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Also in Margate: Joseph Wales
26 September 2019 - 22 December 2019
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11 – 15 December 12:00 – 17:00
Schwarzwald is an exhibition featuring five artists whose work takes us into realms of fantasy and myth. Through painting, illustration, drawing and diorama, each artist conjures stories and ignites imagination. Schwarzwald, meaning The Black Forest, is an area in southwest Germany known for its dense forests and picturesque villages.
German culture is historically steeped in folklore and mythology, and the vast forests of Germany have long been a setting for the mysterious and sometimes disturbing world of fairy tales. The Brothers Grimm brought such tales to the forefront in the early 1800s, tales in which strange people and places are stumbled upon, often to teach the protagonist (and the reader) a lesson, but almost always leading to endings where danger was averted.
As with fairy tales, the space inhabited by the imagination and human consciousness can be dark, otherworldly and haunting. And as such, this collection of works shifts themes of the human form, home, landscapes and animals into dreamlike and often uneasy spaces; familiar yet not so, all at once.
The Mourning After – Lost Objects: Jacob Weeks, Rachel Letchford, Tom Groves
11 – 20 December 11:00 – 16:00
Private View 14 December 13:00 – 16:00
Mourning After: Lost Objects is an exhibition of recent work by Tom Groves, Rachel Letchford and Jacob Weeks. Featuring photography, objects, painting, moving image and sound, the works in the exhibition circle around the themes of death, loss and mourning and explore how our relationship with these themes is often caught up in our attachments to the material world.
Throughout the exhibition, photographed, filmed and painted things sit alongside actual objects creating an environment that shifts between different visual registers and modes of representation. Much of the work in the exhibition has a pared-down, monochromatic aesthetic, and whilst some of the works suggest narrative or employ symbols and signs, others play more freely with association and are more meaning-shy or conceptually obscure.
WANT SUM! It might be shite it may be magic: Mark Hampson
26 September – 20 October Thursday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00 or by appointment
Mark Hampson’s immersive installation is rammed with printed monsters of mutant masculinity, broken sounds, comic sculpture and animated film.
The Island of Bad art (and other new discoveries)
26 September – 20 October 11:00 – 18:00 or by appointment
Contemporary Prints and multiples from the Royal Academy Schools
Heads Down Charge (with a magpie fetha): Chris F Clarke
25 October – 2 November 11:00 – 17:00
Private View 26 October 18:00 – 20:30
Paintings, collages and pen drawings, all brimming with wit, chaotic energy and ambiguous, multi-layered meanings.
Shift: Jennifer Hooper, Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway, Rosie Reed Gold
5 – 10 November 2019 Tue – Thur 11:00 – 16:00, Sat 11:00 – 16:00, Sun 11:00 – 15:00
Private View 8 November 18:00 – 21:00
Shift explores methods of marking time, and changing constants. The artists’ engage with perceptions and interpretations of fluctuating states inspired by the coast.
TROVE: Ceri Elliston, Claire de Lune, Louise Frances Smith, Sue Amos, Elizabeth Degenszejn, Fran Fell, Tim Martin
13 – 24 November 11:00 – 18:00, Sunday 24 November 11:00 – 15:00
Closed Monday 18 November
Opening Party 16 November 14:00 – 21:00
Local artists working in clay create an immersive domestic landscape where contemporary sculpture and history connect. For 30,000 years humankind has used clay to tell stories, making vessels for belief and ritual, and to store life necessities such as food and water. This exhibition will be an immersive staging of contemporary ceramic objects where history connects with the present day.
On The Cusp: Robert Aberdein
28 November – 1 December 11:00 – 17:00
Private View 28 November 16:00 – 21:00
An exhibition of ceramic sculptures and works on paper.