World-renowned artists put work on dis­play at fes­ti­val

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements - By Matt Le­clere

World fa­mous artists will be head­ing to Folke­stone this au­tumn as the 2014 Tri­en­nial kicks off on Satur­day.

Yoko Ono will be head­lin­ing the fes­ti­val this year and is cre­at­ing two new exclusive works for Folke­stone but is not go­ing to be ap­pear­ing in per­son at the fes­ti­val, or­gan­is­ers re­vealed this week.

Mar­gate’s Tracey Emin will be in town on Satur­day as the launch day co­in­cides with the arts ex­trav- aganza the Vaux­hall Art Car Boot Fair at the har­bour.

She will be joined by co­me­dian and Ash­ford res­i­dent Vic Reeves who will be at­tend­ing to per­son­ally sell prints from as well as pot­tery and paint­ings. Dozens of other artists sell­ing works from the back of new and clas­sic Vaux­hall cars and vans.

There are items for all en­thu­si­asts to pick with Emin cre­at­ing limited edi­tion em­broided art­works spe­cially for the fair as well as posters and sculp­tures rang­ing from £50 up to £800 and works by oth­ers i nclud­ing a host of Folke­stone based from £10.

Satur­day will also see the open­ing of the re­vamped Pay­ers Park which is hoped will link the town cen­tre with the Old High Street, Ton­tine Street and Grace Hill.

It has been com­mis­sioned for the Tri­en­nial and fea­tures new plant­ing, seat­ing, walk­ways, play area, out­door class­room and gym with 24 park­ing spa­ces also part of the plan.

The £1.5 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment has been funded through Roger De Haan Char­i­ta­ble Trust, Kent County Coun­cil and the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund.

Leader of Shep­way District Coun­cil Cllr David Monk said: “The re­nais­sance of this pre­vi­ously un­cared for space is breath­tak­ing. For any­one who hasn’t yet seen it I en­cour­age you to join us for the open­ing events on Satur­day.

“We are de­lighted to take on the man­age­ment of the park.”

Alas­tair Up­ton chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Cre­ative Foun­da­tion said: “This imag­i­na­tive project will trans­form what has been an eye­sore for so many years. This will be an­other sig­nif­i­cant piece in the jig­saw that is com­ing to­gether to make this area of town much more at­trac­tive.”

The open­ing and of­fi­cial Tri­en­nial launch will take place in the park at 10am on Satur­day with a live mu­sic event later in the af­ter­noon at 5.30pm. ev­i­dence of the tragedy, only empti­ness for re­mem­brance, a plaque retelling the story.

“I was moved by the so­bri­ety of this com­mem­o­ra­tion with the de­sire to keep this spirit of ‘fer­tile empti­ness’.”

The piece will fea­ture sound and draw­ing and ties in with a se­ries of ex­hi­bi­tions at the Brew­ery Tap next door un­til the end of the Tri­en­nial in Novem­ber.

The site will be home to a new per­ma­nent me­mo­rial due for com­ple­tion next year.

Yoko Ono and Vic Reeves, above, will be ex­hibit­ing their art­work at the Folke­stone Tri­en­nial

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.