Saturday, 20 July 2013

Claire Gill's exhibition in Margate ends this weekend!

Seascape 39  © Claire Gill, as part of the new series (Large size £25 unframed, £360 framed)

This weekend is your last opportunity to see Claire Gill's fantastic exhibition 'Scene Unseen' at Margate Gallery. It's well worth a visit if you're in town so please do go and have a look, particularly if you're keen on photographic art with a distinctively local twist - you're bound to see something which catches your eye!

With her extraordinary skills at photomontage, Dartford-based textile designer Claire Gill took a reccy to Thanet and took some photographs which she has cut-up and blended together into wholly original images for this exhibition. Put together just like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, Claire has created some visually striking juxtapositions of familiar Thanet landmarks in seemingly incongruous places.

Want to see the Turner Contemporary interspliced with the swings on Margate seafront, with the Scenic Railway looming large in the background? How about seeing the Scenic Railway appear on top of a dilapidated Bulls Head pub on the beach, with Dreamland Cinema in the distance?

This all sounds positively surreal to us residents, of course, but it's all incredibly captivating. As a local, Claire's work resonates due to her brilliantly abstract depictions of the local area, but I'm sure non-locals will also find something to appreciate. I hope you get the chance to see it this weekend!

If you'd like to find out more about this exhibition or plan a visit, please visit the Margate Gallery website. (The above picture is called 'Seascape 39' and is available to buy for £25 unframed or £360 framed).

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