In response to Turner Contemporary’s Seaside: Photographed exhibition 2019, myself and artist Bethan Peters were commissioned to create two new artworks inspired by families contemporary experiences of life in a coastal town. During Spring 2019, we delivered workshops to families in collaboration with Thanet Early Years Project exploring the seaside through play, movement and digital media.
High Tide | Low Tide (2019)
The film – which is part home movie, part cine-choreography – traces tender moments of fun, laughter and love as families play, dance and embrace on Margate’s beach.
Screenshots form High Tide | Low Tide (2019)
Tide and Seek (2019)
Large vinyl floor map & resource
Tide and Seek is a floor map and game – inspired by the coastlines of Thanet (Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Westgate-on-sea) – represents the way children explore space in a curious way, sometimes rolling, jumping, waving, turning, swinging and falling as they go. With ‘meeting points’ and ‘action symbols’ designed to provoke connections and movement in the space, the work invites you to journey through the exhibition in a new way and explore the gallery through the eyes of a child.