One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Sidmouth Community Art Project
Seascape Mural on the Ham,
Port Royal, Sidmouth

We are trying to create a fun mural to brighten up the Ham. Before, the wall was a dull, boring, grey which needed a bit of community colour and design. The wall is on the back of the Bagwell family’s Wet Fish shop on the Ham, Port Royal, The Esplanade, Sidmouth.
Coco Hodgkinson is a well known Sidmouth artist with experience of many schools and community art projects.  Coco runs MADE: A Crafty Co-operative that is based at Libra Court, Fore Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8AJ. 01395 577519

The aim of the project is:

To create a vibrant sea themed mural for the benefit of the community and visitors to Sidmouth.

* To engage children and young people in Sidmouth in the regeneration of the Ham area

* To promote support in the community for sustainable fishing and environmental awareness

The Project goals:

To create a mural on the wall of the Wet Fish Shop, with a seascape background and fish, sea creatures and plants made of tiles painted by children and young people on the 13th April 2011. 

Fish/sea creatures and plants tiles were available for children to paint,(£3 a tile), before they were fired and adhered to the wall onto a base seascape design.  Educational information about sustainable fishing was provided on the day by partners.


  • The Bagwells Wet Fish Shop,
  • East Devon District Council,
  • Children and Young People of Sidmouth
  • Devon County Council, 
  • The National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth whose mission is ‘Driving Marine Conservation Through Engagement.’ Visit
  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Fish Fight Campaign

Project Contact: Louise Cole, 07881 585395,


Images from the day.

Artist Coco with children creating their fish.
Starfish and Plaice coming right up.
All hands on fish.
Fish drying in the wind.