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NOW - a dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists
Feb
21
to Sep 2

NOW - a dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists

NOW is a collaborative programme aimed at reinvigorating discussion around the role of female contemporary artists in the art ecology of present day China.

Through a series of exhibitions, commissions and events, NOW explores how the diversity of current female artistic practice transcends notions of gender difference to offer hybrid perspectives on their socio-political environment. Turner Contemporary is exhibiting work by Yin Xiuzhen and Duan Jianyu.

 

February 21 to September 2, 2018

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Flight
Apr
16
to Apr 30

Flight

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A collaborative project by Kat Cutler-MacKenzie and Ben Caro who propose a critique of contemporary feminism: woman is now free from her cage, told that she can fly, but has wings too heavy and too fragile to ever take flight.

In their exploration, the pair learned that concrete shared these qualities: it was simultaneously fragile and immovable. However, in their research, they found that sand and stone reinforced the fragile structure. Margate beach became an integral part of the artwork.

A free exhibiton, located outside the bus cafe on the Sundeck, Margate beach.

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Somatic Grammar
Mar
8
to Mar 13

Somatic Grammar

Through a series of conversations involving the acts of eating and cleaning, we explore actions, reactions and consequences.

With undertones of sexuality and the human form, loss of control and the struggle to regain it, we probe whether the marks that actions in life leave on us can ever be erased. Developed as a collaboration with artists Miriam Kilpatrick and Paolo Fiorentini, Ray Prendergast uses performance, video and photos with the potential for them to evolve into performance  installation.

March 9 - 13th

Opening hours 11am-5pm.

Private view on March 8 from 5 to 9pm

Supported by Pie Factory Margate

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The Cat Ladies
Mar
8
to Mar 13

The Cat Ladies

In her series The Cat Ladies, Kirsty McKenzie creates paradoxical images of beauty and awkwardness, social and antisocial themes. She explores lesbian relationships versus the solitary nature of cats, using the technique of partially blind contour drawings and paintings, to create distortions and a tension between improvisation and control.

Kirsty McKenzie is an interdisciplinary artist, and prolifically creates paintings, drawings, collages, costumes, sound and video installations, as well as her own universe. Her work is often figurative depicting portraits of colourful characters with prominent queer and feminist themes. She employs a child-like exuberance with simplification and distortion of forms, and a brazen use of colour, and infuses strong themes of addiction, obsession, and mental health with a sense of humour. In her series The Cat Ladies, McKenzie creates paradoxical images of beauty and awkwardness, social and antisocial themes. She explores lesbian relationships versus the solitary nature of cats, using the technique of partially blind contour drawings & paintings, to create distortions and a tension between improvisation and control. 

March 9 - 13

Opening hours 11am-5pm.

Private view on March 8 from 5 to 9pm

Supported by Pie Factory Margate

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Fragments of The Waste Land
Mar
8
to Apr 4

Fragments of The Waste Land

Local photographer, Eleanor Marriott, will be having a special extended opening, with drinks, of her 'Fragments of The Waste Land' exhibition at Vortigern gallery on Saturday 10 March.

Beautiful Indian women feature strongly in the exhibition and Eleanor will be offering 20% discount on any photographs with females in for the duration of POW! There is also a chance to win a limited edition signed and framed copy of her 'Women are one Woman' photograph through a prize draw.

The gallery is located at 6 Lombard Street and the exhibition is open Thursday to Saturday 11-5 and Sundays 12-4 until the 4 April, with extended opening until 7.30pm on Saturday 10 March. 

 

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Women's Work presents COMPLICIT
Mar
7
to Mar 11

Women's Work presents COMPLICIT

Women, people of colour, and other marginalised people, have to work socially and institutionally as well as in the studio in order to make work, to change the structures to allow them in and to educate others to help make their work visible and enduring. Womens Work is a fluid collective of artists, set builders, designers, musicians, teachers, writers, performers, poets and more.

 

No wheelchair access

March 7 - 11

Opening hours 11-4pm

Opening party and Pre-WOW! Warm up on Friday 2 March from 7 to  11pm

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Life Lit Up
Mar
7
to Mar 18

Life Lit Up

Photographer Sarah Wyld shows the strength, humour, talent and optimism of women and girls through the years - from tennis player Billy Jean King, singer Joan Armatrading, doctors demonstrating their support for the NHS, Kent Pride, to her daughter doing yoga in the garden.

 

No wheelchair access

Open March 7th - 18th

Opening hours 7th -11th March 10am till midnight.

13th-18th March 10am -10pm. Closed on Mondays.

Private view on March 6 from 6 to 9pm

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Slidewalking towards a Disoeuvre
Mar
6
to Mar 11

Slidewalking towards a Disoeuvre

Felicity Allen's and Althea Greenan's installation is a feminist interrogation of the production of conventional art histories. Both artists share a common interest in and commitment to the Women Artists Slide Library and explore women artists' practices of resistance through the Slidewalk (Althea) and Felicity's concept of the Disoeuvre.

March 7 - 11

Private view on March 6 from 6 to 9pm

Free Entry

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Wish My Wife Was This Dirty
Mar
6
to Mar 11

Wish My Wife Was This Dirty

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Sadie Hennessy presents 2D and 3D work about sex and domesticity. Be warned that the exhibition will contain adult content -and bad puns.

There'll be ’Secret Place' Mats, ’Forbidden Fruit' Bowls' and a ’Freudian Slip,' amongst other works. Hot-off-the-press limited edition screenprints of ’Genital-Free Pornography' will be available to buy.

No wheelchair access / Age 16+

March 6th - 11th

Open 7.30pm-11pm

Private view on March 6th from 5pm to 9pm

 

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Prime
Mar
6
to Mar 18

Prime

The Viking Gallery, Margate

 

A group show of paintings by four female artists: Jacky Bellamy, Jane Cattlin, Philippa Paterson,Juliet Robertson. 

The overarching theme for the exhibition is that each could proudly be described as an Older Woman Artist. This title has been applied to a growing number of women artists – Rose Wylie, Phylida Barlow and Gillian Ayres – who are producing perhaps their best work and receiving much deserved acclaim in their later years. Viewed in this light Prime is an apposite title because it is a show that recognises the positive place these artists have reached in their creative lives: producing stunning, self assured work and painting in a way that is personal and true to them individually.

 

This exhibition has been curated by local artist/curator Sally Childs.

 

No wheelchair access

Open March 6 - 11th  and 15 - 18th

Opening hours 12pm-6pm

Private view on March 6 from 5 to 9pm

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And With Our Many Voices
Mar
6
to Mar 11

And With Our Many Voices

Helen Brooker's exhibition celebrates the courage, tenacity and resistance of  women who embody the idea of modern day suffrage, often fighting for the rights   of other women, risking their own lives or being imprisoned for their actions. Her work incorporates the use of stitched textiles, since the activity of sewing and the tools required (needles, thread and scissors) hold significant symbolic references to repair, mending and restoration. All proceeds from the sale of handmade Afghan kites will be donated to Amnesty  International.

 

March 6th and 10th & 11th

Opening hours 11am-5pm

Private view on March 6 from 6 to 9pm

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Irreverent Series
Mar
6
to Mar 11

Irreverent Series

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Artist Tracie Peisley's Irreverent Series takes portraits by famous Masters and superimposes women into those positions. The imagery has been cut and pasted from books rendering women as equal models and role models.

 

March 6 - 11

Opening hours: Tuesday 6th-Saturday 10th March 10.30am-5.30pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

Private view on March 6 from 5 to 9pm

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By Women
Mar
6
to Mar 19

By Women

Janie Grout exhibits paintings exploring the work of engineers and inventors including Charlotte Perriand, Ray Eames, Marion Mahler, Josephine Cochrane, Margaret Calvert and Enid Seeney. Janie's work adopts a wide range of media, often re-employing discarded paintings and printed material to create portraits of everyday objects in a loose, rapid style.

 

March 6 - 19

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm

Private view on March 6 from 6 to 9pm

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Old Bags
Mar
6
to Mar 11

Old Bags

An exhibition of artworks and essays, exploring the relationship between bags and their owners, by artist, Ruth Geldard. The bags of the title form the subject of intimate portraits . Works on paper were created live, directly from the subject for each portrait carefully chosen. Where possible, the owner was present and during these sessions, engaged in a dialogue, often revealing an emotional attachment to their own, ’old bag.'

 

March 6 - 11

Open 10am-5pm each day and Sunday 11-4pm

 

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SHE
Mar
5
to Mar 11

SHE

SHE, by Chris Avis comprises a series of photographs and two videos that focus on the relationship between mothers and daughters across generations. Avis became a fly on the wall to record intimate glimpses of this unique bond, a talking snapshot of moments in time.

 

March 5 - 11th

Open Monday 10.30-noon, Tuesday to Sat 10.30-4pm, Sunday 11-4pm

Private view on March 10 from 6 to 9pm

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