2017: Create by the Coast

Create by the Coast was a environmental arts project, exploring Great Yarmouth landscapes with playful creative nature arts activities for all ages. We created on-site spontaneous art at outdoor sites from found natural materials. Sessions were held at Great Yarmouth beach, Gorleston Priory Gardens and Great Yarmouth Minster. From 4th to 9th September, there was a project exhibition at Great Yarmouth Library, Norfolk.

Follow the project on social media via: #createbythecoast.

The Create by the Coast art and nature project developed as an extension of to my own art practice exploring botanical forms, the natural environment, and local (Gorleston and Great Yarmouth) plant-life. In 2016, I created a series of cyanotype photographic prints from locally foraged plants, which has since been exhibited around Norfolk and Suffolk. I have been delivering community arts projects for 6+ years and awarded funding from Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund to deliver this project.

The aim of the project’s three sessions is multi-faceted – to inspire creativity, to promote the beautiful and interesting natural spaces in our local area, to encourage walking as an enjoyable exercise, and to raise awareness of nature conservation and protection of natural habitats. Plus, also provide events in the Great Yarmouth area bringing local people together to work together creatively/collaboratively.