Seven new site-specific artworks by seven international contemporary artists - Andreas Angelidakis, Mariana Castillo Deball, Holly Hendry, Jasleen Kaur, Katrina Palmer, Pilar Quinteros and Michael Rakowitz – will connect the coastline of Essex, Kent and East Sussex
In Southend-on-Sea, experience the world’s first digital art park, NetPark at Chalkwell.
Fifteen engaging and playful artworks and stories will take you on different journeys around the park that are in turn, surprising, funny, informative and thought-provoking.
The works are all GPS located and experienced through a smart device, either iPad, iPhone or Android.
The collection includes artworks created by artists and five site-specific stories created by Southend school pupils working with writers and illustrators.
Designed for everyone to enjoy, the range of these digital artworks ensures that there is something to enchant all ages and allows for a shared experience or individual contemplation.
NetPark is hosted by art organisation Metal Culture who also host a wide range of events, exhibitions and classes, including Village Green Festival and Estuary 2020, a festival in partnership with Cement Fields, celebrating 60 miles of coastline across this waterway are celebrated with art, music, literature and film.
As part of The Waterfronts series Metal Culture are creating a new artwork with London-based artist Katrina Palmer. Palmer works with storytelling, distributing fragmented elements of narrative across found sites, audio environments, printed matter and performance. She will explore and investigate the areas in and around Southend-on-Sea to reveal the way they are shaped by cultural, political, emotional and mechanical forces.
Location & details
Chalkwell Park, , Southend on Sea , Essex, SS0 8NB