As part of the campaign for East Kent to become City of Culture 2017, a film crew led by Daniel Lipman, Head of creative projects at the Marlowe Theatre visited Dover today, with Bob and Roberta Smith’s mirrors to capture people’s reflections of East Kent, comprising the five urban centres of Canterbury, Margate, Folkestone, Ashford and Dover, as a City Imagined.read more
A few people have pointed out to us that it is time for our Spring overview!
A highlight at the beginning of the year was the invitation from ALISN to be part of Sublet at the London Art Fair. The artist-led projects that made up Sublet were described as a selection of the “most sophisticated artist-led projects in the UK.”read more
We were greatly honoured to be invited to speak about our activities to the Dover Society (18 March) and to the Turner Contemporary (20 March) at their team meeting. It has been just over 6 years since DAD began life in 2006. In that time we have found ways of showing work in the public realm without owning premises.read more
On 26 September pupils from St Mary's C of E Dover made paper boats in remembrance of their loved ones as part of Clare Smith's The Voyager's project. Their boats were included in the exhibition in Dover Museum. That they enjoyed the experience can be seen from the "joy and engagement on their faces" (class teacher).read more
Today, 8 March 2013, pupils in Year 5 at St Peter's primary school London visited Dover Library to see their work on show as part of the Tree with a view project. The class visited the exhibition on their way home after 5 days at Rippledown.
"the event today was excellent & the visit to Western Heights was a treat, esp as I'd never been there. I particularly enjoyed the presentations on the virtual war memorial & that of Matthias Koch - think I saw his fire engine when I walked back to my car at Victoria Park. Jon's condensed history of Dover was also good"
"Congratulations for a very enjoyable day yesterday. I thought the theme very relevant for me as I consider how to engage people with the WW1 exhibition I am planning for 2014 and also the extension to the WW2 exhibition this winter."read more
2012 is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of Dover’s 3,500-year-old Bronze Age Boat. In response to this, artist Clare Smith is creating two pieces of work, inspired by her interest in the symbolism of boats as vehicles of transition and their connection to mortuary rituals. The project explores personal and collective memory through shared, communal making.read more
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