Guide East Devon Coronavirus residents update 7 August 2020

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9. Thelma Hulbert Gallery update

THG has selected the 60 local artists, creatives and organisations to complete the final stage of the rejuvenation of a section of the Exmouth seafront, known as the Abode of Love.

Earlier in the month the Exmouth community, including artists and creatives, were asked in a local call out to share how they wanted to shape Exmouth’s creative journey. A panel including local artist Anna Fitzgerald, designer Gary Cook, Exmouth councillor Joe Whibley, Ruth Gooding (THG) and Harriet Bates (Infusion art café) selected 60 participants from the respondents including artists, performers, musicians, writers and designers.

Over the past few weeks, Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald and a team of volunteers and helpers started work on the commission ‘To be continued..’ transforming the Abode of Love with vibrant, coloured pixels.The successful applicants will now be invited on 5 August 2020 to ‘make their mark’ on one of the pixels of the Abode of Love, pledging their commitment to Exmouth’s creative future.

This commission paves the way towards a dynamic, participatory public art project planned for 2021 when partners and groups will come together to help shape the site.

THG and Anna Fitzgerald are inviting Exmouth residents to visit the Abode of Love on 8 August 2020 to see the results.