The wall is “an ever-changing collaborative mural”: beach safety office Peter Blythe and artist Anna Fitzgerald
Exmouth has a “love abode”
Part of Exmouth’s seafront wall facing the sea is to be embellished in a ‘collaboration’ between East Devon District Council and an artist in the town.
They have dubbed the wall, which has been upgraded as part of a multi-million pound flood defense scheme, and the lounge area on the beach the ‘Abode of Love’.
It’s popular with families by day, teenagers by night.
Artist Anna Fitzgerald says she wants to tap into “Exmouth’s thriving art community”, while showcasing Exmouth’s rich marine life, including coral beds, rock pools and sea creatures.
And now, with the council, she invites people to add their own touches to create “an ever-evolving collaborative mural, which, just like the sea, will shift and change with contributions from Exmouth’s different communities”.
Councilor Nick Hookway, portfolio holder for East Devon District Council for Tourism, Leisure, Sport and Culture, explained that the council’s partnership with the artist ‘will ensure the area remains safe and cared for’ .
Ms Fitzgerald said: “I think it’s important that everyone’s voice is heard and I encourage all local people to get involved. Please contact me through my online gallery: Sea Dog Art or to come in person . I will be at the Abode every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
She is pictured here with East Devon beach security officer Peter Blyth in front of the wall.
Given the graffiti, which is sometimes interpreted as art, Radio Exe asked if the artwork was ‘before’ or ‘after’ the artistic enhancement, and what the cost of the partnership was, if any. .
The board has yet to respond.