Ambiguous Implements

Ambiguous Implements

B&B Project Space, Tontine Street, Folkestone on Friday 27th October 2017 11–5pm, and continues until Sunday 19th November. Open Friday to Sunday 11am–5pm or by appointment.

Join us for drinks to celebrate the opening on Saturday 28th of October 4.30-6.30pm

The second installment of Ambiguous Implements takes place across the two venues of B&B Projects Space and Folkestone Museum, Folkestone, Kent. Bringing together 17 practitioners from the fields of design, jewellery, ceramics, metalwork and sculpture Ambiguous Implements presents a collection of contemporary works that playfully reconsider the familiar objects of our day to day domestic life. Re-thinking the tools we use for eating, grooming, cooking and cleaning, the exhibiting artists have employed and subverted traditional craft techniques, reframed existing tools in new sculptural assemblages, or given seemingly banal objects new functions and effects.

Participating artists include; Rob Anderson, Aimee Bollu, Caroline Broadhead, David Clarke, Nuala Clooney, Rachael Colley, Rosie Deegan, Kate Farley, Daniel Fogarty, Kate Haywood, Jasleen Kaur, Julie Mellor, Maria Militsi, Rebecca Ounstead, Matt Rowe, Jonathan Trayte and Abbie Williams.

The exhibition will open at B&B project space, Tontine Street, Folkestone on Friday 27th October July 2017 11–5pm, and continues until Sunday 19th November. Open Friday to Sunday 11am–5pm or by appointment.

Crafting the Contemporary, Saturday 28th October 1pm – 4.30pm Folkestone Museum, High Street, Folkestone.

Crafting the Contemporary 

Crafting the Contemporary 

Saturday 28th October 1pm – 4.30pm Folkestone Museum, High Street, Folkestone.

In conjunction with the Ambiguous Implments exhibition, an afternoon symposium will explore the blurring of boundaries between the fields of traditional craft and contemporary art. Artists Rachael Colley, Ellie Doney (manifold collective), Daniel Fogarty and Matt Rowe will discuss their individual practices and explore different approaches to traditional craft techniques. The afternoon will finish with a tour of works in Folkestone Triennial that touch upon the question of crafting the contemporary.

Crafting the Contemporary, Saturday 28th October 1pm – 4.30pm Folkestone Museum, High Street, Folkestone.

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Vernacular Ambiguity

Club Shepway are pleased to present our 2017 program of vernacular events ‘Vernacular Ambiguity’

Grit in the Oyster is the first in a series of a series of exhibitions and interventions that coincide with the 2017 Folkestone Triennial ‘Double Edge’

The Grit in the Oyster is a body of work that represents the often overlooked rituals and aesthetics of carnivalesque culture in the traditional British seaside resort. It reflects a cultural space where the conventions and boundaries of socially acceptable behaviour or reckless hedonism could become blurred.

Rowe’s imagery depicts a desolate landscape in transition, a topography where the industry of pleasure seeking was interlaced with the gritty reality of the town’s social and economic divides.

Rowe’s pictorial accounts of Folkestone capture a seaside resort in permanent off-season as it breaks away from its mass cultural identity. His sculptural and performative work echoes this fading sense of place, and celebrates the recent social history of the run-down resort – the remnants of the seaside town they forgot to close down.

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Since 2006, Club Shepway has provided a platform for artists to explore the evolving landscape and social identity of Folkestone.
In 2008, Club Shepway established the inaugural Folkestone Triennial Fringe programme ‘Vernacular Spectacular’  in conjunction with the first Folkestone Triennial.

Vernacular Events has continued to provided a pivitol platform throughout Triennial years in helping independent cultural activities to culturally agitate the town.

www.vernacularevents.co.uk

 

Transmute

RCA Animation: Transmute

Rather than taking one form, it is more accurate to think of animation as an ‘indiscipline’ that synthesises all other art forms. It is the place where drawing, painting and sculpture meet poetry, puppetry, dance, photography, literature, philosophy, drama, film, architecture, kinetic, light and sound art.  In this programme of films from the Royal College of Art Animation archives, curator Birgitta Hosea has gone through over 30 years of work to select films that explore materiality through the language of animation.

Artists:

Stuart Hilton, Pendulum, 1991 (2.16), Alice Dunheath, You Could Sunbathe in This Storm, 2014 (6.00), Aline Helmcke, Pavement, 2007 (1.03), Jack Hague, Grand Mal, 1999 (1.18), Jan Otto Ertesvaag, Surge, 1996 (1.03), Alice de Barrau, Lick My Scab, 2015 (2.48), Birgitta Hosea, Erasure, 2017 (3.00), Betsy Dadd, Terra Infirma, 2013 (4.39), Oscar Lewis, The Waves, 2016 (4.37), Joana Silva, Lemon Tree, 2016 (4.40), Alice de Barrau, Lying Belly, 2016 (3.48), Pia Borg, Palimpsest, 2008 (10.20), Stuart Hilton, Wrong, 1991 (3.01)

‘All films shown courtesy of RCA Animation’, Featured Image: Lemon Tree by Joana Silva, 2016

Opening Times:
Wednesday 15th March – Open 12 – 6
Thursday 16th March – Open 12 – 5 
Friday 17th March – Open 12 – 5
Saturday 18th March – Open 12 – 5 

Strangelove festival kicks off with a double launch of the film Brigitte (2016) A film by Jyll Bradley with Thierry Bal and the exhibition Sight and Sound curated by Faye Golley. The exhibition will include works by
Fari Bradley, Reece Thomas Green, Rob Smith, Philippa Wall and Luke Jones.

Dr Strangelove Screening at Silver Screen 15th March 9.00pm
Strangelove Festival will be screening cult, comedy classic “Dr Strangelove” from celebrated director Stanley Kubrick. A political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the USA. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens.

The Quarterhouse hosts Queer Puppets Cabaret (Friday 17th March 7.30pm) and the Premiere of Brighton based group Partial Facsimile’s new work Media OS 5.1 (Saturday 18th March 7.30pm), where the audience will be
immersed inside a surround sound total environment interacting with their mobile phones.

http://www.strangelovelondon.uk

 

 

    

The House protects The Dreamer

 

Stephanie Maeseele
17th -18th of February 12:00h- 17:00h

B&B Project Space
14 Tontine Street
Folkestone
Kent
CT19 4EJ

Stephanie Maeseele, a Belgian painter who is currently part of the Painting Studio Programm Turps Banana in South-East London

“In my work I am searching for that fragile border where figure and space overlap. The figure is the space. Different sources, such as film stills, seventies handbooks on how to be a good housewife, personal photographs, patterns from fabrics and wallpaper are combined in a collage style image. I try to create a new space where one can sense a tension between the comforting idea of a safe home, versus the longing to escape.”  

 

 

E.P Sanders

 

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‘4’

E.P Sanders’ painting entitled ‘Four’ is constructed of two canvases painted with white and black gloss. Areas of black are left bled from masking lines, referring to an imperfect process contrary to its rigid form. Conjoined canvases become a constructed object implying sculptural attributes disassociated with individual painting surfaces.

Gloss paint reflects in an attempt to emphasise the equal significance of the viewer and interior space as they remotely become a feature of the work.

Tinnitus Detritus  

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Works by Matt Rowe and Simon Davenport,
18th November 2016 17:00h – 20:00h
B&B Project Space, 14 Tontine Street,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1JU

Davenport and Rowe’s work considers the motorway as a homogenized European landscape;
A disorientating environment where cultural feedback occurs.

Gesturing towards picturesque ideals, Rowe searches for a sense of romance along the transit routes northern Europe. His re-appropriation of motorway detritus into sculptural assemblages of specular e ect, allude to a ritualistic function.

Working with similarly inane detritus; Davenport uses the visual language of a museum to suggest the contextualization of the objects by a future society; A society completely oblivious to their original status or function.

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Gesturing towards picturesque ideals, Rowe searches for a sense of romance along the transit routes northern Europe.
His re-appropriation of motorway detritus into sculptural assemblages of specular effect, allude to a ritualistic function.
Working with similarly inane detritus; Davenport uses the visual language of a museum to suggest the contextualization of the objects by a future society; A society completely oblivious to their original status or function.

Davenport and Rowe’s work consider the motorway as a homogenized European landscape; A disorientating environment where cultural feedback occurs.

Simon Davenport and Matt Rowe both live and work in Folkestone UK.
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