CURIOUS / DUBIOUS - March 2012

Aine Belton, Anachronism :Drawing Time

[b]8th March - 11th March 2012 [/b]
Opened 8th March 5-9pm with live performances.

[b]CURIOUS/DUBIOUS[/b] is an exhibition exploring ideas of temporality, tangibility, illusion and false representations.
It consists of works from: [b]James Collins, Aine Belton, Kate Beaugie, Clare Beattie, Sam Sultana, Cassandra Beckley and Yvonne Luk.[/b]

The opening night was Thursday 8th March 5-9pm - coinciding with the National Federation of Artist Studio Providers AGM which was held in Margate.

[b]Co-curated by CRATE & UCA curatorial interns Claire Scott and Hannah Weatherhead.[/b]

image credit: Aine Belton, Anachronism: Drawing Time

THE GENERAL MEDIUM opening thurs 22nd nov


Opening Night - Thursday 22nd November 6pm - 9pm
Open Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th November, 10am - 5pm

'The General Medium' is an experiment between seven artists, all recent UCA graduates. They have been asked by the curator to swap works and 'consider the medium' to make something new. Half instruction, half suggestion, Claire Scott has asked each of the artists to shift their usual way of making and consider using new strategies and media in which to carry out their ideas. Among many combinations and collaborations, a painter will be faced with video work, a video artist faced with sculpture. Could it result in a positive way of making, or is a painting simply a painting?





Crate are pleased to announce Hannah Lees and Neil McNally as the two successful CRATE selected recipients of the CRATE / La Plate-Forme residency and exhibition exchange.
They will both undertake month-long residencies with exhibition at La Plate-Forme in Dunkerque from mid-August through to late September 2012. For progress and more details of their work please refer to CRATE's website and
During this period, CRATE will host Mehdi A. and Anna Katharina Scheidegger from the Nord Pas de Calais region of France with exhibition in CRATE's Project Spaces planned from 14-30 September. More details will be announced nearer the time.

Here is more information on all the artists:

[u]Residency and exhibition at La Plate-Forme, Dunkerque[/u]

Hannah Lees is a contemporary artist based in London, whose work investigates ideas of cycles: constancy and mortality; the sense that things come to an end and the potential for new beginnings.
She completed a post-graduate diploma at Chelsea College of Art, (London) in 2010 and this year she completed a foundry residency at the Royal College of Art (London).
Recent exhibitions: The Conch Part V at the South London Gallery and Smoke at the Royal College of Art.
Forthcoming projects include: Nowhere island radio (Plymouth) and an Internet project in collaboration with Michael Pybus,
For more information please visit

Neil McNally has a practice that encompasses painting, sculpture, film, and more recently writing and curating.

For more information please visit

[u]Residency and exhibition at CRATE, Margate[/u]

Mehdi A. -

Anna Katharina Scheidegger -

Funded on the Kent side by Arts Council South East and Kent County Council.





'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. read more>>>


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