Habitat reveals Brighton shortlist for new Art Project

Design brand puts shortlist of 12 new Brighton artists forward for a public vote

1 July 2019: Design brand Habitat has announced the shortlist of 12 artworks created by local
creatives as part of its Brighton Art Project. Launched last year at the opening of its new city-centre
store, the collaborative project asked local artists to submit artworks inspired by Brighton to be
turned into products that will feature in future Habitat collections.
In 2018 Habitat worked with artists Becky Blair, Sophie Abbott and Lauri Hopkins to create a limitededition
collection of rugs to celebrate Habitat’s return to the city. Since then, the brand has received
over 500 new entries through social media with a final shortlist of 12 being selected by Habitat’s Head
of Design, Kate Butler, which are now being put forward for a public vote. The artworks that receive
the most votes for will then be translated by Habitat’s Design Studio to form a second capsule
collection of homewares due to launch in 2020.

Kate Butler, Head of Design for Habitat, comments: “We created this project to celebrate the variety
of creativity that exists within Brighton and we’ve been thrilled with how many entries we’ve
received. It’s been hugely inspiring to curate a final shortlist looking at how artists and creatives
draw on experiences from living and working in the city and expressing them in such different ways,
translated through very different mediums of artwork. The 2019 shortlist includes a really diverse
collection of artworks that hero strong pattern and colour – all of which I can imagine within the
Habitat collection but it will be fascinating to see what the public vote decides.”

The final 12 artists shortlisted for the Habitat Brighton Art Project 2019 are: Amy Collier, Amelia
Graham, Cecile Garcia, Emma Stone Johnson, Gallit Shaltiel, Georgia & Tiffany Lynch, Helen
Holroyd, Jackie Dooley & Mark Charlton, Jemma Day, Jessica Ford, Orna Schneerson and Teresa
Rego.
Voting is now open at www.habitat.co.uk/art