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The Folkestone Mermaid
We are busy planning for the next Triennial in 2014 but please stay tuned for more information on which of the 2011 Triennial works will join the existing collection from 2008 and become permanent fixtures in Folkestone. Further details will be released later this year.
We are delighted to welcome Lewis Biggs as the new curator of the 2014 Triennial. Lewis has had a varied career within the arts and has spent the last ten years as the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Liverpool Biennial, one of the best attended art events in the country. Please see News and Reviews for further information.
The 2011 Triennial was curated by Andrea Schlieker, the theme of last year’s Triennial was A Million Miles from Home. The theme refers to the sense of being between worlds, of displacement and separation, of transience and having to find bearings in an unknown elsewhere.
CLICK HERE TO SEE A SHORT FILM BY SKYARTS ABOUT THE 2011 EXHIBITION.
The selected artists in the 2011 Triennial either lived or have biographical backgrounds in countries as diverse as Algeria, Kosovo, Israel, Guyana, India and Brazil, as well as Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, Germany, Britain and the US. A local artist collaborative is also represented. Together, their stories and experiences were bought to Folkestone, finding elements of shared ground and connecting threads.
What critics say about the Triennial and its works:
THE GUARDIAN: ‘magical’, ‘exhilarating’ ****
THE TIMES: ‘enthralling’, ‘a visit is a good chance to make some enchanting discoveries’ ****
THE GUARDIAN ‘A magical artistic journey through this seaside gem.’
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: ‘the works take you on an oblique Alice in Wonderland journey through the town’ ****
OBSERVER: ‘impossibly cheery and contemplative’, ‘fascinatingly exquisite’, ‘I adored it’