Janet Brooke's linocuts on disused Astoria building

Photo:Prints by Janet Brooke on the Astoria building

Prints by Janet Brooke on the Astoria building

In Gloucester Place, Autumn 2012

Brighton & Hove’s community safety team has enabled giant artworks to be put on the front of the disused Astoria building in Gloucester Place. The prints are by Janet Brooke, one of the artists who exhibited at the Brighton Art Fair in September 2012, and are based on linocuts.

Neglected places brought back into use

The Police, together with the Council’s ‘Safe in the City’ team, works with partners across the city and one of their areas of work is to improve local environments and bring neglected places back into use.

Other paintings were there previously

Artworks have been a feature on the 1930s old Astoria cinema building for the last few years. Previously it has been decorated with art deco paintings and reproductions from the city’s museum and art galleries.

Comment

Councillor Ben Duncan, lead member for community safety, said: “These colourful prints make a big difference to the feel of Gloucester Place and the old building. Looking after the environment makes areas safer and helps prevent disused buildings becoming a target for antisocial behaviour.”

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 219, November/December 2012]

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