Thursday, 8 July 2010

Blackbird - Margate

Artist Maxine Sutton has opened her new venture in the faded but up and coming seaside town of Margate. With it's elegant town, clean beaches, festivals, and exciting arts and tourist developments - (The Turner Contemporary is set to open it's doors in the spring and following a grant to preserve the 'scenic railway' (listed rollercoaster) Dreamland is set to reopen as a themepark of historic rollercoasters and other rides.) - Margate is set for a renaissance over the next few years.

Blackbird is situated in the old town and combines a shop with workshop studios where Maxine will host contemporary craft workshops.

Maxine has put together a great selection of artists, makers and products which complement each other. Including Maxine's pictures, kits and products, Sarah Young's prints, Ken Eardley's pots and Alison Milner's and Christiane Kersten's ceramics with photographic designs.

The studio/workshop space looks great - with screenprinting equipment, sewing machines and other equipment and materials for about 5 people to take courses.

We wish Maxine well with this fantastic new venture - Blackbird may well become Margate's creative hub before the Turner opens next year.

Blackbird is in Margate Old Town - 2 Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER


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Joe said...

Great site! and the Blackbird in Margate looks lovely.