In 2021, England’s Creative Coast launches a series of new site-specific artworks by seven contemporary artists – Andreas Angelidakis, Mariana Castillo Deball, Holly Hendry, Jasleen Kaur, Katrina Palmer, Pilar Quinteros and Michael Rakowitz – in Margate, Folkestone, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Gravesend and Southend-on-Sea as part of the Waterfronts series of artworks curated by Tamsin Dillon. Taking the border between land and water as their inspiration, each artist will respond to one of these coastal locations, focusing on issues, stories and questions related to the place.
Jasleen Kaur (b.1986, Glasgow, Scotland) is an artist based in London. Her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines diasporic identity and hierarchies of history, both colonial and personal. She works with sculpture, video, sound and writing.
England’s Creative Coast is principally funded by Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations programme and VisitEngland through the Discover England Fund, supported by South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), East Sussex County Council, Kent County Council, Essex County Council, Visit Essex, Southend Borough Council, Experience West Sussex, Historic Dockyard Chatham and Southeastern.
Cement Fields would also like to thank Gravesham Borough Council.
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, England’s Creative Coast has been postponed to spring 2021. Full details of launch dates will be announced in Autumn 2020.