Artists bog standard and proud of it

Artwork on the walls of the public toilets on Watts Slope in Whitley Bay created by Karen Duffy (right) and Anne Dodds.
Artwork on the walls of the public toilets on Watts Slope in Whitley Bay created by Karen Duffy (right) and Anne Dodds.

A NEW art exhibition could be Whitley Bay’s very own Loo-vre.

Two former students of Wallsend’s Tyne Metropolitan College, have created artwork for the public toilets on Watt’s Slope.

The work – by Karen Duffy and Anne Dodds – follows a £6,000 refurbishment of the toilet block by North Tyneside Council.

The painting in the men’s toilets, by Anne, celebrates Whitley Bay Football Club’s latest FA Vase win.

Anne, now doing a degree year at Newcastle’s Northumbria University, said: “I guess you could say I’m flushed with success.

“My source material was an abstracted photograph of Whitley Bay’s football team, but the completed picture developed its own loose form during the painting process.”

Fellow Northumbria University student Karen, of Whitley Bay, produced a painting of poppy fields for the ladies’ toilets.

She said: “It was nice to have my work exhibited publicly, although the gallery is in a rather unusual location.”