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Brighton Seagull by Bordallo II 2018-04-20

Brighton Seagull by Bordallo II

This week Bordallo II created his first sculpture in the UK. An iconic Seagull in the City of Brighton & Hove. Tim Jentsch went to find out more about it…

                   

Brighton legend Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) has recently invited the world famous street artist Bordallo II to install one of his trademark sculptures at the Big Beach Cafe at Hove Lagoon. Artur Bordallo uses plastic waste from toys, car parts and bins to create his works. The focus here is on global waste and pollution. His works aim to inspire people to think about the amount of single use plastic they use.

Bordallo creates various animals that are affected by waste. For Brighton the obvious choice was to go for a giant seagull, iconic of the city, and its much loved premiership football team ‘the Brighton Seagulls’.

Currently, the Brighton and Hove City Council have only licensed the sculpture to stay up for 28 days. This seems conservative for a city renowned for its creative and quirky persona. Many residents are hoping to turn this around and keep the installation for good. It could also kickstart a more varied streetart scene in this city. The global trend for cities is to host streetart festivals and produce huge walls of art, but this hasn’t quite kicked of in Brighton yet. The city offers an old Banksy and a lot of Graffiti but only a very small amount of big pieces by local and international artists. A positive attitude by the local council could be the start in changing this. Fingers crossed!

http://www.bordaloii.com/

http://www.bigbeachcafe.com 

www.fatboy.com

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