What We Do

A large group of people standing in the dark on a pebble beach, illuminated only by the flash of the camera, are all looking upwards towards a spot in the dark black sky, as if watching something happen.
Katie Paterson, All The Dead Stars, 2010. Photo: Simon Steven

Cement Fields is a visual art organisation working collaboratively with artists and communities to create ambitious new art along the Thames Estuary, from Dartford to Whitstable.

Cement Fields invites people to collaborate with artists to encounter, research, make, and exchange views on contemporary art, and broadens access to art by creating learning opportunities for young people to develop imagination, skills and find meaningful pathways into creative careers.

Cement Fields has grown out of Whitstable Biennale, a visual art festival founded in 2002 with an international reputation for developing experimental new work, often giving artists their first commission, and attracting over 70,000 visitors to each edition. 

Cement Fields is proud to be a National Portfolio Organisation, supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and the University of Kent. 

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