Adj: Of or on a shore, especially a seashore
Noun: 1. A coastal region; a shore.
2. The region or zone between the limits of high and low tides.
Fifteen adventurous and courageous artists will be exhibiting far away from the safe white walls of the gallery. Instead they are choosing a wild seashore near Ramsgate as the backdrop for a unique and exciting exhibition of sculpture, installation, sound and light.
To make it even more challenging, they will have only a limited time to install, curate and show before the sea comes crashing back into the iconic white chalk cliffs of the Kent coastline.
The elements are not conducive with the organising of the event. The artists will be combatting against the tide, the wind, the lack of accessible beach by transport and of course no plug sockets.
The show has been timed so that the low tide coincides with the sun setting at 9.00 pm and as the natural light fades to total darkness, the works will illuminate the coastline, altering the perception of the landscape and reflecting the sounds of the environment.
Visitors to the exhibition are invited to become part of the show by bringing along their own torches and lanterns to light their way as they discover the works amongst the rocks, sand, caves and cliffs. Share that you’re planning to take part via the Facebook event or the social media buttons below.
Aidan Gray: Lux Terrae; Sculpture / installation; aidangrayhome.com.
Susan Fletcher: Sculpture / installation.
Maureen Jordan: Like a Virgin; Sculpture / installation; mvjordan.com.
Martin Tanton: Sound / installation.
Nozomi Watanabe: Letter of the stars; Sculpture / installation; watanabenozomi.com.
Gary Perkins: Sculpture / video.
Ruth Rollason: Sculpture / installation.
Madaline Jones: Sculpture / installation.
Tess King and Mark Shepperd: Lightwave and shadows; Sculpture / installation.
Maria Demichele: In-visible; Sculpture; www.behance.net/mariademichele.
Benjamin Hunt: Thanet Waning Gibbous; sculpture; limenwavescoop.uk.
Julia Rogers: Void; Installation / sculpture; juliarogers.co.uk.
Dan Tollady: The Transilience Beacon; Sculpture; danieltollady.co.uk.
Helen Whitehead: ceramics.
Pam Baum Barker: A Littoral Adventure; Installation / sculpture.
Entry to the Exhibition
The safest and easiest access point to the exhibition is from Dumpton Gap, where there is a gentle ramp down to the sand.