Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Kent Cultural Baton at The Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate

The Kent Cultural Baton Airstream, pic courtesy Kent County Council
Last Sunday the 17th of April I was honoured to be asked by Catherine Herbet of our local Kent County Council to attend the opening weekend ceremony of The Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. My role as a working artist in-situ was in connection with The Kent Cultural Baton.

“The Kent Cultural Baton is a unique, original artwork designed by artist Nicole Mollett that will tour Kent in the period leading up to the London 2012 Games. Inspired by the first Ordnance Survey map of Kent produced in 1801, the Kent Cultural Baton reveals worlds within a world, bringing to light the character and textures that identify a place and make it distinctive. It is a mobile creative workspace that at each visit captures the sights and sounds of its location – a visual and aural map, a snapshot in time. The Baton’s journey around Kent will culminate in a body of material, a rich and layered resource that speaks reams of the different places, textures and narratives that comprise Kent.”

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