Join award winning contemporary designer Morag Myerscough as she celebrates the spirit of seminal 1960s Los Angeles artist Corita Kent. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, ‘Belonging’ will be Myerscough’s first ever mobile installation: a bright, bold, touring bandstand programmed in conjunction with communities across Sussex, inviting them to reflect on the concept of ‘belonging’ by making banners to adorn its crown and programming a diverse range of local performers to use it as a stage. The installation will then be taken on a countywide tour of festivals and community events.
The bandstand kicks off its run with a day of music curated by BIMM on Sat 12 May from 12pm to 6pm, launching on the beach level next to the i360. Sun 13 May 2pm - 5pm will be the Sussex Pistols Ceilidh band, performing English and Scottish dance and ceilidh music throughout the afternoon. For more information have a ready of our news story
The Belonging Bandstand will tour to Your Place venues in Brighton and on to the South of England Show at Ardingly, Crawley Festival, Newhaven, Ditchling and Coastal Currents Arts Festival in Hastings, taking on a different local character with each new iteration as the placard formation of the crown is changed to show off the communities’ own designs, and as the bandstand is programmed with local performers.
The project accompanies the exhibition Get With The Action: Corita Kent, showing at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft from 5 May – 14 October 2018.
- 12/13 May: Brighton Festival, Beach Level (next to i360)
19/20 May: Brighton Festival, Your Place, Hangleton
26/27 May: Brighton Festival, Your Place, East Brighton
Then touring to venues across Sussex