Eighty lightboxes showing the town and people of Lewes from 1860 to 1960 will glow through the windows of High Street shops and businesses for a month starting on Friday 9 October.
The exhibition, called ‘Retail Retold, the Face of the High Street’, was first seen in 2019, and focuses on the importance of the High Street to the social and economic wellbeing of the community. The lockdown has only emphasised that message.
The lightboxes are accompanied by an online exhibition of new portraits by Tom Reeves of the lightbox hosts: the businesspeople and residents of the High Street. The online exhibition enhances the experience of viewing the lightboxes in situ and is available to those unable to visit in person.