'You Will Have Dignity If You Come Here' is Adam Bridgland's first public art commission in the United Kingdom. He was awarded it in 2009 by Futures Community College and Commissions East. A year in development and fabrication in collaboration with AJ Wells on the Isle Of Wight, the work is now installed and will be unveiled to the public later in the summer.
The title for the work is inspired by a line in a poem by a student at Futures College. The poem was a response to someone coming to Southend for the first time and was completed when Adam was doing workshops with the students in preparation for the commission. As well as the link to achievement and awards, he star references the lights on Southend's famous prominade. This is emphasised by the photoluminescent paint around the edges of the aluminium frame, that will bring the artwork to life at night.