Pier review:
In relation to my recent posting about creative downshifters and the chance re-locating artists have to re-imagine & re-enchant their new landscapes, the latest Artists Newsletter magazine has a four-page article about artists who have recently moved out of London to the seaside, with a focus on the towns of Margate/Ramsgate and their North Kent coast hinterland. Artist Adam Chodzko is quoted as saying…

“It was a whole lot of things [that caused the move] but fundamentally it was about a desire to be beside the sea. I suddenly found London quite boring. It’s an incredibly slow place to make work, whereas here you can get work done really quickly. Creatively, there’s room for thinking ‘How can this [place] be different?’. There’s no agenda yet being set by developers so it feels like there’s a gap; it becomes interesting for artists to start dreaming in this space. … It’s all part of the broader seaside renaissance, the seaside having to re-evaluate its identity and to re-imagine itself.”