New Under the Sea Mural Revealed in Bexhill

July 30th, 2021

Brewers Decorator Centres donated 20L of paint, brushes, rollers, and stabilising solution to help transform the walkway in Glyne Bay, Bexhill-on-Sea.

W.Ave Arts is an independent non-profit organisation working with and for the local community to transform spaces for the next generation. In their latest project, W.Ave Arts collaborated with local artists Luke Barbants and apprentice Joe Zillwood to create a mural on the Network Rail bridge in Glyne Bay.

Luke Brabants is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in East Sussex. His work is often inspired by his surroundings including wildlife, land, and sea. Luke’s work can be seen up and down Britain predominantly on vehicles and walls which have been commissioned by clients who want to stand out from the boring and ordinary. Being given the opportunity to paint the Glyne Gap bridge will be a huge legacy and he hopes it will inspire other people to get creative, and maybe see art with spray cans as just another medium to create with rather than something that comes with bad connotations.

The bridge is often vandalised which requires a lot of maintenance from the local community. To make the area more appealing, the project was proposed to deter vandalism through the medium of art. The mural design is heavily inspired by a family of seals who have resided in this area and have become quite the Bexhill celebrities! Other sea life is also featured giving a spectacular underwater theme. Many organisations and members of the community got involved to donate scaffolding, supplies, and time to ensure the mural’s completion. Brewers Bexhill were very happy to donate 20 Litres of Albany Masonry paint as well as brushes, rollers, and stabilising solution to protect the artwork. The result is fantastic, and we look forward to seeing future projects!