GTR maintenance team have kindly installed a series of donated professional photographs into the underpass at Southwick station, to sit alongside the existing tilework art, all celebrating maritime heritage and links with Shoreham port.
Other photographs from the same exhibition series are already on view on platform 2 at the station – so visitors and passengers on the train can really get a taste of ‘Port Life’!
Kate Tyrer Shoreham Port External Relations Manager, explained:
“As a Trust Port we work closely with a variety of valued stakeholders and community partners. We have been a proud Station Partner at Southwick Railway Station since 2012 and have been involved in a number of exciting projects; most recently donating this fantastic artwork to be installed in the station’s underpass. The eye catching photographs were originally featured on gabions located on Brighton beach in the 2018 Brighton Photo Fringe exhibition titled ‘Port Life’. They were kindly gifted to the Port after the festival ended. Captured by a group of local photographers called the Tides Group. the photography series highlights the diversity of life in the harbour and the fascinating combination of industry and leisure that is unique to our Port. I am pleased we can continue to help enhance our local train station whilst showcasing the value of the maritime industry to our local area.”
The Tides Group is an on-going project, and a new exhibition can be seen from October on Brighton Beach, opposite the Grand Hotel, exploring Madeira Drive and the Marina. More information at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1773890126181008