Back in 2008 Art Evolution artist Frank Briffa was recruited as an advisor for the redevelopment of the Whitley Bay Playhouse. The abstract painter was contacted by the Artistic Director of Whitley Bay Regeneration, Kieth Barrett, with a view to assisting the project. Having seen Frank’s paintings, he felt he knew something about colour and enquired if the painter would be interested providing advice for colour choices used within the redevelopment of the Whitley Bay Playhouse.
Having completed the colour installations at the Whitley Bay Playhouse, Frank Briffa is now involved in the development of a colour palette for the surrounding street furniture such as lampposts, benches and railings.
Frank was asked to continue with his input in the regeneration project by the Kieth Barrett, with the agreement of North Tyneside Council. He is working on this part of the project with the collaboration of another artist from the region and hopes that before too long Whitley Bay, like the Playhouse, becomes awash with colour.
Frank has thoroughly enjoyed his time working on the project and has even had the opportunity to meet some Royalty. The Countess of Wessex officially opened the new-look Playhouse back in December. During the visit she met those involved in the project and Frank was lucky enough to share a few words with The Countess. In fact, according to Frank, she even commented on the fact that his yellow tie matched one of the walls!
May 17, 2010 9:21pm
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