Hove Plinth is an ambitious art project by Hove Civic Society (Reg Charity 1187602) creating a brand new cultural attraction on the historic Hove seafront. Hove Plinth will bring exciting new public art to the city and showcase a changing programme of the best in modern day sculpture. Major works will stay on the plinth for about two years, after which some will be moved to permanent sites in the city. The current sculpture is Constellation by Jonathan Wright and the second sculpture will be Flight of the Langoustine by Pierre Diamantopoulo MRSS. 

Hove Plinth and sculptures are funded by voluntary contributions. We invite you all to support this fantastic project. 

See the Hove Plinth Story in pictures here

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View videos of Flight of the Lngoustine in the making 

Sculpting of Flight of the Langoustine figures completed see BBC feature here

The Hove Plinth webshop, supporting the Hove Plinth, is now up and running. See The Hove Plinth Collection here.

A limited edition Constellation maquette in cast Carrara marble and stainless steel is now available for purchase. 

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Hove plinth and first sculpture, Constellation. Photo: ©Tony Mould My Brighton and Hove
Detail of Constellation and time-lapse video of its installation.

The overall lead for the plinth and its programming is the Public Sculpture sub-committee on behalf of Hove Civic Society. For more information please visit Hove Civic Society 


Patrons: Sculptor Philip Jackson CVO DL FRBS, Sir Timothy Sainsbury

Main Funders:
Supporting organisations:

Hove Plinth Founders:
Elaine Evans BEM, Karin Janzon, Helmut Lusser, Michael and Stephanie Brada, Niklas Lusser, John Kapp, Regency Society, Jon Turner, Peter Roberts, Jon Orrell, Andrew Nichols, Crispin Ellison, Alison Minns, Simon Lambor, Robin Cameron, Louise Arnell, Genevieve Ballard, Hazel Reeves, the Papanichola family, Kellie Miller, Philip O'Callaghan, Shelagh Diplock, Simon Boyd, Vaughan Rees, Nick Osmond, Phoebe Wyss.

Tony Bowall, FRPS
A fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Tony is well known nationally for his images of Brighton & Hove and, in particular, for his Beach Hut Portraits Project, from which we borrowed to make the banner for this website.

Tony Mould, My Brighton and Hove
Tony Mould was the official photographer for the Hove Plinth launch. He covers a wide range of local events for the My Brighton and Hove site which provides a living history of Brighton and Hove.

Constellation Speaks
The sound file www.callhove.uk was produced by Clare Bowskill. The script was written by Nicole Urbanski and read by actors Foss Shepherd and Claire Sturgess. Matt Creed provided mixing and sfx design. Web and phone access was set up by Dean Few, Department of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton.

The website was designed by Dean Few and Karina Rodriguez - Echavarria at the Department of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton.

Click here for a Virtual Tour of the Hove Plinth