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Photographer Ed Thompson brings The Red Forest to Royal Engineers Museum Gillingham


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Ed Thompson, The Red Forest. 2012. On April 26th 1986 there was an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, reactor number four spewed out huge amounts of radiation contaminating soil, water and atmosphere with the radiation   A new show The Unseen: The Red Forest opens at the end of the month at the  Continue Reading »


Stour Valley Arts takes group leaders for a walk on the wild side


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I learnt a great deal about how to engage with people in a natural woodland setting. Tracy Falcon’s audience participation exercise at one of the art pieces has stayed with me, (creating the surprisingly real sound of rainfall!) as has the enthusiasm that every group showed in making the work and telling a narrative that  Continue Reading »


On Tap Review: Making Art Work group show in Folkestone pub gallery


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Elin Karlsson visits the On Tap exhibition at the Brewery Tap Gallery in Folkestone to review the first group show by Making Art Work to be held outside its base in Maidstone, Kent. All photos by Fleur Alston.   Making Art Work was started as an initiative for artists in Kent in 2011. The group  Continue Reading »


Turner Contemporary to auction 15-litre bottle of wine signed by four artists to raise funds


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“We have little under a year to raise the remaining funds for our Catalyst Endowment Fund. All proceeds raised from the auction at Christie’s will be match funded through the Endowment and will significantly support our activities.” Turner Contemporary Director, Victoria Pomery   Britain’s biggest ever bottle of English sparkling wine produced by award winning  Continue Reading »


Louisa Martin is Stour Valley Arts first Associate Artist and has work in Whitstable Biennale


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Stour Valley Arts’s (SVA) first Associate Artist, Louisa Martin receives film funding for two upcoming film projects and is one of the artists taking part in this year’s Whitstable Biennale for new visual arts, film and performance opening tomorrow (May 31-15 June).   Stour Valley Arts supported and advised on Louisa’s funding bid as part  Continue Reading »


Stour Valley Arts pops up for a series of spring Microshows


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Stour Valley Arts has selected the artists showing work over the next six months as part of its new series of Microshows curated within Stour Valley Arts’ Cornershop, Unit 3, Park Mall, Ashford, Kent. Of the six Microshows, one is currently on show with three more to come.   We Are Oak Wood Passage 9-29  Continue Reading »


Stringing the Pearls: Visual Arts, Culture, Collaboration and Cash


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Pablo Bronstein, “Four Alternate Designs for a Lighthouse in the Style of Nicholas Hawksmoor,” 2014. Ink and watercolour on paper. Courtesy Herald St   Mark Sheerin looks at the manifold ways in which the South East region funded a daring network of new-build hubs for art and at the ways in which they are planning  Continue Reading »