A map of a small corner of Eastbourne, a traditional seaside town on the south coast of the UK. It was created as an example to be used in a couple of hand drawn mapping workshops commissioned by Towner Art Gallery. The gallery presents major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art and is an Arts Council Collection National Partner. It has one of the most significant public art collections in the South of England and has over 100,000 visitors a year.
The map is hand drawn, lettered and painted. Eastbourne is a relatively new town having been developed by the Duke of Devonshire in 1859 and I used some design elements from this era as inspiration for the compass rose and cartouche. The distinct navy blue colour can be found on paintwork throughout the town.
As part of any workshop, I take students on a walk to observe and make notes about the location they are mapping. This map takes in a short stroll from the super contemporary architecture of Towner, to the seafront of cafes, beach huts and life guard posts and back to the 19th century glass and turrets of the Winter Gardens and Heritage centre. Please visit the 'About' page for information on my hand drawn mapping workshops held at museums and galleries.