Vernacular Habitation

Club Shepway Presents its 3rd series of Vernacular Events Vernacular Habitation

Coinciding with the 2014 Folkestone Triennial, Vernacular Habitation presents a series of, micro residencies, artist interventions and collaborative projects, that deconstruct material process attributed the production decorative artefacts and architectural embellishment. Framed within the Local of Folkestone Vernacular Habitation aims to create a snapshot of material trends in attempt to highlight a regional aesthetic.

Artists include: Alexis de Raphelis, Romain Baujard, Matt Rowe, Georgie Manly, Sarah Britton Jones, Lovisa Lindström, Luke Godfrey, Sara Ocklind

B&B Site Visit from Sarah Britten-Jones

B&B Site Visit from Sarah Britten-Jones

Sarah Britten-Jones is a British visual artist with a background in ceramics. Some of her work involves the process of appropriation, and she likes to respond to things that already exist in the world, often manipulating visual material to show the opposite of its original or intended meaning. She likes playing with authority, and is always on the look out for people and institutions to play with.

Artist Statement

I source conceptual and physical material from my environment or situation, and manipulate it to reveal truths that are often denied or hidden. I am interested in the stories we tell ourselves in order to live, and how these self-narratives are exercised and take form through the things we create and consume. My work often provides an antithesis to the dominant storyline.

Read my thesis from 2007 here and understand more about the website in appropriation policy.Sarah Britton-Jones

A Gallery of Condemned Men

B & B Project Space in Folkestone is hosting an exhibition of new work by the artist Jonathan Waller.

He will also be constructing a new sculpture in the gallery during the show with materials gathered from the local beaches.
Waller has exhibited internationally and has been included in two major surveys of British and European art. He has work in the Tate Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and many other important collections. He is a senior lecturer at Coventry University.

Entitled ‘A Gallery of Condemned Men’ and comprising works of sculpture, drawing and print, the exhibition will take the viewer on a shadowy journey into the underworld of Victorian London, through the deprivations of doomed nautical expeditions and beyond towards a satirical end in Hogarthian folly!
Using a mixture of unconventional materials, the installation explores the dark themes of destiny, fate and foolhardiness through the transformative idiom of the grotesque.

The exhibition opens to the public on Sunday 28th July and closes on Saturday 3rd August. Opening hours are from 11am to 6.00pm. Come and meet the artist who will be resident in the gallery.


Reframing – Korinna McRobert

Throughout January the B&B project space will host a perpetual screening of Korinna McRobert Reframing (2012)

The films performative and filmic approach explores issues of trauma using visual and oral dialogue, from a female standpoint. Reframing suggests multiple parallels between invasion and rape: the act of controlling and taking what is not given, whether it is a body, land, resources or spiritual identity.

Reframing was shot on location in Cyprus and the work is compiled of a series of site-specific performances, documented and cut to make a continuous film in conjunction with filmmaker Emilie Kengmo Chappatte.

Korinna produced and edited the film during a one-month residency-internship in July 2012 with Dover Arts Development (DAD), as part of DAD’s War & Peace programme.

Reframing has been shown in the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Dover, UK (2012) and is currently been scheduled to be screened at selected venues around kent.