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8th March - 11th March 2012
Opened 8th March 5-9pm with live performances.
CURIOUS/DUBIOUS is an exhibition exploring ideas of temporality, tangibility, illusion and false representations.
It consists of works from: James Collins, Aine Belton, Kate Beaugie, Clare Beattie, Sam Sultana, Cassandra Beckley and Yvonne Luk.
The opening night was Thursday 8th March 5-9pm - coinciding with the National Federation of Artist Studio Providers AGM which was held in Margate.
Co-curated by CRATE & UCA curatorial interns Claire Scott and Hannah Weatherhead.
image credit: Aine Belton, Anachronism: Drawing Time
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14 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2011
Open Fri - Sun 12-6pm
Crate Studio and Project Space presents Mehdi A and Anna Katharina Scheidegger's exhibition which culminates their joint residency in the project spaces at CRATE as part of a residency exchange programme with La Plate-Forme in Dunkerque, northern France.
Mehdi and Anna have both been working in the project spaces for 4 weeks developing new ideas specifically for CRATE and Margate. Both artists work through investigation and intuition and are producing relational work for their resulting exhibition through being in Margate and the surrounding region for the residency.
Anna decided to focus her attention on the iconic Arlington House, working on a participatory project that involved residents and the people of Margate. She produced a scheduled day of interventions ranging from perspective drawings on the beach of Margate Lido and burnt out toy cars in the Dreamland carpark. From this she has produced a film which is played on a loop in the gallery.
Before Mehdi arrived in Margate, he wrote to renowned chefs from London and the UK and invited them to contribute making a special jelly for the exhibition. He considers the jelly a quintessentially English delicacy, and has since invited Margate residents to contribute their own jellies, and to come along and enjoy them in a participatory feast on the evening of the exhibition preview.
This is a residency and exhibition exchange project between CRATE and La Plate-Forme (Dunkerque). Simultaneously, Kent-based Hannah Lees and Neil McNally are currently producing new work at La Plate-Forme with exhibition opening Wed 12 Sept and running until 29 September. This project is kindly funded by Arts Council England, Kent County Council and La Plate-Forme.
Posted by admin on 2011/3/30 18:18:34 (671 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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Posted by admin on 2011/3/23 10:16:46 (1526 reads)
Tom Swift and Mark John Smith
Present Exhibition RED.
Featuring new Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Installation and Video.
Private view: March 19th 2011 6PM - 9PM
Exhibition continues: 19 20 26 27 March 2011
open Saturday and Sunday 10AM - 5PM
RED brings together Painting, Installation, Video, Sculpture and Photography works made in 2011, by Margate-based collaboration, Tom Swift and Mark John Smith.
Although the works on show were conceived and produced separately, they share both a common aesthetic and conceptual approach.
RED aims to explore the interdependencies between: gallery-museum, location and place.
Tom Swift’s practice relies on a ‘make and do’ ethos. The final works shown are a reduction of this process.
Mark John Smith’s practice is concerned with the juxtaposition of the ‘elite’ with the mundane. Mark’s sculptural works include essences lifted from 1960’s Minimalism. These key historical aesthetic signifiers are then represented through the engagement and appropriation of utilitarian objects sourced from the everyday.
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MARK JOHN SMITH