A shortlist of 5 finalists have been selected in the first stage of an open competition from Brighton Digital Festival, University of Brighton and Brighton & Hove City Council, who have partnered to co-commission a new piece of public art for the Huxley Building on the University’s Moulsecoomb campus.
The Huxley Building houses the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, teaching pharmacy, chemistry, biology, biomedical science and ecology. The common aim for those that use Huxley is, among many things, to discover the causes and mechanisms of disease, new ways to treat these diseases, better (and more individualised) ways to deliver these treatments, how people age, novel methods to remediate environmental damage, the effects of trace pollutants on aquatic life and to understand the lifestyle of mammals in an urban setting.
The shortlisted artists are George King Architects, Matt Jakob / Nexus Studios, Luke Jerram, Paul Sermon & Charlotte Gould and Stanza.
Each of the shortlisted artists has been asked to develop their initial proposal for this exhibition and the final winner of the £30k commission will be selected on the basis of what they show.
The exhibition which opens on 5th September for the British Science Festival will run until until 24th September and the winner will be announced during the Digital Festival.
anyone interested in public art commissions and digital art. It's also for the public, students and lecturers who use the building to get an insight into what's been proposed for the site.