In From Wasteland To Wasteland, Helder Clara, Dawn Cole, Lorna Dallas Conte, Dan Thompson and Graham Ward showcase new work inspired by an event that happened over 100 years ago as they travel from Margate Sands to the Lochnagar Crater at La Boiselle, exploring and connecting the First World War, Margate and T S Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ through ideas of remembrance and reconciliation. For this exhibition, they’re joined by guest artists Jon Adams and Paul Hazelton. And they’ve been loaned original First World War artefacts, photographs and ephemera from a number of private collections to show alongside the work.
From Wasteland to Wasteland
Open Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm
Sun 12 noon – 4pm
And because an exhibition isn’t enough – the artists have created a programme including local history story walks exploring the themes of the exhibition (each ending with a chance to meet the artists over tea and cake) and a poetry event at Turner Contemporary (with Tracey Thompson Arts) exploring the First World War, peace, reconciliation and remembrance. Here’s the full calendar (click the links to find more details of each event on Facebook):
- Exhibition 3-25 February
- Exhibition opening 3 February
- Local history story walk – 10 February
- Landing Place poetry – 11 February
- Local history story walk – 17 February
- Local history story walk – 24 February
The local history story walks are supported by Thanet District Council. From Wasteland to Wasteland is part of a bigger programme of events responding to The Waste Land, running in parallel with Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ at Turner Contemporary.