Margate's very first salon, DRY RUN is an ongoing series of monthly gatherings, in the form of peer-to-peer critiques structured around presentations of work-in-progress; a safe and supportive space in which practitioners can test out new work and ideas and receive feedback and constructive criticism.
DRY RUN hosts intimate evenings numbering no more than 15 participants, for artists, curators, writers and arts professionals. Held in the beautiful Grade II listed Royal York Mansions in Margate Old Town, opposite Turner Contemporary, DRY RUN is always lubricated!
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AT THE VIOLET HOUR
3 Feb - 11 March 2018
Nayland Rock Hotel, Margate
Open 11.00 - 18.00 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Press view: Thursday 1st February time TBC
Preview: Friday 2nd February 7pm til late
National and international artists riff off the ‘inviolable’ voices in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land in the Grade II listed Nayland Rock Hotel. Part of Turner Contemporary's Journeys with 'The Waste Land' programme, 3 Feb - 7 May 2018.
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SOLO AWARD 2017/18
LONDON ART FAIR: 17 - 21 January 2018
IN TIMES OF BRUTAL INSTABILITY: FRANCES RICHARDSON
Chiara Williams Contemporary Art is proud to present the SOLO Award™ 2017 winner Frances Richardson in Art Projects at the London Art Fair 2018. Frances Richardson was selected by Sarah Monk (Director London Art Fair), Robin Klassnik (Director Matt's Gallery), Lisa Le Feuvre (writer, curator, editor, Head of Sculpture Studies Henry Moore Institute, Leeds) and Chiara Williams (panel chair and Director Chiara Williams Contemporary Art).
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THE SHIPS ARE ALWAYS THERE
19 - 28 AUGUST 2017
CRATE PROJECT SPACE 1 Bilton Square, Margate, CT9 1EE
Laura Fitzgerald / Phil Illingworth / Jay Rechsteiner / Kyung Hwa Shon
curated by Chiara Williams
Sat 19th – Monday 28th August, open 11am - 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and Bank Holiday Monday 28th August)
Preview: Fri 18th August 6pm onwards
New works by four international artists are brought together in an exhibition that allows for a contemplative convergence of perspectives; trajectories and courses overlap, brief encounters are made, vanishing points are vague, horizons are hazy, but, the ships are always there...more info
AFTERNOON TEA: WORKS ON PAPER
8 - 16 JULY MARGATE FESTIVAL 2017
Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, 4 Royal York Mansions,
The Parade, Margate, CT9 1EZ
Afternoon tea by the sea. A pop-up tea salon and exhibition of works on paper by over 70 local artists as part of Margate Festival. The exhibition will turn a private residence into a temporary gallery, accompanied by intimate afternoon tea sittings. All works are for sale. Free entry to the exhibition, but booking required...more info
SOLO AWARD 2016/17
LONDON ART FAIR: 17 - 22 January 2017
LAY OF THE LAND (AND OTHER SUCH MYTHS): VICTORIA LUCAS
Chiara Williams Contemporary Art will present SOLO Award 2016 winner Victoria Lucas at the London Art Fair 2017 (17-22 January). Victoria Lucas was selected by Sarah Monk (Director London Art Fair), Gordon Cheung (Painter), Francesco Pantaleone (Director FPAC, Palermo, Italy), and Chiara Williams (chair) (Director Chiara Williams Contemporary Art). Victoria Lucas is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.
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THE SOLO AWARD ™
In 2017, CWCA is proud to take over the directorship of the SOLO Award ™ (established by WW in 2012) and will present SOLO Award 2016 winner Victoria Lucas at the London Art Fair 2017.
The SOLO Award is an entirely not-for-profit project, now in its 6th year...read more. The SOLO Award 2017 call for entries will officially launch at the London Art Fair in January 2017.
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