Creative Events student Margot Laureau, recently won a competition to design and create a unique bench as part of a project led by Canterbury City Council.
The project has been made possible after Herne Bay was awarded £50,000 by the ITV Peoples’ Millions initiative to improve its sea front and to help improve the accessibility and facilities near the beach at Herne Bay.
Margot began the design and creation of the bench in July. After a few initial design ideas, her final imaginative creation features a selection of drawings of Herne Bay’s historic landmarks, including its clock tower, as well as a number of her own drawings which depict the history of the seaside. She wanted to portray the town’s architectural and artist heritage.
With the support of the staff at the School, she started this project last month and it is now at Herne Bay, waiting for it’s grand opening. Margot’s bench will be one of six other independent commissions created by local artists and installed on the sea front in 2014.
A special launch event will also officially unveil the six benches to the public.