“ANOTHER TIME asks where the human being sits within the scheme of things. Each work is necessarily isolated, and is an attempt to bear witness to what it is like to be alive and alone in space and time.” – Antony Gormley
For the past three months, Antony Gormley’s sculpture standing in Margate’s seas beside the Turner Contemporary has been inspiring local and international artists to come up with their own interpretation of being alive and alone in space and time. The Making Waves competition, organised by the Margate Bookie Young Producers, aimed to provide young creatives aged 18-30 with an opportunity to showcase their work.
These works are now being shown at The Margate School from Friday 15 to Friday 22 October, with an opening night featuring spoken word artist Henry Maddicott and other local acts. Tickets to the family-friendly event from 5 to 7pm on 15 October are free and can be booked here.
The opening night and exhibition is the culmination of a series of three events run by the Margate Bookie young producers, under 30s with links to Margate who have been taking part in a year-long programme in collaboration with Margate Bookie and Co-relate. The events are funded by the Arts Council.
As well as being part of the exhibition, the artist with the top submission from each category (Poetry, Prose, Photography, Painting/Illustration, Mixed Media, and Audio) will receive a trophy and certificate, as well as publicity through Margate Bookie and The Margate School. Artists will come together to celebrate these isolated pieces of art, and the body of work they create as a whole.
Be sure to attend Making Waves opening night to celebrate the cream of local and international creatives, and the artists most likely to… make waves.
Making Waves Awards Evening, Friday 15 October 2021, 5-7 PM
Making Waves Exhibition, Friday 15 to Friday 22 October
(Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm; Monday: 12pm – 4pm)
Margate School, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX.
Get your free tickets here.