4 & 5 May 2017
Assembly Margate is the first of the a-n Assembly events taking place during May and June this year. Hosted across a number of arts spaces in the town, a-n have devised a programme of events with Margate-based social artist Dan Thompson.
In Margate, as in much of the South East, the influx of new artists, priced out of London, has brought opportunities but also created tensions. Art is a contentious subject in a town with some of the most deprived areas in England. With a small population and a huge variety of studio spaces, galleries and artist-led projects, there are further tensions between the diverse groups of artists as they find new spaces, new ways of working, and new ways to fund their work in the town.
The Assembly events will in part respond to this context, with formal talks and workshops complemented by artist-led tours, a social night out and opportunities for networking and discussions with fellow artists and the a-n team.