Hove Plinth Campaign

Bringing new sculpture to Hove seafront.


Download our brochure (7mb). Download information on the first three sculptures to be installed on Hove Plinth

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Hove Plinth crowdfunding campaign

Hove Civic Society has launched a sensational crowdfunding campaign: Hove Plinth - a new site for public art. An enticing range of rewards attached to donations are on offer and we hope to raise the remaining £35 000 of the £100k needed to build Hove Plinth.

Go to http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/hove-plinth or see our press release for more details.

Brighton Big Screen to show Hove Plinth film at every screening from 10th June to 10th July!

We are really thrilled to announce that our film about the Hove Plinth sculpture campaign will be shown to every audience throughout the Brighton Big Screen event. This is an excellent opportunity to let the people of Brighton and Hove and beyond know about our exciting project!

Just imagine...

Image of the proposed Plinth

Hove has some impressive examples of Victorian sculpture but very little public sculpture has been added in recent times. 

Hove Civic Society wants to change this.

Our key aims are:

  • To put Hove on the sculpture map with world class cultural attractions
  • To link heritage with contemporary works of art
  • To celebrate local artistic excellence
  • To contribute to the city’s cultural calendar

Our plan is to install a specially commissioned Hove Plinth on the King’s Esplanade at the foot of Grand Avenue, which will be used for ongoing temporary displays of sculpture.

We have taken inspiration from a revival of public sculpture in the UK and beyond and from the hugely successful ‘Fourth Plinth’ in Trafalgar Square.

Image of the public sculptures in Brighton and Hove

The plinth will complete a U-shaped circuit of sculptures and monuments on the seafront and in the city.

Hove Civic Society is engaging with the city council, arts organisations and local societies about the plans for Hove Plinth and has received enthusiastic expressions of support for the proposal.

Brighton & Hove City Council has given landowner consent to site the plinth on the seafront promenade and the planning application was given unanimous approval on the 24th April 2013.