Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

Arts by the Sea 2020 will be a festival of reflection. As a society, we have faced one of the most challenging and difficult years living through the COVID-19 pandemic. It has changed the way we live, and many loved ones have been lost.

‘In Memoriam’ is an artwork by Luke Jerram being presented on Sandbanks beach, his beautiful, memorial installation offers a place for the public to visit to remember those we have lost in this crisis. Created from over 100 bedsheets a giant sea of flags will be installed across the sand, symbolically reflecting the people who have passed. Arranged in the form of a medical logo, the installation also pays tribute to the brave NHS staff members and volunteers who continue to risk their lives to care for the thousands affected by the coronavirus. You can physically enter the structure to contemplate and explore the artwork, whilst adhering to the rules of social distancing.


Light Projections 

From 7.30pm each evening The Colour Project return to Arts by the Sea to transform words from CoCreate’s Process participants into a visual artwork projected across the flags of In Memoriam.

Press Coverage

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