Over the next year Whitstable Biennale will host a series of events which will combine showcases of work by North Kent artists working with film, sound or performance (selected by open call (deadline 31 Jan)) alongside presentations from invited speakers from artist-led initiatives in the surrounding areas.
The events will be open to artists and curators from across the county to come see new work, meet other practitioners and find out about nearby organisations. There will be a chance for North Kent artists to show work to peers and curators, gain feedback, form new networks and find out more about opportunities to work with organisations who are currently commissioning artists close by.
The first showcase is on 21 February 2019 in the lecture theatre at UCA Rochester (10 mins walk from Chatham Station). A list of the artists presenting work will be posted here. Limited parking is available on campus. There is also on-street parking which is charged for. If you wish to reserve accessible parking contact us.
This event is part of the Whitstable Biennale Artist Development Programme 2019.
About the invited organisations:
Well Projects is an artist-led organisation that operates as an events and gallery space and supports a public programme. Inhabiting a shop-front in Margate, Well Projects looks to the water well for direction; as an interstice in a location, as a reservoir and as a place to gather.
Operating alongside Well Projects is Well Press – a risograph print studio and open source archive. Together they support the presentation and sharing of high quality art and research that showcases a diversity of creative positions within the arts, science, politics, economy, geography and ecology.
Well Projects first major exhibition and publication of 2019 – ‘I’m in the Bath on All Fours’ opens 8th March. More information coming soon.
Well Projects is organised by Kris Lock, George Harding & Emily Whitebread.
Mat Jenner is an artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally and whose practice works across art making, curating, studio and institution.
In 2017 he established TACO! an artist led space in SE London, and along with artist John Lawerence runs Oh- an experimental publishing platform. Mat has worked within the arts for over 15 years at organisations including Studio Voltaire, Forma, SPACE and Arts Council England. He is a trustee of Grand Union in Birmingham.
LV21 is a unique floating art space in Gravesend crewed by experienced arts professionals and creative practitioners.
Based on the LV21, a historic, 40 metre steel-hulled lightship transformed into a floating art space and performance facility, the organisation are creative consultants and practitioners working with a broad range of people and organisations.
Together they devise, deliver and document art, culture, education and heritage projects.