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A dramatic outdoor exhibition of 15 large sculptures on a quiet beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, by artist Nabil Ali.

Installed for only two days, The Sea People is a site-specific art installation of 15 life size figures by Colchester-based artist Nabil Ali. The works will be on display on a quiet part of the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, north of the Naze Tower, on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July.

Nabil said "The artworks aim to bring awareness to the eroding coastline along the eastern shores of Essex. The sea is slowly taking the land and spitting back bricks and twisted iron objects onto the London Clay. The figures symbolically signify the forgotten ancestors and lost communities of the past."

The figures, which have taken months to create, have been made using clay gathered from the beach with other natural materials such as willow, hessian and wax. The artist has even made his own pigments by crushing terracotta, alongside using natural dyes such as madder.

Meet the artist: Nabil is a professional artist based in Colchester. If you'd like to meet Nabil, he will be at the exhibition on both days, continuing to add found materials to the sculptures.

Walton-on-the-Naze beach, 20 mins walk from the Naze Tower, take the inland paths north through the nature reserve, the installation is at the edge of the sea wall.

Important: At high tide, the exhibition is not accessible via the beach. Follow the inland path north through the nature reserve. Paper maps are available from the Essex Wildlife Discovery Centre. Please supervise children at all times.

More Info
Parking: Naze Car Park, Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, CO14 8LJ
Café/ toilets: Available at the Essex Wildlife Discovery Centre
Access: For a friendly chat about access, please contact
Do I need to book: No, just turn up
Is it free? Yes

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