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  • Artist book, Ian Bottle. Image: Rob MacDonald

Offsite programme

Sat 3 Feb 2018

12 - 4pm / CRATE, 1 Bilton Square, Margate / Free

Sat 3 Feb 2018 - Sun 4 Mar 2018

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 4pm

Staff and students from UCA Canterbury Kent will be using the artist book as a means of exploring themes located within The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot written partly in Margate in a variety of different forms from books, zines, and pamphlets to sculptural objects running alongside Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ at Turner Contemporary.

CRATE will become a curatorial space where books made during the research period for Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’ will be put into context with other experimental works being created by the staff and students in response to the poem and will link with events to be hosted at UCA Canterbury. This series of workshops at CRATE during the four-week period from 3rd February to 4th March will show ways of experimenting using artist book making, as a means of interpreting the poem.


Different Voices: Public Program and Workshops 

Private View

The Waste Land poem by T.S. Eliot performed and read by Dr Ian Jones

Saturday 3rd February 2018 6-9pm


‘Zine Land’

One day Zine Making Workshops with Ben Hunt UCA lecturer and Ruth Rollason, UCA artist in residence Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February, 12noon – 4pm


‘Unreal City’

Screen Print Workshop creating an installation from screen prints onto Cardboard boxes with Rob McDonald UCA Lecturer Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February, 12noon-4pm


‘Artist Books Gad About Margate’ (find in surprise locations) & Multi-Media Event

Presenting artist books along with projection, performance and installation with Ian Bottle lecturer and UCA students Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February, 12noon -4pm


'A heap of broken images’ Closing Event

The Waste Land poem by T.S. Eliot performed and read by Dr Ian Jones and the presentation of new material generated through the ‘Different Voices’ project by Staff and Students from UCA, and members of the public participating in workshops Saturday 3rd March

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This is an independent event organised by members of the public in response to Turner Contemporary's invitation to create an event or activity inspired by The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot's legacy, and Turner Contemporary's exhibition Journeys with 'The Waste Land'.