Eastbourne Public Art Trail

To accompany the Turner Prize exhibition, Eastbourne Alive and Devonshire Collective presents a series of major artworks across public spaces in Eastbourne until April 2024. Drawing on the resort’s original design from the mid-nineteenth century – laid out in long tree-lined boulevards marked by grand monuments and statues – this series of temporary public interventions explore the notion of a modern-day monument, investigating what these cultural markers might look like today and the sorts of events, objects or people they memorialise.

Michael Rakowitz The invisible enemy should not exist (Lamassu of Ninevah)

Location: Outside Towner Eastbourne 

Lamassu is a winged bull protective Assyrian deity that stood at the entrance to Nergal Gate of Nineveh from ca. 700 B.C. until February 2015, when ISIS destroyed it along with artefacts in the nearby Mosul Museum. Michael Rakowitz reconstructed the Lamassu for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, using empty metal Iraqi date syrup cans to clad an underlying steel armature. Now, Eastbourne is proud to be hosting this powerful piece, The invisible enemy should not exist (Lamassu of Nineveh), throughout the duration of the Turner Prize 2023 exhibition. Read more.

'Lamassu of Nineveh' by Michael Rakowitz installed outside Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Photo: Rob Harris

Helen Cammock Garden

Location: Eastbourne Winter Garden

Wrapped around Eastbourne’s historic Winter Garden, for which it was specially created, is this poetic work by Turner Prize 2019 joint winner Helen Cammock. Its title is a reference both to the building itself and the layers of history and culture that root it within the town; a place where people have come together and communities have grown. Cammock’s works are a poetic celebration of overlooked or perhaps unremarked social history; of people’s stories and their place in society. They give life to feelings and moments which are fleeting, that disappear when we try to describe them. But like a garden, although the way we feel about them may change almost daily, they are also the place we return to for solace, comfort, growth and to feel ourselves again. Read more.

'Garden' by Helen Cammock installed at Eastbourne Winter Garden. Photo: Rob Harris.

Nathan Coley I Dont Have Another Land

Location: Eastbourne Public Library

I Dont Have Another Land is a contemporary text sculpture by the internationally renowned and Turner Prize-shortlisted artist Nathan Coley. Coley creates these monumental sculptures using existing phrases that come from overheard conversations, song lyrics, news report, books or any found text. I Dont Have Another Land was a piece of graffiti found on a wall in Jerusalem in the early 2000s. The phrases used in Coley’s artwork take on new meaning in each place they’re exhibited. Coley’s work will be on display on Eastbourne throughout the duration of the Turner Prize. Read more.

'I Don't Have Another Land' by Nathan Coley installed on Eastbourne Public Library. Photo: Rob Harris.

Eve De Haan It’s Nicer to Be Nice: Healing Garden

Location: 59 Terminus Road, opposite Metro Bank

It’s Nicer to Be Nice: Healing Garden is a public artwork designed by artist Eve De Haan. Visitors are invited to enter a pink shipping container decorated with neon lights and pink sand; a place for contemplation that highlights the important connection between art, wellbeing and community. Read more.

'It's nicer to be nice a healing garden' by Eve De Haan installed in Eastbourne. Photo: Rob Harris.

Sophie Wright Meditation Pods

Guided by multi-disciplinary artist Sophie Wright, young people aged 16 to 24 have been meeting each week to mind map creative ideas, meditate and holistically explore wellbeing and safe spaces. Through this process, three meditation pods have been created and placed in East Sussex libraries where visitors can enjoy a reflective moment. See the pods atEastbourne Library, Seaford Library and Hastings Library. Read more.

Devonshire Collective presents Nadina Ali

Nadina Ali is a graphic artist from Marseille, currently based in London. She’s passionate about social justice and representation, using bold and colourful typography to address those topics in a highly engaging way for a wide range of people. Presented by Devonshire Collective –  read more.

Devonshire Collective presents Adam Moore

Adam Moore is a transdisciplinary artist from East London of Caribbean and European heritage. He speaks in a range of artistic languages and strategies, moving freely across dance, architecture, ceramics, design, painting, sculpture, sound, video, and text peaking at multimedia performance installation. Find his work on Eastbourne Pier during Turner Prize 2023. Read more.

Discover all the works, artists and locations at eastbournealive.co.uk

September 2023 – April 2024 // Eastbourne

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