Turner Contemporary Open was a selected, open submission exhibition that celebrated the creativity of artists based or trained in Kent.
Linda Aitken / Jim Allchin / Carole Andrews / Tina Atchison-Thomas / Grace Ayson / Dawn Badland / Jonathan Baldock / Daniel Bass / Ben Bird / Duncan Brannan /Mary Butcher / Edward Chell / Adam Chodzko / Darren Coffield / Richard Collett / Matthew de Pulford / Moyra Derby / Roy Eastland / Lesley Featherstone / Vicky Foster / Shelly Goldsmith / Bryan Hawkins / Georgia Hayes / Neil Henderson and Polly Read / Roger Hopgood /Robert Jarvis / Norman Kaghma /Kate Knight / Leo Koivistoinen / Emma Leach / Hannah Lees / Rod Lupton / Garry Martin / Julie Mecoli / Stephen Melton / Jeremy Millar / Nicole Mollett /Roy Oxlade /Andrew Palmer / Mark Parry / Edward Picot / Gareth Polmeer / Jim Robertshaw / Thomas Shedden / Eilidh Short / Ian Peter Smith / Ed Thompson / Julie Westbury / Leise Wilson / Patricia Wilson Smith / Jeanine Woollard / Jonathan Wright / Rose Wylie
The exhibition, specially selected by a panel of arts professionals, featured emerging and established artists who live and work in the county or who have graduated from a Kent art college since 2000. The exhibition took place at Turner Contemporary Project Space on Margat High Street.
With a range of work in different media, the Open was a fantastic opportunity to discover the diverse and vibrant approaches to art making in the region.
The selections were made by Martin Clark, Artistic Director, Tate St Ives; Laura Ford, Artist; Sarah Martin, Exhibitions Curator, Turner Contemporary and Hilde Teerlinck, Director, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais.