A brand new cultural attraction was unveiled at Hove Plinth this morning (April 20)
Following a five-year journey to bring the idea to fruition, Hove Plinth unveils its first sculpture on Hove seafront, at the bottom of Grand Avenue.
Inspired by the Fourth Plinth in London, Hove Plinth will exhibit a changing programme of sculptures. This is an initiative by Hove Civic Society, funded by grants, crowd funding and help from local business.
Constellation by Jonathan Wright is based on an Orrery, a mechanical model of the solar system. Rather than planets icons based on popular things associated with the past and present of Hove, orbit the system.
The Constellation icons represent: The Amber Cup, The Hove Ship, Queen Victoria, West Blatchington Windmill, Sussex Cricketer, Special Effects Cine Camara, Rampion Wind Turbine, Elm Tree, Hove Beach Hut, Seagull and a Skateboarder.
The iconic Plinth will be officially inaugurated on Saturday 21 May at 2pm.
I caught up with the artist behind the project to find out more...