A fresh coat of paint, shiny new numbers and a new roof for Hut 136 People United’s Beach Hut 136 in Herne Bay has been frequented by artists, community groups, organisations and individuals for the past 6 years. It’s been yarn bombed by the Herne Bay Cosy Crew, served as a pop-up gallery during the Duchamp […]

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Beach Hut Blog by Sarah Carne Part 1: After my LOVE commission last year, which took the form of videos about moments of public communication as interventions in the information screens of the Royal Festival Hall, I spent time thinking about whether the resulting artwork, This is a Public Service Announcement, had had the effect I […]

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On Sunday the sun set on Hut 136 at the end of a wonderful two weeks. This time has given me space to breathe. The first week I had Swedish Quilt Artist Tamara Schultz with me for company, we spent lots of time throwing creative ideas backwards and forwards, diving into imaginative ‘what ifs?’ designing […]

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I spent Thursday evening finishing planning for Write on the Beach on Friday morning, all the time looking anxiously at the sky and hoping the next day would be sunny. I’d looked at the size of Hut 136 and figured we could only fit everyone in with some serious lap sitting, and that wouldn’t help […]

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Chasing Shadows A collaboration between artist/photographer Nicholas Godsell and artist/filmmaker Al Reffell Nicholas: Beneath the cold blanket of autumnal night, Stuffed thick with intention and unknowing, The engagement begins; A dialogue between light and dark, An empty hut filled with nothing but brilliance, Which bursts through the seams, Dances around the landscape, And sprints to […]

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A collaboration between artist/photographer Nicholas Godsell and artist/film maker Al Reffell Nicholas and Al are keen to investigate some themes which have came up from an original starting point of Time and Tide. In the video below you can see them drawing in the hut, using the space for small and large-scale mark-making enquires into […]

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  Wish I Were Here.. postcards from the present By artist Al Reffel On being present – arrival at Hut 136 Mindfulness practice teaches that we can learn to live with equanimity in the present moment instead of getting lost in the past or worrying about the future. This equanimity, and the compassion and respect […]

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By artist Sara Worley The main mission of this project was to smother a beach hut in marvellous multi-coloured knitting and crochet made by the craftspeople of Herne Bay for the towns festival on August 23rd and 24th 2014. I origianally put the idea on Twitter on New Years Day and the immediate response was […]

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As part of the Duchamp Festival taking place in Herne Bay until 17th August, local artists Karen Simpson and Jenny Samuels have created an Inside Out installation at Hut 136. The installation aims to challenge perceptions of what we expect to see and what happens when we are confronted with something out of context with […]

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Second blog from Karen Simpson who created art out of litter found on the beach at Hut 136. Wow what a great time I’ve had at the Beach Art Hut, over 60 people came along and either decorated a ‘pebble’ for my Community Art Installation or made some Beach Litter Art or both in some […]

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