Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Glimpse Blog

Welcome to the Glimpse blog!

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.

Exhibition: Glimpse
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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