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"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.

Crate Curatorial Open

CRATE is inviting proposals from artists and curators to research, test and create a new curatorial project using Crate’s project space for a four week period between 17th October and 14th November.  All proposals must have a strong public outcome and include a Crate Conversations session.

A fee of £1000 will be awarded to the chosen applicant, there will be a production budget of £1,450, travel and accommodation will be funded up to £900. Crate will provide promotional and technical support.

Crate Project Space in Margate, an artist-led organisation supporting fine artists’ research and practice. Crate aims to embed research culture in arts practice creating activities that support critical discourse, artist development, building capacity, sustaining networks and strengthening local community relationships. 

 

Crate provides affordable studios and project space for visual artists offering a high quality program to encourage research, experimentation and collaboration in a professional and supportive environment promoting critical debate, the exchange and testing of ideas without prescribed outcomes.

Set up in 2013 now with six full time studio members, two project spaces staging over 60 successful critically challenging projects, exhibitions and awards e.g Jeremy Deller and Turner Contemporary, Whitstable Biennale events and La Plate-Forme Dunkerque exchange programme. We host a broad range of practitioners at different levels of their careers and have a track record of achieving excellence and recognition in their particular practice fields gaining critical recognition, winning regular commissions in the public realm, museums and galleries, undertaking residencies, working with community groups acting locally, nationally and internationally partnering with UCA Canterbury, FRAC and Art Connexion, Lille amongst others.

 

A new curatorial group has been established that will be responsible for creating a new programme ensuring that the high quality output is maintained alongside opportunities for meaningful engagement offering welcoming and generous opportunities for public engagement demystifying the arts whilst remaining critically challenging. Crate is a prime example of the burgeoning creative art cluster in Margate increasing cultural capital and production.

 

Crate Conversations: a membership scheme for peer to peer dialogue between local Kent-based artists and curators. Individual artists, from the group, or that the group invites, will present and discuss their work in an informal setting.

 

Guidelines

Deadline for applications: 18th July 2018

Award announced: 1st August 2018

Exhibition dates:  17th-October-14th November

Solo exhibition by the applicant will not be considered as we would like to see connections being made with other artists; the exhibition can include work made by the applicant.

We would like to see a strong research question or thematic idea

There must be a public outcome, ideally an exhibition with accompanying events

Applications by collectives will be considered but the Artist’s fee is fixed and would have to be split.

You must be present to install and deinstall the exhibition as well as run any events

Things to consider:

What will the public outcome be and what will be achieved by this?

Who is your audience and how will you engage with them?

How will your process be documented?

An estimated budget or idea of where the production budget will be spent

How this opportunity will benefit your practice

What relevant experience you have had that will help you deliver the project

Please send a CV (1 side of A4 max), an introduction to your curatorial practice/approach and a proposal outlining your program and its intended outcomes (2 sides of A4 plus images / supporting material).

Crate contact info:

lizzy@cratespace.co.uk

www.cratespace.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/cratespacemargate/

Twitter: @crate_space

 

 

Exhibiton of Three Audiences

EXHIBITION OF THREE AUDIENCES

Leong Chon,
Xiao Ma 
Bingzu Ren

Curated by Gema De Castro Santos 

11th-13th May 2018
Opening Times: Saturday 12 May, 1-5pm & Sunday 13 May, 1-4pm
Private View: Friday 11 May, 5-8pm

Chon, Xiao, and Bingzu are Chinese graduates who studied Fine Art and MA photography at University of Creative Arts, in Canterbury and Rochester 2016-17. Gema De Castro Santos curates this show where the artists have been involved in a process of abstracting their past work to create new work. The brief has asked them to consider their mistakes and conceptual misunderstandings of the past, and re-incorporate these knowingly into fresh works, thus re-examing their past, and misdirecting their present and future. As a final touch they have reviewed each others work, and re-reproduced their works with their peers judgement in mind. They aim to raise The Spiritual Core of the original works through reflection and resurrection.

Time . Communication . Transformation

Palais de l'Industrie - Edouard Baldus

JOURNEYS WITH ‘THE WASTE LAND’ AT CRATE

Open: 21st April – 7th May, Every Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 4pm

Become a curator at CRATE, where you can select and make artworks, creating your own alternative version of Turner Contemporary's exhibition Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’

Experiment with a selection of artworks responding to T .S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land, or make your own artworks in situ for inclusion in the show.

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is a pioneering curatorial project in which members of the public were invited to form a ‘research group’, which over the course of three years determined the shape and content of the exhibition (open until 7 May 2018). Consequently the exhibition is the result of the many months the group have spent discussing personal connections between art, poetry and life.

This project at CRATE is hosted by members of the Waste Land Research Group, along with with artists, researchers and writers who all have connections with The Waste Land. All materials, a printer and an artwork table will be provided to make work. Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ at CRATE explores the limitless possibilities available when making an exhibition.

Watch the film about the making of Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ here.
 
Many Thanks to Turner Contemporary, Research Curator Trish Scott, The Waste Land Research Group, Ruth E Rollason, UCA Artist in Residence and Ian Bottle, UCA Lecturer.

Supported by Grants for the Arts

 

THE WASTE LAND SALON

Open: Saturday 10th March – Sunday 1st April 2018
Opening hours: Saturday - Sunday 
12noon-4pm

Throughout 2017 artists and members of the community around South-East Kent met to explore The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, experimenting with their artist practice through a series of off-site workshops.

Participating artists are presenting this work at CRATE in The Waste Land Salon.

Events at CRATE:

Performance with Jo Murray
Saturday 10th March
1-3pm

Performance with Julia Riddiough
Sunday 11th March
1-3pm

Discussions early Avant-Garde film with Analogue Ensemble
Saturday 17th March

2-3pm

CRATE Conversations with The Waste Land Salon Artists
Saturday 31st March
2-3pm

Performance with Martin Tanton
Sunday 1st April
2-3pm

Image: Still from (433 lines with notes interrupting) A test dance with Disney // the insertion of a metasystem, Nicholas Mortimer, 2017.

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