Following its enormously successful debut in 2016, Littoral Light is back again for a second year.
Back by popular demand, with many more artists taking part, this beautiful, illuminated, twilight art exhibition is uniquely set on a remote stretch of the tidal zone of Ramsgate beach, by the artists’ collective, Article 10.
At 9pm, when the sun has set and the tide reaches its lowest point, artists will temporarily take over the beach to create magnificent light sculptures, performance and sound installations.
The art will be installed, curated and shown in the short time frame of just a few hours before the tide returns. All traces of the exhibition will vanish overnight leaving only the waves against the iconic white-chalk cliffs of the Kent coastline.
The exhibition is created by Article10, a Thanet-based artist collective. The group was formed in 2016 to pioneer innovative approaches to public art in unusual public spaces. Building upon the success of last year the exhibition has tripled the number of artists taking place this year including artists from the UK, New York, Ireland and Japan.
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.
Don’t miss this magical evening experience.
Part of the Think Big series of events.
Entry to the Exhibition
The safest and easiest access point to the exhibition is from the Ramsgate end of the beach. From the car park at the bottom of Marina Road, walk North on the promenade to the very end. From there follow the light!
What to bring:
Make sure you bring a torch to see where you’re walking and wear sensible footwear. To become part of the show bring glowsticks, lanterns and luminous clothing.
Disabled access: Beach Within Reach all-terrain wheelchairs will be available from the car park at Marina Road. For more information and booking please contact https://beachwithinreach.wordpress.com/
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Susan Allbert, NY, USA
Baby Forest, Ireland
Ruth E Rollason
The Seaside Starlettes
Nozomi Watanabe, Japan
The featured photo above is by Jason Jones-Hall showing artwork by Aidan Gray and Sue Fletcher at Littoral Light in 2016.
The photos below show installations during the first Littoral Light in 2016.
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