7th & 8th December +
11th - 23rd December 2024
One Garden Brighton, Stanmer Park

Signed Light by Martin ‘Gloverman’ Glover

A celebration of British Sign Language at The Brighton Lights: Five distinct signs will fingerspell the word “LIGHT” in this interactive installation, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the foundational elements of British Sign Language (BSL). Martin Glover’s creation is a testament to his dedication to both educate and celebrate the beauty of sign language.

Inspired by his passion, Glover’s artwork comes to life against the serene backdrop of One Garden Brighton. As the area is illuminated by the enchanting glow of Signed Light, curious minds are encouraged to appreciate and learn the introductory basics of BSL, creating a harmonious blend of art, education, and celebration.

Watch Martin’s video below to learn more about the artwork:


Martin is an architect and visual artist with a passion for exploring social themes through a variety of media. His approach to art demonstrates his vested interest in Sign Art, art influenced by BSL.

Martin has always had an appreciation of the Arts which has led to him facilitating guided tours for Deaf sign language users in British Sign Language (BSL). He brings passion to his lively presentations which attract an engaged audience.

He has run a mentoring programme for other Deaf people to deliver art tours in BSL to help open up opportunities for Deaf people to participate in the arts and cultural sectors nationally. He is a proud member of this minority linguistic community, bringing this passion to his role as Governor for a school for Deaf children in London.

To date, he has secured three public commissions: a wall mural twice, Upfest, Bristol (2021 and 2022) and posters for the Alphabet for Black Rock project, Brighton Council (2021).