Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March, Turner Contemporary in Margate

Freshly back from Nairobi, Chris ran two half-term family focussed workshops at the Turner Contemporary in Margate on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March.
The Turner Contemporary opened in April 2011 and has been celebrated as a great success, attracting cultural regeneration to this traditional English seaside town. Each day attracted over 115 participants, some of whom returned for the second day which created a record length of film during the three hour session - creating more than 25 minutes worth of abstract hand drawn animation! 
Chris also delivered a swift visit and lecture in Canterbury at the University of the Creative Arts speaking to 1st year Fine Art students about Unravel, his artistic practice including his residency in Kenya. The workshop was also related to the work in the gallery spaces by Rosa Barba who's kinetic scuptures with 16mm film projectors were incredibly relevant to the Unravel workshops and participants - even utilising the same Elf Eiki projector. Chris's role during the film shoot of the co-comisssion in Manchester included blowing the dust that can be seen shining through a hole in the wall within the 35mm film installation on view in the main gallery space. 
Thanks Margate - see you again on the 1st March for the sixth form master -class...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Upcoming events at Turner Contemporary, Margate

There are three upcoming events at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate where Chris will represent Unravel and run direct film workshops in response to the current exhibition by Rosa Barba - Subject to Constant Change.
Chris was also involved in the Cornerhouse's co-production of the 35mm film shoot for the exhibition which runs simultaeneously in Manchester and Margate (see bad picture from iPhone to the right to prove it).
The events are 20th and 21st February and also a sixth form master class on 1st March.
Chris is looking forward to standing out in Margate with his tan he has acquired during the last five weeks on a residency project in Nairobi, Kenya but not looking forward to the imminent cold he will inevitably catch on return to the UK and thirty degree drop in heat!

Round up of recent/current events

Apologies for the long delay in updating the blog we've been very busy....
Chris is currently finishing off a five week residency in Nairobi, Kenya courtesy of the Gasworks Gallery and Triangle Network International Fellowship Programme. You can keep up to date with his experiences by following his blog: or fly over  especially to Nairobi for this event (it's free if that tempts you) on friday...

Maria has just had a group screening at The Horse Hospital featuring performances and screenings by Nicky Hamlyn, Cathy Rogers, Neil Henderson, Amy Dickson, Deniz Johns, Maria Anastassiou & Karolina Raczynski

Kelvin's exhibition at the Hockney Gallery at the Royal College of Art opens on Monday and is on view for one week.

Also some big big (secret?) news for Mark and Jo, we're not going to say what but we're incredibly happy and excited for you both!