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Whitstable is where I...

As visitors arrived at the Whitstable Biennale for the launch of the Kent Cultural Baton, they found the doors of the converted airstream open. Inside the walls were bare, bare of everything except empty frames – waiting to be filled by those that visited. It was they that created the exhibition that celebrated the cultural heritage of Whitstable.

The exhibition was titled “Whitstable is where I…” a sentence that each passerby was asked to finish. Their Polaroid portrait and written response were framed – each person creating a response to their surroundings and their own piece of art.

The Kent Cultural Baton is a mobile public artwork created by artist Nicole Mollet and commissioned by Kent County Council – www.kentcultural baton.com

“I really enjoyed taking part in Workers of Art’s installation “Whitstable is where I…” at the launch of the Kent Cultural Baton. The images and phrases that they captured painted a wonderful picture of the many different facets of Whitstable life and created a wonderful talking point between participants and guests at the launch” Emma Wilcox

“Whitstable is where I…” was a wonderful way to draw out personal stories from those who visited the Baton. The vintage frames and Polaroid photography fitted perfectly into the seaside location and 1950’s Bubble space. After participating visitors could explore the delights of other’s contributions, completing theirexperience of open dialogue.” Nicolle Mollet – Lead Artist, Kent Cultural Baton.

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The Kent Cultural Baton

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As visitors arrived at the launch of the Kent Cultural Baton, they found the door open and the walls decked with empty frames - waiting to be filled with their responses to the town.

Stephanie Holt

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