Brighton street artist creates mural for cancer centre Brighton News

Artist Sprite spoke to people affected by cancer in Brighton for inspiration to produce a vibrant mural on the approach to the Macmillan Horizon Centre.

The centre in Bristol Gate, opposite the Royal Sussex, will be covered in the eye-catching artwork which has been designed to attract the attention of cancer patients.

People visiting the Sussex Cancer Centre will be shown “a taste of the positive and hopeful support available inside the centre”, said the centre manager Geoff Brown.

Mr Brown added: “Sprite’s murals and street artwork can be seen across Brighton and her positivity made her the perfect candidate to decorate our building.”

“Understandably, people attending treatment at the Sussex Cancer Centre are often keen to get in and out as quickly as possible and may be unaware of the support we have on offer across the road. The mural makes us hard to miss and so we hope people affected by cancer will pop in and visit our comfortable centre and meet our support workers.”

Sprite lives in Brighton but has painted colourful street art all over the world working with large organisations and on individual commissions.

The said: “Every project is a labour of love and always tells a unique story.

“This design was a collaborative effort as I wanted to discover what the Horizon Centre means to those who use and love it, so we held a workshop with people affected by cancer to share ideas for the mural.

“We are delighted with the result and feel it will stand the test of time.”

Wendy Fox, a cancer patient who attended the workshop, said: “I loved getting involved in the mural design and think it really illustrates the warm welcome people can expect when visiting the centre and hopeful support they provide people like me.

“They were such a lifeline to me during my cancer treatment. Just knowing I could come here and decompress after my treatment before travelling home was such a relief and staff are always happy to chat or I can just sit here quietly with a cup of tea and enjoy the view.”

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This notice was published: 2023-08-27 04:00:00

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