Seaside town seeks sculptor

Published: 31 January 2023

Do you have artistic talent that can bring out the spirit of Deal?

Could your work capture the essence of the town in a beautiful installation that would stand for generations to come?

If ‘yes’ then you can apply to create a sculpture for the town of Deal.

Deal Town Council has been gifted £45,000 to engage an artist to design, create and install a sculpture.

Local resident Bill Elliot bequeathed the money to create a work of art that would enhance the beauty of the town.

Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal, Cllr Chris Turner, said: “Bill loved Deal and his extraordinary generosity will be a gift for us all.

“We will commission a fitting legacy for him and it is exciting to imagine the many possibilities.

“Art is so subjective and yet so emotive, so we would like to encourage a broad range of artists to apply and see how their styles, designs and mediums would capture people’s hearts or spark lively conversation.”

Those interested have until Monday 13 March to apply and all the details, including the application process, can be found here at