lois o’hara collaborates with habitat for pride
If you’ve got to know us over the last year, then you’ll know we’re big fans of local artist Lois O’Hara and her colourful artwork that continues to pop up throughout Brighton & Hove and beyond. First the terrace at Patterns last summer, then came the wavey crossing, followed by the UK’s first art basketball court right here in Brighton. After a colourful 10 months since the court project last September, she’s been adding colour here, there and everywhere, with her next stop being Habitat in Brighton.
Teaming up with Habitat earlier this month to get their Tottenham Court Road store ready for London Pride (pictured above), Lois has also created a bespoke design to Brighton up our local North Street store-front, just in time for Brighton & Hove Pride celebrations. You’ll be able to see her installation (shown in the artist’s impression below) from Monday 29th July until Monday 5th August.
Lois wanted her design to be true to her signature ‘wavey’ style: “The window design is a representation of capturing the movement of the public walking past. The vibrant colours and rainbow stripes celebrate Pride and how important it is to celebrate diversity and freedom. I want this artwork to uplift and inspire others.” And we’re pretty sure it will.
So what’s next for Lois? Well, she’s headed back to school to inspire more of the local community as she paints the hall and playground at Queen’s Park School.
Habitat, 23-25 North Street, Brighton BN1 1EB