Four artists will hold four separate exhibitions at Margate’s Lombard Street Gallery, to coincide with the opening week of the Turner Prize.
The Quartet exhibition brings together four artists who live in Thanet but have exhibited and worked across the UK and Europe.
Dawn Cole is a printmaker, who has exhibited across the UK in the last year and has work in the V&A collections. Her exhibition, End of Day, features a collection of monoprints, each made as the ritual last act of each day she spends in the studio.
Award-winning artist Dan Thompson has been travelling around the country for a year, writing 100 poems about 100 places which together form a narrative story about England. For his exhibition, Your England, he is creating an immersive installation, which he promises is ‘part theatre set, part exhibition’.
Tracey Thompson is a painter, whose mixed-media paintings tell complex stories about place, landscape, and the people who inhabit them. Her work has been shown at Worthing Museum, The Beaney in Canterbury, and the Pie Factory, Margate.
Graham Ward’s influences are as diverse as TS Eliot, the Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown, and Spanish pilgrimage routes. He has been commissioned by publishers such as Penguin, Picador Books and Methuen, and was a series illustrator for Time-Life Books.
The Lombard Street Gallery, a cornerstone of the Old Town’s regeneration which celebrated its tenth anniversary last year, is entering a new phase. The new-look gallery will focus on artist-led and artist-curated shows, of which this is the first.
The exhibition is part of Margate Now, Margate Festival’s programme of exhibitions and events which runs alongside the Turner Prize.
Quartet open on Saturday, September 28, the same day as the Turner Prize at Turner Contemporary, and will be open daily until Tuesday, October 8. For more information visit www.lombardstreetgallery.co.uk