Contributors & Credits
Thank you to everyone contributing to Beach of Dreams, together we are creating something amazing!
Ali Pretty – Artistic Director
This pioneering place-making model has been replicated internationally in various forms in Ethiopia, Chile and India. Her most ambitious project was Silk River, commissioned by the British Council as part of the UK/India year of Culture in 2017.
Ali will work with a team of artists to curate and produce 500 individually designed silk pennants, the first edition of an evolving national artwork. Kinetika works on hand-woven Murshidabad silk.
Kevin Rushby – Writer
Kevin Rushby is Guardian Travel’s ‘Explorer’ and a contributor to the Saturday Review. He is the author of four acclaimed travel books, including Hunting Pirate Heaven, an investigation of 17th century pirate utopias in the Indian Ocean. His most recent book is Paradise, an historical account of human searching for perfection over the centuries. Kevin collaborated with Ali on Silk River, writing a daily blog of the entire journey.
Kevin is walking all 500 miles and capturing the narrative as it unfolds in a regular blog.
Nabil Ali – Visual Artist
Nabil Ali has developed a working methodology using plant matter as the primary process material, allowing him to explore the environment to produce Art. He grows and collects his materials forming an intimate relationship with the creative process to understand the boundaries of the materials used.
For Beach of Dreams Nabil will create an evolving installation – The Sea People.
Special thanks for supporting the Sea People exhibition go to:
- Scott Lawrence (Tendring District Council)
- Indi Sandhu and Jo Nancarrow (Essex Cultural Diversity Project)
- Christine Berton, Maximiliano Nicolic and volunteers (Essex Wildlife Trust Naze Discovery Centre)
- Michelle and Emma at the Naze Tower
- David Eagle and family
- Sara Hayes
- Rob Rutter
- Matt Lloyd
- Sarah Ballard
This installation has been supported by Essex Cultural Diversity Project, read more on their website
Produced by Kinetika
Artistic Director: Ali Pretty
Production Manager: Alex Lingford
Production Coordinator: Sarah Ballard
Business Manager: Donna Plakhtienko
Design Studio Manager/ Flag installations: Matt Lloyd
Website/ Social Media: Edwina Rigby
T100 Walking Festival Project Manager: Katie Beadle
Media support: Rosa Production
Audio interviews: John Offord
Film: John-Martin White
Film: Fotis Begklis
Photography: Mike Johnston
Artistic Director: Ali Pretty
Writer: Kevin Rushby
Installation artist: Nabil Ali
Natural Dye Specialists: Rob Jones, Romor Designs
Design: Mark Massey
Scientific Advisor: Cefas
Silk Pennant Artists:
Route Planner: Peter Aylmer
Ferry Master: Colin Saunders
Walk reccies: Members of the LDWA
Rose & Terrance Hibbert
Essex Cultural Diversity Project
Essex Path to Prosperity
Heritage Lottery (Shout Out Loud)
First Light Summer Solstice, Lowestoft
T100: Walking, Talking and Making Festival, Thurrock
Essex Book Festival – Radical Walks Programme
LDWA – Long Distance Walkers Association