Exhibition

England’s Creative Coast (2020)

1 Jan 2020 – 1 Jan 2021

Regular hours

Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Monday
11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

FREE

Turner Contemporary

Kent, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Direct buses to Margate from all surrounding towns in East Kent. Visit Kent County Council's Public Transport website to find your most direct bus route. There you can also download a map of Kent and all available bus routes in the county.
  • High speed trains from London St Pancras and Stratford International run every hour and take just 90 minutes. - Mainline trains from London Victoria, Cannon Street, Charing Cross and London Bridge, which take a little longer. Victoria offers a frequent s

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Seaside towns thriving with creativity, breathtaking coastal landscape and some of the most thought-provoking contemporary art being produced today - England’s Creative Coast spans 1400km of shoreline from the South Downs to the Thames Estuary.

About

This beautiful and dramatic landscape has inspired artists for centuries and in 2020, 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 and the world-class arts organisations in these places.

The Waterfronts series of artworks will be set in the landscape of Margate, Folkestone, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Gravesend and Southend-on-Sea. Launching in spring 2020, these temporary works will open sequentially over the summer and be on display until late autumn.

Taking the border between land and water as their inspiration, each artist will respond to these unique coastal locations, focusing on issues, stories and questions related to the area to offer fresh perspectives on each place.

Turner Contemporary is working with Michael Rakowitz to create an artwork for Margate.

  • Michael Rakowitz (b.1973, New York. Lives and works in Chicago) is working with Turner Contemporary for Margate
  • Mariana Castillo Deball (b.1975, Mexico City. Lives and works in Berlin) is working with Towner Eastbourne
  • Holly Hendry (TBC. Lives and works in London) is working with De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea
  • Andreas Angelidakis (b. 1968, Athens, Greece. Lives and works in Athens) is working with Hastings Contemporary
  • Pilar Quinteros (b.1988 Santiago, Chile. Lives and works in Santiago) is working with Creative Folkestone as part of Folkestone Triennial 2020
  • Jasleen Kaur (b.1986 Glasgow. Lives and works in London) is working with Cement Fields in Gravesend
  • Katrina Palmer (b.1967, London. Lives and works in London) is working with Metal in Southend-on-Sea

England’s Creative Coast is led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent and encompasses a whole cultural travel experience. Through the world’s first art Geotour, you will be able to game as you move through the landscape, discovering the commissioned artworks, collecting geocaching rewards and hidden gems along the way.

To plan your trip to see these time-limited artworks you can curate your own journey using the England’s Creative Coast itinerary website and find further cultural adventures across Essex and West Sussex.

Exhibiting artists

Pilar Quinteros

Holly Hendry

Michael Rakowitz

Jasleen Kaur

Andreas Angelidakis

Katrina Palmer

Mariana Castillo Deball

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