Turner Nominated Artist David Shrigley Designs a Snail for Brighton Dome and One Digital
We’re delighted to announce that Turner Prize nominated artist and Brighton resident David Shrigley will be designing one of our giant snails. Shrigley’s contribution, sponsored by local printers One Digital, will be sited outside the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome on Church street.
Best known for his dark and funny drawings that comment on the absurdity of modern society, David Shrigley was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013. Last year, he created Really Good – a seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a thumbs-up – for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth and earlier this year he was also the Guest Director of Brighton Festival this year.
David Shrigley says: “I’m very happy to participate in this project and to be able to help the wonderful work of the Martlets hospice.”
Lynn Brazier from One Digital says: “Our connection with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival extends many years and we have happily supported the Festival and will continue to do so. To have the opportunity to sponsor the snail, designed by David Shrigley and to be positioned at the beautiful Brighton Dome, was most welcome and a very easy decision to make. Above all we are very pleased to be involved with helping raise money for Martlets Hospice and support the amazing work they do. Let’s hope we beat last years’ fundraiser – we do love a challenge!”