Site-specific commissions announced for the Creative Coast initiative
16th Jul 2019
Five CVAN South East member organisations are commissioning new site-specific artworks, as part of the Creative Coast initiative. Known as Waterfronts, the seven new artworks will be launched between April and July 2020.
The seven selected artists and their host organisations are: Jasleen Kaur and Cement Fields (the organisers of the Whitstable Biennale) in Gravesend, Michael Rakowitz and Turner Contemporary in Margate, Andreas Angelidakis and Hastings Contemporary, Holly Hendry and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, and Mariana Castillo Deball and Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. Plus, Katrina Palmer has been selected by Metal in Southend-on-Sea and Pilar Quinteros by Creative Folkestone.
The Creative Coast scheme was launched by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent in early 2018 and includes a broad coalition of local authorities, cultural organisations and tourist boards. Deirdre Wells, Chief Executive of Visit Kent said “[the aim is to] join the dots between Margate and the rest… [encouraging people to] extend their stay, explore more of the coast and hopefully come back again”.
Image: Turner Contemporary exterior. Photo: Jason Pay.