AN artist is displaying her latest nautical installation in Southwick until next Tuesday.

Sculptor Liz Watts, whose installation featured at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, has transformed the Greenhill Cottage Gallery in Southwick into a beach with her interactive installation.

It features the front of a ship, beach-themed sculptures, stunning shells straight from the beach and more to make it a sight worth seeing for fans of the seaside.

The artist, from Monkton Farleigh, said: “I have lived by the sea for most of my life, mainly in Scotland where the beaches are very dramatic and filled with legend.

“My late sister, Kate Hunter, was an archaeologist who ensured that the Newport medieval ship was properly excavated, recovered and stored in 2002, so the ocean has played a big part in my family's life.

“It’s an interactive installation and everyone has seemed to enjoy it so far. There’s a little bench on which people can sit if they want to and there are real objects.

“My idea is to move it around and take the installation to different places. As well as the Edinburgh Fringe it’s been at a gallery in the South Bank in London and in August I will take it to Hatfield House.”

Mrs Watts, who was a vet before becoming an artist in the late 1990s, will be holding a storytelling evening for adults on Friday evening at 7.30pm and there will also be an opportunity to enjoy drinks at the installation on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening between 6pm and 7pm.