Man in blue on the left next to woman in pink top and sunglasses standing in front of brightly coloured mural
Image L to R: Peter Blyth, Beach Safety Officer, East Devon District Council and Anna Fitzgerald, artist.

East Devon District Council and Exmouth artist, Anna Fitzgerald, are collaborating to rejuvenate a section of the Exmouth seafront, the Abode of Love.

The ‘Abode’ forms part of Exmouth's 342-foot-long flood defence and is popular with local residents and tourists who use the bays in various ways from picnics and music practice, to sheltering from the sun.

Exmouth has a thriving artist community, which artist Anna Fitzgerald wants to harness, while highlighting Exmouth’s rich marine life including coral beds, rock-pools and sea creatures. Working together with East Devon District Council's Streetscene, the team which looks after our public spaces, they will rejuvenate the Abode of Love.

 The result will be an ever-changing collaborative mural, which much like the sea, will change and shift with input from across Exmouth's different communities.

Councillor Nick Hookway, East Devon District Council Portfolio Holder Tourism, Leisure, Sport and Culture explained,

We know how important the Abode is for Exmouth communities so we wanted to engage them with the evolution of the site by creating opportunities to get involved. The partnership with East Devon District Council’s Streetscene team will ensure the area remains safe and cared for.

Anna Fitzgerald commented,

I want to engage with everyone who loves Exmouth beach and uses the Abode. Our communities are really creative so we are working together to develop the site by transforming it into a collaborative canvas.

I think it's important that everyone’s voices are heard and I encourage any local people to get involved. Please contact me through my online gallery: Sea Dog Art or to come down in person. I will be at the Abode every Tuesday 4-8pm.