Brighton and Hove Information » Artist brings message of hope for the humanities in Brighton #BringBackBrightonDome

Brighton and Hove News » Artist brings message of hope for the arts in Brighton #BringBackBrightonDome

Morag Myerscough

Award-winning visible artist Morag Myerscough and cartoonist Steve Bell have contributed paintings in help of Brighton Dome’s Crowdfunder marketing campaign.

Myerscough beforehand labored with Brighton Competition in 2018 on ‘Belonging’, a group bandstand on the seafront and was invited to create a daring new paintings to amplify the important want for artwork in our lives. ‘Artwork is our expression and our daylight’ could be seen on Brighton Dome’s New Highway hoardings from this week. The work can also be being produced as a signed hand-made display screen print that can be purchased, with proceeds going to the #BringBackBrightonDome attraction. Donors have already exceeded the preliminary goal, with the registered arts charity hoping to boost £50,000.

Morag Myerscoughand Steve Bell prints

Posters from Brighton Competition’s archive have additionally been expertly reproduced as prints, with the newest launch by caricaturist Steve Bell, recognized for his satirical cartoons in The Guardian newspaper. Bell’s illustration encompasses a energetic cityscape with well-known Brighton & Hove characters together with the Prince Regent and will probably be signed by the artist. Bell’s contribution joins David Shrigley’s drawing from 2018; Brighton tattoo artist Adam Sage and design company Johnson Banks’ paintings for poet and musician Kae Tempest’s 2017 pageant; a firework show picture from 1988 by Australian pop artist Martin Sharp (1942-2013) and a 1972 picture of Brighton palace pier by an unknown artist.

Morag Myerscough commented:
“I like Brighton and I used to be so excited after I was requested to create this new paintings for the #BringBackBrightonDome marketing campaign. My work is rooted in creating a way of pleasure and belonging and I’ve at all times felt strongly that we want artwork in each kind to stimulate us and transport us from the on a regular basis, particularly right now it feels important for our wellbeing.
I hope anybody strolling previous the mural or hanging my print on their wall will really feel that the humanities have a constructive future are important and we should assist to make it possible for the humanities have a constructive future.”

Brighton Dome (pic Nick Linazasoro)

Following Brighton Dome’s closure in March and the cancellation of Brighton Competition, the humanities charity misplaced 67% of its self-generated revenue via ticket gross sales and occasions.

With the continued uncertainty round when large-scale reside occasions would possibly return, the 1,800 capability Live performance Corridor is simply in a position to contemplate vastly lowered attendances of social distanced performances and the Corn Change and Studio Theatres are present process main refurbishment till autumn 2021. #BringBackBrightonDome will assist in the direction of the extra £250,000 the organisation wants to boost within the subsequent yr.

Prints are that can be purchased from: https://crowdfunder.co.uk/bringbackbrightondome

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