Saturday 6 May from 2pm until 8pm sees Open School East opening their doors to the world for our very first Margate based Open Studios following our relocation from London earlier this year.
The Associate artists of Open School East invite you to join them to share what they have been working on since starting in February, coupled with a desire to meet our neighbours and the creative community of East Kent.
We will be presenting a multi-form art work which takes Hans Christian Anderson’s 1844 fairytale The Nightingale as a tongue-in-cheek point of departure. We have used a limited palette of materials including plaster, clay and latex, and have united as one group to create a “total art work” under the direction of curriculum co-ordinator Matthew Darbyshire and visiting artists* working in the fields of painting, sculpture, sound, writing, costume, choreography, public art and film.
The Open Day has a programme of activities including a procession, a class on human lie detection, a plaster casting workshop, a vegan and non-vegan BBQ, Nightingale-inspired karaoke, live performances and the broadcast of the sound piece D O N G every hour on the hour.
2.00pm: Start of The Nightingale Procession at Open School East, The Pettman Building, 50 Athelstan Road, Margate CT9 2BH. The procession will parade around the streets of Cliftonville and loop back to Open School East. Join us.
3.15pm: Emma Gibson, Leaking Joy, a class on lie spotting and truth seeking.
4.15pm: Louis Joe Sainsbury, George Harding and Emily Whitebread, Storytelling & Slides: an abstract retelling of The Nightingale through archive material, slide projections, live-making and spoken word.
5.15pm: Plaster casting workshop open to all. Bring an object or a body part (wear messy clothes)
6.15pm: Jessica Jordan-Wrench and Roxanne Gatt host The Nightingale Karaoke.
D O N G will be heard on the hour from 3 till 8pm.
The BBQ will be lit after the 3pm D O N G.
Open School East’s 2017 associate artists are: Chloe Ashley, Roxanne Gatt, Emma Gibson, George Harding, Jessica Jordan-Wrench, Kris Lock, Jo Murray, Louis Joe Sainsbury, Leandro Stafford, Josephine Sweeney, Sara Trillo, Emily Whitebread and Jacob P Woods.
* Thank you to Melissa Appleton, Yemi Awosile, Lucy Beech, Pablo Bronstein, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Nicolas Deshayes, Milo van der Maaden, Sophie Mallett, Tom Morton, Eddie Peake and Jessica Warboys.