Worthing art project inspired by heritage

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AN ART project inspired by the town’s heritage has seen hundreds of children and residents join together.

The community project was organised by Creative Waves and saw 200 children and adults paint a 40-metre mural on the hoarding surrounding Worthing’s new pool site, next door to the Aquarena in Brighton Road.

The project was designed to enable all ages to work together to create a mural in their ‘environment’.

Artist Nadia Chalk hailed the art project as “brilliant”, adding: “It was a real community event.

“We had a fantastic few days in the blazing sunshine painting our design.

“They were supposed to be painting in hourly slots but most did not want to leave and carried on.

“It went really well and the end result is good.”

She added: “We created a really unique representation of Worthing’s seaside past and present.

“It was a great idea to bring the community together and take ownership of their facility.

“The feedback we have had from passers-by of every age group has been so positive.

“It has been completely overwhelming.”

The painting took place over two days last week, with the mural inspired by Worthing’s architectural heritage, leisure and culture and Worthing’s crest and motto “From the land fullness and from the sea health”.

Creative Waves is a new arts company set up by local artists Nadia Chalk and Vanessa Breen.