The Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, South West, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, September 9, 2022 - 21:00

SEE MONSTER will rehabilitate and reimagine a decommissioned North Sea offshore platform in Weston-super-Mare, transforming the retired industrial structure into a large-scale public art installation.

Located in the town’s former 1930s lido, the Tropicana, the arrival of SEE MONSTER aims to align with the emerging cultural landscape of the town. Drawing on Weston-super-Mare’s unique locality, the project aims to shine a light on the resilience of our coast, creating opportunities and generating new possibilities for the life of this retired structure.

After a lifetime at sea, the regenerated topside platform will harness renewable energy from the natural elements, in celebration of the Great British Weather and British eccentricity. It will explore the concept of inherited structures, be those physical, social, or environmental. What do we do with the structures we inherit? How do they play a part in our lives, and what actions can they inspire both individually and universally? With landscapes weaved throughout the structure that work to amplify SEE MONSTER’s message, the project poses a question of how pre-existing ideas can be challenged and changed through creativity.

SEE MONSTER is brought to life by Leeds-based creative studio NEWSUBSTANCE, and supported by North Somerset Council.

SEE MONSTER is part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK. A once-in-a-lifetime celebration of creativity, taking place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and online from March to October 2022.

The event will be free but ticketed. To stay up to date with the latest ticketing information, click here:

United Kingdom
South West
The Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BE