Seahouses townscape development project
'The aim of the project is to improve the appearance of [...] Seahouses, and position the town as a key heritage attraction and a gateway to the Farne Islands'. Project initiated by Seahouses Development Trust and Inspire Northumberland.
Following a period of research Christine Reay of Northumberland County Council and I produced a design guide for Seahouses which was launched in Spring 2010. Following this the public toilets in the village were clad in a bold artwork to encourage debate and involvement in the project - it certainly got people talking! And here.
Three of my proposals came to fruition in 2011: three SeeSea seats have been installed; a specially-designed Seahouses shopping bag is on sale in the town; and a town map was installed on the wall of the public conveniences.
Visit the project gallery to see what's been achieved. Seat images courtesy of Graeme Cooper.
Project 'diary notes' here.