Adam Wood
Adam Wood
Hares to me a wise.. Dreamlike animals.. They symbolise many things and are very curious.. And I think they have a stark contrast to the seaside... Out of place.
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Adam Donovan
I wanted to paint a psychedelic sunset seascape, showing some iconic parts of Hastings; the pier in full swing with a band playing, bright coloured lights illuminating above and into the stars. A fishing boat, the "Anne-Marie" in the foreground which I've added as a tribute to my parents - my Dad is the man on it, the boat named after my Mum. I've lived in Hastings all my life and it made sense to paint it. I wanted to add some of my favourite aspects of Hastings and its history to the mural; pirate day, the sea, the fisherman, live music. I enjoy painting things that seem otherworldly and I've recently completed an octopus mural in my home, so I painted this mural in a similar style using bright colours and breaking away from naturalism. I wanted to create more of a sense of a dream state, as Hastings is known for being different and quirky: we have Jack in the Green, pirate day, bonfires, drummers, artists. I thought a traditional seascape wouldn't do the town justice when the town is made of bright, artistic people who daydream and don't take themselves too seriously.
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Adam Dando
Geometric Hastings landscape, quirky houses, fishing boats and trees! Further info add link
Ajax Blyth Piper
"My idea is to paint a scene featuring exotic animals, including monkeys and birds. This is for three reasons. 1. During lockdown I have found myself daydreaming about the exotic places and animals that I can see after the lockdown is over. 2. I enjoy painting these unusual and expressive animals. 3. I can make the piece really colourful and somewhat surrealist adding to the dimension of imagination/daydreaming." "https://www.instagram.com/repipxaja/ "
Alexander Harding
My piece entitled 'No Signal', is intended as a whimsical twist on post-lockdown life, as (hopefully) we turn our backs on our televisions (tablets/laptops etc) and enjoy the "real" and beautiful view of our lovely coast. I chose the TV as it's roots are in Hastings, and I went for an older style set to invoke nostalgia and to demonstrate the constant progression of technology. I feel that the mural would offer a fun photo opportunity and also wonder how younger people will react to this pre-flatscreen monolith! www.facebook.com/graphiquedivine
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Agne Seibutyte
Lobster madness. The work will be done using stencils and spray paint Stencil creator
Alfred Chabilan
I took the theme "Day dreaming" quite literally by showing one of my main characters, Kratos the Doberman, riding with some of his crew at sunset down to the end of Hastings pier. In my art narrative, I have created my own bike club called the "Blood Hounds". They are a pack of dog outlaws best known for their loyalty and strength as a group. I believe these guys are perfect for this mural due to the huge motorbike scene, and through the much needed friend support over the last year. I too just want to ride and feel free with my mates again. "https://linktr.ee/alfchabilan"
Amber Pollitt
During the pandemic we have been encouraged to keep our space from each other. As a result of that many lives have been saved and an unfortunate amount lost, one of those being my uncle. He was my inspiration for this design as he loved space and i thought it’d be a good way for my family to remember him and be closer to him; especially as it’s by the sea and he volunteered as a coastguard. I’m a gcse art student and the work i have is in my art book kept at school
Anastasia Kozachuk
My idea was that there's a noble girl standing peacefully while watching the sunset. Nature can be so breathtaking and at times we forget to admire the beauty. As the day comes to the end, there's many things and opportunities ahead of us all. Difficult days that pass make us stronger. Also, a little note. Four tiny birds that are flying in the sky represent freedom that awaits her, one faithful day...
Eden & Andrew Kotting
The mural would be inspired by a series of 'dreamwork' paintings that we have been collaborating on for the last year and which take a self-portrait image of Eden in her Jack-in-the Green head garland as a starting point. Recurring themes of flowers, mouths, teeth, words, fish, stars bubbles and wood grain would be explored. The attached images would provide context and inspiration for the mural but we would respond to the site specific constraints. http://www.andrewkotting.com/eden/eden.html
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Arno Rupert Maasdor
"Witty, bright, tongue in cheek wordplay suited to a fun establishment in close proximity. Something to amuse passers by as well as a photo opportunity 😉 https://instagram.com/hastings_found?igshid=1vt34mbza76ay
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Andy Scarles
My take on the seaside and St Leonards growing up has always been bright vibrant colours and bold shapes, my work focuses on colour and geometry and I love to combine the two to make abstract pieces that bring fun and enjoyment into a physical space. https://www.instagram.com/ourtypes/
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Angela Gunning
I have called this piece Waves and Bubbles 2020 to be a colourful portrayal of the national themes of life in 2020. And how the sea at St Leonards has called so many people to take refuse in her. The Hastings Independent newspaper put a photo of me in the waves in October 2020. https://www.hastingsindependentpress.co.uk/issues/hastings-independent-issue-168/
Annabelle Moorsom
Reflections. During the pandemic, the seafront has been a space for reflection for many of us. I'd like to make a mosaic mural of mirror reflecting the sky and the sea and the beach in front. The mosaic would be made of upcycled broken mirrors and be placed in vertical strips like Bottle Alley. The pieces will be individual tesserae of mirror and cover the wall.
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Annie Braxton
I did it because I thought it was fun, I have been playing around like this on photoshop for fun I have done other stuff. A giraffe that I design on photoshop ages ago or something to do with animals
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Alishia Jordan
Day dreaming Tik tok maddyj602 there is some videos of my art
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Beatrix Pauline Caney
Missing my Nana in lockdown @ looking forward to seeing her again
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Beau Blackshaw
I'm thinking if doing something colourful and fun to catch peoples eye, something unique that you wouldn't find anywhere else.
Benjamin Philips
The image is a composition of dozens and dozens of heads, reminiscent of a group video call. Is this a real call or a memory of a conference? or are these people the ones who I miss the most as I don’t get to see my friends and family much these days? People exist in reality but they also occupy a space in your mind, heart and dreams and this artwork is a representation of all those special people. https://www.instagram.com/benjamindraws/
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Berry White
I would like to do a conservation piece dedicated to Grey Owl celebration of North American Indians
Belshie-Ann Carver Carpenter
I painted this recently and think it is perfect for the wall. It combines the Dragonfly, the oldest insect on earth, symbolising transformation, our ability to overcome times of hardship and reminds us to reconnect with our strength, courage and happiness; with the Triquetra, the symbol of three’s, life, death and rebirth/earth, sea, sky/past, present, future. All this signifies for me our current situation, and a symbol of hope moving forward. https://m.facebook.com/pg/GlitteryRainbowCatFacepainting/community/
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Brian Russell
After a year of many challenges, we are imagining a better world. A future where, despite all our differences kindness, respect and love prevails. Our bright, eye catching mural adds a pop of positivity to the prom - a fun and cheerful reminder to be nice to each other! The orange and pink vintage inspired design compliments the blues of the sky and sea, as well as St Leonards sunsets. The bold graphics are easily visible from a distance, which should appeal to all ages as well as providing a fun photo opportunity for visitors and residents alike. https://gearthebrand.com/
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Carla Wright
“I am an artist working in sculpture, ceramics and participatory projects. My work explores the built environment - social housing, communal architecture and play structures - to vernacular dwellings, informal settlements, squats and self-builds. I am interested in the construction of these buildings and the communities that exist in and around them. I currently run the local ceramics studio Common Clay which offers an open-access membership for artists - alongside a programme of community workshops, classes, artist residencies and open studios. I would like to take a design from my ceramic work and turn it into a large scale mural. When I moved to St. Leonards 5 years ago and started Common Clay 3 years ago, my work changed quite a lot. This town provided me with the support and openness to pursue a long term dream of running a clay studio and make the work I wanted to make. I would like to celebrate that through this mural.“ www.carlawright.co.uk
Carol Cook
Seas the day' - meaning make the most of the present moment, find the meaning and beauty in every day. Dream. Sometimes words can be, as much as an impact as a detailed image. I've tried to think of something simplistic, a play on words. The power of words has the ability too manifest change, decisions and can encourages cognitive brain function. It can also influence our emotional state and stress. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_9s_rel0h3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Caroline Gregory
I am an experienced site-specific live/installation artist. I often sit on these benches in the sun trap booths and look out to sea. When the sea is really rough after a storm sometimes the wooden benches further up the beach become submerged in shingle from the beach. I have fantasized about the shifting shingle reaching up and covering over the booths. I think it would be fun to actually cover the surrounds of the booths with shingle. If I am not allowed to take it from the beach I would buy the gardener's Nordic shingle and using sand or other interesting coloured outdoor tiling cement i.e: Rock-tite 3 stage outdoor primer, mortar and grout, I would arrange the stones into the surrounding concrete. creating a lovely textured surface made from the environment that the bench inhabits. I feel that this would be in keeping with Sidney Little's cement dream, echoing the treatment of glass bottle pieces in bottle alley. As well as this, I would imagine the mural will be very hard-wearing. http://carolinegregoryart.com/portfolio/sculpture/
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Bradley Winborn
My mural came to me after brain storming your key word day dreaming, I love to use bold colours and fish seem to be a great fit for the location as for the sky it was a stormy day when I started working and had to include it in my style , I hope you find my work of interest and include me in the event Thank you https://www.instagram.com/p/BeDv3hDF2re/?igshid=lt4aps9c80ji
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Chris Petts
Something unrecognizable close up, only becoming apparent with distance, its substance apparent with proximity. To see each eye clearly, we lose sight of the other. www.chriswpetts.co.uk
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Charlie Shepard
"My personal artwork is all based around: cracked mosaic tile shapes in abstract compositions and uplifting colours. This image is a sketch submission is based on colourful flowers in bloom and dreaming of bright summer days. This should be a nice visual to brighten up the area. It’s very cheerful and positive." https://www.instagram.com/soller.mosaic
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Chloe Powell
My mural was inspired by Sidney Little. Once learning of him, my love for all things architecture and mid century/ art deco design came forward and I was really interested to find out about his work. I've lived near Hastings my whole life but only lived in St. Leonards for over a year and was surprised to learn of how much he impacted design in St. Leonards/ Hastings. I've wondered for years who built the structures along the seafront, source and the fancy benches and shelters, so doing this project gave me an opportunity to sate my curiosities too. I enjoy creating art and illustrations based off research and new things that I learn and really enjoyed creating this infographic to showcase Sidney's work in a fun, colourful and informative way. I feel as though my mural would appeal to everyone as its easy to read and eye catching. https://www.instagram.com/laughsnervously
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Charlie Nelson
Inspired by the classic sign painting of Hastings this mural will be a timeless classic, reminiscent of St. Leonard’s glory days https://jackseymourdesign.com
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Claire Bartlett
"My design concept was inspired by my daughters favourite soft toy 'Sprinkles' a large kawii hamster nibbling on a doughnut gifted her by older brother who while on a day trip to London at Hyper Japan bought her this huge rather cute stuffy. My daughter often sits daydreaming or doodling alongside her favourite cuddle buddy. This is one of just 4 digital drawings I have completed, I never thought that as much as I love using physical art materials that I would enjoy digital drawing as much as I have.. this drawing was created on an ipad without the use of a i-pen. I was looking to design something light hearted & fun with an eye-catching colour pallet. Being under the watchful eye of my daughter & her giving me colour advice she was delighted with the portrait of Sprinkles and her pile of doughnuts I hope you are too. " Instagram: @glass_phoenixx
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Claire Bandy
This is a thriving, diverse sea-scape for people to look at and gaze out to sea, daydreaming about the beauty under the waves, far and wide. The mural also serves as a rally cry to all locals, to help stop plastic in our beautiful seas and do their little bit. This piece will be full of vibrant colour, fabulous texture and hints of metallic gold to catch the beautiful sunlight and emphasise the illustrations. It'll be stunning & very eye-catching. www.claireblandy.com
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Claire Paisley
When I DAY DREAM I often doodle. Using this as a starting point I took a line for a walk across my page. Inspired by californian street art and venice beach vibes, which I think fit the feel of St Leonards beachfront, this is my simple colourful pattern to paint the prom. I hope you like it. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fm0b80mjpd2ezoj/AADHn7gO6lhDqSAK-NnrEk6Ea?dl=0
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Claire Blandy
Hastings & St Leonards are TRUELY magical places. In the piece, some gorgeous local attractions, local fisherman Paul Stanley (promote the amazing work the local men do/mainly catching plaice at the minute) and an over sized seagull steals someones fish waffles - can be seen. The overall piece combines sign writing, gorgeous colours and textures and a few metallic for all the family to explore whilst sitting on the prom. It'l be as magical as the environment claireblandy.com
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Claire Doran
The St Leonards beachfront is a place of casual, everyday intimacies and magic. We want to celebrate this unique place and affirm the value of spending time together and noticing our surroundings. The promenade is the stage which frames the sea, a character with its own dramas (sunrises, sunsets, storms and wildlife). It is also where we meet with each other. We frame the sunset with a story of friends, using local architectural elements such as the repeating diamonds of the beachfront walkway. https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairedoran
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Connor McNeilly
My idea is a painting of napping person on a seemingly island of paradise, where people day dream of being but when people are actually in this situation or something similar a majority of People like to lay about and day Dream, the vicious circle. A lot of my work I inspired by French prison tattoos as well as old nautical tattoos where many islands are present as a better place to be. O @gosick_tattoo
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Cosima Dinkel
Taking 'daydreaming' as a starting point, my design is an abstract representation of different thoughts and dreams that constantly flit through my mind. Different thoughts are given shape colour and pattern - sometimes these are difficult and spiky and dark - sometimes organic and bright, and sometimes repetitive - for example spots snd stripes. The mural has been designed so that when a person sits centrally on the bench the thoughts represented by the shapes and colours, will seem to emanate from their head, It is a portrait of inside their mind. Also a good photo opportunity! www.cosimadinkel.co.uk
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Connor Brown
colourful shapes expanding from a centre point using architectural structure to create abstract surrealist impression of emotion dealing with current situations indirectly as dream like thoughts built up layer by layer https://www.instagram.com/mr_connor_b/
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Curran Annetts
"Where do you go when you day dream…? Only the viewer knows the answer… Where will this portal take you, the viewer? My intention as an artist is to connect us from this reality to our own personal one. This core theme connects my body of work. Within the framework of this piece, the central black focal point will expand from within to pull the viewer in. Using a palette consisting of 5 blue shades, the work will echo the waves from beyond, whilst paradoxically distracting from it. To incorporate the bench, I will introduce brown shades. This represents the bench also being pulled magnetically towards the central force. If successful in this competition, I would like to paint on the bench. However if this is not possible, I do have the flexibility to adapt the design. " "https://www.instagram.com/2eyesblind/
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Dale Matthews
I was born and raised in Hastings it is my home and have some amazing memories which I would use to inspire my work. https://www.artworkportal.co.uk/artists/socalledscribblings
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Danny Mooney
I love to feel the sun on my face as I sit and watch the sea. Sidney Little’s booths protect me even in the worst weather. I want to convey some of those realities and dreams to other people when they sit there too. https://www.artfinder.com/artist/danny-mooney
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Def Peck
Marrying the idea of kids enjoying pirate day with the rainbow, which symbolises the very inclusive nature of the town. The final piece will be a stenciled spray paint job.. www.facebook.com/BartlettArtist/photos/
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Dylan-Dias Blackwell
Playing with the idea of Taking in the sites of the sea by sitting in the comfort of your own home .
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Elenore Booth
I've taken inspiration from the tranquil summer days on Hastings beach, watching people enjoy the waves. It's a reminder that those relaxed warm moments on our beach will exist always (even under the corona cloud). https://www.eleanoreboothart.com
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Elena Massucco
Suntrap Crowns Did the Concrete King wear a crown? Here is a colourful selection of crowns and coronets of assorted design and size for anyone who fancies being regal when sitting admiring the view. http://elenamassucco.co.uk"
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Elizabeth Power
I am an artist living in st Leonards and I am always inspired by the beautiful Victorian terraces, amongst the yukka trees and the promenade we have here. Each of my abstract paintings are created using thick brush strokes and a vibrant palette that helps transport you to a Mediterranean climate. Drawing inspiration from Colourists such as Matisse, Hockney and Tal R, my artwork heightens the natural beauty of every landscape I depict. https://www.elizabeth-power.com/works/
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Emilie Fitzgerald
My mural idea is inspired by the tea party from Alice in Wonderland, combining food with the energetic and busy atmosphere through different styles of painting and bright, pastel colours. My paintings often include imagery from fairytales and children's stories and particularly symbolism around food and nature. The composition of my mural is designed to appear as though the people sitting in the booth are immersed in the painting. https://www.instagram.com/emilie.fitzgerald.art/?hl=en
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Emily Johns
“Mermaid dreams of the once and future kelp forests”. On 23 March 2021 trawling was banned much off Sussex coast to enable the once vast kelp forest to regenerate. This mermaid is dreaming of her childhood when in the ‘70s and ‘80s the smell of kelp drifted inland to the Weald and dreaming of a future when the forest is restored. Eels are woven through the kelp, ecosystems are woven matrixes. Eels are the mystery of connection from Sussex across oceans, they refer here also to the kelp of the Sargasso Sea and their homes in Combe Haven. http://emilyjohns.org.uk/?page_id=224
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Fran Jackson Blench
I wanted to have something sea themed but not something too obvious. As octopus are one of the most intelligent and fascinating creatures I thought a giant octopus would be mesmerizing and quite magical to sit beneath. I have chosen blues and purples as I feel the colours will be uplifting to look at. I decided to keep the design simple with a single octopus rather than a scene as I feel this will have more impact on a large scale. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/jacksonblenchartwork
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Euan Roberts
I want to create an uplifting, colourful, humorous and fun mural. My I’m ok motif has been seen as positive emblem for conversations about mental health. It has been used in the past by several galleries to promote world mental health day. And I think it would be a powerful public image for our post Covid society. www.euanrobertsart.com
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Freddie Dean
My passion is unicycling. I am involved in an evolved form of the sport, which involves me doing stunts. I would love to re-create this sense of movement and culture behind this one wheeled sport as a mural along the seafront! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n1EuD7xlg2KunilkDJUiDe4182ggITlRkchodTUpIWY/edit?usp=drivesdk
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Freesia Bassett
My illustration 'Light at the End of the Tunnel' represents, the dark and strange year we have all encountered but also shines a light on the moments of beauty in between our time alone. Many of us have found solace in nature. Brighter days are almost here and times spent with loved ones on sunset beaches are almost within our touch. Real life, will no longer be just something we dream about. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yovj77p83w0su8b/AAD8IoSGziNOxeKRdPbX5XUqa?dl=0
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Gamzi Sanli
Daydreaming, of a better future, making wishes, drifting into fantasy… I thought about this, a year into the pandemic. “Stay at home”. And where is home? What is home? The place where we live, the shelter we have, the space we make our own. For some, it’s not one place, or it’s more than one place, it gets complicated. Think of a potted plant. For diasporans, migrants and refugees it’s like Henk Wildschut says in ‘Rooted’, “They are a symbol that says, ‘I belong here, at least for a short while.’” There’s a dichotomy in this kind of experience; a word which in botany means a branch splitting into two equal parts. With a plant, there is a time for repotting. When the plant cannot grow any more, and its roots surround the soil tightly, the plant starts to die. You need to give the plant a new environment for it to survive, and you must choose the pot, and the soil, and the place, carefully. You must clean the roots, but avoid damaging them. I came across three terms of this repotting; the uproot, the transplant, and the harvest. That’s what I see. And I see a pomegranate tree, because you see one fruit, but when you open it, it’s full of many bright red seeds. It has multiplicity. I daydream that the uprooted heart can be transplanted into a safe pot, and nourished. And the flowers will bloom. And the fruits will ripen. And the harvest will come. https://www.instagram.com/kismetscraft
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Georgia Sawers
I have done murals before... Anchored here at home / Sharks / seaside imagery cargo collective.com/georgiasawersillustration
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Georgia Hall
My Submission has a focal point of a green and bright future in which everyone is happy together, children are playing, family’s are reunited and friends are socialising. This image can only truly define happiness, when considering the uncertainty we have all been faced with. That’s why I present a ‘blue’, sombre, lonely world! With what looks like rain falling. The rain represents the unheard voices of you the community. This future can only be made possible by the NHS and everyone taking precautions. This is why I’ve shown them to be pulling back the sorrow that Covid brought, to reveal a future that’s been made possible by them and you! https://www.instagram.com/ghall.customs/
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Georgina Daulby-Wheeler
I wanted to create a design with a fantastical and comical impact, that visually interacts with the people sitting on the bench, in a humorous way. My design is based on a mythical St Leonards Sea Monster. However, the reality of this feared creature is that it is a friendly, caring and community minded soul who enjoys the same pastimes as the locals and just wants to be part of the action. The design features the typical things you see on the seafront, sunbathing with sun hats, reading the newspaper, eating ice cream and promenading with your dog. People sat on the seat will be framed by the large scale monster and will appear to have their sunhat playfully taken or their dog lifted skyward. I think the design reverses the idea of a scary monster and would appeal to families and children, being known as the friendly monster seat! The care sign held by the monster can be more prominent in the design rather than in a side panel, and aims to reinforce the important ethos of our local community.
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Gillian Neal
I have been doing an early morning walk from St Leonards bowling green to Goat Ledge for about a year and often thought that art would be brilliant on these walls. The things that I see on my walk are the sunrise, pink skies, the sea (rough and calm) the sand, the shingle, the Turnstones and the pier, always with Gulls flying. In my head the idea of all these things combined created a picture I wanted to share. The starling murmuration is a bit of artistic licence as I know it occurs here but I have yet to see it myself.
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Grace O'Leary
I have been doing some work recently using the words 'dream baby dream' from a favourite song of mine and thought it appropriate for the mural and the current climate. People spending time outside in order to keep them going mentally. Staring out to sea and thinking of better times in the future and that they can now act on dreams with lockdowns ending etc. I want it to evoke dreamy, hopeful, magical feelings in people! https://www.instagram.com/graceoleary_designs/
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Hannah Witham
"My mural design is inspired by journeys to and from Hastings on the train. Memories of travelling home to visit my parents while I was an art student in London. I would enjoy those hours gazing out the window and listening to music. Three years ago I returned to live Hastings with my partner and daughters and have strong memories of visiting Hastings on the train with them. The excitement of arriving by the sea never changes and my journey here has come full circle. My image shows my daughter Maud looking out of the window of a 1950s inspired interior carriage - the Old diesel ones my dad used to commute on. Influenced by artist Richard Hamilton I have used a combination of collage, photography and paint. I would like my mural to encapsulate those feelings of heading to the seaside, time to stop and think and a sense of journey. " https://m.facebook.com/hannahlaurenwhitham/22
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Christopher Hughes
A young sea cadet, has dropped her ice cream. The ultimate tragedy. She sits daydreaming enviously of the seagulls that pester the customers on goat ledge, and imagines flying on seagull wings, able to pilfer as much ice cream as she pleases. The avenging angel of St Leonards. She happens to be sat in front of an intentionally anachronistic sign reading ‘please don’t feed the birds’. “The Angel of St Leonards” is my mural concept celebrating the history of st Leonards, the traditions of the town, acknowledging its current state of fluctuation and nodding towards the political moment. My intention was to deliver a multi-dimensional image: the girl is dressed in an old fashioned uniform, but seems to be of our time; fearless and adventurous. For the Font, i wanted to suggest the glory days of seaside towns, the ebb and flow of their place in our culture. Along side this; a subtle political challenge around this moment in gender politics and feminist agency - this young girl, dreaming of setting herself free from the old fashioned mandates that are literally painted over her head. I hope this is delivered with a tongue in cheek sense of humour, that i intended to represent the Hastings & St Leonards pirate ethos. My idea would be to paint the girl as close to life-size as possible, as though she were perched on the back of the bench itself and adjust the dimensions of the font to reflect this. www.instagram.com/christopherhughesillustrations
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Hattie Spice
For the final piece of the Hastings & St Leonards Big ADVENTURE I really wanted to create a painted piece that inspired some positivity for the future. The word HOPE seemed to be very appropriate for the current times we are living in, so I made large painted boards, one for each letter to be displayed on the gates of Hastings Pier. The response was really positive and the work went on to be featured in the window of Afri-Co-Lab for Jan, Feb and will be taken down in March. I would love for this to have an onward life and become a permanent installation. The original painting was monochrome, but the new design for this mural is very colourful, to reflect this wonderful town that we live in. Colourful, vibrant, creative and hopeful. www.hattiespice.com
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Helen Samuels
"Day Dreaming... St Leonards is a community packed with vivid characters full of idiosyncrasies and surprises. My mural design reflects the idea of this diverse group dreaming their individual and collective dreams in their home town by the sea." helensamuels.artweb.com
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Holly Newman
"My proposed artwork for Painting the Prom is an adaptation of one of my own greetings card designs that has sold in local shops in St Leonards and Battle. It has been one of my most popular and best selling cards and I think the concept could work equally well as a fun mural to brighten up one of the promenade benches. I have taken influence from The Goat Ledge for my colour scheme and I think my play on words Plaice design would also coincide nicely with the cafe’s own Plaice that sits proudly on it’s roof. www.hollynewmanstudio.com
Howard Seaton
I couple of years ago I witnessed a Common Seal just off Goat Ledge "bottling". It bobbed about on the waves, disappeared then popped up again the next groyne along. It did this for at least an hour, but unfortunately I had to leave, other things needed to be done. I wondered what it would be like to swim with the seal.
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Harriet McMorrow
My mural idea comes from a handmade tapestry that I created of two figures - the people can be viewed as lovers, friends, sisters- it's down to the audience. I think something like this would be beautiful on the seafront and I think it is important to have an artwork that depicts queerness in our local community. https://www.instagram.com/harrietmcmorrow_artist
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Isabel Hayward
I love the beach and the summer and this vision has helped me survive the tough times over lockdown and I always enjoy imagining past Hastings when pirates and smugglers roamed its seas, perhaps accompanied by a mermaid or two.

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Ivana Neradova 1
Happy girl walking in the flower field, Spring time No examples of previous work

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Ivana Neradova 2
Hastings harbour inspired me paint this picture No examples of previous work

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