Photos by Frank Leppard
Art works being created on Margate buildings in a bid to raise awareness of ocean conservation and the issues caused by plastic in and around our coastline are now well underway.
Seventeen local and international artists are painting as part of the Rise Up Residency project which runs to October 2.
The project is spearheaded by Rise Up Clean Up and Margate-based, internationally-acclaimed artist Louis Masai. It will culminate in a series of free workshops for residents this weekend – October 1-2, with the aim to inspire the Margate community to reduce plastic use and respect the ocean.
Works include that of lead artist Louis Masai on the Kent Tec building in Northdown Road and works by Lily Mixe at Drapers Mill, Hera -aka Jasmin Siddiqui’ – in Vicarage Place and Neequaye Dreph Dsane at Danesmead Terrace. Work has also started by artist Smug in partnership with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue organisation.
Residency artists are also heading up a number of litter pick events this weekend.
Find information and the mural map at http://riseupresidency.co.uk/
Find details for the workshops at https://www.riseupcleanup.co.uk/residency
Rise Up guide:
AARON LI-HILL -33 RANCORN / WEST CLIFF ROAD
DOUDOU– 46 CANTERBURY ROAD
SMUG– 31 CANTERBURY ROAD
SCOTTY BRAVE– LOCATION TBC
HERA– 1 VICARAGE PLACE
NUNO VIEGAS– 33 VICTORIA ROAD
CURTIS HYLTON– 29 OXFORD STREET
MARTIN WHATSON -CAROLINE SQUARE
DREPH– 22 DANESMEAD TERRACE
CATHERINE CHINATREE & PETER NICHOLLS-24 CLIFTON GARDENS
FAUNAGRAPHIC– 55 THANET ROAD
JORDAN T GRAY– 2 CLIFTON GARDENS
LILY MIXE– DRAPERS WINDMILL, ST PETERS FOOTPATH
DAVID SHILLINGLAW– BLACK AXE THROWING CO, EDGAR RD, CLIFTONVILLE
NOMAD CLAN– 68 HAROLD ROAD
LOUIS MASAI– 351 NORTHDOWN ROAD
ONUR– 351 NORTHDOWN ROAD (KENT TEC)