FULL FRONTAL: Back to Nature is a curated and themed exhibition of artworks in Eastbourne town centre .The artworks are presented as large-scale vinyl window displays viewed from the street. The project was created to support Eastbourne’s town centre recovery during the easing of Covid-19 restrictions from August 2020 onwards.
Artists from Eastbourne and surrounding areas were invited to submit artworks considering the significance of the natural world to human life, health and well-being including the beliefs, superstitions, folklore and magic that have always been associated with sickness, healing and nature: natural remedies and quack cures, elixirs and potions, the miracles and monsters of medicine, as well as the benefits of getting back to nature, engaging with wildlife and the landscape.
Following a call out to artists to take part in the project 162 submissions were received from artists working in Eastbourne and surrounding areas from Newhaven to Hastings, from which the artists were selected. You can follow the ARTISTS link on the menu above to find out more about each artist and their work.
FULL FRONTAL: Back to Nature was developed and produced by Eastbourne’s FULL FRONTAL EASTBOURNE team (part of Eastbourne Culture Group) in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council and Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne. The project is supported by Eastbourne Borough Council, The Chalk Cliff Trust, Eastbourne BID, EDEAL, Eastbourne unLtd and Eastbourne EcoAction Network CIC. Print and installation of the artworks was generously sponsored by Identity Design and Planahead.
Eastbourne Culture Group is: Judith Alder (artist), Simon Barker (architect / artist), Miles Berkeley (creative industries / technology), Chris Connelly (Arts Ambassador, EBC), Chris Dixon (arts adviser), Harry Farmer (music and arts consultant), Joe Hill (Director, Towner Art Gallery).