21st Century Contemporary Art
12, 13, 19, 20 September 2009
Using film, painting, intervention and the written word Kitchen Sink is an ambitious exhibition, which brings together 20 artists, writers and crafts practitioners through the act of responding to the disused space of the old Freda Gardham School kitchens.
Situated on the edge of the brooding Romney Marshes, the recently decommissioned Freda Gardham School is now home to The School Creative Centre. In the grounds, the shell of the old school canteen kitchen remained. Danny Pockets and Nikki Tompsett decided to grab this unique opportunity to curate a show that positively throbs and hums with the weight of catharsis, transition, renewal and decay.
Kitchen Sink is sensational, exploring the boundaries and possibilities of creating art within this highly charged environment. A tightly co-ordinated clash of painting, drawing, photography, sound art, interactive loom, film, text and sculpture drawing artists from Sheffield, London, Hastings, Bexhill and Rye. Challenging preconceptions of art and the local gallery system whilst providing a delightful opportunity to experience this unusual space.
Artists: Nick Archer, Judith Rowe, Jim Rosevere, Tracey Moberly, Cedric Christie, Nikki Tompsett, A Lincoln Taber, Tim Riley, Georgia Elizey, Jaime Rory Lucy, Simon Young, Steve Smith, Christine Harmar-Brown, Jason Synott, Danny Pockets, Neil Webb, Ben Fenton, Oliver Crowther, Suzuki Howitzer, Nigel Green.
Private View: 6.30pm - 9pm 9 September 2009
Open: 12, 13, 19, 20 September 2009 11am to 4pm
The Old Kitchens
The School Creative Centre
New Road, Rye
01797 229 797