Painter brings chewing gum art to the North East

Ben's uses chewing gum as his canvas for painting Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An artist has brought his unique paint work to the North East. Ben Wilson is known in London as the 'Chewing Gum Man', because he uses chewing gum as his canvas. He paints tiny pictures onto discarded chewing gum in the street.

It might sound mad, but he's been invited to Sunderland and South Tyneside by a new project bringing art to estates that wouldn't normally get to see it. The question is, will it stick?

Lucy Taylor went to find out: