• Sidmouth, Devon, England, 2020 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
  • Sarah Hall, Sense of Place, Sidmouth
  • Harriet Morris, Daydreaming, Sidmouth

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

    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. 

  • Museums of Antiquities and Contemporary Art

    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.

  • Plasticine-head portraits with sculptor Wilfrid Wood

    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. 

  • Portraiture with Natasha Hayball

    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.

Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub CIC – Promoting Fishing Heritage and Coastal Communities

About SMArt...

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