Wind-Breaker Mural: Rory Strudwick

The Wind-Breaker Mural is a giant windbreaker with an abstract representation of Margate’s growth as a town across the past 10 years. With this painted onto one side of the piece and facing the town, I will set it up to create various windless patches for people to enjoy the beach during a diminishing summer and surrounded by Art.

What is your practice?

Textile Artist

What drew you to this artform?

A family connection to fashion and textiles coupled with a vast interest in colours and printmaking. 

Who is your art hero?

Josef Albers

As restrictions are lifting where will you be heading to first in Margate?

Margate Steps

Tell us a bit about this place

It has one of the best views of margate’s famous sunsets. 

What do you see the artist’s role being in the overall effort to dismantle systemic racism?

Art and Artist’s vary, and so do the roles. For some it is a more important for this subject matter to be at the frontline of their practice than others. However generally, I think art should reflect the vibe and changes going on within a society and culture to try and bring them to more public conversation. For this to be possible you have to be aware, which for some is through listening, reading and learning. Sometimes this means stepping back and enabling people of other cultures to speak their narratives instead.