The Generate project brings together a group of artists and designers who share a belief that their creative practice as adults can be significantly advanced through the development of a greater understanding of the way in which their children use their creativity as a foundation for their learning.
Famous for its association with JMW Turner and Tracey Emin, Margate was the inspiration for the Generate artists and their children in 2007.
The families developed ways of making art together, both in their studios and on location in the local area. Experimentation in painting, drawing, model making and collage, using a wide range of materials, enabled the children to give their imaginations free reign, whilst at the same time providing a major source of inspiration for their parents.
All of the artists are based in East Kent, and are all linked by their commitment to sharing their knowledge of their respective professional arenas through education. With the emergence a new cultural creative agenda in Margate it was felt that it would be appropriate to structure this project around responses to the town.
This exhibition showcased their work by the Generate families from the workshops they took part in during summer 2007.