Sheppey Ghost artwork voted best in Kent: Social Event

PUBLISHED: 13:40 24 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:21 20 February 2013

Sheppey Ghost artwork voted best in Kent: Social Event

Sheppey Ghost artwork voted best in Kent: Social Event

Sheppey Ghost artwork voted best in Kent: Social Event

An unusual artwork designed to encourage people to connect with local history has been voted the best piece of public art created in Kent in the past two years. Ghost in Sheppey, by Adam Chodzko, won the Liberty Kent Public Art Award 2011, which is given by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd and Kent County Council. The work was commissioned by the Whitstable Biennale 2010 and project managed by Art at the Centre Swale. It is a specially made kayak/sculpture, which ferried people to Deadmans Island, off Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey. The island was used as a burial ground in the 18th and 19th centuries for those who had died on the prison hulks moored in the River Swale. The award, now in its 17th year, was judged by an expert panel headed by design guru Wayne Hemingway. The first prize of 7,000 went to the winning artist and 5,000 to the winning works commissioner, who also receives the Rouse chair, designed by Kentish craftsman Will Glanfield.

More from Out & About

Yesterday, 13:17

The Greensand Way is one of the prettiest walks in Kent offering amazing views from the ridge right across the county

Read more
Wed, 17:39

The easing of lockdown saw a huge growth in paddlesports, with people eager to get some exercise and explore the countryside, safely | Words: Caroline Read - Photos: Manu Palomeque

Read more
Wed, 09:27

Kent is not only home to many stunning beaches but also has some of the safest and cleanest in the country, many with prestigious Blue Flag status

Read more
Friday, September 11, 2020

If you love a bit of birding, then you’ll be in seventh heaven on this walk that meanders through the sand dunes and salt marshes and rich habitats of the Sandwich bird observatory

Read more
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In this strangest of years, the changing of the seasons is a reassuring constant. Let’s embrace the start of autumn | Words: Emma Ward - Photos: National Trust Images

Read more
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Heritage Open Days is back – with an emphasis this year on discovering previously overlooked green spaces | Words: Francesca Baker - Photos: courtesy of Heritage Open Days

Read more
Friday, September 4, 2020

Setting off from the beach at St Margaret’s, prepare to be amazed at the feast of delights that will unfold before you as you meander along across cliff tops

Read more
April 2018

Kent is blessed with fine and indeed famous country houses, but over the decades has lost as many of its grander houses as it retains. A new book by Martin Easdown reveals 120 examples that have simply disappeared

Read more

Designated a Heritage Action Zone by Historic England, a new book explains why this seaside town is so special

Read more
Kent Life Food & Drink awards. Open for entries.

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook


Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Most Read

Latest from the Kent Life