CRATE SPRING PROGRAMME 2018
Three new projects and collaborations with UCA Canterbury Kent, the independent artist group 'The Waste Land Salon' from South East Kent and The Waste Land Research Group with Turner Contemporary.
CRATE are delighted to announce our spring 2018 projects, part of a bigger programme of events responding to T.S.Eliot's poem The Waste Land, running in parallel with the Journeys with 'The Waste Land' exhibition at Turner Contemporary from 3rd February - 7th May 2018.
Journeys with 'The Waste Land' explores the significance of The Waste Land through the visual arts; it is an innovative three-year project, bringing members of the community (The Waste Land Research Group) and Turner Contemporary together to develop and create the exhibition. The project came about because parts of the poem were written whilst Eliot was convalescing in Margate. He arrived in a fragile state, physically and mentally, and worked on The Waste Land sitting in the Nayland Rock shelter on Margate sands looking out to sea. The poem was published the following year, and proved to be a pivotal and influential modernist work, reflecting on the fractured world in the aftermath of the First World War as well as Eliot's own personal crisis.
Saturday 3rd February - Sunday 4th March 2018:
Different Voices: UCA Canterbury Artist Book Project
Staff and students using the artist book to explore themes located within The Waste Land.
Friday 9th March - Monday 2nd April 2018
The Waste Land Salon
Artists from South East Kent meet to explore The Waste Land.
20th April - 7th May 2018
Journeys with 'The Waste Land' at CRATE
Crate will be a fluid space where you can select artworks and create an alternative exhibition.