IT’S a great pity that Motcombe Pool remains closed with the council unable to invest so it can reopen.

Now the caretaker’s house of Motcombe Pool in Eastbourne has become the focus of a week-long art project.

Eastbourne ALIVE are thrilled to be working with Renee Vaughan Sutherland and Florence Wright on their upcoming residency at Motcombe Pool Caretaker’s House as part of the wraparound programme. The project focuses on community engagement, youth voice, wellbeing and creativity in a space that is much-loved by the locals and will highly benefit of the animation of currently disused rooms. 

The project will kick off with a period of research and development, consisting of working in the space, utilising the house as a site to generate work and draw inspiration. During this period, the artists will begin direct outreach, develop workshops and start discussions with the community.

Their findings and work will be presented as an exhibition from 20 February until 25 February 2024, at Motcombe Pool Caretaker’s House.

Exhibition dates:

20 – 23 February 2024 open 11.00am – 2.00pm

24 – 25 February 2024 10.00am – 4.00pm