Crate Conversations ~ Ralph Pritchard n QT collective x
ralph pritchard n qt collective ~ digital detoxes
saturday 10th november 3-5pm
join ralph pritchard and qt collective for a juice and a chat about digital detoxes.
as online and offline combine, we need to update our manual for ‘good health’ to include our social media selves. we are the first generation to grow up online, and we are a l w a y s online do we need to update our ideas on intimacy as we update our browsers? and is it ok that you read my text and 5.45 and now its 5.47 and u havent replied nvm have a nice life
this event accompanies crate's current exhibition 'when the c l ouds come in' curated by qt collective, winner of crate's curatorial open 2k18.
featuring works by aimee walker jawbone jawbone, keiken ft. george jasper Stone + nati cerutti and lois hopwood
all welcome xxxo
☁️ ☁️☁️WHEN THE C L OUDS COME IN
aimee walker, jawbone jawbone, keiken, lois hopwood
curated by qt collective ☁️
✨Open: Friday-Sunday 12-4pm (or by appointment), 26 October–14 November 2018
Preview: 6-9pm, Friday 26 September
you are my only certainty that creates uncertainty, we live up in the clouds . . . as online and offline combine, where do we store our dreams - in our heads or in google? we are a generation who are seen but never seen. but the url can also be a comfort blanket: in a climate of ambiguity we can find ourselves in the algorithm, fall in love on facetime or bury ourselves in the browser.
when the c l ouds come in is an exhibition looking at how we can massage our online habits, as we run behind to catch the social in social media - inviting us to #pause, put our phones on airplane mode, and ask where we place ourselves in all the debris, dreams and data.
W w w.wellness ~ meditation + performance workshop
leave those texts on read, put your phone on airplane mode, and join us for an afternoon of guided meditation. we have to ‘remind’ our modern minds to be mindful - it’s easy to lose ourselves in the likes, keep our heads in the cloud⛅ . sometimes we’re too busy #living our best life to actually live our best life artists aimee walker and emily simpson of qt collective, invite you to #pause, and spend some time refreshing in the present.
digital detoxes - crate conversation with qt collective & ralph pritchard
join ralph pritchard and qt collective for a juice and a chat about digital detoxes. as online and offline combine, we need to update our manual for ‘good health’ to include our social media selves. we are the first generation to grow up online, and we are a l w a y s online do we need to update our ideas on intimacy as we update our browsers? and is it ok that you read my text and 5.45 and now its 5.47 and u havent replied nvm have a nice life join us both 4 for a juice and an informal discussion on dating with all this data, and what it rly means to have no wifi
Crate Conversations with Hannah Rzysko Yoga Therapy and Deep Listening with Katie Fiore
Saturday 29th at 6-8pm
Join us for an evening of deep listening and meditation in the moss garden in response to the current exhibition Arrangement at Crate.
6pm-7pm DEEP LISTENING: In The Garden with Katie Fiore
A listening session and open jam for the plants. Journeying through the world of the secret life of plants, Katie will share a set of found sounds & texts designed for the plants as the active listener- to encourage optimum growth, health & happiness.
Including sounds from the deep & pondlife donated by Lee Patterson, Mort Garson's Plantasia & Peter Coffin's music for plants. This is an open session: participants are encouraged to join in this open performance for the plants. Please bring any texts or sounds you would like to share that you think the plants would like, or anything about plant sentience and our relationship to plants. Alternatively, you are invited to take a seat with the moss garden and listen.
Hot tea and beers will be provided.
7pm Meditation with Hannah Rzysko
Yoga Therapist, Hannah Rzysko will be running a progressive walking into stillness meditation, bringing people into a state of presence, observation and absorption specially designed for this evening.
DEEP LISTENING sessions are a chance to meet & for sharing, listening, and being together in the world. DEEP LISTENING sessions are relaxed and open sessions which encourage us to listen to our environment and to each other. DEEP LISTENING are sessions are run by Open School East Associate Katie Fiore. They are part of the Tools For A Visionary Future series.
Hannah Rzysko Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist has been teaching Hatha yoga since 2013, following 6 years of committed yoga practice. And in 2018, following 5 years of sharing yoga to those with varying complex needs, she completed 18 months of intensive study to become a certified Yoga Therapist - registered and accredited with the Complementary Natural Health Council.
“By exploring asana (postures), pranayama (use of breath), savasana (proper relaxation) and dhyana (meditation) we can reconnect with our bodies, and our feet to the earth that supports us. Hand in hand with this comes a stronger, flexible, resilient body and a happy, confident and peaceful mind. Yoga helps us to navigate our way through busy lives and nurture the health, happiness and sense of being for us and that of those around us.“
QT Collective awarded the Crate Curatorial Open 2018
Congratulations to QT collective, who have been been selected as winner of this year's Crate Curatorial Open with their exhibition proposal When the clouds come in. QT collective @qt_collective, is an irlurl curatorial project directed by @emilysurnamexox_x.
More about QT collective...
Foreva dreaming of data, Emily Simpson (born 1991), studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University, and have been involved in exhibitions at Castlefield Gallery, Primary, Hutt Collective, and were part of life 2.0 The Wrong Biennale. They have curated exhibitions online with @wuu2wuu2, isthisit? and offline with CBS Gallery, and are currently the artist and curator in residence at Bootham School from 2k17-2k19.
For this year's Crate Curatorial Open artists and curators were asked to submit proposals to use Crate's Project Space to research, test and create a new curatorial project.
‘When the clouds come in’
‘you are my only certainty that creates uncertainty, we live up in the clouds . . . as online and offline combine, where do we store our dreams, in our heads or in google? we are a generation who are seen but never seen But the url can also be a comfort blanket, in a climate of ambiguity we can find ourselves in the algorithm, fall in love on facetime, bury ourselves in the browser.
‘ Where the clouds come in is an exhibition looking at how we can massage our online habits, as we are running behind to catch the social in social media - inviting us to #pause, put our phones on airplane mode, and ask where we place ourselves in all this debris, dreams and data.’
Crate Conversations: PASS IT ON - The Mapping Margate version
George Harding, William Hughes, Jay Rechsteiner, Sue Rumsey, Jo Ursell, Emily Whitebread
Open for one night only: 6pm-9pm,Thursday 30 August 2018
Join us for the third installment of Crate Conversations:Pass it on.
We have asked six artists to respond to the artwork in Mapping Margate, the August group show at Crate. Those artists have then responded to each other's response -an artists' version of chinese whispers.
See the result on Thursday night 30 August, for one night only.
Artists taking part:
Lizzy Rose: ARRANGEMENT
Open: 12-4pm, Friday 14 September-Sunday 30 September, 2018
Preview:6-8pm, Friday 14 September, 2018
A layer of living moss forms an indoor landscape in Lizzy Rose’s new audio-visual installation at Crate. Incorporating video, sound, hand-made objects and manipulated plant-life, the work explores landscape, form, nostalgia and the pursuit of knowledge between cultures.
Lizzy Rose visited Japan in 2016 to research a form of floristry called ikebana which has been practiced for over 600 years.
Rose's interest lies in the hidden culture surrounding this art form, which she examines by drawing parallels between The Art of Flower Arranging, a book produced in the 1950's, and the classes held today in Tokyo by the Ohara School of Ikebana for International students.
The Art of Flower Arranging by Ishimoto is a instructional guide on how to use the simplified principles of Ikebana to decorate your home. Ishimoto encourages the user to observe nature and landscape. Pure Ikebana is more precise, combining geometry and natural forms; the wildness of nature meeting rational aesthetics. By replicating landscape it aims to create a transformative space that evokes the sublime, which is described as a kind of spirituality, or sacred place.
s part of this exhibition there will be a Crate Conversations session on Wednesday 27th September at 7pm.
The exhibition was funded by the Arts Council, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Crate.
Lizzy Rose (b. 1988) is a British artist who lives and works in Margate. Her work explores community, British identity and hidden culture. She has a severe form of Crohns disease and is a disabled artist. She studied at Central Saint Martins' School of Art and Design. Lizzy Rose was part of artist-led space, LIMBO arts in Margate from 2012-15 and now is part of the programming team at CRATE, an artist-led studio space and project space in Margate, Kent and she is Associate at Open School East.
Open: 12-4pm, 17 - 27 August, 2018
Preview: 6-9pm, Friday 17 August, 2018
CRATE's annual summer group show is called Mapping Margate. The chosen artists have been asked to respond to T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land.
Below is information on the works included in the show:
Alex Currie is a Uk based contemporary landscape photographer who graduated from Brighton University in 2007. His photographic practice is concerned with exploring and documenting urban and industrial environments. As well as his solo work he is a founder member of the ‘Human Endeavour’ Photographic collective.
His main project will be ‘The Motorway Service Station As A Destination In Its Own Right’ and his second project is about his mother called ‘Death Is The Only Answer’.
Mark Downing is a local artist and businessman who ran “I Scream and Rock” in the High Street, “Punk on $ea”, and co-ran “Mojo” in Dane Hill. His artistic output is prolific and varied and includes paintings, sculptures, furniture, readymades, posters, and fashion. Punk had a major impact on his attitude to life and he cites Francis Bacon, George Melly, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas and The Clash as influences on his artistic practice.
Mark is showing his "Flowers" series. His paintings are inspired by the landscape of urban Margate where flowers have bloomed in wasteland areas.
Stacey Guthrie explores the subversion of domestic expectations, compulsion and hysteria and has chosen to respond to the section of the poem that refers to Madame Sosostris and her ‘wicked deck of cards’. Named ‘Madame Domovoi’s Wheel of Fortune’ the work alludes to the Domovoi; a domestic deity in Slavic Mythology which was said to live under the stove. It will be an interactive piece which will allow visitors to discover their own fortune and that of others.
“I make art so I don’t kill my family”.
Stacey Guthrie lives and works in West Cornwall. Her work explores gender stereotypes and the ludicrous expectations placed on women to be innately expert homemakers. Utilising comedy and surrealism she creates a liminal space in which we can witness the effects of repeated drudgery and the creativity that can spring up when breaking point is reached.
Anna Katarzyna Domejko
Anna katarzyna Domejko is proposing to intercept the project space with proliferated shapes inhabiting the corners and edges.The work is a reference to the layered voices, the chopping up, and the collage cut up nature of The Waste Land. The paintings will creep across the gallery interrupting and breaking up the space.
Anna Katarzyna Domejko is a Lodz born artist currently residing in Birmingham. Her practice spans painting, sculpture and installation. Her work is primarily monochrome and is preoccupied with odd placements of shapes and materials, faces merging and drifting out towards you, and allusions to primordial happenings or tales.
Heather Tait is proposing a photographic series called “Walking the Dog”. The work juxtaposes idyllic, generic landscape photos with titles and text that alludes to the dogging activities that occur there. The text is taken from local forums that act as a guide to those wishing to partake.
T.S Eliot talks a lot about loveless sex and lust in The Waste Land. For him it’s a metaphor for how empty, alienating and disconnected society has become.
Heather is a local artist and photographer. She is interested in social and political discourse, and has regularly returned to exploring the relationship between Image and Text.
Pavilion’s ‘Lost River’ addresses the watercourse of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. The installation describes a semi-fictional subterranean slice through infrastructural architecture that fantasises a leisure space out of the London sewer network.
Alongside the archaeological section is a display of iron shanks, which appear like the shard extrusions of industrial rubbish.
Pavilion is the collaborative practice of duo Sophie Yetton and Gabriel Birch, based in London. Their work considers and re-frames the space that objects, people and artworks are seen within. Pavilion creates architectures for the gallery which operate simultaneously as installation and display devices for other art works.
Public Preview: 6-8pm, Friday 27 July, 2018
Project Space Open: 11-6pm, Saturday 28 & 12-4pm, Sunday 29 July, 2018
Crate presents MR. SANDMAN, an exhibition by UCA graduates Kaushikee Gupta, Uli Jaeger and Ty Locke.
The Crate Graduate Award offers three graduating BA Fine Artists from UCA the use of its project space as part of a one month residency. The award is offering graduates space and support to develop new work, bridging the gap between education and self-directed practice. Each graduate will be offered mentoring sessions with established creatives/artists and support from CRATE’s Programming Team. The Crate Graduate Award is in partnership with University of the Creative Arts,Canterbury.
Crate Conversations: DOMINO
Jo Murray, Jay Rechsteiner, Heather Tait, Matthew Holter, Matthew de Pulford, Maud Whatley, David Vargas Ty Locke, Moyra Derby, Uli Jaeger, Sara Trillo, Faye Glen, Jack Lavender, Frankie Brown, Clarissa Beveridge, Janine Weger, Liene Steinberga Cesar, Coral Brookes, Kaushikee Gupta.
Open for one night only: 6-9pm, Monday 23 July, 2018
Crate Conversations presents DOMINO.
This month's Conversation is led by UCA graduates Uli Jaeger, Ty Locke and Kaushikee Gupta.
The idea is to have a rolling conversation. Their DOMINO word list, is a simultaneous and spontaneous response to the Crate Project Space. This word list has been sent to 8 artists, who have been asked to sent it on to 3 more artists. Artists will respond and the work will be shown in the Project Space on Monday 23rd July, 6pm-9pm.
WHAT IS THIS?
I THINK IT MIGHT KFC!
AHHHH UMM WHATS LIMBO SPELT BACKWARDS? – BOWLIM
LIMBO – OBMIL
WHATS CRATE SPELT BACKWARDS?
UCA and CRATE Graduate Award 2018
The winners of Crate Graduate Award 2018 announced!
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Crate Graduate Award Uli Jaeger, Ty Locke and Kaushikee Gupta.
They will be using the Crate's project space as their studio from the 4th of July. They will be developing new work which will then be exhibited in the same space at the end of the month.
The Crate Graduate Award offers three graduating BA Fine Artists from UCA the use of its project space as part of a one month residency. The award is offering graduates space and support to develop new work, bridging the gap between education and self-directed practice. Each graduate will be offered mentoring sessions with established creatives/artists and support from CRATE’s Programming Team. The Crate Graduate Award is in partnership with University of the Creative Arts in Canterbury. #CRATEGRAD18
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Meet the Grads:-
Uli has discovered the freedom and joy of working as an artist later in life. Her practice can be summarised by Jürgen Tillmans’ statement: If one thing matters, everything matters. Materiality matters just as much as space. Uli works with found objects and often collaborates with and in a given space. She is interested in the notion of chance, not knowing, and play. Her work is about the ongoing negotiation between the everyday and art: where do the two meet, where do they overlap? She is based at LIMBO, an artist-led studio and project space in Margate.
"My work is often space related, so I look forward to what will happen once I’m physically in the Crate space. I intend to carry on working with fabric and resin, a continuation from the last few months. A small but growing collection of used clothing will serve as initial material to experiment further. There are 2 trains of thoughts in connections with clothes which I would like to explore more:
- the complicated movements we humans have to do in order to put on or take off clothes; especially children, ill or older people who find it cumbersome to get dressed without any assistance! Considering the various openings we have to push our extremities through leads me to imagine…
- …that we can use these openings – when transformed by an agent such as resin – as implements to look through (as used during the Whitstable Biennale 2018 Satellite programme.)
Ty Locke is a practicing artist that has been consistently interested in light-hearted, playful sculpture that pushes the boundaries of absurdity. He had a part time job in a children’s play centre, ‘The Big Fun House’, where, ironically, he spent most of his time engaged in tedious and mundane tasks. He explored this within his practice using monotonous processes, setting himself rules to follow, and committing to his irrationality to create absurd, dysfunctional objects. For example, ‘Untitled (109 rolls of tape)’ 2018 was developed after having the idea to buy all the tape he could find (109 rolls) and then continually rolled tape, to tape, to tape, which resulted in making a ridiculous reel of tape that was 109 reels long (6540 meters). He uses what’s to hand to create and impose processes onto familiar reference points. Ty recently graduated from UCA Canterbury and will be pursuing an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, after a year in Margate.
"During the Crate Graduate Award, I intend to develop my practice in a different context than it has been done before, out of the university environment. I will use the space and opportunity to carry on finding materials and objects to develop absurd, dysfunctional sculptures. Developing from the working methodologies I have established within my BA, I'm excited to work alongside professional mentors and the other graduates from UCA. Gaining professional, curatorial experience by showing the body of work in an exhibition at the end of the residency, building connections within the Margate art scene."
Kaushikee Gupta is a young story teller from India. She becomes vocal with the words that bleed on paper and uses sound as a medium to explore and experiment new dimensions all together. She has a fascination for the space that sound creates, and the different memories it evokes in people. The different feelings they encounter. Of being in an art- work and not just looking at one. Immersing them into a simulated reality or fiction, or maybe an unsaid memory. A recent graduate from the University for the Creative Arts with a BA (HONS) in Fine Art and living in the United Kingdom; she is looking forward to her Masters in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art this fall. She believes that art does not capture, and replicate a given subject’s experience of the event but draws bodies into sensations not yet experienced. She wants to create those experiences for the audience and the masses through her text and sound installations.
"The Crate Grad Award is an amazing opportunity for me to carry on experimenting with my practice of text and sound scape installations and indulge on more simulated spaces through my narratives. I would try and achieve a more refined large scale narrative to be able to go beyond the context of a structured space and to create a scape through my text and sound. I would really want to be able to play with binaural sound technologies and immerse my viewers into a simulated or fictional reality. When I write I often feel like a creator, it is the same when I play with sound. The urge is to create something new or maybe to discover something that was already there. I want to invite people to be a part of somebody’s most intimate memories and desires, whether they feel comfortable invading my story or not."