Winning artwork announced for Burnham-On-Sea Seawall decoration project

The winning entry was announced for a project to decorate part of Burnham-On-Sea Seawall.

The city council and regional art group Seed are working on a joint project to commission artwork for the city’s sea wall, as shown here.

Two artist proposals were recently selected and the vote was opened to the public to choose their favorite.

The colorful proposals of the two shortlisted artists, Svetlana Kondakova and Orakel Workshop, were exhibited at the Princess Theater as well as pop-up venues along the Esplanade last month.

Members of the public also voted online where nearly 1,000 votes were received, with just 72 votes separating the two proposals.

Svetlana Kondakova’s mosaic murals depicting views of Bridgwater Bay mudflats and the variety of wildlife they support above and below the surface, were chosen as a public favourite.

“I am extremely grateful to everyone who voted – winning this commission means the world to me,” says Svetlana, pictured below.

“Burnham-On-Sea is a fascinating place, to be able to view these wildlife-rich mudflats from the Esplanade is truly special.”

“My mosaic murals aim to connect the built and natural environments by giving the impression that you are looking through the wall at the mud flats.”

“With the kind help of local marine biologists and wildlife experts, I have discovered many beautiful and wonderful microorganisms lurking beneath the surface and I plan to continue this research so that I can bring to light the importance of living beings of all sizes in this unique habitat.

Svetlana will now begin the process of creating the three mosaic murals inspired by the local landscape and wildlife. To learn more about the two proposals, click here.

Both organizations asked the artists to create sustainable work that responded to the local natural environment and celebrated the ecology of this part of Bridgwater Bay.

The submitted proposals were then shortlisted by community representatives.

This project is funded by the Hinkley Action Tourism Partnership, the HPC Community Impact Mitigation Fund, the Arts Council England and the National Lottery through the Creative People and Places programme.

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