An artist who moved to Ramsgate during the covid restrictions last year is to open a new studio and shop in the town.
JemimaSara is a multidisciplinary artist who is passionate about using freedom of expression, everyday life and mental health in her work,
Her new studio and shop -JEMIMASARA – will open at 72 High Street in the first week of July. Jemima will offer a range of limited edition prints, accessories, stationary, greetings and clothing while also working and having her artwork on display in the studio.
She said: “I am so excited to be opening my studio in Ramsgate, welcoming the community, friends, collectors and my dedicated consumer base to a space that will not only be a shop, but also a creative art studio.
“Since starting my practice in 2017, I have had a couple of studio/shops in London. After moving down to Ramsgate in lockdown last year, I thought it was time to try something new but it was difficult to find somewhere that allowed me to have the right mix of art studio and retail – this space is the perfect place to start.
“Ramsgate seems like the ideal place to be right now, not only because it is right around the corner from Margate, which has quickly risen as one of the most prominent art and creative locations in the UK and is home to Turner Contemporary, Carl Freedman Gallery and more.
“Ramsgate is quickly becoming a cultural hub, with a wealth of creative residents, a blossoming arts scene and rich history, with Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria and Karl Marx all residing in Ramsgate over the years.
“I can’t wait to open my doors and be a part of Thanet’s ever growing community.”
There will be an opening launch party in July on a date to be arranged.
Jemima’s contemporary work, installations, commissions, products and collaborations have been exhibited in galleries, shops and public areas across the world. She also works on a private commission basis and has clients including Anthropologie, Terry De Havilland, Wolf and Badger and more.
Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria and Karl Marx all residing in Ramsgate over the years.
Van Gogh stayed in ramsgate for two months does that really count as residing ?
is this a wind up ? i cant believe i am reading this same old story .
The whole lot needs flushing away, along with the useless government, TDC, Southern Sewage, Tracey Emin & the other ‘modern art’ bilge.
Alledgedly a recent exhibition by Emin at the Carl Freedmanattracted a few celebrities who spent 5 million between them onher work. And there’s certainly been someinvestment in the gallery at the former thanet press. So whilst of little interest to most of us, it does look as though its having a positive effect on that partnof margate.
Not sure how the £5,000,000 benefits Margate when the money goes to just one individual!
Exactly Peter. How does a bunch of pretentious luvvies paying a pretentious person yet more millions like somebody did for her dirty bed benefit Thanet? Why is all the money/grants for over a decade now going to ‘arts’ & minority vanity projects & not the high streets full of boarded up shops?
There is a large turd by the closed down toilets in Cavendish street in Ramsgate , if I put it in glass case can I get an arts grant, just wondering as it seems anything is classed as art these days
Same old dullards who’d prefer everything to be closed and art to not exist. Bore off.
So many artists in thanet, so many.
Good luck with your new studio.
72 high st, thats the pot shop. Think their moving to an empty shop in queens st.
I like art & pot
I like pottery too.
Yes, where would we be without plates?
I enjoy Tracey Emin’s work. I also agree that her personal wealth is highly unlikely to benefit Margate in any real sense. We are brainwashed to believe that the mere existence of the super-rich leads to ‘trickle down’. In reality their personal spending does very little to benefit the wider community in which they live and work.
If I spent a million quid on a work of art in say, Glasgow, can anyone explain how that would help anyone other than the artist, the art dealer and their very limited workforce? Even purchasing property does very little to help the community. Usually it just means that one individual occupies space that could have accommodated many.
Epic! I can’t wait for it to open. Ramsgate is on the up!!