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Folkestone Artworks: New Edition Launch

Date uploaded: June 12, 2015

Folkestone Artworks have announced they will be adding an additional ten pieces to Folkestone’s gallery without walls this summer and have issued an open invitation to join them in celebrating New Edition at Payers Park and Folkestone Creative Quarter on Saturday the 20th June 2015.

Following last year’s Folkestone Triennial, works by Strange Cargo, Diane Dever & Jonathan Wright, rootoftwo, Yoko Ono, Sarah Staton, Pablo Bronstein, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Will Kwan and others will enrich the collection and make it one of the biggest contemporary art collections in the public realm of a British town. The official launch will take place over Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of June with a weekend of tours, talks, workshops, fun activities and a park BBQ!

On Saturday the 20th of June from 1pm to 5pm a free BBQ with 1000 sausages, 100 songs, 10 things to do and live music from Folkestone based bands will be taking place in Payers Park. This is an opportunity to meet the Folkestone Artworks team, relax in the Payers Park, pick up a copy of the new Artworks map and go exploring! Whistle stop tours will be available at 11am on Saturday or 2pm on Sunday and artists Diane Dever and Jonathan Wright will be joined by Anna Braithwaite to perform ‘Pent House 2’ from 1pm-5pm on Sunday.

Folkestone Artworks is a collection of 27 contemporary artworks, which are on permanent display in public spaces around Folkestone, 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. The collection aims to deliver an experience of contemporary art within the urban environment, to encourage different ways of seeing, learning and thinking about contemporary art, free of charge.

To explore Folkestone’s gallery without walls, pick up or download a map here and discover works by Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger, Yoko Ono, Richard Wilson, Pablo Bronstein, Cornelia Parker, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Spencer Finch, Ruth Ewan, Sarah Staton, Hamish Fulton, Richard Wentworth, Nathan Coley, Michael Sailstorfer and many more.

For live updates on Folkestone Artworks events and tours click here.