|From||30 August 2014|
|To||7 September 2014|
Opens Saturday 30th August 2014
Meet the Artist event: Saturday 6th September 2014, 4pm to 6pm
Show continues until Wednesday 10th September 2014
“We are a collection of our memories” Lemn Sissay
‘Nostalgia’ is a key theme within Jack Cant’s work and one that he has chosen to
explore here through loosely basing the structure of the installation on
his childhood bedroom. The colour, typography, illustration and sound he
uses inside the box all relate to a short story/poem that he wrote, but
keeps concealed from the audience.
During a second phase of this work he began to explore the colours and
life around us, the things that we are often ‘too busy’ to notice – the
things that have no chance of becoming memories, unless we take the time
to see them.
Jack Cant is an Illustrator based in Herne Bay, Kent, working under the alias ‘That Pen And Inks’. His style of work incorporates street art with a crude and humorous twist. He uses fine detail and bright colours for high impact, which allows him to create defiant work. A lot of his work concentrates mainly on characters and typography, drawing inspiration from childhood, music, film, comedy and subjects from various social settings.
Outside Margate Gallery
Inspired by Olympic poet Lemn Sissay’s Morning Tweets and developed in collaboration with Wise Words Festival and Summer of Colour, we are encouraging you to take a moment out of your busy life to tweet a poetic response to the beautiful colours that exist in the natural and built environment around you.
Use #ColoursOfWonder and you may find your tweet is transformed into a little piece of text that spills out of the box and is placed somewhere around the town for you or someone else to find and keep. A gift of art from us to you.