Skate ramp gets an Inspired makeover

GRAFFITI artists in Bexhill can now showcase their work without looking over their shoulders at a new site on Galley Hill.

Thursday, 1st July 2010, 4:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 8:15 pm

The skate board ramp at the eastern end of the town has been declared a legal graffiti zone.

Rother District Council (RDC) and Sussex Police developed the idea to encourage young artists to act within the law and will monitor paintings at the site.

A graffiti workshop was held by blakstar.org.uk, lead by Aaron Hosannah of Inspire Artworks, based in Robertson Street, Hastings, aimed at educating young people about the positive, legal approach to mural art.

As well as decorating the ramp, large blank areas have been created to house new artwork.

A beach scene mural facing Hastings was dedicated to the memory of Alex Bryant, the local 19-year-old who tragically lost his life at Robertsbridge Station in November 2008.

Alex was one of the youth centre members who re-painted the Galley Hill skate park with designs created shortly before his death. Cllr Deirdre Williams, Rother member for culture, sport and leisure said: "This provides a great opportunity for talented young artists in the town to show what they can do.

"We are very happy for this site to be used to promote their skills in a positive way."