11 January 2013

Shoreham Port are delighted to announce that the top three winning entries of the Community Art Competition can now been seen brightening up the walls at Southwick Station. On Thursday 10th January Shoreham Port held an Art Launch at Southwick Station and were joined by two of the three winning artists, Caroline Shaw and Anne Light and their friends and family.

Caroline Shaw won second prize for her unique and detailed depiction of Shoreham Port through a photographic collage and Anne Light won third prize for her beautiful triptych canvas painting of the West Arm. Sadly Alan Warren, winner of the competition, was unable to attend the launch but is very much looking forward to seeing his artwork displayed there later this year.

Shoreham Port had the three wining pieces digitally copied and re-printed onto hard wearing boards, which are now mounted on both platform walls. As the eager guests gathered to see the unveiling of the artwork, Shoreham Port were confident that they would be impressed with the results.

Caroline Shaw commented “It has been so exciting entering the competition, winning second prize and now seeing my artwork up at the station. All the pieces look fantastic enlarged, I can’t believe people will be seeing my collage everyday!”

Anne Light added “It has been wonderful today to come and meet the staff from Shoreham Port and Southern Railway. I am thrilled with how the three paintings look on the station wall. My family and I are great supporters of the Port and we regularly enjoy fishing trips on our boat ‘Pepper’. The Community Art Competition was such a fun and rewarding project to be part of and I really look forward to future involvements of this kind, with Shoreham Port.” 

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port commented “we are extremely pleased with how impressive the artwork looks up at the Station. The reproductions are considerably larger than the original work which brings out the intricacy and detail of the artwork. They have brought colour and character to the station and we hope they will be enjoyed by the local community, our customers and Southern Rail passengers for many years to come.”

Andy Leister, Area Manager for Southern Rail said “Southern are delighted to be participating in the Community Art Project. The artwork is of a fantastic standard and it is great to see them on display in public. We hope the artwork will brighten up passengers journeys.”

Shoreham Port are always looking for new community project initiatives, if you have any ideas or suggestions please email korchin@shoreham-port.co.uk or call Katie Orchin on 01273 598100