Members of the public will be able to board the double-decker bus, view a selection of Blake’s work and meet the artist. The bus, which will be parked outside Brighton’s Theatre Royal on 15 May, has recently been refitted to include a bar, plasma screens and a gallery on the top floor.
The Art Bus is part of an educational project that aims to bring contemporary art to the public nationwide through visits to schools, festivals and community centres. Brighton gallery Art Republic organised the visit after the success of a similar event at the festival fringe last year.
Art Republic managing director Lawrence Alkin says, ‘Blake’s bus is such a good idea because it gets attention from a lot of people who wouldn’t normally think about art, as his work is so recognisable.’
The Brighton Festival is art directed by Brian Eno with branding by Harrison & Co.