Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Local Artists Need Not Apply

Those of you who are interested may wish to count the number of local artists pictured at this morning's sod-breaking ceremony over at the Turnip Centre site. (Here's a clue - 0).

Click here for pics of sod-breaking on 'Popular but beseiged™'
Click here for full story in Thanet Extra

26 comments:

Peter Checksfield said...

I wrote to the Turner people about a year ago to see if I could exhibit some of my work in the Marks & Sparks Gallery but I never even got a reply (& if they turn down art as fine as mine then what chance has everyone else got?!).

Anonymous said...

You're wrong, Cllr Kirby was there!

Anonymous said...

steven roper from old town gallery was there as was philip iota and three others (cant remember their names)sure there was more as well..

chris wells said...

Ah ECR, caught out with wish fulfilment rather than observation...there were lots of us real people there, behind the camera in the 2/9's, including artists, and several labour members as well. Downside of being a figment of your own imagination perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Sandy is spouting off in the pictures - or waiting to catch something not sure which - mouth wide open! - in the other piccys he is smirking why is he always doing that?

Eastcliff Richard said...

So how many local artists as opposed to local stuffed shirts then Cllr Wells?

One Stephen Roper doth not a pack of local artists make!

Anonymous said...

I counted six or seven local artists.

Anonymous said...

P*ss artists that is.

Anonymous said...

There's a few artists round my local. They're probably better than anything that'll ever appear in the Turner Temporary.

Anonymous said...

Don't you lot get it? They renamed the thing Turner CONTEMPORARY. Which means that unless you're exhibiting a life size model of George W. Bush knitted from your own nostril hair, or standing in a six by six perspex case stark bollock naked apart from a toilet seat glued to your left buttock, none of you local artists stand a chance of getting within 50 miles of the place with your seascapes, artistic nudes or witty blogicisms.

Just get over it. It ain't for you, it's for Lundunners.

MaisieGrace said...

It sounds like you were not even there ECR?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Of course I wasn't there! Being a local artist, I wasn't invited! So yes, I admit all I had to go on was the pics on Popular But Beseiged™ and a first hand report from someone who was there.

MaisieGrace said...

I think you should choose a different mole in future then!

mr dickens of broadstairs said...

It looks like an episode of, Last of the Summer Wine. Three boring old sods holding spades with sods on.

could we not lure old Trace back to Margate to do the honours?

Eastcliff Richard said...

I would personally love to discard my old mole and lure Our Trace back for a shovelling! Why can't TDC and KCC fix it for me? After all, I pay my council tax!

Sceptical of Ramsgate said...

Forgive my scepticism but isn't the Turner being built on a car park? If so where did they get the earth from to dig their spades into? Don't tell me they used council tax payers money to import some? Pity the wind did not blow some of the participants off into the Turneresque sunset. So much hot air up till now - now we expect results

Anonymous said...

The hole was dug into the grass bank where the ship pub used to be.

Adem said...

Ah.. the Ship Inn... I remember going there as a nipper for Toby Bitter at £1 a pint..... tasted like s**t.

As for the Turner, I notice anotehr year has been added on so it's now 2011 for completion. 10 years in the making....blimey.

Anonymous said...

I believe from listening to a radio report last night on KMFM the main Turner building will be completed by 2010 but the interior will not be ready for picture hangings until 3 months later, i.e. in 2011. If you know anything about building you'll know interiors need to dry out. Years a go, a good house might stand for up to 2 years drying out before it was occupied.

Anonymous said...

p/s Toby bitter was sh*te. Preferred Double Diamond.

Anonymous said...

Peter. I do not doubt the quality of your work. Look at it this way, would a London Theatre put on an amateur production? Its about credibility and I don't seek to undermine yours as you seem credible....its just getting recognised as such by the people who make that decision so stick in there and your day may come! I'm waiting for mine in my sphere and its a bloody hard slog.

Anonymous said...

Back to Ramsgate - leave Margate alone or you'll miss this story -Richard!

Ramsgate featured in the Telegraph P 15 as an authentic destination - not given the description of Deal - "raffish and Bohemian" though. Think you are spreading yourself too thinly with the "lost" town of Margate and missing what credit is being given to the town of your residence!

Peter Checksfield said...

Any truth in this?

http://thanetobserver.blogspot.com/2008/11/fanning-flames-of-success.html

Anonymous said...

Yes I was wondering about this..Just seen It anyone know?
Lily

MaisieGrace said...

Yes it's true - under the name of Margate Town Centre Degeneration, sorry Regeneration, Company.

Anonymous said...

Contact address is Reading and their website hasn't been updated since September 2007. Very progressive company.