Sidmouth Makes Art (SMArt)
Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub working with Sidmouth School of Art is delivering SMArt - a two-year public art project to develop Sidmouth people as the artists and Sidmouth as the artwork. Connecting people with their own creativity, with each other and with the space around us. At total of seven SMArt public art projects will be featured here.
Riverside Walkway Revitalised aims to improve the public walkway from the Ham playpark to the mouth of the river Sid and Alma Bridge. Outdoor galleries and a brass rubbing trail will highlight local heritage and biodiversity to create a reflective wellbeing space.
Sidmouth's town square is home to two iconic telephone boxes which have been restored and transformed into art spaces that feature Antiquities and Contemporary Art.
Artist-led workshops are an opportunity to share techniques and build the skills of artists. We were delighted to welcome Wilfrid Wood to run these workshops and celebrate the contributions of volunteers who enhance the quality of life locally.
Through our artist led workshops sharing new techniques and building skills of local artists, we celebrate the contribution all those who volunteer bring to enhance the quality of life locally.
Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub CIC
An established local culture, arts, heritage and environment organisation, SCCH is funded by the Arts Council of England to deliver the SMArt project working with Sidmouth School of Art.
Each new public artwork, some larger scale which will endure and some smaller, will be curated to evolve and respond to changing issues and ideas.
Each project will develop collaborative art that is innovative and reflective of our local area, it will encourage curiosity, a sense of civic pride and creativity.
The seven projects within the SMArt programme are...
Riverside Walkway Revitalised
Digital Art & Print Combined
Sidmouth Community Flags
Sidmouth Faces - Ceramic Installation
Telephone Box Micro Museums
Peace Garden Mural at the Dissenters Hall
Sidmouth Wallspaces - maxi and mini
|SMArt Aims to ...|
|empower creative confidence particularly in young people but also multigenerationally|
|inspire new collaborations and trying new things|
|educate through the development of new skills with a variety of techniques|
|engage new audiences to connect with art as makers and responders|
|share the benefits of art as self exploration, expression of ideas, sense of purpose & wellbeing|