Invite for all to get creative on the Exmouth Art Trail

PUBLISHED: 06:30 04 May 2016

Twins Star and Eva Watson with their painted  grafitti swing chair that they created will be on display. Ref exe art trail 2

Twins Star and Eva Watson with their painted grafitti swing chair that they created will be on display. Ref exe art trail 2

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Poems suspended from lampposts, painted graffiti and free creative workshops are some of the ideas to expect when the first ever Exmouth Art Trail hits the streets next month.

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.

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Sea Dog Art gallery, in Gussiford Lane, who came up with the art trail idea, said: “The trail is about the Exmouth community as much as it is about Exmouth artists.

“There are free drop-in workshops every Friday afternoon in the run-up to the art trail; these are at Sea Dog Art.

“Also, during the trail, there will be free demonstrations and workshops kindly given by potters, printers, felters and artists.”

Already on board is Ursula Shepherd, a regular at Exmouth’s Welcome Centre, in Rolle Road; she has been making crochet and pompoms for a floral display and crochet-covered campervan.

The Welcome Centre is one of many groups planning to take part in the trail; regulars have made crochet rabbits and messages in bottles.

Twin sisters Star and Eva Watson (pictured) are keen to share their painted graffiti swing chair. Eden Holiday sprayed a backdrop for Piers Motley Auction house.

Sandy Atkins, a partially-sighted artist, will exhibit her large, colourful pastel pieces at the Blackmore Theatre.

● To help make pompoms or crochet squares, or if you have artwork for the trail, contact Anna on 07891822350, or email exmoutharttrail@gmail.com

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