Public Art Trail 1: Brighton Town Centre

This trail is designed for walkers, it begins at Brighton Train Station and takes approximately 1 hour. Click on the links for more information about individual artworks.



Paving Stone Poem, Write Around Air Street

Write Around Air Street

From Brighton Station head south on Queen's Road towards the sea. Take a slight right before the Clocktower where you will find 'Write Around Air Street' an installation of poems on the theme of air that is incorporated into the street furniture.



Twins

Twins

At the end of Air Street cross the road at Queen Square, cross over Dyke Road and then cross again at the traffic lights on Western Road. Turn right and walk past the buses on to Churchill Square where you will find 'Twins'.



Avalon Gate

Avalon Gate

From 'Twins' walk east, back along Western Road towards the clock tower. Turn right onto West Street. Cross the road at the traffic lights, following the road south towards the sea. 'Avalon Gate' is on the left, a huge metal gate at the entrance to the Avalon development.



The Cones

The Cones

From the 'Avalon Gate' if you look south you can see 'The Cones', three brightly coloured light sculptures on the central reservation, at the bottom of West Street.



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Passacaglia

From 'The Cones' cross over King's Road and turn left to walk down the ramp onto the Seafront, where 'Passacaglia', a large recycled iron sculpture is situated on the beach.



Afloat

Afloat

From 'Passacaglia' follow the seafront path east and turn right on to the groyne where you will see 'Afloat' a huge circular, bronze sculpture that sits on a plinth at the end.



Kiss Wall

Kiss Wall

If you turn and walk straight back along the groyne and up to the top promenade you will find 'Kiss Wall'.



Black Lion Street railings

Black Lion Street Railings

From Kiss Wall cross at the traffic lights, turn left and walk along Kings Road, turn right after the Thistle Hotel on to Black Lion Street where you will find the blue sculptural 'Black Lion Street Railings'.



Drift

Drift

From Black Lion Street Railings continue north, straight over Prince Albert Street, in to the South Lanes along Meeting House Lane.  Follow the lane straight, round to the left and continue straight to the exit on North Street. Cross at the traffic lights, turn right and walk down North Street, turn left on to New Road where you will find 'Drift'.



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Library Artworks

From 'Drift' continue along New Road, cross straight over Church Street and on to Jubilee Street where you will find Library Artworks, 'Under-Discover', 'Liquidus' and 'The Wall of A Thousand Stories'.



Running Man Railings, New England Quarter

New England Quarter Artworks

From Jubilee Library Artworks continue along Jubilee Street to North Road. Turn left, cross and turn right on to Kensington Street. Continue along Sydney Street, turn left at Trafalgar Street, cross over and turn right again on to Whitecross Street. At the end of Whitecross Street you will find, New England Street, Cheapside and the New England Quarter Artworks.



Urban Art Wall

Urban Art Wall

The Urban Art Wall runs along the north-west side of New England Quarter. Starting on Blackman Street, along Cheapside and on to Fleet Street, which leads up to the back of Brighton Train Station.



You can finish the trail here or join the Public Art Trail 2: Brighton Town Centre Continued.