Bilton Square is off the High Street in Margate. When coming up the High Street from the seafront, it is the first left after New Street, between the Margate House and KFC. CRATE Studio and Project Space is located in The Printworks immediately behind the KFC building.
Caroline Furneaux Residency
AUGUST 2007 Everything Around Us Is Culture: Regeneration In Margate Caroline Furneaux's project is an inquiry into the nebulous and politically charged term 'culture-led regeneration'. The decision to build a contemporary art gallery in Margate to rival those in St Ives and Bilbao has triggered both investment and controversy. Using still images and sound, her work explores what this investment in culture means for Margate. The photographs seek 'evidence' of culture-led regeneration in the landscape, while the audio – a mixture of interviews and ambient sound – reveals the varied responses from the people living and working there. Caroline completed a 6 week residency at Crate in mid August 07, and will return early in the new year to talk about her project.
Staff & Trustees
Programme Team: Steven Alan, Gema de Castro, Emily Demetriou, Katie Fiore, Ty Locke, Joshua Marouane, Julie Rafalski, Rosalind Russell, Nova Marshall, Jo Murray, Mel Wheeler, Jake Wood
Administrator: Jo Murray
Building & technical manager: Jo Murray
Trustees: Moyra Derby, Sue Jones, Chris Yates, Matthew de Pulford, Leigh Clarke, Trish Scott
Company Secretary: Nova Marshall
Lille Residency with Art Connexion
Emma Leach spent one month living and working in central Lille as Artist in Residence, the first cross channel link between Crate and Lille-based organisation artconnexion. www.artconnexion.org With no specific outcome for this month, it was a period of research and reflection, of meeting people and forging possible networks for future practice. Away from the usual distractions on British soil, the artist found herself wandering the streets, somewhat like the character of the flaneur that has interested her for several years. She was situated somewhere between a resident and a tourist, with a status and feeling of place that changed as the month went on, and the work she produced during her stay reflects a highly ambivalent sense of community / boundaries, of belonging / isolation. Linked to this was her interest in Lille’s traditional stance as the socialist heartland of France.
Contemporary Hungarian Art Jan 2006
Wednesday 24 January, 18.00-19.30 Project Space 1 Curator Eszter Lázár and artist and educator János Sugár discuss the current exhibition, and the development of contemporary visual art in Hungary. This talk is part of the ARRIVALS>HUNGARY programme For further information: www.turnercontemporary.org Image: Szabolcs KissPál, The Dance,2001 © Szabolcs KissPál
Pansy Project Tour 2006
The Pansy Project - Project Space 1: Oct 28 - Nov 4th 06 Paul Harfleet is an artist based in Manchester UK who revisits city streets planting pansies where he has received verbal homophobic abuse. These self-seeding pansies act as a living memorial to this abuse and operate as an antidote to it; each pansy's location is named after the abuse received then posted on his website: www.thepansyproject.com
Cross Channel Collaborations Nov 2006
ARC Talk - Project Space 1 - 29 Nov 06 WEDNESDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2006, 18h00-19h30. Artist Emma Leach has recently completed a residency in Lille, the first collaborative project between Crate and artconnexion. Emma Leach, Amanda Crabtree, Co-director of artconnexion and Sue Jones, Crate Trustee and Director of Whitstable Biennale discuss the potential for artists to collaborate across the channel. For further information on artconnexion: www.artconnexion.org
Machine Room: A Blueprint for Painting 2006
HYMNES 2006 A sound work by Sonia Perie made in residence at Crate prior to the building opening: www.cratespace.co.uk/sp (You will need QuickTime to play the sound file) For further information from the artist click on ARCHIVE.