It was a cold but near perfect day to sail out to sea on a boat. Catherine (Yass), Alan and I set off at Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour on a charter boat. The lighthouse is 5 miles away from the harbour which takes around half an hour each way.

I have been very curious – as have many others I’m sure – to see this structure which stands in the middle of the sea, all alone. It’s only just visible from the Pavilion on a clear day and difficult to judge the real size of it. Catherine and I took many photographs for research, looking at the way the strucutre has aged and its access possibilities. We will have to wait and see what Catherine’s artistic outcome from this research trip will be, but it’s certainly an exciting start to the project.

Jane Won (Curator, DLWP)

Posted by Ryan Coleman on Wednesday 5 January 2011