A NEW mural is unveiled at a historic velodrome.
Artists Rebecca Angel and Dawn East will unveil the new artwork at the Preston Park Velodrome in Brighton this lunchtime.
The duo said they created the vibrant mural to reflect the Velodrome’s “dynamic, multi-faceted and inclusive” space.
The project involved the community, with the two artists offering free on-site art workshops, which were an “essential and exciting” part of the design process and involving participation from groups enjoying the Velodrome, as well as people using the park. was involved.
“This was a wonderful opportunity for the local community to connect with their surroundings and be part of the creation of an enduring work of art that reflects the way the community and sports clubs interact with the Velodrome and the immediate area and celebrating the history of the oldest circuit and oldest Brighton cricket club,” said Ms East.
“The result is a high-quality, site-specific mural that allows local residents to see some of their work in a public space.
“Preston Park is a vibrant park full of character. The mural reflects this unique sense of place.”
Ms East said the mural was inspired by the imagery and graphics associated with cycling, cricket, triathlon and other track sports.
From pitch to lane, from spectators to park users and on to the surrounding homes, the artists took up the idea of the “enveloping” of the pitch from lane and lane to park and the “layers and lines of interaction between individuals and sports”. .
Ms. Angel and Ms. East are an art partnership with over 30 years of combined experience working on public and private art projects for clients.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20894208.new-mural-unveiled-preston-park-velodrome-brighton/?ref=rss A new mural is unveiled at the Preston Park Velodrome in Brighton