See a complete list of the works on show here RESORT Exhibition 24 to 26 November 2017
RESORT are delighted to be showing their work at Pie Factory Margate.
You are invited to come along to meet the artists, makers, designers, printmakers, photographers, jewellers, architects, sculptors and creatives who are based at RESORT, see what they make and talk about their work.
Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017 from 10am to 5pm
At Pie Factory Margate, 5 Broad Street, Margate CT9 1EW
RESORT provides artists workspaces, a print studio, photographic darkroom and facilities and is home to over 40 creative individual and their practices. This exhibition features the work of 26 of these practitioners.
RESORTFOLIO is a limited edition of 15 original prints by artists, photographers and designers based at RESORT.
RESORT offers OWN ART, an initiative supported by Arts Council England which gives you the opportunity to purchase original artworks and spread the cost over 10 months interest free. Representative 0% APR
Deceased flora and fauna are repurposed and reborn and their beauty and intricacies live on inside KATE HARRISON’s unique domes of escapism. An old plant root is now a tree, an urchin shell a fountain and a dead flies wings enable another’s flight. Look closer, step inside, let your imagination fly…
HELDER CLARA works in a repetitive, considered, measured, reflective, cyclic way creating work with repetitive patterns whose aesthetic values are routinely overlooked. He dissects, reconstructs and manipulates the materials that surround us in our day-to-day lives. In doing so he creates a new language. Symbolic representation and sound are used as a language in his work to create an immersive environment. The work he makes involves arduous processes resulting in objects, installations, sculpture, printing, performance, paintings and photographic documentation.
JAMES JOHNS documents architecture in the urban environment through intricate and meticulous drawing. The high amount of accurate detail is an appreciation of the architect and craftsmanship involved in construction while space surrounding the drawings gives focus and attention, removing buildings from street context. In 2015 James was a finalist for the Float Art Award’ and in 2016 was selected for the FBA Futures Award 2016, (Federation of British Artists).
DAN SCOTT’s work incorporates installation, performance, and participatory practice and investigates the politics and poetics of sound and listening. Dan has recently completed a practice-based PhD at the University of the Arts, London on listening as a socially-engaged art practice and is a tutor in sound and scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Dan has carried out projects and performed internationally including recent work at Tate Modern, London; Cafe Oto, London; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea; Harewood House, Yorkshire; Binaural, Sao Pedro Do Sul.
KIM CONWAY works in alternative photographic processes and co runs the community Darkroom Project at RESORT. Here she presents photographs from an expedition to Iceland. In these images she uses one of the earliest techniques from the 1840’s to translate the natural blue of the glacier ice to the photographic blue of cyanotype.
ALYSON HUNTER lives in Margate and works at RESORT and Clayspace. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Her work is in the public collections of the British Council the V & A Museum and the Museum of London amongst others. Over the last year she has used Margate Sands as a subject in her varied fields of artwork. alysonhunterartist.net
A long ago graduate of Art and Design and Graphic Design CHARLOTTE SAVAGE re-joined the creative world focusing on screen printing. Her interest lies in documenting the normal, everyday things in life from autumn leaves in London to beach shelters in Margate. With a love of the ocean and having moved to the seaside she has worked on the series Mini Margate, iconic images of non-iconic places taken on her coastal travels and influenced by the colours of nature.
STRAIGHT UP GRIZZLY is a commercial videographer based in Margate. His Mum calls him Adam. This year his video work won a PR Week Award as part of the best B2B Campaign 2017. When not making videos, he can usually be found with an old 35mm stills camera.
JO ELBOURNE is a designer and maker working with yarn and cotton cord, wrapping and weaving around frames and found objects. Her work explores the array of outcomes achievable from the seemingly simple act of manipulating these materials in one direction against another. Jo was selected to exhibit in the British Craft Pavilion as part of the 2017 London Design Festival, and was recently named winner of the Elle Decoration British Design Award for Best in Craft.
Untiled I is the first exhibited image from a series of photographs created by JOEL KNIGHT on location in Iceland in October of this year. Throughout the series expansive vistas are juxtaposed with closely observed details, each are depicted in both colour and black and white film. Joel has been professionally practicing commercial photography for 10 years. Interests lie within documenting environments, particularly concerning exploration and environmental extremes.
RL-a is an architectural studio specialising in high quality interior, new build and renovation projects run by partners Tim Ratliff and Tamsin Landells. Inspired by design from all eras, remarkable everyday instances, colour and dreams of the cosmos they bring a vast experience and clear vision to their projects. In 2015 they designed and managed on site the new works at RESORT.
JORDAN GRAY is a multi-disciplinary artist/illustrator who creates imagery using hand crafted methods, in particular printmaking and collage. Drawing is at the centre of everything he produces and he enjoys making work that is both playful and humorous in nature with a high focus on process and materials.
Designer maker JENNY DUFF has returned to her roots in photography for this exhibition, using cyanotype to produce this ethereal image of peonies. After three years of studying photography, Jenny spent ten years in studios, before going on to set up her successful business making modern and fresh tablemats and coasters. Jenny’s work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Isle and The Margate Mercury. jennyduff.co.uk
NICK MORLEY is an artist and illustrator who specialises in linocut. His work is collected internationally and his illustrations have appeared on book covers for Penguin and Faber & Faber. His work has featured in the Telegraph magazine and The Guardian. Nick runs Hello Print Studio at RESORT where he teaches workshops in linocut, letterpress and screenprinting.
ELEANOR MARRIOTT’s photography covers multiple genres from street to studio and stills. Her portraits include the directors Wes Anderson and Roman Polanski. The poster for The Guardians feature film incorporates one of her publicity shots and the album cover for Soundscapes by the musician Nij features a landscape image.
MATT ODELL has been making art quietly for a few years alongside his acting career. His iPad paintings are on twitter under the handle @buildscarecrows and his tangible paintings are exhibited here for the first time. His works on paper are mostly achieved with oil pastels, coloured pencil and his fingers and are best described as grown up thoughts made by childish hands.
HANNAH MOLYNEUX is a self-effacing writer and illustrator of stories for children. Asked to site three career highlights, she concludes: being exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; writing an article for The Observer (on boxing); and winning first prize for the Safe Swimming drawing competition aged 9.
BEN EAGLE is a documentary / portrait photographer. Highlights from his travels include seeing a family of Silverback gorillas just a few meters away in the wild during a trip to Uganda in 2012; experiencing the incredible costumes, music, art and energy of Jacmel carnival in Haiti in 2015; and this year working with NGO Khalsa Aid on the project for International Women’s Day #IamYezid. The photographs capture the strength of Yezidi women who had been persecuted by ISIS.
Primarily using knitting, DAN CHILCOTT’s practice intersects craft, performance and installation. This work is part of a 12 meter long image of the Battle of Medway produced this summer with over 200 volunteers in collaboration with the Adult Education Centre in Rochester. Dan has had his work displayed at Turner Contemporary and appeared on television wearing knitted swimming trunks with Vernon Kaye.
For the past four years, while working at RESORT, TERESA LIMBRICK has been developing her own technique of painting on silk. She has been painting images using a figurative style where characters from our Celtic and European heritage mingle with contemporary participants. The stories of being Lost in Forests and Changing States as the protagonists heed advice or break out to be who they want to be are retold on a material (with its own peculiar heritage in the connectivity of different cultures) which offers a contrasting lightness and translucence. In larger works these paintings are transformed into sculptural garment forms such as a dress or kimono.
TEDDY PARK, Photographer. Having spent much time abroad for commercial purposes, including trips to New York, Los Angeles, Ibiza and Cape Town, with very little downtime, it has always been important for Teddy to seek out and explore a personal representation of any places he visits.
HELEN BROOKER’s fundamental approach to printmaking is the layering of information through the physicality of making the plates, enhanced by a gentle and steady exploration of tonal and textural quality, achieved with limited materials and palette. For the series here she reflects on the spaces we inhabit, an idea she returns to frequently.
B-Movie and Sci-Fi influenced music video production, with callbacks to 90’s TV shows and video games. DOGBRAIN VIDEOS tends to side-step modern day production trends and sticks close to its roots in so bad they’re good movies. What started as a passion for the local music scene has grown into producing videos for some of the best underground artists in the UK, featured across Kerrang, NME, VEVO, MTV Rocks, CLASH and other notable music journal platforms. Dogbrain Videos have been described as a weirder than usual alternative video production service, channeling B-Movies, Sci-Fi stuff and 90’s TV shows. A feature length Dogumentary is currently in the works. dogbrainvideos.com
#WALKPro3D | WALKABOUT PROJECTION by SHAUN PRICKIMAGE is frequently referred to as Projected Augmented Reality.
The first of its kind, a small and mobile HD video projection system that can bring digital puppetry and 3D character performances to any location. Freeing visuals from the static screen in a way that surprises and delights the onlooker, opening fresh dialogue between environment, narrative and perception.
The work produced has featured on Discovery Channel and in the film by The Chemical Brothers, sought after entertainment for major corporates like Dell and Uniliver.
LAURA REYNOLDS is a jewellery designer and maker who founded her own line, GODESSA, inspired by classic symbols of female power. Laura has exhibited regularly with RESORT as well as taking part in fairs across East Kent, being selected for events such as the Canterbury Christmas Market and Broadstairs Folk Week Craft Fair.
We would like to thank the following at RESORT for help and assistance with text and design
Chris MacDonald, Lizzie Tweedale