FULL FRONTAL: Back to Nature is an exciting project for Eastbourne - a curated and themed exhibition of artworks in Eastbourne town centre on the front of empty shop windows. The artworks are being produced as large-scale vinyl window displays to be viewed from the street. The project has been 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. They were asked to consider the significance of the natural world to human life, health and well-being and look at 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 eleven 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 is a project developed and produced by Eastbourne’s FULL FRONTAL EASTBOURNE team (part of Eastbourne Culture Group) in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council and Towner Eastbourne. The project is supported by Eastbourne Borough Council, The Chalk Cliff Trust and Eastbourne EcoAction Network CIC. Print and installation of the artworks was generously sponsored by Identity Design.
Eastbourne Culture Group is: Judith Alder (artist), Simon Barker (architect / artist), Miles Berkeley (creative industries / technology), Chris Connelly (Arts Ambassador, EBC), Phil Evans (Senior Head of Tourism and Enterprise, EBC), Harry Farmer (music and arts consultant), Joe Hill (Director, Towner Art Gallery), Emma Mason (Emma Mason Gallery).