30th August – 2nd November
The Folkestone Triennial is one of the most ambitious public art projects presented in the UK.
Located in the seaside town of Folkestone on the south-east coast of England, artists are invited to use the town as their ‘canvas’, utilising public spaces to create striking new pieces that reflect issues affecting both the town and the wider world. Artists commissioned to take part in previous Triennials include Cornelia Parker, Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Martin Creed and Richard Wilson. Additionally in 2008 Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Adam Chodzko, was one of the main artists exhibiting at the Triennial.
The Folkestone Triennial takes place every three years and is one of the five key projects of the Creative Foundation, an independent visionary arts charity dedicated to enabling the regeneration of Folkestone through creative activity. Working with the people of Folkestone, partners and other stakeholders, the Creative Foundation is transforming the town, making it a better place to live, work, visit and study.
MA Curating student, Frances Chiverton, has been working on the Folkestone Triennial this year to help put together a great series of events.
Programme: Triennial Public Programme Events leaflet