Friday, 21 May 2010

Friday, 12 March 2010

Local Feedback In Response to the Project.

Local Feedback in response to the Sea Road Public Art Trail has been issued in the recent press release, as seen here:

'"It's usually London and other large cities that get pieces of public
art, so being a local resident was very interested to know more about
the Sea Road Public Art Trail. I attended the presentation outlining all the designs
and was able to actually meet the artist and understand the concept to
link the Boscombe shopping precinct to the sea front.
I love every one of the designs, they have a marine theme,are wacky,
fun, made me smile and I think will inspire and entertain passers by. I
actually have one of the designs very close to my home so will enjoy my own piece
of art."

- A Quote from a local resident who lives directly outside the Site of the Sunfish artwork.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Site Location

Above shows a plan of the agreed location of the artworks within the planned site.
Please visit and enter 'Sea Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth' into the search field to view the site.
Recent multi-million pound investment in Boscombe Seafront is creating the most anticipated and innovative beach development in Europe.
This has seen the construction of Europe's first artificial surf reef, renovation of the iconic grade II LISTED 1950's Boscombe Pier, 'Reefside' cafe, renovation of the Overstrand 1950's promenade building to incorporate stylish 'Beach Pods' interior designed by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway. 'Urban Reef' a high quality restaurant with panoramic views, surf school, board hire and retail units. A piazza has been fashioned in front of the pier, with landscaping by the in-house Landscape and Technical Team alongside public artwork by artist Simon Hitchens. A new seafront community of 169 apartments located along the cliffs overlooking the surf reef has also been built and the Neptune Pub on the promenade by Boscombe Pier has been refurbished.

Andrew Kirkby's Art Practice.

Here are a series of images of my work to give you an understanding of my practice:

Also I would like to express my thanks to all who attended the meetings at AUCB & the Chine Hotel.

The Proposal.

Bournemouth Borough Council, working closely with Boscombe Sea Change funders- Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)- has commisioned a series of 7 new artworks by an experienced artist, Andrew Kirkby, to assist orientation and to link Boscombe Pier with Boscombe Precinct.