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Art lecturer to create new exhibition with public

14 October 2008

An Art lecturer from Canterbury Christ Church University is inviting the public to take part in a workshop on Saturday 18th October 2008 from 1pm to 5pm.

Bryan Hawkins, of modern art group Limbo Arts, will give ten families five pounds each to buy second-hand goods from Margate’s charity shops.

The workshop, from the exhibition ‘Towards a Museum of the Regarded Disregarded’, aims to provide people with an opportunity to experience what it is like to be in charge of a museum.

Bryan said: “Second-hand shops exist somewhere between museums and rubbish dumps. The rubbish dump houses disregarded objects. The museum or gallery houses regarded objects. The second-hand shop is a place where individuals have the chance to make a decision, rather like the decision of a museum curator, about what is regarded or disregarded.”

The exhibition will be held at the Substation Gallery, 6 Bilton Square, off the High Street, Margate, Kent and admission is free.

Limbo Arts is looking for ten families to participate in the exhibition. To book a free place in the session, call Limbo Arts on 07812 780984 or email info@limboarts.co.uk

For more information visit www.limboarts.co.uk

Notes to Editor

Limbo Arts – ‘Towards a Museum of the Regarded Discarded’

Shop for free and exhibit with Limbo Arts!

Limbo Arts is inviting families to take part in its Autumn workshop, ‘Towards a Museum of the Regarded Discarded’, due to take place on Saturday October 18.
Families will travel with workshop co-ordinator Bryan Hawkins to Margate’s Ice Factory, where they will be asked to choose hidden treasures costing less than £5.

The workshop will not only give participating families money to spend on an item (which they can keep) but the Limbo team will also help to photograph and annotate the objects at the Substation, where the documentation will be displayed as part of Limbo’s Andy Warhol’s TV exhibition, which will run until October 26.

Since Limbo Arts founder Paul Hazelton found Andy Warhol’s 1958 Philco television in a Margate second hand shop, we at Limbo have been keen to produce a gallery exhibition that takes something from the democratic, nostalgic, personal presentation of objects in these places. In Andy Warhol’s TV we are want to present what Margate people consider valuable alongside objects, like Andy’s TV, that a gallery or museum might consider to be of interest.”

Dates and times:
Preview:17th October 2008 6-9pm
Show Runs: 18th- 26th October 2008 12-6pm
Workshop: 18th October 2008 1-5pm

Admission to the show is free

For media enquiries:

Claire Draper
01227 782391