Artistic Installations

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We have received many suggestions around the issue of public art on our open space, and in particular whether the Council would consider artistic installations on Highcliffe Beach. This topic can be somewhat divisive as what one person considers 'art' may not be considered so by someone else, and tastes vary depending on which cultural era the viewer prefers.

We intend to utilise this page to ascertain your opinions around the ideas we have put forward, and as new suggestions are made we will publish them on here in order to gain feedback. Any popular ideas will be given further consideration by the Council and if possible, a feasibility study and business case will be prepared to potentially apply for external grant funding for future projects.

Please view the photo gallery to look at different examples of public art at coastal locations, and answer the Quick Poll below so we can ascertain your initial thoughts on this idea.

Please also feel free to ask any questions about this project in the Your Questions section below, we will endeavour to answer them as soon as we can and your input will help shape the future content of this project page.



We have received many suggestions around the issue of public art on our open space, and in particular whether the Council would consider artistic installations on Highcliffe Beach. This topic can be somewhat divisive as what one person considers 'art' may not be considered so by someone else, and tastes vary depending on which cultural era the viewer prefers.

We intend to utilise this page to ascertain your opinions around the ideas we have put forward, and as new suggestions are made we will publish them on here in order to gain feedback. Any popular ideas will be given further consideration by the Council and if possible, a feasibility study and business case will be prepared to potentially apply for external grant funding for future projects.

Please view the photo gallery to look at different examples of public art at coastal locations, and answer the Quick Poll below so we can ascertain your initial thoughts on this idea.

Please also feel free to ask any questions about this project in the Your Questions section below, we will endeavour to answer them as soon as we can and your input will help shape the future content of this project page.


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    Partial support for art installations

    by Local Resident, over 3 years ago

    Thought-provoking art installations could provide fresh interest for visitors and local people: places to take photos, learning points and if linked in a circuit encouragement to explore further. Any permanent installations should be on top of the cliffs, not lower down

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    Highcliffe beach is a unique treasure of national importance

    by Geoff, over 3 years ago

    Highcliffe beach amd this undeveloped area of coastline is a unique treasure of national importance. Where else on the south coast can you find such a wide swathe of undeveloped coast so close to urban areas and yet so totally isolated in its wild beauty? It is easily and freely accessible to all, with level paths and one of the most amazing seascapes anywhere. The engineered slopes are softening by the year as natural regeneration increases the diversity of the plant species and ecology, and the stability of the slopes will be invaluable to assist this naturally developing... Continue reading