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Land Use Poetics

SUNDAY 28 March 2010 11am - 3pm

Land Use Poetics is an international workshop and an exhibition about spatial practices, technologies and imaginaries.
During an intense four day workshop ten artists and researchers from around Europe will gather in Thanet for an improvised field study of its everyday environs.

A year ago, in March 2009, a first phase of the project was pursued in Thanet’s twin region and former Viking land, the historically complex and now intensely exploited landscape on the border between Sweden and Denmark, in this case more precisely the area around the Swedish cities of Malmö and Lund (historical Denmark), resulting in an exhibition at The Museum of Sketches, Lund.

This second phase of the project takes the landscape around Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate as a starting point. Through walks, observations, interviews, or other more or less artistically influenced methods – the group will attempt to explore, understand, map out and scrutinize the area and its different forms of land uses, the tentative result of which will be made public at an open event at Crate Space in Margate, Sunday the 28th of March, from 11am.


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Posted by admin on 2008/10/29 21:29:00 (1478 reads)

'Gone to Earth Open Day at Crate

Crate hosted 'GONE TO EARTH' in November, the third in a series of experimental residencies undertaken by Judith Alder and Roz Cran as part of their BREAKING GROUND collaboration.

The artists worked in the Project Spaces at Crate from 21st to 30th November 2008, with a talk and discussion on the project's development on Saturday 29th November.


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Posted by admin on 2008/5/10 21:26:28 (1600 reads)

Margate Rocks

In May 2008 Margate Rocks presented its sixth contemporary art festival. The festival celebrates and promotes contemporary art. The theme for Margate Rocks 2008 was Art and Ecology, and under the curatorship of Jessica Baum, the festival presented a programme of commissioned works, exhibitions, workshops and symposia in a variety of spaces. Crate hosted a residency in Project Space 1 during April and May for an artist to create new work for Margate Rocks.

For further information on Margate Rocks contact:


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Posted by admin on 2008/4/24 22:31:08 (1242 reads)


'In an extraordinary art performance artist Mark McGowan is to be buried in the sand on Margate beach for an incredible 48 hours. Starting on Saturday 3rd May at 12 noon and ending at 12 noon on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May 2008. The performance is an attempt to save the Great British Seaside Holiday and the environment/planet at the same time.'


Mark McGowan is resident artist at CRATE during April and May.

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Posted by admin on 2008/3/7 23:37:58 (1200 reads)

Caroline Furneaux - Margate

THURSDAY 27th March 2008 7PM

A screening and talk based on Caroline Furneaux’s CRATE residency took place in Crate's Project Space 1 on Thursday 27 March at 7pm.

Caroline’s work Everything Around Us Is Culture (8 min 3 secs) reflects on the nebulous and politically charged term ‘culture-led regeneration’.

In 1997 the decision was taken to build a world-class contemporary art gallery in Margate to rival those in St. Ives and Bilbao. Following ten years of investment and controversy, Turner Contemporary is scheduled to open in 2010.

Caroline's project adopts a documentary-style approach to consider what this investment means for Margate. By complementing still images with sound in the form of a slideshow, she creates juxtapositions that are by turns striking, ironic, beautiful, hopeful and sad. The photographs seek evidence of ‘culture’ in the landscape, while the audio – a mixture of interviews and ambient sound – reveals the different responses from the people living and working there.


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