Tracey Emin’s art is one of disclosure, using events from her personal life as inspiration for her work. Baby Things, Emin’s perfect bronze simulacra of baby clothes can be found tucked underneath benches, hanging from railings and lying by a kerb. Exuding an aura of the forlorn and dejected, they are poignant reminders of Folkestone’s high teenage pregnancy rate, which is similar to that of Margate, Emin’s home town.

Please note that the artwork in Mill Bay, 1b on the Folkestone Artworks map is at the back of The Glassworks, near the railings.

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