Watch this Wallspace: a public gallery for everyone. Transforming an unloved space overlooking a car park by the sea in Sidmouth. The billboard is a platform to grow confidence, share ideas and create interest. A community space: intriguing, fun and curious.
This colourful abstract work captures Sidmouth at a moment in time presenting many of its quirky and decorative architectural styles and the iconic seafront. The artists interpretations of their own homes and careful placement of them, evokes a sense of pride and belonging.
The winter seascape can often be more beautiful than expected. The artist here is responding to the desire to recreate the feelings, colours and textures experienced when standing in front of the sea.
Respect Sidmouth's Sea
As the season lurches inevitably into winter, the exhibition of this artwork is timely. The black and white images and the wild weather portrayed in this photographic collage combine to communicate a sense of respect for the sea.
Sense of Place
This project came about just after the lockdown laws eased and people started coming to Sidmouth to enjoy the sea. The backdrop for the artwork is the shelter on Sidmouth’s esplanade. It captures a sense of Sidmouth and the variety of people who come to admire the view, take stock, connect with friends and family and for some to celebrate.
Nature Overcomes/Kelp Our Oceans...
In this artwork The Kraken rides in from Sidmouth beach over a sea of bird head chaos, rising its tentacles up high into spiral wave shapes representing the power of the ocean.
Trees In Art
Sidmouth has an amazing treescape and the UK's only Civic Arboretum. Trees are a symbol of life. Like landscapes they provide an opportunity in art not only to observe, but also to imagine.
Our Sidmouth is not the only Sidmouth. There is another Sidmouth in Tasmania, Australia. This other Sidmouth is rather smaller than ours; just a truck stop and not much else.
Who hasn’t sat looking out of a window daydreaming and found themselves transported to a special time and place? This image draws you in just as if you were looking through a window to discover fond memories. Happy daydreaming!
Fragments of Sidmouth
This sequence of images reveals vignettes of some of Sidmouth’s buildings; they appeal to the photographer for their graphic qualities. Some are decorative, some less so; but between them it is to be hoped that you will see something of Sidmouth.
Sidmouth - A Sense of Place
A people and place based project in collaboration with artist photographer Robert Darch, teaching and mentoring local photographers to develop their own projects and artworks.
The Tree on The Hill
A lone tree on a hill photographed during the Spring Covid lockdown of 2020, Devon, England. Robert Darch is a British artist-photographer based in the South West of England.
How Are You Feeling?
Every SSA project is about learning, finding out what matters and building self confidence: core for our health and wellbeing. Art, music, poetry, film - whatever the form, nurturing creativity is key for Young People.