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Private View Friday 12th April, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Saturday 13th April, 10.00am – 5.00pm
RED THREAD TRAIL is a collaborative exchange of practices using the Greek Myth of slaying the Minotaur in the Labyrinth as a metaphor for the realisation process of this group exhibition.
Red Thread Trail is brought to you by Nadja Andersson, Rachael Murray and Jennifer Wright. This exhibition is a result of three different journeys.
‘The red thread’ is the blog redthreadtrail.blogspot.com
The blog is an important part of the process. It is the route to Crate (our Minotaur) and back.
Rachael Murray’s paintings have a focus on the natural and urban landscape. Her works displayed engage the theme of location and dislocation, showing the contrast between two different Cities.
Nadja Andersson has focused on approaching the theme of mystical inner landscapes through painting and performance.
Jennifer Wright’s practice explores the use of narrative through a variety of media. At present she is concerned with Christian dialogue and symbols relating to current debate.
The story of the Minotaur is rich and complex, and it touches on psychology, philosophy, fantasy, passion and the power struggles of the gods and the sexes.
To understand the layers, and complex set of references of this story you have to follow the life of Queen Pasiphae of Crete, and her relationship with her all-powerful husband King Minos. The Minotaur was born of Pasiphae and a handsome Prince Bull. The Minotaur was kept locked away in a cave only reached by navigating a complex labyrinth. It was the custom to satisfy the needs of the hungry and savage bull/man by offering him a sacrifice of seven maidens and seven young men. The king of Athens decided that instead of sending weak men and women as was done before, he would send his own son Theseus. His difficult job was to slay the Minotaur. However, once in the labyrinth it was almost impossible to find the way out again. Princess Ariadne devised a cunning plan to save her love from a certain death. This involved a simple length of thread which Theseus could unravel as he navigated the labyrinth. By following the thread after he had slain the Minotaur he could find his way back into his world.
Supported by UCA.
Posted by admin on 2013/3/19 14:01:25 (229 reads)
Opening Night: Friday 22nd March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Open: Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th March, 12.00 noon - 5.00pm
Crate is pleased to support a UCA student curatorial project
What meaning can be assigned to the application of lipstick? Many women leave a visible trace of themselves behind each time they blot their lipstick on a tissue. Do all women perform the action of applying lipstick in the same way? Why do we do it? Who do we do it for? Is the application of lipstick itself a sensual act? The names of lipstick colours themselves can be evocative. What does your choice of lipstick say about you? These are some of the questions that are posed by this project.
Through a variety of media the artists hope to stimulate some interesting conversations among the audience on the subject of lipstick. Therefore this show is seen as the midpoint to establishing a deeper understanding of this beauty ritual.
Shades is a collaborative exchange of artists' research by Eleanore Carlson, Joan Hobson and Sara Kayes. The artists welcome you to the conversation.
Posted by admin on 2011/8/11 23:48:47 (667 reads)
Margate Photo Festival at various locations in Margate including CRATE. See the MPF website for more details: www.margatephotofest.co.uk
Posted by admin on 2011/5/12 23:27:20 (674 reads)
An exhibition of contemporary art
presented by JEMT:NEW ARTS GROUP
21st - 27th May 2011
Opened at CRATE PROJECT SPACE on the 21st of MAY from 6-9pm
Jim Heeley, Edward Blain, Mark John Smith, Thomas Langley
Posted by admin on 2011/3/30 18:18:34 (765 reads)
Model and Monument
Perceptions of Margate are being reshaped by redevelopment work in the town. New energies and aspirations are unfolding out of existing narratives of the town as a seaside resort. The exhibition contrasts the development in Margate of the new Turner Contemporary with a building traditionally associated with Margate, Dreamland.
Model and Monument, an exhibition of work by Stephen Blowers opened at Crate Project Space on Friday 1st of April 6 - 9pm and was then open Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 11am - 5pm.
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