Suzie Brown showcases at the view

They say the neon lights are bright on Bridge Street…

Those of you who have already wandered along Bridge Street in this ever-darkening month of December may have spotted something rather exciting in the window of the view.

This month, showcasing some of her finest work, Winchester-based artist Suzie Brown has brought colour and light to the far end of town.

Suzie describes her work as, “A combination of large-hand screen-printed surface, bold colour and pattern curved in to 3D shapes, suspended in the window whilst gently blown by a fan to give the piece a living and breathing quality.

Rotating coloured lights and the movement from the fan may alter the state of the piece in experimental ways, opening the way for people to enjoy several artworks in one.”

As a local artist, Suzie has been involved with the First Thursdays events in Winchester High Street where her company, Urban Bird, had a variety of Suzie’s work on sale, including lampshades and canvas bags, all of which can also be located from the shop on Suzie’s website,

Marilyn Michalowicz, Arts Development Officer at Winchester City Council, says of Suzie’s work: It’s the first time we’ve had a neon light installation in the view and it looks amazing. Suzie’s display combines intricate yet sculptural screen prints with bold geometric coloured neon tubes, to create a dynamic and unusual use of the space. So I’d recommend popping along to Bridge Street to see the display and you can enjoy the Bridge Street shops, cafes and pubs while you’re there!

Suzie’s work will be displayed at the view until early 2011.