About our public art commissions

Since the first commission in 1992, public art has contributed to Brighton & Hove's
colourful character.
 
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
  • 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. They create important environments for residents and visitors. This insures a cultural legacy for the future.

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Visit the artwork

Use the links and map references to find more information about each piece of public art in the city.

Public art trails

Use our public art trail guides to view the city's public art.
 
Part one: a journey from station to shore
 
Part two: from central to east
 
For adventurers (using foot or bus) and experienced road cyclists desiring a longer route.
 
For night time explorers keen to view city artworks using breath-taking light and illumination
 

Sculpture

Click on the links of each sculpture for more information. 

Title Artist Location
Afloat Hamish Black Groyne on seafront
AIDS Memorial Sculpture Romany Bruce New Steine
'Cut' and 'Sediment' Ekkehard Altenburger Connaught Road
Kiss Wall Bruce Williams Brighton Seafront
Passacaglia Charles Haddock Brighton Beach
Pollen Grain Steve Geliot University of Brighton
Rocket Kevin Freeman and Lisa Ducie Glass Pavilion (opposite Royal Pavilion)
Series of carved oak sculptures Walter Bailey Hove Park
Sylvana sculptures Simon Moss and Peter Layton with Jeremy Lord Wellend Villas, Springfield Road
Twins Charlie Hooker Churchill Square

Gates and railings

Title Artist Location
Airfix Gate Christian Funnel Pelham Terrace, Coombe Road
Aldi Sculptural Railings Ben Prothero Boundary Road
Avalon Gate Christian Funnel Avalon Development, West Street
Black Lion Street Railings Ricky Delaney, Stanmer Park Forge and Ironworks Black Lion Street 
Patching Lodge-Gates and Railings Chris Campbell at Campbell Designs Patching Lodge, Eastern Road
Taj Gates Christian Funnel Montpelier Road
Zipgates Stig Evans Palmeira Mansions, Palmeira Avenue
 

Light

Title Artist Location
The Cones Raphael Daden Central reservation, West Street
Drift

Esther Rolinson

New Road
Hove Station Footbridge DO-Architecture  Hove Station Footbridge, next to Hove Station
The Kidney Unit Christian Funnel and Eric Bates Royal Sussex County Hospital
Viaduct Lighting DO-Architecture  Preston Road and Beaconsfield Road Arches
The Wave Adrian Stewart, DO-Architecture  Entrance Tunnel, Brighton Marina

Participatory