Brewery Tap UCA Project Space Programme

Sept - Nov

Welcome to the Autumn Programme of the Brewery Tap UCA Project Space Triennial Programme. Graduates, alumni and staff showcase their work in response to the Creative Folkestone Triennial theme of ‘The Plot’. The Brewery Tap UCA Project Space is the University for the Creative Arts exhibition and event space located in the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.

Just Passin’ Thru
Artists: Frankie Brown, Coral Pryke-Syrett, Stuart Rayner, Samuel Vilanova
Dates: 9 – 19 Sep | 10:00 – 17:00 (Thurs – Sun)
Opening: 9 Sep | 17:00 – 19:00

Individually our stories are written every day; singular, unique, defined by choices that we take and by factors that we might not even realise are shaping them. In the improbability of crossing paths, we met. Organically, our four narratives intertwine and they feed into a new story influenced by our backgrounds and characteristics. It grows and we grow with it.
At the End of the Pier, I died
Artists: Umut Gunduz, Anna Skutley
Dates: 23 Sept – 3 Oct | 10:00 – 17:00 (Thurs – Sun)
Opening: 24 Sep | 17:00 – 21:00

It takes its name from, La Jetée, Chris Marker’s 1992 black and white photomontage short film, which sends its viewer back to a specific moment in time. For us, the theme of ‘Plot’ is about processes of remembering; about memory as a narrative which happens as a continual reconfiguration of a collection of nodes in time. For this exhibition, we are inspired by the question of how digital media might allow us to physically move around one of these plotted moments. In investigating this, we are working with photogrammetry software as a means of re-constructing isolated instances in time as 3D objects, which can be placed in both digital and physical spaces.
Artists: Joan Heasman, Peter A Leigh, Jake Wood
Dates: 7 – 17 Oct | 10:00 – 17:00 (Thurs – Sun)
Opening: 7 October | 17:00 – 19:00

Responding to ideas of ‘the plot’ certain spaces can feel at times disturbing, intense, or incompatible like heterotopias which can be worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting and camouflaging what is outside, which feels like a plot especially as we return to the outside world, or as we plot our return by intruding and manoeuvring into different spaces, zones, and environments. We can relate to ‘the plot’ by twisting and turning as we emerge back into an outside world, that way of being outside, as we’ve plotted a direction that can be viewed as outside of our comfort zones.
You Didn’t Go Up There To Fish
Artists: Steve Foy-Philp, Iain Rayner
Dates: 21 – 31 Oct | 10:00 – 17:00 (Thurs – Sun)
Opening: 21 Oct | 17:00 – 19:00 // Also Part of Last Friday's Folkestone

'You Didn’t Go Up There To Fish’ is a collaboration between Stephen Foy-Philp and Iain Rayner. The works in the exhibition vary from large scale paintings to science fiction prose via sculpture and re-contextualised found objects. The artefacts are presented together as a single immersive installation. The installation is guaranteed to be unlike anything the Triennial has seen before, showcasing two artists who are travelling in very different directions but have somehow crossed paths. ‘There comes a time when it’s important to know exactly what you are doing, to focus on your ambition like a laser beam, to never waiver in your belief, to never cease in your desire to fulfil your destiny, however misunderstood you might be and at what ever cost you might pay. You must sacrifice all else, turn your back on the old ways and look only to a future that perhaps you alone understand. However that moment has not yet come and it looks unlikely it will for some time, so until then we offer this.’


9 September 2021

Fringe Associates: Chapters // Autumn
Progress Agency