Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Friday, 13 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Feel free to download the invitation to the exhibition and send it on to friends who might like to come to the opening event of Glimpse. There are going to be two other art events on in Margate the same evening, which together make Margate the place to be!
The Turner Contemporary Project Space will be opening the Sound of Music exhibition, as well as a new work, Crossroads, by David Blandy. And, from 7.30 – 10.50pm Limbo Arts presents an evening of art and live music featuring Vialka, Neverest Songs, Savlon and Tikoloshe at the Substation Project Space.
The Sound of Music exhibition which explores the links between art, sound and music. Featuring 30 works in a variety of media from artists including John Cage, Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, Turner Prize nominee Angela Bulloch and Pierre Huyghe, all selected from the collection of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunkirk, the Turner Contemporary Project Space will be the only UK venue to host this exciting multi-media exhibition. Alongside Sound of Music, Turner Contemporary presents Crossroads, a new video installation by David Blandy. Crossroads investigates the mythology surrounding the legendary Robert Johnson, a bluesman with three gravestones, 29 recorded songs and only two known photographs, who reputedly sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads. The video, filmed in the heat of the Mississippi Delta, follows Blandy’s character, The Blues Legend, on his journey to the crossroads to recover his soul. The Sound of Music and Crossroads will run until Sunday 14 June.
Also, for one night only local artists will transform the interior of the Substation Project Space into a fantasy stage-set which will encompass both the audience and the evening’s musical performers. Headline act, French-Swiss two piece Vialka, proclaim themselves to be a “Turbo-folk mini-orchestra”, and promise to thrill the audience with their cabaret-influenced punk rock. Support comes from Margate’s Neverest Songs, Faversham’s Tikoloshe, and Canterbury/Brighton act Savlon. In addition, the local Roadkill Fanzine will be holding a stall at the venue, selling ‘zines, T-shirts and drawings. Tickets for this event are £4.50 payable on the door.on the night.
So celebrate the first Friday of British Summertime in Margate with a great night out of art and events.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Glimpse is an exhibition of photographs selected from the Flickr Margate, UK group. The exhibition runs from April 3rd to April 19th at the Margate Harbour Arm Gallery. This blog will be a place where we post updates and information on the project and more!
The group was started in early 2007 by new Margate resident Louise Oldfield, as way of connecting into creative Margate when she moved there from Hackney in East London. She was quickly joined by Margate artist Dan Bass. Since then, the group has grown, connections have been made and friendships have sprung up, along with the growing collection of eclectic images centered around the UK's oldest seaside resort. The group has extended from online to real world, and so it seemed fitting to create a real world event, to create a meeting physical meeting point.
The exhibition seeks to celebrate the group's postings from the first two years and how the members came together through their photographs of Margate. For this reason, the images selected formed part of the group up until the day before the idea of the exhibition was decided upon. Once the exhibition was discussed, a metaphorical line was drawn in the sand. For this first exhibition, the images chosen and membership of the group have not been affected by the concept of the exhibition itself. The idea is as much about the people, and the collection as the individual images themselves.
Some people have never exhibited before, some are artists, some are native to Margate, some were just visiting. What counts is that they came to Margate, were inspired to take a picture and motivated to share it.
The exhibition opening is on Friday April 3rd at 5pm and runs until Sunday April 19th on the Margate Harbour Arm gallery space. All work will be for sale at the exhibition.
Gallery: Margate Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate, CT9 1JD
Dates: Friday April 3rd - Sunday April 19th
Opening times: 10am – 5pm daily
Opening night event: Friday April 3rd, 5pm - 9pm
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