Larger than life silhouettes depicting the suffering of the people of Ukraine are now in Eastbourne. 

The art installation created by the community group Standing with Giants has been touring the country and arrived in Terminus Road yesterday around 1pm and will be exhibited until June 14.

The 13ft high silhouettes, which show a soldier holding a baby whilst leading a refugee mother and child to safety, aim to highlight the plight of those suffering in war-torn Ukraine.

Dan Barton’s artwork is touring towns and cities along the south coast before it’s taken across the channel to Brussels.

Dan Barton said:

“Ukrainian refugees and charities have been invited to visit and use the installation to help raise awareness and funds for those suffering in Ukraine.

“Art can send a powerful message to aggressors and show a meaningful message of solidarity to those in need. Everywhere we take this sculpture, we see an outpouring of emotion.”

The travelling tribute has visited Oxford, Salisbury, Bournemouth and other locations and is in Eastbourne, outside Blacks, for two weeks.

Already, visitors and residents have started taking photos by the striking art work.

Luke Johnson, Your Eastbourne BID Operations Manager said “Two weeks ago, the organisers asked us if we could find a location in the town centre. We were happy to assist with finding a prominent town centre spot – particularly on the popular route to our seafront.”