Cutting edge art installation coming to Weston

5:19pm - 20 October 2021

A repurposed North Sea off-shore platform will be transformed with gardens and waterfalls to create a stunning art installation in Weston-super-Mare next summer.

Weston has been chosen to host the flagship SEE MONSTER project, part of the national UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK programme.

Across the UK, 10 separate art projects will draw on science, technology, engineering and maths to showcase the country’s creativity and innovation.

SEE MONSTER, hosted at the Tropicana on the seafront, will be the largest outdoor installation ever seen in Weston.

The unique seafront location will harness the power of the elements to provide renewable energy for the structure, transforming the seafront into a large-scale public art installation. 

Planted gardens and waterfalls will create places for people to meet and there will be fun and educational elements focusing on weather, climate change and green technologies.

There will also be a dedicated outreach team with a science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) focus.

The build will start in spring and take about two months. 

It’s expected to attract up to 200,000 visitors over the two months it will be open.

Entry to SEE MONSTER will be free and local residents will get the first look.

There will also be a programme of local school visits.

Information about ticket access will be announced later this year.

Follow the project on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

SEE MONSTER illustration copyright NEWSUBSTANCE