To create a unique, world-class visitor destination that delivers significant environmental, economic, social and cultural outputs and outcomes.


The sculpture trail would benefit Herne Bay and the adjacent coastline in a number of ways:
• Increase tourism, boost local economy, create jobs
• Establish Herne Bay as cultural destination
• Extend the town’s cultural offering
• Expand and develop art and culture locally
• Educate including in respect of Ecology, History and Renewable Energy
• Build an ongoing narrative & legacy
• Instill local pride, engage local community
• Perpetuate links to Duchamp, one of the pioneers of kinetic sculpture


The inspiration for this project includes:

  • The kinetic scupltures situated around Wellington, New Zealand (see http://www.sculpture.org.nz/the-sculptures)
  • The fantastic “Strandbeest” sculptures by the Dutch artist Theo Jansen (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_Jansen)
  • The mesmorising work of American artist Anthony Howe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Howe_%28kinetic_sculptor%29)
  • The Aluna tidal powered moon clock (see http://www.alunatime.org/)
  • The work of Marcel Duchamp including Bicycle Wheel (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_Wheel)

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