13 April 2012

Shoreham Port has been working in partnership with Southern Rail on a station enhancement scheme to improve Southwick Station for the benefit of the local community and Southern Rail passengers. As part of this initiative Shoreham Port are launching their first ever Community Art Project.

The Community Art Project is open to all ages and abilities and is running from April through to 31st October 2012. The theme is Shoreham Port so it is completely up to individual choice which scene is chosen and what medium is used to produce the artwork.  The artwork should be submitted in any size to Shoreham Port, located at Nautilus House, 90 – 100 Albion Street, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4ED. All artwork will be returned to the artists as the Port will take a digital copy for reproduction in A0 size. In November the top three pieces of artwork will be selected and displayed at Southwick Station, which will greatly enhance the appearance of the station and also offer a busy location for the winning artwork to be displayed.

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive said “as a trust Port we are always looking for fresh ways to engage with our local community and the art competition is an ideal way to connect with local artists and to reach a wide range of local residents. Following the huge success of our photographic competition last year, we are anticipating a high response to the art competition and look forward to receiving the entries.”

Andy Leister, Area Manager for West Coast Southern said “When we were approached by the Port to use the station as the backdrop for the artwork, we jumped at the opportunity. We are always keen to be involved with our local communities and this competition really does fit the bill. We are looking forward to seeing some top class artwork which I know our passengers will enjoy looking at as they pass through the station.”