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"John Kippin and Masaki Fujihata"
2005-09-17 until 2005-10-30
Jaywick Martello Tower
CLACTON-ON SEA, , UK United Kingdom

Jaywick Martello Tower is the latest Digital Arts venue to open in the UK and one of the most unusual. The Napoleonic Tower will feature a gallery space where the photographer John Kippin has produced a site-specific art installation and a first floor multi-media space for exhibitions, events and workshops using the latest technology including interactive, 3D and VR projection facilities, and where international digital artist Masaki Fujihata will present his work ‘Mersea Circles’ for the inaugural opening. The Tower will also retain its important function as a look out post for the National Coastwatch through a beautiful new architect designed watchtower, and providing an impressive viewing area for the local coast.

Situated in Jaywick, just south of Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, the Tower, with floor to ceiling curved projection screen for immersive three-dimensional video projections and Wi-Fi connections, will provide a venue for a range of interesting, innovative and enjoyable projects to be developed. Managed by the local secondary school, Bishops Park College, it is planned that the Jaywick Martello Tower will be a catalyst for change, providing inspiration for the local community and attracting interest and visitors from around the country and abroad to this part of Essex.

Partners including Essex County Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, European Intereg IIB, English Heritage, the Essex Rural Renaissance Fund, Essex Environment Trust, GB Holiday Parks, EEDA and National Coastwatch Institute.


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