THRIVE | REVIVE, Pier Projects Summer 2018
THRIVE | REVIVE is a seasonal programme of artist-led activity in the public realm, located in the coastal town of Felixstowe, Suffolk. It began in September 2017 when artist and printmaker Adam Bridgland became our first beach hut artist–in-residence.
This Summer, Adam Bridgland and Caroline Wright will undertake short residencies in the town. The outcome will combine public art, consultations and events that link art, health and wellbeing. Both artists will also be working alongside local youth project Level Two, based in Felixstowe and Felixstowe Forward.
Adam Bridgland will produce several public artworks across the town, extending his work last year. Caroline Wright will be in residence from 12-16 September to extend her project ‘Breath Control’. Caroline will use a seafront beach hut as a temporary studio, as well as it being the stage for artwork developed during her time in the town
Pier Projects are grateful for the support of Arts Council England, additional support from Councillors Stuart Bird and Mike Deacon through Suffolk Coastal District Council’s ‘Enabling Communities Fund’ and the Stratford family for the use of the beach hut.
Wednesday 12 – Sunday 16 September
Beach Hut no 14, Near The Spa Pavillion,The Promenade, Felixstowe Seafront
'Breathing Hut' explores new modes of engagement with Wright's ongoing project 'Breath Control' undertaken in a seafront beach hut in Felixstowe, Suffolk.
During a short, public residency the artist will work collaboratively with soprano Laura Wright and the local community to investigate perceptions of air quality in a common context of the sea. Public events and performances will take place across the four days.
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4.00 - 6:00 pm
Join us on Felixstowe beach for a picnic and dip in the sea as we close 'Thrive | Revive'.
Meet us in front of The Spa Pavilion. All contributions to the picnic welcome.