The Margate School is pleased to announce that we have now commissioned eight local artists to work on the Arts Council England project An Art-line for Margate: A response to COVID-19. The project aims to explore Margate's arts past, presence and future through developing a curatorial practice by local artists who will be working with the Alexander archive, research Margate's diverse artist communities and work with Thanet's Young Artists and Schools initiated through the Margate Rotary Club. Outcomes will be displayed online and with the possibility to have physical exhibitions utilising window spaces of The Margate School as well as empty shop in Margate's High Street and town centre.
The artists commissioned for this curatorial project are (in alphabetical order)
Anna Skutley, artist and curator, together with Umut Gunduz, video artists, as a collective;
Bradley Higgins, writer, musician and photographer;
Carla Knight, fashion designer, writer and teacher;
Henry Maddicott, poet, theatre maker, facilitator, event producer;
James Padgham, artist and teacher;
Lucy McGeown, artist;
Oliver Seager, musician, practitioner in community-led projects.
The curatorial practice is supported by TMS MA tutor Ania Dabrowska together with TMS Director Uwe Derksen through online discussions and planning.