A dramatic outdoor exhibition of 15 large sculptures on a quiet beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, by artist Nabil Ali.
Looking out to sea, the haunting figures represent lost communities & forgotten ancestors that have been washed away with the eroding coastline along the east coast of Essex. Clay gathered from this beach has been used to form the figures, as well as other natural materials such as willow, hessian and wax.
This powerful installation has taken months to create and is a stunning and unique sight in this secluded location.
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.
Parking: Naze Car Park, Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, CO14 8LJ
Café/ toilets: Available at the Essex Wildlife Discovery Centre
Do I need to book: No, just turn up
Is it free? Yes