Charley Vines and Thomas Langley: CHARLEY THOMAS

2nd - 18th May 2014

Charley Thomas is the result of free conversation between two artists, Charley Vines and Thomas Langley. The work flirts with a language articulated through material, pictorial and spatial exploration. Motif and gesture provide the framework for objects nearing on the absurd. One is in training One is in between Now there is a show.

Zineb Sedir: SAPHIR

Screening and conversation.
Saturday 29 March, 2015, 6pm.
Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate.

Zineb Sedira’s twin-screen installation Saphir (2006), was filmed in the city of Algiers – its sharp, azure light illuminating parallel stories of migration and historical legacy that are embodied in the presence of the Safir hotel, a faded architectural landmark from French colonial times. In this special presentation at the Walpole Hotel in Margate, another place where fluctuating maritime light is a constant feature, and whose recent history has also been informed by patterns of migration and architectural change, Sedira will show Saphir, and a new work, Guiding Light (2014), inspired by J.M.W. Turner.

After the screening, she will be in conversation with the critic, Lucy Reynolds. This event is a collaboration between Film and Video Umbrella and Crate, and takes place as part of Film and Video Umbrella’s 25th anniversary programme, 25 Frames. To join a walking party to The Walpole Hotel for Sedira’s screening, meet outside Turner Contemporary at 5pm to be taken on the short walk along the coastal cliffs. The hotel is a 15/20 minute walk from the town centre or a five minute cab ride.

The Walpole Bay Hotel. Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. CT9 2JJ

For further information contact

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GROUP? opening fri 28th feb

Collaborative Research Group (CRG) is an 18-month programme, which brings together six arts practitioners who are interested in collaborative working and the pluralities of contemporary visual arts practice. Functioning as both a complimentary and alternative form of higher arts education, CRG operates through an open and discursive approach to research-led working. CRG is made up of Áine Belton, Dom Elsner, Louisa Love, Alex Parry, Trish Scott and Charley Vines. It is founded and co-ordinated by artist and curator Toby Huddlestone. For more information at

CRG

Preview: 6-9pm Friday 28 February 2014
Open:  12-5pm, 1-14 March 2014, Fri-Sun

Closing Event: 5-8pm, Friday 14th March  

(CRG) is an alternative internship and education programme that sees a collaboration between University of the Creative Arts at Canterbury and CRATE. Inter-regionally funded it brings together a group of 6 arts practitioners who are interested in collaborative working and the pluralities of contemporary visual art practice (producing, curating, organising, writing, etc.). This programme is proposed to be both an alternative and complimentary to post-graduate and research-based education, and places itself directly in the art-world and academia.

Conceived of as an initiated pedagogic programme in Doing, the members of CRG undertake collaborative working, sharing their experience, networks and resources. Through this discursive and supportive culture, CRG addresses the current crisis in (arts) education, brought on by further governmental funding cuts at university level.

CRG intends to both contribute to and benefit from research at UCA, by programming a series of hosted talks, workshops, pedagogic activity, events and exhibitions at UCA, CRATE, in and around the region and in our European partner region.

The group’s first exhibition, CRG, acts as a point of reflection upon the outcome of their past and present activity, and offers an insight into their theoretical and operational processes. Combining both individual and collective responses, it aims to address questions relating to the constantly evolving function and identity of the group. Situated as a response to CRATE’s current curatorial programme The Survey, the exhibition acts as an open survey of the programme so far.

CRG is made up of Ãine Belton, Dom Elsner, Louisa Love, Alex Parry, Trish Scott and Charley Vines. It is founded and co-ordinated by artist and curator Toby Huddlestone.

CRG runs from September 2013 until April 2015.

 
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Charley Vines - Cheap Thrills - Opening Friday 31st Jan

PREVIEW: FRI 31 JAN. 18:00 – 20:00 There is something rewarding in existing, and producing, cheaply. Everybody loves a bargain. Using site as subject, Cheap Thrills come out of the repetitions, observations and habits of the studio and its locale. Both pedestrian and familiar, a study of these day-to-day rhythms also presents the opportunity to see the minutia, perhaps even the exotic. The paintings show attempts to refine and reduce, refine and expand.They are frustrated and indulgent – a little playful. Experimental objects suggest tongue-in-cheek value. Spinning disco-teeth, dancing boots - they activate the paintings, reminding them to reject the constraints of their medium. Cheap Thrills is an exercise in the processes leading towards an exhibition. The processes of experiencing and deconstructing the subject. The processes of painting towards an end.

RAYZON DETRA closing party Sat 18th Jan 2014

Warhol Poster

SHIRT/ TELEVISION

Andy Warhol selected by Lenka Clayton selected by Michael Crowe
Andy Warhol selected by Paul Hazelton selected by Matthew de Pulford

Open: Friday 13 - Thursday 19 September, 2013
Opening hours: Friday - Sunday 12-6pm, or by appointment. 
Part of The Small, Unusual & Specialist Museums Survey

 

Micheal Crowe: RAYZON DETRA (ON ROMANCE)

Preview 15 November, 2013. 18.00 - 21.00
Open 16 November 2013 - 12 January 2014, Friday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm 

CRATE is pleased to present Razyon Detra (on romance), an exhibition of new work by Michael Crowe across Crate's project spaces and outdoor sites in Margate.

Romance can be reasonably thought of as unfashionable, twee, clichéd, anti-erotic and unrealistic in today's irony soaked world. Rayzon Detra offers a wealth of alternatives intended to breathe wild-eyed new life into this droopy genre, via texts, video, animation, survey, land art, publications and sculpture. Michael Jackson, distant planets, seeds, delicious litter, lies, unwanted sports gifts, Timmy Mallet and French New Wave all distort and melt in this contemporary swoon.

About the artist:

Michael is a writer and an artist. His large scale project, “Mysterious Letters” involves writing handwritten letters to everyone in the world (including you and everyone you’ll ever meet) with Lenka Clayton. He has exhibited internationally, most recently at FRAC, Paris; Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland; Simultanhalle, Germany. He has given talks at various venues including the BFI and the New Museum, NY and his work has been featured in Time magazine, BBC, the New Yorker, the Smithsonian and Frieze.

For more information contact curator Sacha Waldron

Halloween at CRATE 31st Oct 2013

birds

The Birds. Alfred Hitchcock

CRATE/CRG HALLOWEEN 4D CINEMA EXPERIENCE

Join us this Halloween for a cinema experience like no other. We present the best in
SMELL-o-vision, FEEL-o-vision, SMOKE-o-vision, PROJECT-o-vision

Scared of the monsterous murder gulls that stalk the streets of Margate with bloodied beaks and eyes of death? ......after this evening you will be.

Screening: 31st October. 8pm (Free)
Followed by drinks and scary sushi. Fancy dress optional but recommended.

For further information on the programme contact CRATE Curator Sacha Waldron:

CRG is Crate's Collaborative Research Group, an alternative internship programme developed with UCA.

Drew poster

Benedict Drew - THE CONCHA INSTITUTE

Open: 4 - 11 October, 2013
Opening hours: Friday - Sunday, 12 - 6pm (or by appointment)

The Concha Institute is a story about a nose that has a museum inside it.

SURVEYdavismuseum

The Small, Unusual and Specialist Museums Survey engages with small, unusual and specialist museums across Europe, and hosted seven miniature exhibitions at CRATE over Aug/Sep/Oct 2013: Open Fri - Sun 12.00 - 6:00pm and by appointment contact for further information

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