CRATE Studios and Project Space

8 October – 4 December 2019
CRATE Studio and Project Space, Bilton Square, Margate, CT9 1EE

COLLABORATE & EXCHANGE: CRATE Micro-Residency Exhibition 29 November to 4 December

Artists: William Hughes, James Mccoll & Sara Jackson
Partner organisations: Grandad’s Workshop, Monkton Stargazers & Windmill Community Gardens

Preview: Friday 29 November, 18:30 – 21:30pm
Exhibition Open: Saturday 30 November – Wednesday 4 December, 12:00 – 15:00

Join us to see the collaborative outcomes from our Micro Placement Residencies, which took place between August and September 2019.
Selected by open call, three artists were placed within local organisations and businesses for at least one week, for a chance to exchange skills and knowledge.
This exhibition explores the process of collaboration, looking at the effects of these cross disciplinary exchanges and the importance of working together to diversify and strengthen industries.

Artists & Placements

Artist William Hughes was placed with John Hislop from the Monkton Stargazers at the Monkton Observatory
Artist Sara Jackson was placed with Frank White from Grandad’s Workshop
Artist James McColl was placed with Windmill Community Gardens

The Reading Room #1. Speculative Futures: Feminist Science Fiction
27 November, 19:00 – 21:00

The Reading Room thinks about where reading is situated in artistic practice and considers reading as practice. The reading room is a space for sharing, listening and discovering. The Reading Room will become a growing community resource of texts at CRATE available for people to borrow.

For the first iteration of The Reading Room we will be thinking about Feminist Science Fiction; we will look at Christine de Pizan’s 1405 work The Book of the City of Ladies, which inspired Tai Shani’s Turner Prize piece, and will read from the likes of Ursula K Le Guin and Octavia Butler.. Please bring any materials you would like to share related to this theme.

CRAThElstan Sound Residency: CRATE & Athelstan Sound 31 October – 13 November

This interdisciplinary collaboration will create new spontaneous work. Come and discover the outcomes at the end of the residency.

dismal sheets of dust: Slawa Harasymowicz 17 – 30 October

Visit this exhibition based on an excavation of a tenement block in Krakow. Currently derelict, the building functions as a container, spectator and uncanny ruin.

Late opening & In-conversation between the artist, & curator and writer Dominik Czechowski: 20:00 -22:00 Saturday 26 October 2019. Please note that the exhibition will be open to view from 16:00 – 21:00

Zine Week 8 – 13 October, 12:00 – 18:00 with some lates, see listings below

A week celebrating zine culture, from punk fanzines to xerox photography and other DIY attitudes, with workshops, discussions and a library throughout the week finishing off with a zine fair on the last day.

Zine Library Open Daily 12:00 – 18:00

Thursday 10th
Prop Culture for the Super-fan 13:00 – 17:00
Join a free workshop creating DIY, props, costumes and zines, celebrating the people, music, films and TV you love the most. Obsessive behaviour welcome.

Zine Discussion, “How and why?” 18:30 – 20:00
Join us for a friendly discussion all about the how and why of zines.

Friday 11th
DIY Art Zine Workshop 13:00 – 17:00
Dream Safari and Erin Laurel Hayhow will be offering a super chill, ambient, DIY art zine making session. We will be using a mixture of collage, drawing and other mediums to create our own 8-page booklets, whilst we relax to some beats, selected by dream safari.

JANET DISTRICT COUNCIL’S OVERTIME: The Complaints Desk, 19:00 onwards
Come and join Janet District Council’s out of office hours and get it off your chest. Janet will be at Crate to listen to your complaints – if you could just put it in writing and Janet will solve all your problems, rejecting and accepting offers to make Margate great again. With a dedicated team waiting to deflect your criticisms, all your ideas will be put into an official Janet District Council zine. BYOB and bring a pen.

Sunday 13th
Zine Fair, 12:00 – 18:00
Come and see the ultimate celebration of zines at a Zine Fair, we’re cramming every corner of the project with zines and prints for you to support our local makers.