Welcome to The Beacon Show!

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The Beacon Show exhibition spans 2 miles of stunning Sussex coastline in the town of Seaford, and features contemporary illustration by 9 of the worlds best loved contemporary illustrators, photograpy and written word. 

Nestled between the bustling city of Brighton and the seaside resort of Eastbourne, Seaford is a gem of a beach with a rich history and wonderful community. This exhibition explores the wide range of people and organsations who make this coastline so unique. 

From Sea Swimmers to runners, beach cleaners to bag pipe players The Beacon Show shines a light on the people who use and love our landscape. It features the organisations who care for its marine life, clean it's beaches, and enables elderly residants to enjoy the prom.

Glenda Jones a beach runner stands on seaford beach with pebbles, and teh blue sea behind her










One of the most important themes to emerge while researching this project is how delicate our local environment is, and how key members of our community and local organisations work to change the tide on climate change and protect our local environment. From the restoration of Kelp Farms by Sussex Wildlife Trust to the incredible work of the Plastic Free Seaford team The Beacon Show explores the ways our community can be part of a global and local change in co2 levels and waste reduction.

For more information about The Beacon Show, travel advice, resource links and workshop information please vist our Beacon Show page. Thank you!

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The Beacon Show was created and produced by Sussex Contemporary Illustrators & Printmakers (SCIP), a Seaford based arts charity passionate about the local community and telling stories through contemporary visual arts. It has taken over 12 months of fundraising, research, and design to make this project a reality.

Without the incredible generosity of our principal sponsors this exhibition would never have happened