Beacon Commission

Image: Beacon by Mark Titchner. Photo credit: Aleksandra Warchol

In December 2016, Mark Titchner, the lead artist for As You Change, So Do I installed a major new public work in Luton town centre. A monumental light box titled Beacon (2016) which occupies the gable end wall of The Hat Factory Arts Centre facing the approach from Luton’s central railway station. Utilising one of the artist’s trademark texts, commuters, local people and visitors are greeted by the slogan ‘If you can dream it, you must do it’.

Hedley Swain, Area Director, South East, Arts Council England, said: 'There is an exciting momentum around arts and culture in Luton at the moment, one that we are really pleased to be part of – both as a funder and a partner. 'As You Change, So Do I' will provide an important opportunity for the public to engage with a wide range of works that draw inspiration from Luton. ‘Beacon’ will be a really impactful start to the programme of public realm art and one we hope everyone in Luton will engage with'.

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