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Seaside art that’s a disappearing act

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SOME art is priceless and designed to last a lifetime, but the plan for a new installation at Grève de Lecq is a bit different...

Two glass mosaics imprinted into the pier at the northern bay were unveiled at the weekend. They have been created by artist Lizi Hill and glassworker Glyn Burton, together with community groups, schools, pubs and charities in St Mary and St Ouen.

The idea for the Ports of Jersey-backed project arose after the pier was badly damaged by storms in 2017. Significant concrete repair works were carried around and Ports of Jersey staff felt a feature was needed to ‘improve the visual impact of the concrete work and allowed the local community in the area to get involved’.

But the art will not last forever. The mosaics, made from environmentally friendly materials and glass, are designed to naturally erode over time and will eventually disappear.

Jack Maguire

By Jack Maguire
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