HOLD CREATIVE SPACES
Space to create, learn, grow, show

This week at Albert St 

Sat, Sun 17-18 and Fri, Sat Sun 23-25th February

11 - 4pm

Mixtape 88/00

Hugh Atkins and Andrew Dennis met on a French campsite in 1988, where they both worked for Eurocamp. A friendship quickly grew, helped along by a shared love of indie pop music which encompassed Manchester’s industrial Factory Records sound, to Bristol’s homespun Sarah Records label.

Apart from a period in 1989, when both lived in Manchester, Hugh and Andrew often lived quite far apart from each other – places included Toronto, Sydney, the south of France, Worcester, and London – but shared musical tastes and new sounds for a decade or so, by posting compilation cassettes  (mixtapes) to each other. Hugh even posted a tape to a poste restante address – the Post Office in Bangalore –  which Andrew dutifully collected and which formed the soundtrack to his India trip in the summer of 1997. 

These tapes were painstakingly crafted and curated by Hugh, who went to great lengths to plan which songs to put on the tapes, and how the DIY artwork should look. His planning process can be viewed at the exhibition, found within two 1990’s WH Smiths exercise books, and on various post-it notes and random bits of paper.

This exhibition shows the planning process involved in creating the tapes, the artwork, and the tapes themselves. They tell the story of Hugh and Andrew’s friendship over the years between 1988 and 2000, when tapes were still a popular way of listening to, and recording music, and of sharing mixtapes to affirm a shared connection. 

Upcoming at Queen St

Tues 27th Feb - Monday 4th March
Monkton Nature Reserve Vintage Book Sale

A Rare Chance to snap up amazing vintage books at stupid prices

All prcoeeds to Monkton Nature Reserve

Upcoming at Albert St 

Alice Hewitt
At my Mother's Table 
8-10th March 
Private Viewing Friday 8th 6-9pm

An exploration of nostalgia and familial love. The food we were served as children is an emotional and evocative part of our personal journey. Weaving together stories of families and childhodd memories, Alice Hewitt recreates the remembered kitchen tables of friends, family and strangers on a miniature scale. 

GALLERY BOOKINGS OPEN FOR 2024

 at Albert St Gallery  £35 per day
Sales Commission reduced to 20% 

POP UP Spaces available at Queen St
Feb - £125 per week.
General: £175 / per week
Summer / Xmas £225 per week 

 

We welcome applications from all Artistic Practices. 

 - Albert St Gallery  is a unique space for installation, sculpture, framed works, experimental, sound or performance art

 - Our Queen St premises are the heart of Ramsgate Town Centre and is set up as a professional commercial art gallery. 

Classes restarting! Get creative this Spring

3 of our classes which took a summer break are back! Drop into Voices on Art on Thursday evenings for a lively discourse bursting with Art History and Art Contempory taught, led and moderated by the talented Julia Heckels. Contact us for places on Go Abstract and Pathways to Printmaking courses. You can also drop in to the Woodcarving class on Tuesday evenings. More details on our courses page. 

Classes Spring 2024

What we do

Let your creative juices flow

Studio hire

We have a range of studio spaces for hire in an open plan studio. 10-6pm. Table, trolley, chair/stool, easel are provided

£12 per day or £90 per month 

We also have a small number of permanent studio spaces to rent. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list

Classes and workshops

All our classes are taught by artists living locally covering a wide range of media, technique and genre.

Artist talks, discussions, practical demonstrations (not the political sort), meetings and artist critiques.

Exhibitions & events

Art Lovers: discover new artists and art forms through our programme of solo, group and collaborative exhibitions.

Discover and purchase new work from artists who live locally and nationally

We also have other events such as book readings and film screenings. 

 

Art sales and Gallery Hire

Artists: show your work! Whether a group or solo show, art sale, exhibition,  installation or performance, we are eager to discuss your needs with you and make affordable offers for space. We still have spaces open for 2023 so contact us now!

Artists can book  our Gallery for an exhibition at £30 a day or take advantage of group shows that we organise - keep an eye out for our call outs.



Art Materials shop

We have a small art shop that offers basic art materials and equipment at affordable prices. We also make regular orders so can order stock in for you at reasonable prices. Check :

http://www.artesaver.co.uk

Keep an eye out for our special offers

 

Art trips

The idea is to fill a coach, drop everyone off to visit galleries, museums of their choosing and then deliver everyone back home. 

What more do you need for comfortable exploration of our wonderful art institutions. 

 

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