Public art has played an important role in the visual make-up of Brighton & Hove since the first commission in 1992. Our public art commissions build artists' skills and vision into the process of creating new spaces and regenerating old ones.
The artworks include sculpture, photography, environmental land works, lighting, seating, street furniture and work built within larger architectural developments and buildings. All the artworks are site-specific and many projects include community involvement.
Using innovation and experimentation these works celebrate Brighton & Hove's communities and landscapes. They increase the use of open spaces and create important environments for residents and visitors, insuring a cultural legacy for the future.
These pages include a collection of 38 public artwork pieces and 15 school projects commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council. To view details of the public artworks click on the individual links below.
New public art commissions
Brighton & Hove City Council, working with the residents of Robert Lodge, is looking to commission a public art work for the communal gardens of this council housing scheme. Please see the Robert Lodge public art brief (PDF 647KB) for details, photos and plans.
Sign up to our mailing list to find out about new public art commissions and how to apply.
- AIDS Memorial Sculpture
- Cut and Sediment
- Kiss Wall
- Pollen Grain
- Series of Carved Oak Sculptures
- Sylvana Sculptures
Gates and Railings:
- Airfix Gate
- Aldi Sculptural Railings
- Avalon Gate
- Black Lion Street Railings
- Patching Lodge Gates and Railings
- Taj Gates
- Brighton Station Underpass Lighting
- The Cones
- Hove Station Footbridge
- The Kidney Unit
- Viaduct Lighting
- The Wave
- Pankhurst Photography Project
- Phoenix Rise
- Rest Awhile On Your Journey
- Urban Art Wall
- White Horses
- Write Around Air Street
- Library Artworks
- New England Quarter Artworks
- Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital Artworks
- Schools projects
- Glass - Homeostasis
- Land Art - Fingermaze
- Temporary Artworks including; 'Crowd', 'In our Hands' and 'I have great desire, My desire is great'
Public art trails
These trails invite you to explore public artworks in and around Brighton & Hove. Click on the trail link for a map, directions and images of the artworks you will visit. Bus numbers are included in the trail directions but for more information on getting around the city visit: www.journeyon.co.uk.
Public Art Trail 1: Brighton Town Centre
This trail begins at Brighton train station and concentrates on the public art in the city centre and along the seafront.
Public Art Trail 2: Brighton Town Centre Continued
This trail is designed to follow on from Public Art Tail 1, in to the east of Brighton.
Public Art Trail 3: The Hove Experience
This trail is based in Hove and is aimed at those wishing to go on a longer walk, for experienced road cyclists and those using the bus services.
Public Art Trail 4: After Dark
This trail is designed for night time explorers and gives you chance to fully appreciate some of the artworks in the city that use light and illumination.
Keep up to date with public art in Brighton & Hove
Use our Google maps RSS feed for the Public Art Trail to stay informed when new trail pieces are added.