Building on the huge success of the triple award winning 2013 Duchamp festival in Herne Bay, and inspired by Duchamp’s pioneering work in Kinetic art, Bayguide and Nagual Creations are collaborating to deliver Kinetic Coast.
Bayguide is a Community Interest Company that seeks to promote and enhance the arts and cultural offering of the North Kent Coast with a focus on the town of Herne Bay. In addition to delivering the hugely successful and triple award winning Duchamp festival in 2013, Bayguide also founded and continues to deliver an annual Cartoon festival, a Radio festival, as well as an ongoing programme of arts and culture events and workshops. Bayguide has successfully secured funding and sponsorship amounting to several hundred thousand pounds from organisations including Arts Council England, Clore Duffield Foundation, Kent Community Foundation, Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council, Crown, Shepherd Neame, Syzygy and Unique. It’s website bayguide.co.uk was launched in early 2012 and is one of the most comprehensive sources of information about the town of Herne Bay.
Since 1992 Nagual Creations have been providing original and visually arresting art installations, large scale scuptures and other services to the arts, cultural and entertainments industries. Their unique concepts, designs and installations have been commissioned from LA to Tokyo and everywhere in between. They work closely with corporate and non-corporate organisations to provide original concepts for events of all shapes and sizes and are renowned for creating truly unforgettable experiences.
The team behind Kinetic Coast are:
Jason is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience across the private, public and third sectors. He has worked extensively for blue chip organisations both as a consultant and in senior operational roles. His work within the public and third sectors includes the development of commissioning strategies, business plan development, investment option appraisal and value for money assessments. He has co-founded a number of community and not-for-profit ventures including etheco.com – a website designed to take the effort out of ethical and environmentally friendly living; Broadband Collective – a rural initiative that established one of the first community-owned and operated broadband networks in the UK; as well as Bayguide (bayguide.co.uk).
From 2009-11 he was a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Herne Bay Pier Trust, a registered Charity. During his tenure, the charity’s revenue grew more than tenfold and he oversaw the development of a long-term overview business plan (pierintothefuture.co.uk). From 2003-8, Jason was a core member of the team behind the multi-million pound public arts project, Aluna, a proposal for a four-storey high, forty metre wide, tidal powered moon clock (www.alunatime.org).
Phillip founded Nagual Creations in 1992 to provide large scale art installations to music events in London. His paintings, sculptures and huge installations soon adorned all of the capital’s iconic venues and caught the attention of national media such as the Sunday Times and Channel 4 news. He organized and promoted successful events through the 90’s to showcase Nagual’s work, and before long was regularly commissioned throughout Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. He has also been commissioned by corporate enterprises such as Microsoft in the UK, and numerous record labels including Warner Bros. Phillip’s expertise includes event organisation, art direction, stage
and venue design, set building, painting and sculpture as well as all logistical elements of bookings, transport and installation.
Phillip also co-founded the corporate communications agency Ditto. As Art and Visual Director led conceptualisation, planning and production of all aspects of film and animation as well as the design and build of websites, events and marketing material for hundreds of clients including: Thomson Reuters, Bank of England, British Telecom, Deutsche Bank, and Lucozade.
Sue is an independent film and television producer and has made programmes for Channel 4, ITV and the BBC. Her film credits include the medical thriller, PAPER MASK, selected as the closing film in Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, and the BAFTA nominated comedy drama DONOVAN QUICK, starring Colin Firth. Her television productions include NCS, a major BBC1 primetime crime drama starring David Suchet and THE KEY, a period drama about three generations of working women in Glasgow. Her ITV children’s drama, BEST FRIENDS, based on the best-seller by Jacqueline Wilson, was also nominated for a BAFTA. She spent five years working for the European MEDIA organisation, selecting film and television projects for development funding and travelling throughout Europe.
Sue was born in Kent and moved to Herne Bay in 1999. Her current projects include THE WEATHERMAN, a family feature film set in Kent, and documentary feature THE CUBAN WAY. She is proud to have recently been appointed to the Kent Film and Television Board and to be one of their ambassadors.
Polly works as a secondary teacher ( KS3-KS5) in Canterbury, primarily as a Design and Technology, however also teaches Art and Design. She started her foundation training at UCA (KIAD as it was then known) in Canterbury in 2002 where she specialised her training in Sculpture and 3D Design. In 2004 started studying a BA in Technical arts and Special Effects at Wimbledon school of Art. A long side this she completed a number of instillation commissions for an events company for corporate events. In 2006 Polly started at the Brighton University Faculty of Arts to complete the WMCP BA ( Woods, Metals, Ceramics and Plastics). It was on this course that she specialised in contemporary craft with Metals and Plastics. Throughout the years she has run over 14 Art and Design based workshops with children ranging from 3-16 and also worked for 2 years teaching art and craft to elderly residents in a residential home. She has developed a vast skill set in range of Art disciplines that will be of great advantage to the Kinetic Coast Project.