Artist Julia Snowdin and arts group The Exchange are looking for people of all ages to create a art installation that will be installed on Erith Pier.

People of all ages are being invited to take part in free workshops to help Julia decorate large ship sails that will be hung on Erith pier in September.

The workshops will be held on August 17 and 18 at Erith Library.

Julia Snowdin was chosen by public vote to be the first artist to reimagine Erith Pier for the inaugural Pier Commission.

The project has been sponsored by Orbit and Wates Residential, and is organised by The Exchange – the group working with Bexley Council to reopen Erith’s Carnegie Library as a space for creativity and imagination.

London Borough of Bexley’s cabinet member for regeneration and growth, councillor Linda Bailey said: “Congratulations to Julia for being the first artist chosen by the public to install work at our fantastic Erith Pier.

"What is especially exciting are her plans to involve the local community in creating this original piece.

"Erith has a fantastic past and an exciting future and we hope that this artwork will set the scene for all the great things happening in the town."

Participants of the workshops will be asked to explore their memories of Erith to be drawn onto the sails.

Workshops can be booked online.