A new thought provoking artwork has gone on display on the billboard overlooking the Ham carpark as part of Sidmouth’s Winter Lights Festival.

The new work, Priceless, by eARTh Vader, a collective of likeminded artists who anonymously create art, features as part of the Festival, which opens on 9th February. Postcards of Priceless will be available to buy, alongside a map which will provide visitors with a guide to the various artworks on display, taking you along the Ham into the Sensory Garden, Riverside Walkway and back towards the Ham, where you’ll find a selection of food, drink and DJs.

The Winter Lights Festival takes place on 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th and 17th February from 5.30pm – 8pm and is hosted by Sidmouth School of Art. It’s a free community event featuring an exhibition of 14 installations from artists including Zac Greening, the Repair Café and students at Sidmouth Primary School and Sidmouth College. The festival’s theme, Save Our Seas, is showcased through light installations and artwork inspired by challenges around climate change.

Coco Hodgkinson from Sidmouth School of Art, said: “Everyone is invited to wrap up warm and head out to join us with friends and family, whatever the weather, so get outdoors, try something new and take a look at the artwork.”

The Winter Lights Festival is free and there are chances to stop and refresh at the Fishermen’s Shed Bar, as well as hot drinks from Daisy Blue Delights and hot food available from Sidmouth Trawlers and Sea, Sides and Tacos. The project is supported by Sidmouth School of Art and a range of organisations including the Creative East Devon Fund, Sidmouth Town Council, Sidmouth Hotels, Potburys, Voyage Travel Marketing and Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, with additional support from Fords South West. You can find out more about the festival here.