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Public art installed in the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens

Published: Wednesday, 9th May 2018

Today, the mayors of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and Hunstanton ceremonially laid the first painted ceramic tiles on the newly-refurbished toilet block in the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens.

The tiles were hand-painted by members of the public last summer, at a series of workshops led by artist Kate Dunbar. Participants were shown how to paint on ceramic tiles, and then invited to design their own that will be on permanent display in the gardens.

Anyone who missed the workshops last year still has a chance to be involved in the project, as there will be three more workshops, on 4 & 5 August, 18 & 19 August, and 25 & 26 August. They will be free to attend, and times will be announced soon on our Hunstanton Heritage Gardens events page.

Roger Partridge, activities coordinator for the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens, said: “The tile-painting workshops last year were incredibly popular, with lots of people coming along, and some really wonderful art was produced. It’s great to see this project moving to its next stage, and the very first tiles being placed in their permanent home. If you’d like your artwork to be seen by visitors to the gardens for years to come, why not join us at one of the next workshops in August?”

The workshops are part of an extensive events programme funded by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, as part of the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens regeneration project.

Kate Dunbar, Cllr Carol Bower, Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, and Cllr Adrian Winnington laying hand-painted ceramic tiles on the toilet block windows in the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens

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