Deal Pier Arts Festival: Lead artists Kate Davis and David Moore

David Moore (Photographer), Kate Davis (Artist)

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Abstract

DEAL PIER ARTS WAS FOUNDED IN 2014 BY RESIDENTS OF DEAL KENT TO PROMOTE AND CELEBRATE ART IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND TO INVITE ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE UK AND BEYOND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE LOCAL COLOUR OF THEIR LANDSCAPE AND LANDMARKS.OUR MASCOT AND NATURAL FOCAL POINT IS DEAL PIER AND ALL IT SYMBOLISES IN THE LIVES OF LOCAL RESIDENTS.

IT LOOKS TO CREATE A SHOWCASE FOR LOCAL TALENT AS WELL AS AN INVITATION TO BRING ARTS INTO THE COMMUNITY THAT WOULD NOT NORMALLY BE IN CONTACT WITH OUR COASTAL REGIONS.

IT AIMS TO PUT ART ON THE LOCAL MAP AND ENCOURAGE DEBATE AND COLLABORATION.

THIS YEARS PROJECT LED BY ARTIST KATE DAVIS, SENIOR TUTOR AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART AND DVID MOORE, LECTURER IN SCULPTURE AT EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART. THEY WILL BE LEADING THIS EVENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY ARTS FACULTY.

THEY ASKED FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN THEM IN CREATING ORIGINAL CERAMIC PIECES EXPLORING WHAT LURKS BENEATH.

THIS YEAR'S INSTALLATION PROJECT GATHERED CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ALL CREATIVE SECTORS OF THE DEAL COMMUNITY AND BEYOND. WE ENCOURAGE MAKERS, ARTISTS AND ANYONE SO INCLINED TO JOIN US IN THIS VENTURE BY VISITING OUR STUDIO TO MAKE AN ORIGINAL WORK.
THERE WAS TUITION AND GUIDANCE AVAILABLE.

THE CERAMIC WORKS WEREINSTALLED ON DEAL PIER DURING A SPECIAL CEREMONY ON THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST 2015 WHERE THEY WILL REMAINED DURING THE FESTIVAL.

THE WORKS WERE THEN GATHERED UP INTO A LARGE NET AND LOWERED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA AT SANDWICH BAY TO RISE AGAIN IN ONE YEAR TO LAUNCH WHAT'S THE DEAL ABOUT ART? IN 2016.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDeal, Kent
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • masks
  • sculptue

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