WANT SUM? It might be shite, it may be magic
Sep
26
to Oct 20

WANT SUM? It might be shite, it may be magic

WANT SUM? It might be shite it may be magic

New works by MARK HAMPSON

A site responsive arcade installation incorporating sound,comic sculpture, animated video and large format print works. The gallery experience explores aspects of confused male desire and its violent and monstrous appetites, the flawed caprices of masculine identity and the exaggerated comic manifestations that this can lead to in macho image projection. Set against a newly created broken soundtrack whose ambiance suggests the moods, tensions and quirks of his native planet, Thanet. Hampson takes us on a journey around the alleyways of his mutant psyche, a repository of the unarticulated emotional flotsam and jetsam that lurk within. Expect loud, large and ugly.

Artist, Mark Hampson lives and works in Broadstairs, Kent. When he is not in his Thanet home studio he is Head of Fine Art Processes at the Royal Academy of Art in London. During his career he has exhibited widely and internationally with solo shows in museums and galleries throughout Europe, Japan, Korea, in the USA and here in the UK.

Please come and join us for the opening weekend with a private view launch party on Friday 27th September between 6-9pm

Gallery Open Thursday - Sunday 11 - 6 or by appointment.

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Sep
26
to Oct 20

THE ISLAND OF BAD ART [AND OTHER NEW DISCOVERIES]

THE ISLAND OF BAD ART [AND OTHER NEW DISCOVERIES]

Prints and multiples from the Royal Academy Schools

An exhibition of original prints and sculptural multiples created at the Royal Academy Schools that simultaneously celebrates the Royal Academys’s contemporary impact and its 250th year anniversary as hosts of the UK’s longest surviving Art School. It features works by current students, staff and recent graduates alongside some of its leading Royal Academicians including Turner prize winner Grayson Perry, Rebecca Salter, Paul Huxley, Cathie Pilkington, George Baselitz , Bob and Roberta Smith and previous Royal Academician Turner prize nominees Tracey Emin, Richard Wilson, Gary Hume and Alison Wilding. These artists will be in visual conversation with new works from recent graduates including, Prem Sahib, Hannah Perry, Pio Abad, Elliot Dodd, Peter Donandson and Suzy Moxhay.

The exhibition demonstrates the incredible breadth of artistic attitudes and approaches currently embraced by the UK’s leading postgraduate Fine Art School and highlights its uniquely multi generational commitment to the potentials of contemporary printmaking and sculptural editions. A diversity of artworks ranging from hand drawn etchings to multi-coloured 3D digitally printed sculptures will be on show.

The Royal Academy schools, now celebrating its 250th year anniversary of providing FREE art education to generations of artists held a particular place of affection for JMW Turner who entered the Schools as a 14 year-old student in 1789 and frequently taught there during his long association with the RA. For thirty years he held the position of Professor of Perspective between 1807 -1837. In this period he found much inspiration in his travels to Margate.

All works are for sale. Profits from sales support the RA Schools student bursary fund.

Dates and times

Please come and join us for the opening weekend with a private view launch party on Friday 27th September between 6-9pm.

Show open - 27th September - 20th October

Gallery open - Thursday – Sunday 11.00 - 6.00

Or by appointment

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Oct
24
to Nov 2

Heads Down Charge (with a magpie fetha)

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Heads Down Charge (with a magpie fetha)

Prolific Margate artist Chris F Clark returns with a brand new solo show for 2019. Working from her new studio at Joseph Wales Studios, chris is producing an entire new body of work exclusively for this exhibition. Expect to see paintings, collages and pen drawings, all brimming with her usual wit, chaotic energy and ambiguous, multi layered meanings.

Opening Hours 11-5

Private View October 26th 6 - 8.30

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Nov
5
to Nov 10

Shift

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Shift

'Spanning across media, shift will be realised as a small group exhibition of contemporary artists whose practice engages with perceptions and interpretations of time, space and fluctuating states. Underpinned by philosophical, psychological, feminist, ecological and corporeal understandings of the temporal and spatial, this exhibition questions and reinvents methods of marking time, presenting states of flux and changing constants.

The artists will directly engage with the coastal location of Margate, presenting works which reference the shifting yet perpetual nature of the tides, and our psychological and sensory responses to this area. We will engage the local community through a launch event, an educational workshop and a joining of voices through an open collaborative vocal performance piece.

Stretching out towards horizons, coiling back dense and dripping, states change and repeat themselves ceaselessly. Submerged, delicious and uncertain, water bubbles up to the surface and disappears, the view from the window is never the same.'

Jennifer Hooper:

Jennifer Hooper explores a tenuousness between beauty and melancholy. There is a dialogue with the romantic era and nineteenth century naturalism. Often the animal or animal encounter is a starting point. Hooper has worked with NGOs and conservationists on international projects, highlighting and responding to environmental concerns. Extensive Independent travel has led to a further engagement with ecology and the tradition of natural history exploration.

Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway:

Rosaleigh Harvey-Otwayʼs practice investigates corporeal experiences of space and the gendered binaries attached to female presence within public and private spaces, virtual space, architecture and landscape. Her work utilises performance, image-making, video and text to re-imagine methods of inhabiting these spaces, seeking alternatives to gendered behaviour based upon interconnectivity and tactile experience. Rosaleighʼs practice is underpinned by research spanning materialist feminism, psychogeography and ecology.

Rosie Reed Gold:

Rosie Reed Gold is an interdisciplinary artist fascinated in the landscape of the psychological. Her work inhabits the margins bridging the personal and collective unconscious both in the social and natural realms.

Her practice is often durational, driven by a commitment to investigate the distance between thought and action, environment and behaviour, inquiry and understanding.

Opening Hours Tues 5th - Thurs 7th 11-4 Private View Fri 8th 6-9 Sat 9th 11-4 Sun 10th 11-3

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Nov
13
to Nov 24

Trove

Trove

For 30,000 years humankind has used clay to tell stories, making vessels that hold belief, ritual, and life elixirs such as food and water. This exhibition will be an otherworldly staging of contemporary ceramic objects where the present day and history connect. With Ceri Elliston, Claire de Lune, Abigail Ozora Simpson and Louise Frances Smith.

For more information about the show, please contact Louise Smith at: louisefrancessmith@gmail.com

Artist’s Names

Ceri Elliston

Claire de Lune

Abigail Ozora Simpson

Louise Frances Smith

Opening Hours 11-6 except Sunday 24th 11-3 Private View Nov 16th 4-9

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Nov
28
to Dec 1

On the cusp

More information to follow.

On the cusp

On the cusp , an exhibition of ceramic sculptures and works on paper by Robert Aberdein at Joseph Wales . Looking at issues of vulnerability and transition, with work that stands on the cusp , forms which could be growing or decaying, human or non human, organic or architectural, inviting the viewer to .....

Private view, Thursday 28 November 4 pm - 9 pm

Artists website: robertaberdein.com

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Dec
3
to Dec 7

"I make art about..."

“I make art about…”

A group exhibition by UCA MA students and alumni with a programme of events that examines the multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary artistic practices , giving insight into the unexpected things that artists know a lot about.

This event will be open to the public.

Contact for information about the event:

Email: alexandraewalton@gmail.com

Phone:07749484449

Opening hours 10-5

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Dec
11
to Dec 15

Schwarzwald

Schwarzwald

Schwarzwald is an exhibition featuring five artists whose work takes us out of the realms of reality and into the imaginary.

Fairytales and otherworldliness run through this collection of works which metamorphose themes of landscapes, animals and the human figure into psychological spaces, familiar yet not so all at once.

Featuring Corinna Spencer| Helen Bermingham | Kate Harrison | Kate Knight |Twinkle Troughton

Opening Hours 11-5

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Dec
11
to Dec 22

The Mourning After - Lost Objects

The Mourning After - Lost Objects

The Mourning After - Lost Objects is an exhibition of photographic and ceramic artwork that explores how we grieve, mourn and come to terms with loss. The artists’ work incorporates melancholic landscapes, shadowy images of the night and thrown clay vessels, each offering a deeply personal reflection of the mourned experience.

Artists Names

Jacob Weeks

Rachel Letchford

Tom Groves

jacobweeksphotography@gmail.com

rachelretchford@outlook.com

t.groves@cityandguildsartschool

Twitter, Facebook ,Instagram @jacobweeksphoto

https://www.instagram.com/_mourning_after/

Opening hours 11-4

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Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Art And Makers Market And Studio Sale

Art and Makers Market And Studio Sale

Bookings now being taken for our next fantastic Art & Makers Market.
If you paint things, make things, draw things, sew things, print things, collage things, design things, photograph things, write things, then this is the place to show those things to the world! The world wants to see them and buy them!
Joseph Wales Studio holders will also have some of their fabulous creations for sale!
To secure your £15 pitch, e-mail Heidi josephwalesstudios@gmail.com .

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Aug
16
to Aug 21

Betweenity

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Betweenity

Betweenity: the state of lying between two extremes.

Daryl Haines explores the realm in which objects lie when placed in the extreme environment of the art world. He questions the role of the plinth as an object that often goes unnoticed, treated as just an extension of the 'white cube' gallery space. How do we consider a plinth when it stands alone? Does it seamlessly fall into the background? Can we consider it an object of beauty in its own right? The plinth is the object between Art and liminal space. Both physically in a gallery setting and conceptually in the way we perceive it, the plinth falls into the realm of marginality. Daryl also uses ceramics to explore the spectrum between form an function. Where various objects lie on this spectrum and how this affects the way we perceive them. The traditional craft methods of throwing and hand building he uses also invites us to examine the betweenity of Craft and Fine Art an the subsequent value we might place on these two extremes.


Frieda Ford looks at liminality through a feminist lens, taking beauty objects and combining them with disparate forms that dismantle the original context of the object. In doing so she removes the patriarchal control over the connotations of these objects and opens up a new in between space with a freedom of subjectivity. A beauty object is both an expression of individual identity and a response to the world around us. While from one angle she questions the separation of art and performative beauty Frieda is exploring the line between being the wearer of the beauty object and the beauty object being a wearer of you, a mask of individual identity. She is particularly interested in the beauty objects that attempt bodily mimesis: fake nails, wigs, tights. They act as a second skin, a mask of the individual but also in themselves a liminal space between the natural woman and the presented woman. Both extreme different vantage points coalesce in this multimedia exhibition to open up a space of questioning between mediums and prejudices, practise and theory.

Events

Learning Through Clay

Aug. 17th 11am- 1pm

Aug. 18th 2.30pm- 4.30pm

Join Daryl Haines for a workshop exploring the properties of raw clay and the process of collecting it, through physical interaction and discussion. Questions and thoughts welcome. Booking preferable but not essential.

Feminist Embroidery Workshop

Aug. 17th 2.30pm- 4.30pm

Aug.18th llam-1pm

Learn up-cycling embroidery skills alongside feminist discussion with Frieda Ford. Any viewpoint welcome but respectful atmosphere is required. Booking preferable but not essential.

Open Group critique

Aug. 19th 6pm- 8pm

Bring your artwork to the space- whether finished or in progress- for a group critique with the exhibitors and other local artist to help progress your practice. If you do not have anything to show but just want to be part of the discussion you are also welcome. Contact us if you need equipment for installation and we will try to help. Booking essential.

*All workshops are donation based. Contact frieda.ford@hotmail.co.uk or darylhaines@btinternet.com with any questions or to confirm attendance.

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Aug
3
to Aug 6

The reminiscent bells remind us of the hours…

The reminiscent bells remind us of the hours…

This installation constitutes part of an on-going research project by a group of local art practitioners. Through translation, it examines notions of mediation and reproduction as these relate to contemporary modes of artistic and curatorial practice. The project is divided into several modules, with each curatorial endeavour adding a new element of research. The impetus for this series of events is the google-translated version of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. In investigating how language is represented in digital spaces, the project looks to identify the threshold at which meaning is lost in automated translation processes. In a poetry walk along the coastline of Dover, the project’s collaborators seek to connect the translated poem with the town and its surrounding landscape. By engaging with its physical and architectural features, they evidence Dover as a site of exchange and regeneration, and reconsider the modernist poem’s traditional relationship with Kent. For The reminiscent bells remind us of the hours… the project takes the form of art installation. Artists Joseph Black, Umut Gunduz and Hung Yuan Chiu respond to the newly produced poem by exploring Dover’s topography, digital conceptions of wastelands, and how language resides within these spaces. In creating an immersive exhibition that recycles and repurposes narratives, the installation looks at how processes of documentation and interpretation can produce new meaning.

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Jul
25
to Aug 8

Salon des Refusés

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Happenstance Art & Framing presents Salon des Refusés 2019

Coordinated by Happenstance Art and Framing

Inspired by its 19th Century Parisian namesake, Happenstance’s Salon des Refusés is an annual celebration of artworks misunderstood, overlooked, omitted or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Salon des Refusés provides a unique platform for artists whose work is refused by the RA selection committee.

This year’s Salon des Refusés presents artworks by over a hundred artists. Based on a truly open call with no restrictions on submissions (other than running out of space) the Salon des Refusés promises a democratic counterbalance to more conventional exhibition models.

Works range from paintings and drawings to ceramics and sculpture. All artworks are for sale and are very reasonably priced.

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite works via social media using the hashtag #votesalon with winners announced at the exhibition’s finale.

Workshops, live performances and DJs will complement the exhibition with a programme of experimental music, ambient electronica and sound art. Watch this space for details.

The Salon des Refusés was launched in 2012 and this is the first time is it running outside of the capital. The exhibition is coordinated by Happenstance Art & Framing, an independent pop-up gallery and framing studio run by Anastasia Popoola. Visit website or Twitter for more details.

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For all enquiries please contact:

Happenstance Art and Framing
Anastasia Popoola

Mob.+44(0)7587229448

art.happenstance@gmail.com

Instagram @happenstancegallery

Twitter @DesRefuses @happenstance

happenstancegallery.com

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Broadstairs College
Jun
12
to Jun 15

Broadstairs College

End Of Year Show 2019

This years Art & Design and Creative Media Students from Broadstairs College come together for two shows in one week. The Level 2 showcase will be open on Wednesday 12th June (4pm-8pm) Level 3 students will exhibit their work on Friday 14th June (4pm-8pm). On show will be an exciting collection of painting, photography, illustration, video, graphic design and sculpture.

LEVEL 2 EXHIBITION:

Wednesday 12th June (4pm - 8pm)

LEVEL 3 EXHIBITION:

Friday 14th June (4pm - 8pm)

Saturday 15th June (12pm - 4pm)

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Jun
7
to Jun 9

Dreamland

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Dreamland

An exhibition of photography by Ben Finch

Friday 7th - 4pm until 8pm

Saturday 8th - 12pm until 6pm

Sunday 9th - 1pm until 5pm

"Ever since my Mum moved to Margate from London, I have had nothing but inspiration from local landmarks such as fiery sunsets over the harbour arm or the wonderful Dreamland building lit up at night. With my exhibition 'Dreamland' my aim is to offer a unique perspective through the lens of my camera."

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May
24
to May 28

Ruth Fox presents: Elizabeth Hunter: I Think I Have Lost The Plot

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Launch day: 24th May, 12pm - 7pm

Poet and artist, Elizabeth Hunter releases the inner chaos in this immersive debut show that relinquishes modern day dualisms: love and hate, tribalism and existentialism, fear and power, to name a few. She also exhibits the work of Margate-based writers, poets and word artists within the gallery space, working under the title of 'This One's For You.' Please contact elizabethhunterart@gmail.com to submit work on 23rd May.

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May
2
to May 6

Dirty Paradise

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Dirty Paradise

POP UP GALLERY DIRTY PARADISE ARE HOSTING THEIR THIRD EXHIBITION AT JOSEPH WALES GALLERY IN MARGATE, FEATURING 43 LOCAL AND GLOBAL ARTISTS. The name Dirty Paradise is inspired by the destructive and creative relationship humans have with the planet. As a gallery it exists as an evolving constellation of individuals and groups, presenting artistic practices of local and global communities.

Mixing the dirty and the pristine, the exhibition celebrates the importance of looking sideways, showcasing a marriage of artistic styles and approaches. The medium changes from person to person, from painting, photography, sculpture, installation, written word and performance. The aim, energy and attitude of each artist however is the same; make something, or make something happen.

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WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Mar
8
to Mar 13

WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Women In Photography

Women In Photography would like to invite you to their first ever exhibition at the Joseph Wales Studios in Margate, Kent. There will be a special preview night on Friday 8th March which will coincide with International Women’s Day.

Each photographer have developed their skills in Photography from Wildlife, Portraits, Minimalism to Landscapes, Seascapes and Street Art.

Each photographer (15 in total) will be displaying photographic art from their own unique female perspective in their own form of photography. The exhibitors are Sue Fewings, Sinead Le Blond, Carole Adams, Denise Bottali, Fern Sherratt-Wells, Kerri Baker, Kyra Scott-Nixon, Mel Chennell, Leilah Leask, Laura Drury, Natasha Hill, Kerry Keys, Christine McNaught, Janet Webzell and Maureen Tong-Ralphs.

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Fact: Everything I Once Knew
Feb
21
to Feb 24

Fact: Everything I Once Knew

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Fact: Everything I Once Knew

In this digital mediated age, we live our existences under intense accumulation of riddles and encoded information. The question arises, are we losing contact with our actual timed experience? How do our senses respond and how do we come to understand identity in the face of this experience? The exhibition brings together different approaches to exploring the contemporary play on imagery with the theme of encapsulated codes and readability.

The artworks bring an ambivalence to the exhibition operating against the continuous cycle of unknown imagery in contemporary culture. These images do not reject their input but hope to establish a point of which to observe this commentary on imagery, rather than exclude.

‘Fact: Everything I Once Knew’ brings together 6 second and third year BA Fine Art students at University for Creative Arts, exploring visual ideas around observation, identity , process, memory, senses, entropy and time.

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DORIS DAY, BEN SANDERS, LESLIE FARAGO: SUNSET FLIP
Oct
18
to Oct 24

DORIS DAY, BEN SANDERS, LESLIE FARAGO: SUNSET FLIP

PRIVATE VIEW SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 6-9PM ALL WELCOME!

Sunset Flip denotes a finishing move in the sport of entertainment wrestling where one wrestler acrobatically pins the opponent to the canvas. The sense that theater that unfolds during this sequence is something that Doris Day, Leslie Farago and Ben Sanders all bring to the walls and floor of Joseph Wales. Growing up in the 90’s, all three artists create an atmosphere within the gallery where analogue assemblage, fluro hues and industrial patterns capture an era of discovery and escapism. Paintings of retro wrestlers do battle with the bruised hinterlands with an over sized sketchbook. All the while those watchful eyes and collage limbs peer on, waiting for the moment of gravity defying drama of the sunset flip.

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Oct
3
to Oct 8

THE WORLD IS YOURS TO SEE

Vicki Griggs and Kevin J Malone, owners of The Little Art Gallery in Broadstairs, will show their amazing paintings. Vicki will introduce her new style paintings of marine worlds and Kevin will show his Africa themed works.

Photographer and relentlessly travelling flight attendant Heidie Lee Locke will take you on a journey across the planet, from Jordan to Antarctica.

Alfie’s Art artist Les Humphreys will display his wonderful sketches of Italy, as well as offering portrait paintings.

Videographer Colin Snoad will bring far away places including Asia and New Zealand to life with his films and photography.

Travel agent Melina Eiserdorff will be running an inspiration corner to have an informal chat about your next vacation. Travel photography from her own worldwide experiences will also be on display.

Our exhibition is free to enter, we also support TAG Pet Rescue. 10% of any sale we make at the event will go to TAG. We also have a charity Tombola with prizes including a portrait, art works, travel vouchers and more.

We will have a kids corner with toys, children will be most welcome.

It would be great to see you on any of our 6 open days or during our opening evening on Wednesday 3rd October 6pm - 8pm

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