Exhibitions

☁️ ☁️☁️WHEN THE C L OUDS COME IN

aimee walker, jawbone jawbone, keiken, lois hopwood 
curated by qt collective ☁️

Open: Friday-Sunday 12-4pm (or by appointment), 26 October–14 November 2018
Preview: 6-9pm, Friday 26 September

you are my only certainty that creates uncertainty, we live up in the clouds . . . as online and offline combine, where do we store our dreams - in our heads or in google? we are a generation who are seen but never seen. but the url can also be a comfort blanket: in a climate of ambiguity we can find ourselves in the algorithm, fall in love on facetime or bury ourselves in the browser.

when the c l ouds come in is an exhibition looking at how we can massage our online habits, as we run behind to catch the social in social media - inviting us to , put our phones on airplane mode, and ask where we place ourselves in all the debris, dreams and data.

W w w.wellness ~ meditation + performance workshop
leave those texts on read, put your phone on airplane mode, and join us for an afternoon of guided meditation. we have to ‘remind’ our modern minds to be mindful - it’s easy to lose ourselves in the likes, keep our heads in the cloud⛅ . sometimes we’re too busy  our best life to actually live our best life artists aimee walker and emily simpson of qt collective, invite you to , and spend some time refreshing in the present.
 

digital detoxes - crate conversation with qt collective & ralph pritchard
join ralph pritchard and qt collective for a juice and a chat about digital detoxes. as online and offline combine, we need to update our manual for ‘good health’ to include our social media selves. we are the first generation to grow up online, and we are a l w a y s online do we need to update our ideas on intimacy as we update our browsers? and is it ok that you read my text and 5.45 and now its 5.47 and u havent replied nvm have a nice life join us both 4 for a juice and an informal discussion on dating with all this data, and what it rly means to have no wifi
 

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Images courtesy of & © Emily Simpson, 2018

 

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Lizzy Rose: ARRANGEMENT

Open: 12-4pm, Friday 14 September-Sunday 30 September, 2018
Preview:6-8pm, Friday 14 September, 2018

A layer of living moss forms an indoor landscape in Lizzy Rose’s new audio-visual installation at Crate. Incorporating video, sound, hand-made objects and manipulated plant-life, the work explores landscape, form, nostalgia and the pursuit of knowledge between cultures.

Lizzy Rose visited Japan in 2016 to research a form of floristry called ikebana which has been practiced for over 600 years.  

Rose's interest lies in the hidden culture surrounding this art form, which she examines by drawing parallels between The Art of Flower Arranging, a book produced in the 1950's, and the classes held today in Tokyo by the Ohara School of Ikebana for International students.

The Art of Flower Arranging by Ishimoto is a instructional guide on how to use the simplified principles of Ikebana to decorate your home. Ishimoto encourages the user to observe nature and landscape. Pure Ikebana is more precise, combining geometry and natural forms; the wildness of nature meeting rational aesthetics.  By replicating landscape it aims to create a transformative space that evokes the sublime, which is described as a kind of spirituality, or sacred place.

s part of this exhibition there will be a Crate Conversations session on Wednesday 27th September at 7pm.

The exhibition was funded by the Arts Council, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Crate.

Lizzy Rose (b. 1988) is a British artist who lives and works in Margate. Her work explores community, British identity and hidden culture. She has a severe form of Crohns disease and is a disabled artist.  She studied at Central Saint Martins' School of Art and Design. Lizzy Rose was part of artist-led space, LIMBO arts in Margate from 2012-15 and now is part of the programming team at CRATE, an artist-led studio space and project space in Margate, Kent and she is Associate at Open School East.


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Alex Currie, Mark Downing, Stacey Guthrie, Anna Katarzyna Domejko, Heather Tait, Pavilion: MAPPING MARGATE

Open: 12-4pm, 17 - 27 August, 2018
Preview: 6-9pm, Friday 17 August, 2018

CRATE's annual summer group show  is called Mapping Margate. The chosen artists have been asked to respond to T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land
Below is information on the works included in the show:

Alex Currie 
Alex Currie is a Uk based contemporary landscape photographer who graduated from Brighton University in 2007. His photographic practice is concerned with exploring and documenting urban and industrial environments. As well as his solo work he is a founder member of the ‘Human Endeavour’ Photographic collective.

His main project will be ‘The Motorway Service Station As A Destination In Its Own Right’ and his second project is about his mother called ‘Death Is The Only Answer’.

Mark Downing
Mark Downing is a local artist and businessman who ran “I Scream and Rock” in the High Street, “Punk on $ea”, and co-ran “Mojo” in Dane Hill. His artistic output is prolific and varied and includes paintings, sculptures, furniture, readymades, posters, and fashion. Punk had a major impact on his attitude to life and he cites Francis Bacon, George Melly, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas and The Clash as influences on his artistic practice.

Mark is showing his "Flowers" series. His paintings are inspired by the landscape of urban Margate where flowers have bloomed in wasteland areas. 

Stacey Guthrie
Stacey Guthrie explores the subversion of domestic expectations, compulsion and hysteria and has chosen to respond to the section of the poem that refers to Madame Sosostris and her ‘wicked deck of cards’. Named ‘Madame Domovoi’s Wheel of Fortune’ the work alludes to the Domovoi; a domestic deity in Slavic Mythology which was said to live under the stove. It will be an interactive piece which will allow visitors to discover their own fortune and that of others.

“I make art so I don’t kill my family”.
Stacey Guthrie lives and works in West Cornwall. Her work explores gender stereotypes and the ludicrous expectations placed on women to be innately expert homemakers. Utilising comedy and surrealism she creates a liminal space in which we can witness the effects of repeated drudgery and the creativity that can spring up when breaking point is reached.

Anna Katarzyna Domejko
Anna katarzyna Domejko is proposing to intercept the project space with proliferated shapes inhabiting the corners and edges.The work is a reference to the layered voices, the chopping up, and the collage cut up nature of The Waste Land. The paintings will creep across the gallery interrupting and breaking up the space.

Anna Katarzyna Domejko is a Lodz born artist currently residing in Birmingham. Her practice spans painting, sculpture and installation. Her work is primarily monochrome and is preoccupied with odd placements of shapes and materials, faces merging and drifting out towards you, and allusions to primordial happenings or tales.

Heather Tait
Heather Tait is proposing a photographic series called “Walking the Dog”. The work juxtaposes idyllic, generic landscape photos with titles and text that alludes to the dogging activities that occur there. The text is taken from local forums that act as a guide to those wishing to partake.

T.S Eliot talks a lot about loveless sex and lust in The Waste Land. For him it’s a metaphor for how empty, alienating and disconnected society has become.

Heather is a local artist and photographer. She is interested in social and political discourse, and has regularly returned to exploring the relationship between Image and Text.

Pavilion
Pavilion’s ‘Lost River’ addresses the watercourse of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. The installation describes a semi-fictional subterranean slice through infrastructural architecture that fantasises a leisure space out of the London sewer network.

Alongside the archaeological section is a display of iron shanks, which appear like the shard extrusions of industrial rubbish.
Pavilion is the collaborative practice of duo Sophie Yetton and Gabriel Birch, based in London. Their work considers and re-frames the space that objects, people and artworks are seen within. Pavilion creates architectures for the gallery which operate simultaneously as installation and display devices for other art works.

 

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Ty Locke, Kushikee Gupta, Uli Jaeger: MR SANDMAN

Public Preview: 6-8pm, Friday 27 July, 2018
Project Space Open: 11-6pm, Saturday 28 & 12-4pm, Sunday 29 July, 2018

Crate presents MR. SANDMAN, an exhibition by UCA graduates Kaushikee Gupta, Uli Jaeger and Ty Locke.

The Crate Graduate Award offers three graduating BA Fine Artists from UCA the use of its project space as part of a one month residency. The award is offering graduates space and support to develop new work, bridging the gap between education and self-directed practice. Each graduate will be offered mentoring sessions with established creatives/artists and support from CRATE’s Programming Team. The Crate Graduate Award is in partnership with University of the Creative Arts,Canterbury.

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JOURNEYS WITH ‘THE WASTE LAND’ AT CRATE

Open: 21st April – 7th May, Every Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 4pm

Become a curator at CRATE, where you can select and make artworks, creating your own alternative version of Turner Contemporary's exhibition Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’

Experiment with a selection of artworks responding to T .S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land, or make your own artworks in situ for inclusion in the show.

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is a pioneering curatorial project in which members of the public were invited to form a ‘research group’, which over the course of three years determined the shape and content of the exhibition (open until 7 May 2018). Consequently the exhibition is the result of the many months the group have spent discussing personal connections between art, poetry and life.

This project at CRATE is hosted by members of the Waste Land Research Group, along with with artists, researchers and writers who all have connections with The Waste Land. All materials, a printer and an artwork table will be provided to make work. Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ at CRATE explores the limitless possibilities available when making an exhibition.

Watch the film about the making of Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ here.
 
Many Thanks to Turner Contemporary, Research Curator Trish Scott, The Waste Land Research Group, Ruth E Rollason, UCA Artist in Residence and Ian Bottle, UCA Lecturer.

Supported by Grants for the Arts

 

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