Sunday, March 18, 2018

Festival of Cats in Margate.

I have two digital photographs in The Festival of Cats opening 29th March at The Viking Gallery in Macavity's Cat Salon.

The Festival of Cats is part of the Wasteland programme of events in association with Turner Contemporary's Wasteland exhibition.

 It is organised by Jemma Channing with  Resort studios and is based around a celebration of T.S.Eliots best selling work Old Possums Book of Practical Cats.

There is a programme of events alongside the exhibition including films and poetry.

Monday, March 05, 2018

In the Violet Hour exhibition at Nayland Rock Hotel.

In the Violet Hour exhibition was part of Turner Contemporary's Journeys with  'The Waste Land' programme and was Curated by Chiara Williams and Shaun Stamp.

It was set in a great location, the faded rooms of a once proud hotel on Margate's seafront, The Nayland Rock Hotel, now Grade II listed.

23 artists used the rooms and spaces in the hotel to explore the voices from TS Eliots, poem The Waste Land. The hotel overlooks on one side, the shelter where Eliot wrote part of his poem when convalescing.

Ruth and I explored the rooms, which displayed installations, photography and  painting and the views from the windows out onto the sea. The peeling wallpaper and plaster in some rooms echoed the fractured quality of Eliot's work and proved to be a good choice of space for the exhibition.

 The exhibition has just finished but Chiara Williams has other events and exhibitions planned. See her website for details