Artist Karen Simpson is spending time at our beach hut in Herne Bay. Here she describes the start of her project and how everyone can get involved.
Hut 136 is all set up to become the Beach Art Hut for six days 23rd -28th May. During which time I will be inviting people to participate in my Urban Beach project, thinking about our stretch of coastline and what it means to them, the environmental impact of beach and marine litter on wildlife and engaging them to participate in art at the same time by decorating a Plaster of Paris ‘Pebble’ and making art from beach-combed litter.
A few friends joined me on Sunday for a private preview and we created some art in memory of our late friend Poppy whilst enjoying the calming influence of the shoreline.
To find out more about Karen’s project go to www.shoreisaloadofrubbish.com
The beach is available for individuals and community groups to use. Please visit our Beach Hut page for more information.