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Folkestone Triennial 2017 just 15 days away!


Folkestone Triennial is the flagship project of the Creative Foundation, an independent visionary arts charity dedicated to enabling the regeneration of the seaside town of Folkestone, in Kent, through creative activity.

Working with the people of Folkestone, partners and other stakeholders, the Foundation aims to transform the town, making it a better place to live, work, visit and study.

Since its inception in 2008 (Andrea Schlieker was the curator), Folkestone Triennial has rapidly established itself as a significant event in the international calendar of recurring art exhibitions.

Each Folkestone Triennial invites artists to engage with the rich cultural history and built environment of the locality, and to exhibit newly commissioned work in public spaces around the town. Around twenty major artworks are commissioned for each Triennial, with eight or ten remaining in place permanently.

Folkestone Triennial 2017, which will return for its fourth edition and will be held over a nine week period from 2 September – 5 November 2017. Curated for the second time by Lewis Biggs, the Triennial in 2017 will take the title 'double edge'.

'Double edge' refers to the two main axes around which Folkestone’s development as a town has taken place historically and geographically: the seashore and the Pent Stream, an ancient watercourse flowing from the Northern Downs into the sea, the present edge between East and West Folkestone.

For more information about this years Triennial and Artists visit http://www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk/ .


Picture taken from http://www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk/