Exmouth artist to display creations for art trail

PUBLISHED: 13:33 26 April 2016 | UPDATED: 13:33 26 April 2016

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Sea Dog Art gallery, in Gussiford Lane, with Deidre Ryan, preparing

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Sea Dog Art gallery, in Gussiford Lane, with Deidre Ryan, preparing


Colourful pompoms, a crochet-covered campervan and a host of art created by scores of residents will adorn the streets of Exmouth.

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Sea Dog Art gallery, in Gussiford Lane, dreamed up the unique idea of an Exmouth Art Trail, where people living in the town are invited to show off their creations, or display a favourite piece of art, painting or object - or even a favourite picture torn from a magazine.

Artists, crafters, poets, knitters and photographers will display their work on an interactive trail, from May 27 until June 5, as part of the Exmouth Festival. Rolle Road, Bicton Street, Raleigh Road, Louisa Place and Carlton Hill will become a walk-around art gallery with several buildings en-route used to exhibit work.

Community groups and individuals have already signed up to take part in the art trail.

Anyone with a creative project is invited to take part, even if they do not live on the trail route.

Anna, aged 45, hopes the art trail will become an annual event in Exmouth.

She is also keen to hear from people willing to crochet squares to cover her much-loved 44-year-old green VW campervan, Roxy, which will be parked in Rolle Road, showing off her multi-coloured custom-made coat for all to admire.

She also needs volunteers to help her make 3,000 pompoms for a street yarn-bomb flower feature, and is appealing for donations of wool.

“I am organising the Exmouth Art Trail for the first time this year,” said Anna. “It is involving hundreds of residents and lots of different artists. We are planning great exhibitions at various venues and yarn bombing.

“We are desperate for wool and pompoms so that we can complete our field of pompom flowers on Rolle Road. I am hoping all the residents will get on board. I am really surprised at how many people are excited about the art trail and want to get involved.

“I want people to enjoy it and have a lot of fun.”

The deadline for pompoms and crochet squares is Friday, May 20.

To help, or if you have artwork for the trail, contact Anna on 07891 822350, or email exmoutharttrail@gmail.com

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