An Artist Led Walk and Performance
Saturday 11th June 2016
Start: Margate Art Cluster
End: Whitstable Biennale
An Artist led tour of the Margate Art Cluster and Whitstable Biennale 2016. Local knowledge shared about artists, practices, laced with history and the odd artful anecdote. Join the conversation exploring the art and works on view, giving you the ‘Inside Leg’! Beginning in Margate with a light lunch at Hantverk & Found, after which take a short train ride to Whitstable with a performance of ‘Misguided’ on the train, culminating in a tour of the international Whitstable Biennale 2016.
‘A true journey of discovery lies not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes’ – Marcel Proust
A journey that questions the nature of travel and escape. Escapism is about immersing yourself in other realities to retreat from the current situation. But is there really any freedom in escaping? Are we all hiding or seeking? Have you packed your emotional baggage?
The Misguided project includes a book and a boxed postcard set. There are thirteen individual picture postcards in each box each with their own vignette on the reverse describing a voyager on a personal journey linked to the landscape to the image on the front of each card. The cards can be read in turn by a group linking each card and vignette in sequence performing a complete narrative that describes and questions for need for travel and escape.
Open to Margate/Thanet residents and those furher afield who would like to explore art on their home ground but also to discover and enjoy an international art event a short journey away. With a local artists’ insights and perspective and a ‘Misguided’ performance the artist having exhibited both in Margate and previously at the Whitstable Biennale.
11:00 – Arrive in Margate
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
Including gallery visit at Hantverk & Found (lunch kindly provided)
15:00 – 15.25 Train to Whitstable (tickets given in kind from southeastern)
16:00 Whitstable Biennale
Opportunity to explore Whitstable Biennale Festival 2016
This event is free to attend but booking is essential.
Please reserve a place by contacting Julia Riddiough
Train travel from Margate to Whitstable given in kind