Sliding doors…and walls

We've heard of clifftop homes slipping into the sea - but never ones that slide into the road. Until now.

An empty four-storey house in Margate caught the eye of artist Alex Chinneck, who saw its potential not as a doer-upper, but as surreal street art.

He was granted permission to transform the property for his ambitious project, "From the knees of my nose to the belly of my toes", which will remain in place for a year.

The project cost £100,000 and was the result of a collaboration between Chinneck and 10 companies who donated their materials and services, as well as Arts Council England, Margate Arts Creativity Heritage and Thanet District Council.

Thanet District Council leader Clive Hart said: "This kind of innovative art will encourage and attract people from all over the world to Thanet, which is a very exciting prospect for us."


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