Tides

Leon Bellis, Steve Boyle, Audrey Marshall, Colin Miller, Colleen Slater, David Wilsdon

1–30 October

Mon–Sun 07:00–24:00

Six photographers reflect, respond and tell the story of the central stretch of Brighton & Hove’s seafront through a year-long time capsule. This exhibition is on the beach itself, an intriguing juxtaposition. The photographs record the seafront as it constantly changes, the daily rhythms, the seasons, the weather, physical regeneration. They capture its multilayered nature, its architecture and environment, its visitors and the people who make the area work.

The seafront’s importance to the economy and culture of the city is crucial. Approximately 10 million tourists visit the city every year, spending nearly £80 million. Nearly 20,000 people are employed in the tourist industry, jobs that are often transient and seasonal. For many living outside the city the seafront defines it. It’s the backdrop to national news stories, films, TV programmes and novels.

Over this past year the seafront has undergone enormous change. What does it mean for the city, its residents and visitors?

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9 The Beach opposite Cafe de la Mer
124A King's Road
Brighton, BN1 2FN

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