Sunday, February 04, 2018

Photographic Response to the Journeys with Wasteland Exhibition at Turner Contemporary.

Turner Contemporary's new exhibition has taken TS Eliot's poem The Wasteland as it's theme.

Eliot stayed in Margate in 1921 convalescing after the first world war and the beach shelter at Nayland Rock is where he worked and wrote some of his poem The Wasteland.

This poem proved to be a pivotal work, moving poetry into a new modernist direction, with the fractured form, reflecting something of the aftermath of the war on body and mind.

It's not one of my favourite poems,  some of the imagery is powerful though and provoking.

I have taken the shelter at Nayland rock as my subject, exploring it in photography and with digital processes. These are the first images.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Illuminated boats in Ramsgate harbour.

I managed a visit to the harbour at Ramsgate to see the illuminated boats.

The wind was very chilly but it was great to see lots of people walking around to see the boats, many like me taking photographs.

I didn't see any real trees on the boats this year bu I might have missed them.

I think it's a lovely tradition which raises money for the RLNI.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Visit to A&C animation studios.

I enjoyed some mulled wine and a tour lead by Dan Richards of A&C animation studios this week, in aid of Thanet Winter Shelter.. They are a local company in Margate and specialize in stop motion animation.

It was great to get an insight into production, see the large infinity curve studio and the model making room and other production facilities

The cupboard full of  different colours of modelling medium was great as were the cabinets showing some of the models used in advertising campaigns.

It was really busy, lots of people interested in the studios and the Victorian laundry building it's based in.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Jelly Exhibition at the Pie Factory Margate.

I visited a great imaginative, playful and evocative exhibition at the Pie Factory in Margate Old Town today, called Jelly.

Four artists, Elizabeth Burman, Karen Crosby, Claire Manning and Ruth Payne are showing a range of works including, drawings, interactive installations, jelly and sweets.

I enjoyed Ruth Payne's colourful drawings some with a bit of a playful strong language. The energy and life of the works drew me to them. Ruth's website and Facebook sites

Karen Crosby's chemigrams are evocative incorporating natural elements and abstract forms. Karen's website and Facebook

Claire Manning's swirly word drawings combine energy with the text and colours. Claire Manning's website and Facebook

Elizabeth Burman's  Daily Ink drawings collected on the wall of the gallery are intriguing and remind me of the effectiveness on a continuity of practice. Elizabeth's Facebook page

The exhibition is on till November 21st. The Pie Factory gallery
Open 11am till 5pm.