Public art will have new lights installed

From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
 at the Southsea Village in Palmerston Road Picture: Habibur Rahman

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COMMUTERS are used to being greeted by messages in a piece of public art at The Hard in Portsmouth.

Now the installation is being revamped in a bid to replace its faulty lights and bring it up to scratch.

The city’s Aspex gallery is behind the piece of public art, which was designed by artist S Mark Gubb and is titled ‘Trav’ller in the Dark’.

Manufacturers MDM Props are now going to replace its lights with LED ones, meaning it will need less maintenance in the future.

Gareth Colwell, from Aspex, said: ‘Since Trav’ller in the Dark was installed it has 
been admired by thousands of commuters 
and tourists that pass through the area every week.

‘We are pleased the work being carried out now will see the installation looking at its best for many years to come.’