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Open School East co-directors Anna Colin (centre) and Laurence Taylor (right), with  Ayaan Bulale, OSE communications and events manager
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2017 – How was it for you? #8: Anna Colin and Laurence Taylor, co-directors, Open School East

Beginning with a move from East London to Margate, 2017 has been an eventful time for Open School East that has included becoming an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in the 2018-22 funding round. With the accessibility of art education becoming an evermore vital issue for the visual arts, its co-directors look back on their first year by the sea.

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digesting politics in margate

  digesting politics brunch at Resort Studios Margate, 23/7/2017 “Is this the MP?” – “Yes” – “Let’s go and ask him about the Youth Centre.” “Hello, would you like to have a name tag?” “Have you counted how many we […]

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A small drawing

Margate Creatives. 2010s (silverpoint on gesso, 20.7cm x 14.2cm) is one of an ongoing series of small metalpoint drawings of people in costume, or uniform, with a connection to the sea side town of Margate.  It’s part of a long […]

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I murder my own drawings

I murder my own drawings. I don’t mean to do it but I can’t help myself. I either work them to death or I lose faith in them and they die of neglect. Either way, most of my time seems […]

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Michael Armitage. Photo:  George Darrell/White Cube, 2017
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A Q&A with… Michael Armitage, painter

Michael Armitage’s vivid and dreamlike paintings are currently on show in his solo exhibition ‘Peace Coma’ at Turner Contemporary in Margate. The Kenyan-born but London-based artist talked to Fisun Güner about how his East African heritage has influenced his work, along with his interest in Western art history and the works of post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin in particular.

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Secret Postcard Auction

A charity postcard auction will raise funds for work in deprived Margate community.

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Whitstable Biennale Director Sue Jones, The Curation Process (Or – How do I get them to exhibit my work?) at Turner Contemporary, as part of Assembly Margate. Photo: Jason Pay
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Assembly Margate: “Working with artists is a compelling process”

Across two days of talks, workshops and get-togethers, Assembly Margate explored both the specifics of living and working as an artist in a town with a small population where art can be a contentious subject, and the broader picture of how artists deal with issues such as regeneration, gentrification and working with communities.

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Drawing in progress

To draw is to take time to pay attention to the presence of something.  This drawing is one of a series of metalpoint drawings based on photo booth portraits. My artworks tend to focus on themes to do with memory […]

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Margate Landlady

‘Margate Landlady’ Work-in-progress.  One of a number of silverpoint drawings based on people in an old photograph from Margate. Note: any similarity to any B&B owners currently living in Margate or Cliftonville is purely coincidental.

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My ‘studio’ in Margate

Here are some images of my ‘studio’ (my work space) in Margate.  It’s a small back room in the Victorian house in Margate where I grew up.

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The Art of Putting Information on a String

I am now considering new elements and development of the project. For details about one of my new projects: The walks will also continue to develop around Walking with The Waste Land and will include guest walkers to take a […]

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A Walk for Armistice Day

For news about our latest walk using walking as a research process.Please follow the link. These walks have been developing since November 2015 as a part of the research group, A Journey with The Waste Land. We are working towards […]

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