Whitstable Biennale 2018 – Art Festival – 2nd to 10th June 2018

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Photo from: Kris Lock & Josephine Sweeney
The Vase in the Container
Saturday 2nd June – Sunday 3rd June

The 2018 Whitstable Biennale brings the most exciting experimental and emerging art to Whitstable, with live performances, film screenings, sound works, and the written word woven into the fabric of the town, with major new commissions, exhibitions and film premieres.

Art will be dotted around the town making new routes to explore for those who don’t know Whitstable, whilst creating radical and uncanny shifts within familiar spaces for those who do. From a Victorian Sea Scouts Hall to Whitstable’s only DVD/Comic shop, the biennale will take over curious buildings and unusual spaces. Artworks will be located on the streets, on the beach, and in the harbour – inside boat sheds and even on a mysterious spit of land only visible at low tide.

Taking its title from Booker-shortlisted novel Swimming Home by acclaimed writer Deborah Levy, many of the works in the Biennale are a response to the rhythms of the tide and a reflection on the ocean, exploring ideas of where home might be and thoughts of being at sea or in exile. Many of the works also touch on issues of identity and the movement and instability of languages, food, cargo and people. Deborah Levy, own inspiration was drawn from John Cheever’s book The Swimmer which was later made into a film starring Burt Lancaster, and Levy herself will create a new, limited-edition text for the biennale, which she shall read from and distribute to Biennale attendees.

 

For a full programme and to find out more visit www.whitstablebiennale.com

Jelly Printing Workshop With Dianne Reeves – 20th September 2014 – Chatham

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Jelly printing workshop for all ages – lead by Dianne Reeves.

Use a slab of firm gelatine and collected wild flowers, ferns and other materials to make wonderful prints on paper.

Please note this venue does not have disabled access, we will be running this workshop later in the year with disabled access – if this is of interest to you please get in touch – natasha.steer@nucleusarts.co.uk

Time – 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Price – £10 (pre booking ESSENTIAL at: www.eventjoy.com/e/jelly-printing-workshop—with-dianne-reeves-344261

Location:

Nucleus Arts Creative Hub

13 Military Road

Chatham

ME4 4JG