The Southsea Coastal Scheme is responsible for delivering new flood defences along 4.5km of seafront, from Old Portsmouth to Eastney. United Creatives are currently working with a wide range of local artists, creatives, makers and arts bodies to deliver an integrated arts plan for this impressive historic coastline.
United Creatives collaborated with the artists and creatives of Southsea and Portsmouth to stage a public facing exhibition showcasing local talent. Our goal was to exhibit a broad range of art so that we can build momentum towards fundraising and seeking opportunities for the inclusion of integrated and standalone public art within the coastal flood defence scheme.
Our agenda is to put as many local artists on the map conveying their work, practice and a short bio in one place. The exhibition entitled ‘A Collaborative Arts Plan for Southsea & Portsmouth’ will seek garner support for the arts whilst recapping on the wider flood defence scheme itself.
Following the exhibition we created a book compiling artist work, exhibition feedback and information on the coastal scheme. The book will act as a guide, outlining the vision for the project and helping to secure funding for installations as the project progresses.
United Creatives also developed a range of historical interpretation signage that will feature along the seafront. Signage uses the brand fonts and distinctive orange colour which helps direct readers to important information.