MARGATE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
Artist Claire Gill exhibits regularly in the Lombard Street Gallery in Margate. This relationship encouraged Claire to develop this series of Margate limited edition prints inspired specifically by this seaside resort.
This is a series of digital photomontages exploring the seaside town of Margate. I explored a sense of the place by contrasting the historic delapidated buildings with the new Turner Contemporary; the sense of things gone to ruin and the potential of the new cultural and structural revival that is happening. I contrasted the nostalgia of holidays, fun fairs and days at the beach and the underlying notion that things are constantly changing. Margate was recently named as one of the top 10 places to visit in the World in the Rough Guide, who obviously also see it’s potential.