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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 

 

 

CRATE SPRING PROGRAMME 2018

Three new projects and collaborations with UCA Canterbury Kent, the independent artist group 'The Waste Land Salon' from South East Kent and The Waste Land Research Group with Turner Contemporary. 

CRATE are delighted to announce our spring 2018 projects, part of a bigger programme of events responding to T.S.Eliot's poem The Waste Land, running in parallel with the Journeys with 'The Waste Land' exhibition at Turner Contemporary from 3rd February - 7th May 2018.

Journeys with 'The Waste Land' explores the significance of The Waste Land through the visual arts; it is an innovative three-year project, bringing members of the community (The Waste Land Research Group) and Turner Contemporary together to develop and create the exhibition. The project came about because parts of the poem were written whilst Eliot was convalescing in Margate. He arrived in a fragile state, physically and mentally, and worked on The Waste Land sitting in the Nayland Rock shelter on Margate sands looking out to sea. The poem was published the following year, and proved to be a pivotal and influential modernist work, reflecting on the fractured world in the aftermath of the First World War as well as Eliot's own personal crisis.

Saturday 3rd February - Sunday 4th March 2018:
Different Voices: UCA Canterbury Artist Book Project

Staff and students using the artist book to explore themes located within The Waste Land.

Friday 9th March - Monday 2nd April 2018
The Waste Land Salon
Artists from South East Kent meet to explore The Waste Land.

20th April - 7th May 2018
Journeys with 'The Waste Land' at CRATE

Crate will be a fluid space where you can select artworks and create an alternative exhibition.

Further details and updates to be announced - please sign up here for Crate newsletter
For more information of the exhibition at Turner Contemporary, click here

T E M P O R A R I L Y S I M U L A T E D

KIERAN ROOK

Friday 1ST – Sunday 3rd December 2017

PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday 2ND December 6-9PM 2017

OPENING TIMES: Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm 2017

Temporarily Simulated the new work by artist Kieran Rook exists somewhere between a disturbing truth and a restless dream; an investigation into the distortion of human experience created vicariously through different platforms of engagement. This piece acts as a visual and audible metaphor tracing a course through turbulent, virtual and perhaps ideological times. The nature of this project also lends itself to the ongoing dichotomy between the mediums of painting and sculpture, as well as being a mechanism of reflection – visual and cognitive – particularly the various displays of geometric forms that are activated and experienced by the viewer in situ.

BIO Kieran Rook is a UK based multidisciplinary artist who specialises in large scale installations, sculpture, painting, and sound art. Recently exhibited at Turner Contemporary, Margate for the Platform Award 2017 and also taking part in Optic Illusions at Brewery Tap UCA project space alongside the Folkestone Triennial 2017. https://kieranrookart.com/

UCA CRATE GRADUATE AWARD Temporarily Simulated is the solo exhibition by the winner of the UCA Crate graduate award 2017 Kieran Rook. Crate in partnership with UCA Canterbury offer fine art graduates a place of research, production and display with mentoring sessions to realise a public outcome. This award provides time, space and support to develop new work, seen as a bridge between education and self-directed practice. www.cratespace.co.uk

COME ON, CRAIG, GET UP / … IT DOESN'T MOVE AT ALL, IT'S FROZEN IN SPACE

Saturday April 8, 2017, 2-6pm 

A collaboration between Jack Lavender and Matthew de Pulford.
With works, performances and instructions from:
Catriona Clayson, Helena de Pulford, James Howard, Nicholas Mortimer, Trish Scott,  

With thanks to Scott King and Jeremy Deller

 

Lizzy Rose: ARRANGEMENT

Exhibition and workshop postponed due to ill health - new dates to follow soon

A layer of living moss forms an indoor landscape in Lizzy Rose’s new audio-visual installation at CRATE.
Incorporating video, sound, hand-made objects and manipulated plant-life, the work explores landscape, form, nostalgia and the pursuit of knowledge between cultures.

Lizzy Rose visited Japan in 2016 to research a form of floristry called Ikebana which has been practised for over 600 years. Rose's interest lies in the hidden culture surrounding this art form, which she examines by drawing parallels between The Art of Flower Arranging, a book produced in the 1950's, and the classes held today in Tokyo by the Ohara School of Ikebana for International students.

The Art of Flower Arranging by Ishimoto is a instructional guide on how to use the simplified principles of Ikebana to decorate your home. Ishimoto encourages the user to observe nature and landscape. Pure Ikebana is more precise, combining geometry and natural forms; the wildness of nature meeting rational aesthetics. By replicating landscape it aims to create a transformative space that evokes the sublime, which is described as a kind of spirituality, or sacred place.

Alongside the exhibition there will be an opportunity to take part in a workshop creating your arrangement from nature. This will be a free workshop. Time and venue to be confirmed. The exhibition was funded by the Arts Council, The Great Britain Saskawa Foundation and CRATE.

About the artist:
Lizzy Rose (b. 1988) is a British artist who lives and works in Margate. Her work explores community, British identity and hidden culture. She has a severe form of Crohns disease. She studied at Central Saint Martins' School of Art and Design. Lizzy Rose was part of artist-led space, LIMBO in Margate from 2012-15 and now is part of the programming team at CRATE.

lizzyrose.co.uk

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