village School and the Sir Robert Woodard Academy to design and paint a local mural at the Harriet Johnson Centre in Sompting.
- £600 was allocated to the Graffiti Knitters (part of Blueprint22) to 'wrap' the telephone box in East Street, Shoreham with a 107ft scarf and a 9ft bobble hat.
A further £750 was given to Blueprint22 for another Graffiti Knitters project at the bandstand on Lancing Lawn as a contribution to Lancing Regeneration. In August 2012 there were two workshops held in the bandstand to make an enormous red, white and blue pompom to decorate the roof, with more knitted wrappings around the columns, and lots and lots of smaller pompoms around.
See also: Blueprint 22 website
The Marks and Spencer development at Holmbush has funded a piece of artwork called 'The Gentle Rolling Landscape' developed by local artist Steve Geliot.
It is a sculptural drawing inspired by the South Downs, made using an entire locally grown Cedar of Lebanon tree, which was sliced from the bottom to the top, sand blasted and finally mounted on to the front façade of the building.
Alongside the main commission, an extensive education project with Shoreham Academy and Woodard Academy Lancing involved year 9 pupils in walking on the downs, making drawings and photographs as well as sculptural interpretations of the landscape.
See also: Steve Geliot's website
For more information about this, and to read the strategy, action plan and reports, please see our:
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