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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

domino

Domino - Crate Conversation / JULY

Crate Conversation presents DOMINO.

This months Conversation is led by UCA graduates Uli Jaeger, Ty Locke and Kaushikee Gupta. 

The idea is to have a rolling conversation. Their DOMINO word list, is a simultaneous and spontaneous response to the Crate Project Space. This word list has been sent to 8 artists, who have been asked to sent it on to 3 more artists. Artists will respond and the work will be shown in the Project Space on Monday 23rd July, 6pm-9pm.

NOTHING
BLANK PAGE
CIRCLE
HOLES
GLASSES
EMPTY SPACE
UMMMMMM UM
ECHO
SHUFFLE
SAW
CHAOS
ENTROPY
OH GOD
RENEGADE
DISINTREGRATE
WHAT IS THIS?
SENSE
SOUND
POUND HAHA
STREET SIGN
PIANO
I THINK IT MIGHT KFC!
OH OK
THANK YOU
AHHHH UMM WHATS LIMBO SPELT BACKWARDS? – BOWLIM
OBLIN
LIMBO – OBMIL
E-TOWK
WHATS CRATE SPELT BACKWARDS?
CRATE WHAT?

crate-grad-award

UCA & CRATE GRADUATE AWARD 2018

From 4th July - 4th August 2018

CRATE are offering three graduates from BA Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury the use of its project space as part of a one month residency. The award offers 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 three graduates who have been offered this opportunity this year are:

Ty Locke - 'I experiment with everyday objects ad alter them slightly in a way to create defamiliarisation, mostly in a light hearted, playful manner'
instagram.com/tyl0cke

Uli Jaeger - 'I play and let chance play with me. The work is about the ongoing negotiation of luminal space between the everyday and art: where do the two meet or overlap?'
instagram.com/ulijaeger13

Kaushikee Gupta - 'I create soundscapes of things I feel, and moments I envision and of places I have never been. I write and read and write again'
instagram.com/kaushikeegupta

Please watch this space for updates about their residency and for information about public outcomes.

pass-it-on

"Pass it on" - Crate Conversations

CRATE CONVERSATIONS Present - Pass It On

Here are the Rules.

(1) I will send you a Quote from T.S.Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’.

(2) You will produce an artistic response to it.

(3) Send that response to an email address that I will give you.

(4) You will receive someone else’s artwork.

(5) Now respond to that.

(6) This will happen 5 times.

(7) We will install the work at CRATE. Studio and Project Space, 1 Bilton Square on Sunday 24th June 2018 and open it up to the public from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

(8) Are you coming?

Work by Jo Murray, Heather Tait, Sara Trillo, Jay Rechsteiner, Dipesh Pandya.

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