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Katrina Palmer’s HELLO and RETREAT now grace the town of Southend-on-Sea

The Ruskin are delighted at the success of Katrina Palmer's outdoor artworks centred at Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea

Katrina Palmer, HELLO / Thierry Bal

Katrina Palmer, HELLO / Thierry Bal

Launched on 22nd May, the Ruskin's Katrina Palmer's outdoor artworks HELLO, and RETREAT are now prominent features at the coast of Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea.


For more information about the sculputures, and where to see them please see England's Creative Coast.


“Exploring the coast at Southend-on-Sea and Shoeburyness is an experience of the precarious edge of England,” Palmer explained at the start of her project. “I’ve been given this opportunity at a moment of profound uncertainty about our capacity to find a way forward, where the possibility of imaginatively envisaging the future, when our connections to the continent and to the environment and even a concept of common humanity seem distanced ideals.”