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hoveplinth

Hove has some impressive examples of Victorian sculpture but very little public sculpture has been added in recent times.

Hove Civic Society is setting about to change this. To give residents and visitors a focal point for inspiration and delight in public sculpture on the Hove seafront.

Just imagine…

Artist’s impression of the Hove Plinth with a question mark above

Hove has some impressive examples of Victorian sculpture but very little public sculpture has been added in recent times. Hove Civic Society is setting about to change this.

Our plan is to install a specially commissioned ‘Hove Plinth’ of appropriate architectural quality on the King’s Esplanade, which will be used for ongoing temporary displays of sculptures.

The works will be sourced through loans from major sculpture foundations, collaboration with local arts and heritage organisations and specially commissioned work.

Our plan has taken inspiration from a revival of public sculpture in the UK and beyond and from the hugely successful ‘Fourth Plinth’ in Trafalgar Square. Our key aims are:

To put Hove on the sculpture map with world class cultural attractions
To link heritage with contemporary works of art
To celebrate local artistic excellence
To contribute to the city’s cultural calendar

The plinth will create an exciting focal point that link the location to other parts of the seafront and city, enhancing the cultural offer and attracting visitors to this part of the city. The society is engaging with the city council, local and national arts organisations and local societies, and has received enthusiastic expressions of support for the proposal.

Brighton & Hove Council has given landowner consent for siting the plinth on the seafront promenade and the planning application was given unanimous approval on the 24th April 2013.

The Society is seeking funding for this initiative from corporate and business donations, grants by large art funding organisations and donations by the public.

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