Rachael Dickens, Lives on the Kent coast where she swims in the North Sea all year round. She collects scraps of fabric on the beach which she uses in her stitched work. These sea washed fragments speak of journeys, of being tumbled and tossed and swept along by forces out of their control. Much like the desperate journeys of refugees fleeing from war or persecution. The work resonates with fragility and vulnerability but the little boat symbol which appears throughout her work imbues a sense of hope and endurance. The tiny silver boats hang on long sterling silver chains and nestle at the heart- centre of the wearer, a place of love, compassion and gratitude. Each has a tiny bronze anchor conveying security and stability. Every piece is hand made and cast in solid silver and bronze. Only a limited number of fifty will be made to coincide with this exhibition so please buy now to avoid disappointment.
Solid silver boat on 60cm chain with bronze anchor £95.00 each. 34% of the purchase price of every necklace goes directly to KRAN. Kent refugee Action Network. https://kran.org.uk/
Composer Peter Coyte and Choreographer Dora Frankel are working on a new dance piece with two contemporary dancers. Researching new work using sound, music, dance and imagery inspired by Turner’s Kent coast work and environmental change. Visitors will be able to see the evolution of this part of the project over 7 days.
After the demolition and the rebuild I can hold still and relax .
An installation of work by four artists.
Paperface, a stop motion film celebrating and exploring female beauty and ageing.
Drawings of walks and time. Stop motion films
Chasing shadows, a film from a beach hut residency. The demolition, time lapse film of the house coming down.
Using the brand new space that will be my new home we take this opportunity to show films drawings paintings and still photography in a light and beautiful space….and in the larder the bathroom the hall and under the stairs!!
“Shame you have to live here it makes such a good gallery” John Gallen