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Curated by Chiara Williams & Shaun Stamp


3 February - 11 March 2018
Nayland Rock Hotel, Margate

Open 11.00 - 18.00 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays


David Buckley | Emma Critchley | Simon Foxall | Dazzling Allgood | Susie Hamilton | Derek Jarman | Paul Knight | Victoria Lucas | Amanda Marchand | Jay Rechsteiner | Lindsay Segall | Shaun Stamp | Katie Surridge | Wolfgang Tillmans | Sally Waterman | Chiara Williams
 and 2017 OSE alumni: Chloe Ashley | Emma Gibson | George Harding | Lou Lou Sainsbury | Jessica Jordan-Wrench | Jo Murray | Sara Trillo


Part of Turner Contemporary's 'Journeys with 'The Waste Land' programme 3 Feb - 7 May 2018.

In this off-site exhibition, 23 local, national and international artists riff off the ‘inviolable’ voices in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. With a focus on myth, gender and facets of the self, the artists’ work will re-inhabit and re-animate the empty rooms, spaces and grounds of the Grade II listed Nayland Rock Hotel, Margate.
Recalling Eliot’s own convalescence in Margate in 1921, some of the works in this exhibition will be created during short artist residencies held at the hotel, alongside a number of specially commissioned, site-specific works responding directly to the visual lexicon of The Waste Land against the backdrop of the hotel’s heritage; its faded grandeur, peeling wallpaper and artexed surfaces.
It is through an exploration of the myriad voices in The Waste Land, that the show navigates the past and possible future of the Nayland Rock Hotel that overlooks the Naylad Rock Seaside Shelter where T.S Eliot was inspired to write sections of the poem.