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.

Hermaphrodite Wedding

image copyright Kerry Simmons/Ruth Calland

You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the opening of

Hermaphrodite Wedding

at the B & B Gallery in Folkestone.

on Sunday 6th May from 1-5 pm

& to enjoy a complimentary drink

in the Rocksalt bar between 4 – 6 pmHermaphrodite wedding

Performance photographs and film by
Ruth Calland and Company

B & B Gallery, Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JU

6th May – 3rd June

Opening afternoon: Sunday 6th May 1-5 pm
Drinks at Rocksalt bar 4-6 pm

The Company: Hamish Stewart, Jonathan Waller, Roan Allen, Kerry Simmons, Nicola Tree, Eva Calland-Waller, Holly Calland-Waller, and all our hermaphrodite performers.

Travelling from London: regular Sunday trains from St Pancras or Charing Cross take 55 mins approx, eg 10.10 getting in at 11.07
Return trains eg. 18.56 getting back at 19.51. £35.30 day return from thetrainline.com







GHost presents The Haunted Sea Film Screening


GHost present

The Haunted Sea

Short Film Screening and Musical Performance by English Heretic

Friday 23 September 2011,
7pm doors open,
7.30pm musical interlude by English Heretic
8pm film screening commences

64 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JP
Map: http://tinyurl.com/6zd2ssc


Twelve international artists have responded to our call for short films on the theme of “The Haunted Sea”.
The films will be screened together on the final weekend of the Folkestone Triennial.

English Heretic will open and close the event with “An intermission of aural lagan, manipulating phonographic salvage from the actual locations of M.R.James’ ghost stories “A Warning to the Curious” and “Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You.”

Film Programme

Arctic Echo, Dir. Eva Rudlinger, UK, 2008
[desı’re:] the Goldstein Reels, Dir. Romeo Grünfelder, Germany, 2006
The Radiographer’s Daughter, Dir. Stasis73, UK, 2011
Ash On My Skirt, Dir. Amy McDonough, UK, 2011
Dziwy Mórz Głębokich (The Deep Sea Wonders), Dir. Tymon Albrzykowski, Poland, 2010
Oh Dreamland, Dir. Inez de Coo, UK, 2010
The Salem Ghost Ship, Dir. Glenn Church, USA, 2011
Mermaid Song, Dir. Nick Baxter, Jude Cowan, Joanna McCormick, UK, 2011
Edges of the Peripheries, Dir. Emma Caddow, UK, 2007
West of Arran, Dir. Neil Baker, UK, 2011
Joy, Dir. Kieron Clark, UK, 2007
Seaworthy, Dir. Ellen Lake and Chris Green, USA, 2010

Saturday 24th September, 2.00p – 6.00pm
the films will be screened on a loop at 64 Tontine Street
and the B&B Project Space will be open with a final chance to glimpse the GHost CLHub

4.00pm – Performance by Joanna McCormick and Jude McGowan
the B&B Project Space, 14 Tontine Street

more information: www.host-a-ghost.blogspot.com
e-mail: ghost.hostings@gmail.com


The Count of Monte Cristo: The Unknown


The Count of Monte Cristo: The Unknown

Annabel Dover, Hayley Lock, Cathy Lomax, Alex Pearl, Mimei Thompson

16 & 17 September 2011

The Unknown is the fifth chapter in a series of exhibitions inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s classic adventure story; The Count of Monte Cristo.

Working in a range of disciplines and media, the artists’ each plot their own responses to the novel’s settings and overarching themes of betrayal, disguise, revenge and patience, mapping out a narrative of imagined objects, characters, conversations and relics. For The Unknown, personal histories and Folkestone’s coastal location are combined as each artist examines a character that hovers between fact and fiction. The changing window display at the B&B over the 16th and 17th September will feature at various times Captain Cook’s voyage on The Beagle; promiscuous, myopic sailors; 19th century cross channel ferries, Napoleonic defences and sexually ambiguous aristocrats. Each character change will be accompanied by an announcement on a board outside the space.

A special Count of Monte Cristo edition of the art fanzine Arty accompanies the exhibition and will be available to by from the B&B.

Previous exhibition ‘chapters’ have taken place at The Phoenix Gallery in Exeter, Occupy Space in Limerick, Ireland and Rogue Project Space in Manchester.

See http://gogowhippet.com/wordpress/bandb & http://www.wilmorehouse.co.uk for more info
Please contact Cathy Lomax for more info and images lomaxcathy@mac.com / 07718259963

The Count of Monte Cristo

Set in the first half of the 19th Century, The Count of Monte Cristo follows the adventures of Edmund Dantes, a young sailor with a bright future – on the verge of being made captain of his ship and marrying the beautiful Mercedes. Falsely accused of plotting against the King by jealous rivals, he is sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious dungeon island, Chateau d’If. While imprisoned in solitary confinement, an elderly prisoner tunnels into his cell while trying to escape. He tells Edmund of a fantastic treasure, of which he alone knows the location, hidden away in a cave on the tiny island of Monte Cristo. After many years in prison, and following the old man’s death, Edmund escapes and discovers the treasure. In various guises, he sets about using his new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him and to reward those who have helped.

The novel’s themes are of betrayal, patience and disguise; revenge, forgiveness and redemption and its sprawling plot is filled with twists and turns, lengthy deviations, historical and political references and characters with multiple identities. It has spawned a multitude of film and television adaptations, each focusing on particular elements of the narrative while editing out others.