7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Throughout May 2021, we are launching seven new artworks by international contemporary artists along the coastline of Essex, Kent and East Sussex.​

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The beautiful and dramatic landscape of England’s Creative Coast has inspired artists for centuries. JMW Turner was captivated by Margate and its ever-changing seas and skies. The Essex and Sussex coast became a radical test-bed for 20th century architects, artists and writers, experimenting with new Modernist ideas. Today, artists continue to be inspired by this coastline and its communities.

In May 2021, 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 – connect the coastline of Essex, Kent and East Sussex and the world-class arts organisations in these places.

Waterfronts is a new series of artworks, curated by Tamsin Dillon and set in the landscape of Margate, Folkestone, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Gravesend and Southend-on-Sea. The artworks take the border between land and water as their inspiration. Each artist has responded to the uniqueness of the coastal locations, focusing on issues, stories and questions – social, natural, geological, political - to offer fresh perspectives on each place, for you to contemplate.

Key dates

1 May: Michael Rakowitz - 'April is the cruellest month' - for Margate
22 May: Jasleen Kaur - ‘The first thing I did was to kiss the ground’ - for Gravesend
22 May: Katrina Palmer - 'Hello' - for Southend-on-Sea
29 May: Holly Hendry - 'Invertebrate' - for Bexhill
29 May: Andreas Angelidakis - 'Seawall' - for Hastings
29 May: Pilar Quinteros - 'Janus Fortress Folkestone' - for Folkestone
29 May: Mariana Castillo Deball - 'Walking through the town' - for Eastbourne

See and do
Planned itineraries

Thinking of embarking on your very own cultural adventure along the South East coast, but not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our inspirational itineraries, carefully curated to help you make the very most of your trip to England's Creative Coast.

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex
Events and attractions

From a self-guided trail finding 7 new outdoor artworks to expert-guided gallery tours, fabulous food spots and places to rest your head, browse our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your cultural escape.

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Andreas Angelidakis - 'Seawall' - for Hastings

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Cement Fields

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7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Creative Folkestone & Folkestone Artworks

Budget
7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

De La Warr Pavilion

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Hastings Contemporary

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Holly Hendry - 'Invertebrate' - for Bexhill

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Katrina Palmer - 'Hello' - for Southend-on-Sea

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Michael Rakowitz - 'April is the cruellest month' - for Margate

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

NetPark and Metal Culture

Mid range
7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Pilar Quinteros - 'Janus Fortress Folkestone' - for Folkestone

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Towner Eastbourne

7 new artworks for Kent, Essex and Sussex

Turner Contemporary Gallery

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