It’s a wrap as Beales gets makeover

by | Jun 21, 2022 | News

The landmark Beales building has been given a colourful and imaginative facelift – thanks to a collaboration between the Town Centre BID and Arts University Bournemouth.

Staff and students from across the University have contributed 46 metres of creative artworks  to brighten up the vacant shopfront.

Images created by graduates as part of the University’s Summer Shows will be on display, as well as photography reflecting the vibrant look and feel of the local area.

The project was commissioned by the Town Centre BID to showcase the creative community of Bournemouth.

Paul Kinvig, Chief Operating Officer of the Town Centre BID said: “The Beales building is such an important landmark and Beale Place itself has become a thriving and vibrant area of the town centre.

“I am absolutely delighted that the BID is working on another superb collaboration with the very talented students and staff at Arts University Bournemouth to give the extensive shopfront a colourful and imaginative facelift while we await the next chapter in the building’s history.”

He added: “It’s a wonderful way to display the amazing creativity of AUB while at the same time giving the location something of a makeover. I am sure lots of residents and visitors will enjoy admiring the artwork.”

Dr Anna Farthing, Executive Director of External Engagement at AUB, said: “We’re proud to showcase the work of our creative communities through our partnership with Bournemouth Town Centre BID, and this public artwork will bring colour and vibrancy to the town centre.