I am pleased to have two pictures in the Viking Gallery Exhibition, Thanet Selfies Two of my colourful seascapes are hanging in the gallery.
The opening was on Saturday 3rd and I enjoyed seeing all the art works and chatting to some of the other artist exhibiters.
There is a good variety of styles of work and mediums, and it's a great space to show work. Apparently one of the previous uses of the building was as Turkish baths, and one of the huge metal furnace doors is in the exhibition space, which adds to the character.
The gallery is open Thursday to Sundays 12-6pm and the exhibition is open for a few weeks.
The Viking Gallery, Cliftonville Ave, Margate CT9 2AH
There was an interesting exhibition at The Pie Factory in Margate this week. Called Pilgrimage, and one continuing exhibition called Urbanize.
Pilgrimage showed work by a number of artists in mediums including photography, etching, painting and sculpture. Many of the artists exhibiting works were graduates from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone and the University of the Creative Arts in Rochester.
The exhibition’s curator was Emma Frye, who wanted the show to show traditional methods of making art.
Ed Thompson's work The Red Forest, more info on his website. Photography exploring the landscape and forests in Chernobyl using infra red film, made me think again about the long term effects of radiation, as well as being strangely beautiful images.
In Gallery 7 Tommy Gurr has an exhibition called Urbanize. The exhibition continues till the 19th of August.
It is his first solo show and includes his stencil work, more images on his website
The images are striking and contemporary, reflecting the urban world around us.