Margate Rocks 08 invites you to the seaside to join in the debate about the state of our planet by exploring the relationship between art and ecology.
Drawing on the glorious, hotchpotch backdrop of Margate, a selection of emerging and established international artists, curators, filmmakers, writers, critics and scientists have been invited to comment on the realities of our planet's ecological urgencies, and art's relationship to them.
The programme explores the relationship between art and ecology through a programme of art commissions, exhibitions, workshops, talks, films, and music.
Alan Lomax | Amelia Crouch | Andrew Kötting | Andrew Palmer | Animate Projects | Billy Childish | Charlotte Ginsborg | Chris Shepherd and David Shrigley | Colin Rose | Cordelia Swann | Dr Geoff Meaden | Dr Mark Miodownik | Esther Johnson | Franny Armstrong | Hannah Lees | Heather & Ivan Morison | Inger Lise Hansen | James Cauty | Jean-Gabriel Periot | John Parry | Julian Perry | Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson | Lisa Hall | Magnificent Revolution | Mark McGowan | Maslen & Mehra | Michaela Crimmin | Millie Burton | Nisha Duggal | Odette England | Oliver Hodge | Paul Hazelton | Peoples in Pieces | Philip Trevelyan | Rebecca Birch | Rob Smith | Rosie Cooper | Run Wrake | Sandra Lahire | Sarah Craske & Stacy Keeler | Sarah Yates & Zara Morris | Sean Meredith and Sandow Birk | Semiconductor | Shelly Goldsmith | Simon Welsford | Stephen Melton | Wig Sayell | Will Gould & Emily Hill
PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Five exciting new commissioned artworks by Rosie Cooper, Sarah Craske & Stacy Keeler, Mark McGowan, Stephen Melton, and Heather & Ivan Morison
Exhibitions and screenings of work by artists including Millie Burton, James Cauty, Shelly Goldsmith, Andrew Kötting, Julian Perry, Animate Projects, Semiconductor and David Shrigley
Late night revelations and science experiments on the beach with Dr Mark Miodownik
The Magnificent Revolution's Cycling Cinema ' the UK's first and only bicycle-powered cinema!
Daily drop-in family and kids art and drama workshops, rock-pooling and coastal walks
An environmental activism filmmaking workshop with director Franny Armstrong
A rare musical performance from artist Billy Childish on May Day at The Theatre Royal Margate
Talks from keynote speakers, including Michaela Crimmin, Director of Arts and Ecology at RSA