Let's Talk Public Art
In December 2020, Lighthouse will be producing a series of community consultations across Brighton & Hove to develop the city’s ten year Public Art Strategy in conjunction with Bridget Sawyers Ltd and Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC).
We believe that public art has no fixed definition or form, it can be temporary, permanent, or time-limited; it can be a performance, a sculpture, a thing to experience, listen to or participate in. The process of creating it can be collaborative, co-produced or co-curated or not. It can create connections between people, places and ideas. Or it can be one artist’s response to a site, its context or a particular issue. Most importantly, we believe public art should be open, accessible and for everyone in the city.
Lighthouse is producing a series of films with people from across Brighton & Hove to discuss public art in different contexts: connectivity & community, wellbeing, heritage, environmentalism, and more. The films will be publicly available to watch online and presented throughout the city during community group meetings. We will collate all responses from both the films and an online poll and present them to the Council to develop a strategy document.