The SWA are thrilled to learn that their contribution through social media to a Crowd Funding Campaign has really worked and please read more from our Member Sculptor Hazel Reeves MRBS, SWA FRSA who is the Sculptural Advisor for the Hove Plinth.
Let's put the first sculpture on the Hove Plinth
Great news for all who support Hove Civic Society's plan to bring new public sculpture to Hove by installing a new sculpture plinth on the Hove seafront. Thanks to support from the public, the project has secured the resources needed to build Hove Plinth. Now the focus is on raising the funds for the inaugural sculpture, Constellation by Jonathan Wright.
The sculpture was chosen from a national call to artists. It is a perfect fit for the location and a celebration of Hove. The design is based on an Orrery, a mechanical model of the solar system in which the planets are replaced with historic present day and future features of Hove. The artists will involve local residents and groups in choosing icons to represent Hove.
The project has launched a new crowd funding campaign for this and received a great boost through a £16K pledge from Arts Council England, These funds will be released once the campaign reaches its target of £40K, so the project now needs help from everyone to raise the remaining funds .This is a great opportunity for Hove! Please support the campaign and help create a major landmark for Hove and a great addition to our community.
To donate visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/constellation