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Professional Development Bursary 2018: Research trip to Mexico

A research trip to Mexico to visit the Museo Leonora Carrington de San Luis Potosí, Las Pozas in Xilitla and Mexico City, followed by research dissemination and engagement activity in Margate.

Supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.

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Walking with the Waste Land – pushing boundaries with Terminalia

  So here we have a walk in Seasalter (not Margate) in the middle of February, not a gallery in sight. Pushing boundaries with Walking with The Waste Land #icanconnect. A Photo diary of  our walk, with some commentary: http://elspethpenfold.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/walking-with-waste-land-photo-diary-mud.html […]

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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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