Idées et inspirations d’itinéraires
Head to Southend-on-Sea, Essex, where arts laboratory Metal and arts festival Estuary 21 have partnered with English artist Katrina Palmer who has created HELLO, a large concrete sculpture based on an ‘acoustic mirror’ and RETREAT, a meditation. Both are positioned on the Shoeburyness shoreline.
De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, presents Invertebrate by Holly Hendry, a giant installation that worms its way around the outside of the gallery stretching from the seafront lawn to the roof while inside the building the sculpture will show the effects of the worm’s ‘munched’ walls.
Visit Hastings Contemporary to visit Seawall, a series of soft sculptures resembling concrete, designed as a new type of accropode (sea defence blockade), typically made to resist the effects of coastal erosion on the coastline. Seawall is situated outside the gallery and designed by Greek artist Andreas Angelidakis.
A new commission in Eastbourne makes this the perfect reason to visit this elegant coastal resort. Walk along the town’s streets and discover a chalk stencilled rope marking an unexpected route through the town which, viewed from a map, outlines the profile of a woman. Along the trail, you’ll encounter several sculptural objects embedded in the street. Commissioned by Towner Eastbourne, Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball has entitled the commission: 'Walking through the town I followed a pattern on the pavement that became the magnified silhouette of a woman’s profile’.
The final stop in the Waterfronts series is the harbour town of Folkestone, Kent. Pilar Quinteros, based in Santiago, Chile, has created Janus Fortress Folkestone in partnership with Creative Folkestone. This multi-faceted structure is located on the cliff-top overlooking the town and the sea. Taking her inspiration from the mythical Roman god Janus, usually depicted with two faces, this sculpture depicts one face staring inland, the other out to sea ‘symbolising the duality of borders’.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get up-close on one of art’s most exciting outdoor exhibitions, take a look at itineraries on England’s Creative Coast.