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Article by Kaz Russell-Graham | 11th September 2019

Arts Attack

The festival spirit carries on into September, plus portraits caught on camera

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (2018) is the leading international competition, which celebrates the best in contemporary portrait photography – and you have until 6th October to view it when it’s on show at The Beaney in Canterbury.  Open to all, it showcases talented young photographers and gifted amateurs, as well as established professionals. The result is a diverse range of images from the formal to the more spontaneous and intimate – the 57 selected images in this exhibition explore traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait, and captures a range of characters, moods and locations. All prestigious prize-winners are on display.

• Visit canterburymuseums.co.uk/beaney

Turner Prize coming to Turner Contemporary

An ambitious festival – Margate NOW: Festival of Art, Events and Performance – will be held across Margate from 28th September-13th October to celebrate the world-famous Turner Prize coming to Turner Contemporary for its 2019 edition. Events will be town-wide, and visitors will find art works placed in unexpected places. 

In an open call, led by Margate Festival, artists were invited to respond to the theme “NOW”. The programme was then developed by a consortium of partners, including Russell Tovey, whose close relationship with art began in his mid-20’s whilst acting in the History Boys.

Russell has enjoyed helping to curate and select artists for the festival, saying: “I am looking forward to seeing the town brought to life in unusual, surprising and entertaining ways. It’s great to be able to support and encourage the creation of new art and new ideas.”




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