Margate Mercury - Autumn Edition, Margate Steps
This Autumn’s Quarterly Edition of the Margate Mercury Magazine, is now out, featuring the Margate Flood and Coast Protection scheme, aka Margate Steps - the coastal sea defence scheme I was commissioned to work on as project artist.
You can see the feature on pages 44 & 45 https://bit.ly/2RtWRKc
It has become a much loved and photographed addition to the Margate landscape, which is a brilliant story to tell.
The local community in Margate marked the opening of the steps with a celebratory ad hoc gathering, which was documented by Louise Oldfield on her Blog, Margate Architecture in May 2013 https://bit.ly/2GV1gDE
This landmark engineering project and new public space for Margate completed in 2013, was conceived by a multi-disciplinary & creatively collaborative design team consisting of landscape architect Tom Darcy from Jacobs, myself as project artist and coastal engineers East Kent Engineering Partnership & coastal risk managers - Herrington Consulting with Simon Herrington, under the guidance and lead of Mike Humber - Head of Maritime & Technical Services & Nick Dermott - Heritage Advisor to Thanet District Council. The project was funded by the Environment Agency and the MACH (Margate Arts Creativity Heritage) Project led by Sophie Jeffrey. Thanks to Ros Anderson & Photographer Dean Barclay.