A SUPERSIZED superhero has arrived at Bournemouth seafront.

A huge mural of Spiderman holding an ice-cream has been painted onto the ground next to the Big Wheel at Pier Approach.

The supersized superhero was finished yesterday morning (Weds) and was unveiled to the public by the mayor and mayoress of Bournemouth who shook hands with Spiderman as he arrived on the zip wire to finish the painting with a final flourish of the paintbrush.

The project saw Ambassadeur Art Gallery team up with Bournemouth Tourism to create Bournemouth’s biggest ever public street art project.

It took several months to plan and work finally began on Monday with Ambassadeur Art’s resident artists, Iain Alexander and Dairo Vargas working with local street artist, Miroslav Lucan, chalking out the design in the morning.

Students from the Arts University Bournemouth joined the artists all day on Tuesday to help with the painting.

Michael Corica, joint owner of Ambassadeur Art, said: “Since we opened the gallery a few months ago we’ve all really loved the idea of doing something fun, artistic and different in a prominent public space and you can’t get more prominent than Pier Approach.

“The project has been a collaboration of talent between the resident artists at the gallery such as Iain Alexander and Dairo Vargas alongside some brilliant local artists.

“Miroslav has been a great asset having already created so many of Bournemouth’s fantastic street art works. It really has been a pleasure bringing so many creative minds together and we cannot wait to see the finished piece next week.”

Jon Weaver, head of marketing and events for Bournemouth Tourism added: “For Bournemouth, the whole project has been a huge success from start to finish.

“It’s been great for us to work with the Arts University and Ambassadeur Art Gallery on such a fun installation.

“There was a holiday atmosphere at the launch, with children and adults coming down to Pier Approach in their superhero costumes and we hope that locals and tourists alike will continue to enjoy this brilliant piece of street art in the last weeks of the summer season.”