Bronze sculpture unveiling at The Old Ambulance Station
On Saturday 22nd April 2023, The Old Ambulance Station on Beeching Road, Bexhill unveiled a new piece of public art in the grounds of the community arts hub – a 4 metre high bronze sculpture.
Cllr Abul Azad of East Sussex County and Mayor of Bexhill Paul Plim were in attendance and sculptor Steven Gregory gave talk to 50 local residents and artists.
The afternoon event took place to mark the first public display on site of the monumental bronze sculpture entitled Excalibre 7.62 by artist Steven Gregory, who now lives locally in Hastings. The piece has been installed on the property by the owner and founder of the space, Richard Upton.
Present at the event were Bexhill’s Town Mayor, Cllr Paul Plim and East Sussex County Councillor, Abul Azad.
Cllr Azad said: “The Old Ambulance Station is an exceptional artist’s hub that offers affordable space for world-class artists and artisans with community engagement and support. It was amazing to see this monumental bronze sculpture on public display for the first time at this site.”
“The opportunity to hear directly from the artist and celebrate the arrival of this beautiful sculpture was truly exciting. I want to thank the organiser for providing this wonderful opportunity for our town and for including our community in this special moment. Let’s continue to support and celebrate the arts in our community!”
As part of the arrangement, each artist gives one hour a week of volunteering in the community. Resident blacksmith and workspace coordinator Ben Wood also opened his workshop to visitors.