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Katie Paterson: First There is a Mountain

26th Feb 2019

Join Whitstable Biennale on Leysdown Beach from 3–5pm on Sunday 31 March to be a part of artist Katie Paterson’s First There is a Mountain.

First There is a Mountain is a nationwide participatory event taking place over the summer, starting on the first day of British Summer Time, 31 March in Leysdown, and ending just across the Estuary in Southend on 27 October. At each location participants will sculpt beaches into thousands of miniature sand mountain ranges to form ephemeral micro-geologies. The artwork invites people to slow down and consider the interconnectedness of the world, from shifting coastlines across millennia, to our own eroding coastline.

There are three ways to get involved:
1. As a guide/volunteer – contact to find out how.
2. Build mountain ranges as a participant, all ages and abilities welcome, kids activity sheets will be available.
3. As a viewer – come and watch the Leysdown beach transform.

Accessibility: Wheelchair users should be able to access the stretch of shingle and sand beach at Leysdown where the project will be taking place. Please contact sophie@whitstablebiennale with any accessibility-related queries.

There will be a free coach between Sittingbourne, Sheerness, and Leysdown. Book your place on the coach here.

Image: First There is a Mountain, Katie Paterson, 2019.


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