East Soar, Salcombe - Art Exhibition by local students inspired by oceans and coasts.

Year 8 students from Kingsbridge Community College have had ‘The Ocean’ as their theme in art lessons, as Head of Art Natalie Ryrie describes ‘As part of this the students considered the environmental issues relating to keeping the ocean free from pollution and were tasked with designing eye-catching posters communicating the importance of looking after oceans and coasts. Students really got stuck into this project and were inspired by this very current and compelling issue’.

South West Coast Path Association facilitated this project which forms part of their wider "Coast Path Explorers’ project. Alex Turner, Education Co-ordinator explains ‘We are currently looking at ways of engaging young people in the Coast Path, and this project is a great example of being able to display local artistic talent with an important message about conservation behind it. We want the Coast Path and ocean habitats to be protected and healthy, for everyone to be able to enjoy.  East Soar Walkers Hut is a perfect location to host the exhibition, to highlight Coastal Pollution issues, not far from the Coast Path in-between Bolt Head Airfield and Soar Mill Cove’’.

The artwork including the winner, runner-ups, and some of the best entries, will be displayed in East Soar’s Walkers Hut over the Easter holidays, which is open for refreshments which is open daily from 10.30-5pm. See our Flickr album for a preview of some of the artwork.

Visitors can either park in the main National Trust East Soar car park at the top of the lane and walk down to the Farm yard or why not combine a visit to the display with a walk along the Coast Path? Two are our favourites are the 3 mile Sharp Tor and Bolt Head, or the slightly more challenging Salcombe and Soar Mill Cove walk.

Published on: March 14, 2018