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mapping-margate

Mapping Margate

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”. The outcome is a a group exhibition on 17th - 26th August 2018 at Crate project space.

Below are some of the proposed works for the group 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’.

http://www.alexcurrie.com/

 

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. 

https://www.instagram.com/fox_on_thee_run_margate/

 

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.

https://www.staceyguthrie.co.uk/

 

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.

http://annakatarzynadomejko.com/

 

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.

https://www.taitmodern.com/

 

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.

https://pavilionprojects.org/

 

 

mr-sandman

Mr Sandman

Mr Sandman

Curated by and work by Ty Locke, Kushikee Gupta, Uli Jaeger

Exhibition: 

Public Preview: 
Friday 27 July, 6-8pm

Project Space Open: 
Saturday 28 July, 11-6pm
Sunday 29 July, 12-4pm

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.

Follow the Grads Instagram Takeover @cratespacemargate #crategrad18

For more information about UCA & Crate Graduate Award visit: www.cratespace.co.uk

Palais de l'Industrie - Edouard Baldus

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

 

THE WASTE LAND SALON

Open: Saturday 10th March – Sunday 1st April 2018
Opening hours: Saturday - Sunday 
12noon-4pm

Throughout 2017 artists and members of the community around South-East Kent met to explore The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, experimenting with their artist practice through a series of off-site workshops.

Participating artists are presenting this work at CRATE in The Waste Land Salon.

Events at CRATE:

Performance with Jo Murray
Saturday 10th March
1-3pm

Performance with Julia Riddiough
Sunday 11th March
1-3pm

Discussions early Avant-Garde film with Analogue Ensemble
Saturday 17th March

2-3pm

CRATE Conversations with The Waste Land Salon Artists
Saturday 31st March
2-3pm

Performance with Martin Tanton
Sunday 1st April
2-3pm

Image: Still from (433 lines with notes interrupting) A test dance with Disney // the insertion of a metasystem, Nicholas Mortimer, 2017.

Image & Captions: 
Ian Bottle - Artist book

DIFFERENT VOICES: UCA CANTERBURY ARTIST BOOK PROJECT

Project at CRATE and Turner Contemporary, with workshops at CRATE and other locations.

Open at CRATE: Friday 3rd February – Sunday 4th March 2018
Private view : 6 - 9pm, Saturday 3rd February 2018 with The Waste Land read by Dr Ian Jones
Opening hours: Friday - Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm

Also on view at Turner Contemporary Clore Studio 
Visit: 3rd – 4th & 24th - 25th February & 4th March – 7th May 2018 

Details of workshops below

Staff and students from UCA Canterbury will be using the artist book as a means of exploring themes located within The Waste Land, the poem by T.S. Eliot written partly in Margate. The project is an artwork and mobile bookcase in one, populated with books, zines, pamphlets to sculptural objects.
Part of the CRATE spring 2018 program running alongside Journeys with 'The Waste Land’at Turner Contemporary.
A free public program of events will be open to all and free to attend.

CRATE will become a curatorial space where books made during the research period for ‘Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ will be put into context with other experimental works being created by the staff and students in response to the poem and will link with events to be hosted at UCA Canterbury (details to follow). This series of workshops at CRATE during the four-week period from 3 February – 4 March 2018 will show ways of experimenting using artist book making, as a means of interpreting the poem.

Workshops at CRATE:
Zine Land 
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th February, 12 noon – 4pm 

One day zine making workshops with Ben Hunt UCA lecturer and Ruth Rollason, UCA Canterbury artist in residence

Unreal City
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February, 12 noon - 4pm 
Screen print workshop creating an installation from screen prints onto Cardboard boxes with Rob McDonald UCA Lecturer

Multi-Media event and Artist Books Gad About Margate 
with Ian Bottle, UCA lecturer, & UCA students. (locations to be announced)
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February 2018, 12 noon - 4pm 

Presenting artist books along with projection, performance and installation

A heap of broken images Closing event
Saturday 3rd March, 12 noon – 4pm 

The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot read by Dr Ian Jones
The presentation of new material generated through the ‘Different Voices’ UCA project by Staff and Students and members of the public participating in workshops.

Image: Artist Book; Ian Bottle (Photograph Rob MacDonald 2018)

UCA Canterbury  
Turner Contemporary 

 

 

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