'In an extraordinary art performance artist Mark McGowan is to be buried in the sand on Margate beach for an incredible 48 hours. Starting on Saturday 3rd May at 12 noon and ending at 12 noon on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May 2008. The performance is an attempt to save the Great British Seaside Holiday and the environment/planet at the same time.' THIS EVENT IS PART OF MARGATE ROCKS Mark McGowan is resident artist at CRATE during April and May. For more info:

Caroline Furneaux Talk & Screening Mar 2008

Caroline Furneaux - Margate

THURSDAY 27th March 2008 7PM A screening and talk based on Caroline Furneaux’s CRATE residency took place in Crate's Project Space 1 on Thursday 27 March at 7pm. Caroline’s work Everything Around Us Is Culture (8 min 3 secs) reflects on the nebulous and politically charged term ‘culture-led regeneration’. In 1997 the decision was taken to build a world-class contemporary art gallery in Margate to rival those in St. Ives and Bilbao. Following ten years of investment and controversy, Turner Contemporary is scheduled to open in 2010. Caroline's project adopts a documentary-style approach to consider what this investment means for Margate. By complementing still images with sound in the form of a slideshow, she creates juxtapositions that are by turns striking, ironic, beautiful, hopeful and sad. The photographs seek evidence of ‘culture’ in the landscape, while the audio – a mixture of interviews and ambient sound – reveals the different responses from the people living and working there.

CUT THIS OUT 2 Feb 2008


SATURDAY 2nd and SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2008 Jack Lavender and Hannah Lees are at it again..... Please come to my... Collage Party ----------------- Come and collage on... Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February ---------------------------------- From... 12:00 'till late ---------------- Collage material, drinks and snacks will be provided but please feel free to bring whatever you like! Come and see on... Friday 8th February ---------------------- From 6-9pm... ---------------- Info:

ZONE Nov 2007


3 – 11th NOVEMBER 2007 Zone is a collaborative project between 4 artists who will be based at Crate Project Space in Margate from the 3 November – 11 November 2007. The artists in Zone are looking to develop a series of sound-recordings in interaction with people and spaces in and around Margate. Peter Hofer and Stefan Bauer, Simon Kennedy and Greig Duncan will be manning the Zone between 11.00am and 4.30pm each day (not on Wednesday 7 November). Open to all.



SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2007 Please come to my… Collage Party ----------------- On … Sunday 25th November ------------------ From… 12:00pm to 9:00pm ------- ------ At… Crate Space Dan Davies, Jack Lavender, Joe Love, Hannah Lees, Siobhan McGhee, Owen Owen, Polly Read. For further information contact:

Margate Residency with Art Connexion

Cécile Wesolowski

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2007 The second cross channel link between Crate and Lille-based organisation Artconnexion took place in Autumn 2007. Following the success of Emma Leach's residency in Lille, French artist Cécile Wesolowski was based in the Crate Project Spaces in Margate for a month. A new video work will be shown in Lille in December as part of the Réseau 50° nord 'Watch this Space' event which showcases young artists working in the Nord region of France. For further information on the 50° nord network: For further information on Art Connexion:


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

Caroline Furneaux - Margate

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

constellation contrast 5 - Emma Leach

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. 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.