Sheringham is very fortunate to have highly talented artists, each committing their spare time (often for free), to enhance the public areas around the town with murals and sculptures. Much appreciated by locals and holidaymakers alike, they often tell a story about a particular aspect of Sheringham’s history and heritage.
The panels above show some of the work the team has done over many years, much of it under the stewardship of Colin Seal, who is based at the Sheringham Museum. Future community art projects are getting more and more ambitious for instance in 2023 there are plans to create a lifesize mammoth sculpture on the East Prom seafront near the Sheringham Museum. This will depict a time deep back in history when mammoths and other animals roamed this area and be built from recycled wooden material.
Here is a quick preview of the mock-up for the mammoth sculpture.
The team also has the constant task of maintaining the existing murals many of which are based on the seafront and get weathered quite quickly. On a sunny day at any time of year, you will often find Colin or members of the group on the seafront adding to and refreshing the existing murals. The team is really friendly and approachable and you may even find yourself being encouraged to make a contribution to the works of art.
Sheringham East Prom Community Art Project – Coming Soon – June 2023 Project Update
The East Prom Deep History Scene will depict the story of the West Runton Steppe Mammoth and its demise 900,000 years ago. It will be on a large-scale model set on a seawall slope next to the Offshore Café at the bottom of Beach Road, in Sheringham.
The storyboard will be on wood from 127 recycled scaffolding boards affixed on the sloping seawall next to the cafe. Written in the designs will be the history and story of the Deep History Murals.
The wood will be prepared, cut, and painted off-site before fixing. The mural will be 28 metres long and some places 3 to 4 meters high. As the boards will be painted before fixing this will allow schools and groups to participate in painting sections before assembly. Thank you to the many government organisations and individual groups that are making this possible.
Further east along the East Prom on Sheringham’s seafront and close to another seafront café called the East End Cafe, there is a shelter. This will be decorated inside and outside with a mural of prehistoric man, including a flint knapper.
Also planned are life-size mammoth footprints painted on Sheringham Prom’s footpath surface, along with other animal footprints of the time.
Interested in getting involved or want to know more?