Exploring what makes Hove what it is for seafront sculpture

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Workshops are planned for residents to suggest stories and objects for the Hove Plinth, a new cultural attraction on the seafront designed to showcase modern day sculpture.

The University of Brighton is working with sculptor Jonathan Wright who is creating the plinth’s first work ‘Constellation’, a mechanical model of the solar system and iconic images associated with Hove.

Hove Plinth

Hove Plinth

University experts are supporting Jonathan in the Constellation’s final design using 3D technologies for the digitisation of the icons and production of the sculpture.

Dr Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, said: “We are supporting Jonathan with our expertise in 3D technologies for digitising cultural heritage and enabling the production of the icons for the sculpture.”

“We are holding a series of workshops in the Brighton and the Hove museums in the next two weeks and we would like members of the public, our students and staff, to come along and tell us their views on the most exciting, relevant or significant places and landmarks in Hove that make it special and interesting, and to tell us what objects communicate why it is a place to be proud of.”

The Hove Museum workshops are on October 24, 10am to 12 midday and 2pm to 4pm. Brighton Museum workshops are on October 31, 10am to midday and 2pm to 4pm.

Residents should bring a photograph, digital or printed, displaying suggested objects. To attend, email Jonathan at jhhwright@me.com stating preferred session.

The funding for Hove Plinth was raised through crowdfunding and is supported by the Hove Civic Society.