The Shop Front Community Gallery and Studio is located in the Cliftonville area of Margate on the East Kent Coast

Our shop window is given over to show work & project outcomes by a range of artists, community groups and others.

December 2023 – end of January 2024

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Meera Palia

February – end of March 2024

Wednesday Love Stories by Meera Palia

Past collaborations

2023-08-29T11:44:03+00:00

Canto

Stuart Leech will be presenting work from his long term project Canto which explores the East Kent border, the closest coastline to mainland Europe.

2023-07-19T22:03:24+00:00
Faith by Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska is a queer artist working and living in London. Her installation HOPE & GLORY is a mixture of drawings, collage, sculptures and placards embracing themes of queer empowerment, identity, belonging, environmental issues, architecture and regeneration.

2023-07-04T22:34:41+00:00

Thanet Tiles of Joy

Thanet Tiles of Joy Jayne Wright Thanet Tiles of Joy a ceramic art project connecting our community in clay. Make your own tile! Saturday 17 & 24 [...]

2022-11-22T20:38:14+00:00

By the Light of a Silvery Moon

By the Light of a Silvery Moon Jon Spencer Jon Spencer's installation is part of a larger piece of work produced for the shop windows of Rodić [...]

2022-08-15T22:50:53+00:00

Bird Spotting

Bird Spotting Thelma Spiers Thelma Speirs has created a work covering the entire front window of the space. Utilizing working drawings from ‘Birds & Bags’ which was [...]

2022-11-22T20:39:54+00:00

Cherry Blossom

A collaboration with Colourful Margate & Cliftonville Primary School showcasing 54 cherry blossom paintings made by children from various classes at the school.

2023-01-16T18:12:23+00:00

Thames

Margate based Artist Dominic Rose presents a series of prints as well as a large format artist’s book, charting his recent walk along the Thames Estuary from London to Margate

2022-11-22T20:44:28+00:00

Crushed

Crushed Kavel Rafferty A selection of old coke cans, collected from the streets of Thanet. A pop art piece using this iconic brand, reminiscent of Warhol of [...]

2021-05-18T09:29:42+00:00

Margate Reimagined

Margate Reimagined Margate Festival 2019-20 Margate Reimagined was a present day vision of Margate with an alternative past. Bringing together heritage both real and imaginary this project [...]

2021-07-22T09:23:27+00:00

Reconstructing Reality

An installation by Heather Tait based on her project Reconstructing Reality, in which alternative newspaper headlines appeared around Margate.

2020-11-16T23:40:09+00:00

Cliftonville Camera

To coincide with the Margate Festival 2016 we experimented with turning the whole of the shop front into a camera obscura.

2022-11-23T13:50:51+00:00

POW Festival

We were delighted to be one of several venues across Thanet showing one of the fabulous banners made by various local groups (in our case Drapers Mill School) with Artist Jessica Voorsanger for POW 2019.

2022-11-23T13:51:19+00:00

I Welcome

As part of the inaugural Here We Are festival we hosted a photography exhibition co-produced by Amnesty International & Magnum Photos, I Welcome as well as a pin badge making workshop ¡Radical Buttons!

2022-12-02T11:12:13+00:00

Players and Steppers

An exhibition by illustrator M. Oliver, inspired by the spontaneity, humour and playful power of music and dancing. Including an animated loop presented as a kinetic sculpture in the Shop Front window.

2020-11-16T23:21:48+00:00

The Itinerant

In collaboration with the Margate Festival we hosted a show of tintype photographs by Rob Ball - these wonderfully evocative images were all taken at the celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of the Walpole Bay Tidal Pool.

2020-11-17T13:13:16+00:00

Cultural response to climate emergency

We joined more than 50 theatres, arts venues and community spaces across the world, including the Liverpool Everyman, Bath’s Walcot Chapel, Aberdeen Performing Arts in the UK, and venues in Zambia and Canada, Latvia and New Zealand, to host readings.

2021-12-20T16:09:29+00:00

Loop

A journey in memory and myth along the circular lay line created by the Isle of Thanet’s orbital bus route, featuring work by Jo Murray, Dominic Rose, Tanya Royer and Jon Spencer.

2021-12-15T12:07:09+00:00

Eat My Words

‘Eat My Words’ a neon and mixed media installation by Margate artist Annie Nichols, originally shown at the Barbican Centre, as part of the Fish Island Labs showcase, Interfaces.

2023-08-29T11:44:03+00:00

Canto

Stuart Leech will be presenting work from his long term project Canto which explores the East Kent border, the closest coastline to mainland Europe.

2023-07-19T22:03:24+00:00
Faith by Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska is a queer artist working and living in London. Her installation HOPE & GLORY is a mixture of drawings, collage, sculptures and placards embracing themes of queer empowerment, identity, belonging, environmental issues, architecture and regeneration.

2023-07-04T22:34:41+00:00

Thanet Tiles of Joy

Thanet Tiles of Joy Jayne Wright Thanet Tiles of Joy a ceramic art project connecting our community in clay. Make your own tile! Saturday 17 & 24 [...]

2022-11-22T20:38:14+00:00

By the Light of a Silvery Moon

By the Light of a Silvery Moon Jon Spencer Jon Spencer's installation is part of a larger piece of work produced for the shop windows of Rodić [...]

2022-08-15T22:50:53+00:00

Bird Spotting

Bird Spotting Thelma Spiers Thelma Speirs has created a work covering the entire front window of the space. Utilizing working drawings from ‘Birds & Bags’ which was [...]

2022-11-22T20:39:54+00:00

Cherry Blossom

A collaboration with Colourful Margate & Cliftonville Primary School showcasing 54 cherry blossom paintings made by children from various classes at the school.

2023-01-16T18:12:23+00:00

Thames

Margate based Artist Dominic Rose presents a series of prints as well as a large format artist’s book, charting his recent walk along the Thames Estuary from London to Margate

2022-11-22T20:44:28+00:00

Crushed

Crushed Kavel Rafferty A selection of old coke cans, collected from the streets of Thanet. A pop art piece using this iconic brand, reminiscent of Warhol of [...]

2021-05-18T09:29:42+00:00

Margate Reimagined

Margate Reimagined Margate Festival 2019-20 Margate Reimagined was a present day vision of Margate with an alternative past. Bringing together heritage both real and imaginary this project [...]

2021-07-22T09:23:27+00:00

Reconstructing Reality

An installation by Heather Tait based on her project Reconstructing Reality, in which alternative newspaper headlines appeared around Margate.

2020-11-16T23:40:09+00:00

Cliftonville Camera

To coincide with the Margate Festival 2016 we experimented with turning the whole of the shop front into a camera obscura.

2022-11-23T13:50:51+00:00

POW Festival

We were delighted to be one of several venues across Thanet showing one of the fabulous banners made by various local groups (in our case Drapers Mill School) with Artist Jessica Voorsanger for POW 2019.

2022-11-23T13:51:19+00:00

I Welcome

As part of the inaugural Here We Are festival we hosted a photography exhibition co-produced by Amnesty International & Magnum Photos, I Welcome as well as a pin badge making workshop ¡Radical Buttons!

2022-12-02T11:12:13+00:00

Players and Steppers

An exhibition by illustrator M. Oliver, inspired by the spontaneity, humour and playful power of music and dancing. Including an animated loop presented as a kinetic sculpture in the Shop Front window.

2020-11-16T23:21:48+00:00

The Itinerant

In collaboration with the Margate Festival we hosted a show of tintype photographs by Rob Ball - these wonderfully evocative images were all taken at the celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of the Walpole Bay Tidal Pool.

2020-11-17T13:13:16+00:00

Cultural response to climate emergency

We joined more than 50 theatres, arts venues and community spaces across the world, including the Liverpool Everyman, Bath’s Walcot Chapel, Aberdeen Performing Arts in the UK, and venues in Zambia and Canada, Latvia and New Zealand, to host readings.

2021-12-20T16:09:29+00:00

Loop

A journey in memory and myth along the circular lay line created by the Isle of Thanet’s orbital bus route, featuring work by Jo Murray, Dominic Rose, Tanya Royer and Jon Spencer.

2021-12-15T12:07:09+00:00

Eat My Words

‘Eat My Words’ a neon and mixed media installation by Margate artist Annie Nichols, originally shown at the Barbican Centre, as part of the Fish Island Labs showcase, Interfaces.

2023-08-29T11:44:03+00:00

Canto

Stuart Leech will be presenting work from his long term project Canto which explores the East Kent border, the closest coastline to mainland Europe.

2023-07-19T22:03:24+00:00
Faith by Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska is a queer artist working and living in London. Her installation HOPE & GLORY is a mixture of drawings, collage, sculptures and placards embracing themes of queer empowerment, identity, belonging, environmental issues, architecture and regeneration.

2023-07-04T22:34:41+00:00

Thanet Tiles of Joy

Thanet Tiles of Joy Jayne Wright Thanet Tiles of Joy a ceramic art project connecting our community in clay. Make your own tile! Saturday 17 & 24 [...]

2022-11-22T20:38:14+00:00

By the Light of a Silvery Moon

By the Light of a Silvery Moon Jon Spencer Jon Spencer's installation is part of a larger piece of work produced for the shop windows of Rodić [...]

2022-08-15T22:50:53+00:00

Bird Spotting

Bird Spotting Thelma Spiers Thelma Speirs has created a work covering the entire front window of the space. Utilizing working drawings from ‘Birds & Bags’ which was [...]

2022-11-22T20:39:54+00:00

Cherry Blossom

A collaboration with Colourful Margate & Cliftonville Primary School showcasing 54 cherry blossom paintings made by children from various classes at the school.

2023-01-16T18:12:23+00:00

Thames

Margate based Artist Dominic Rose presents a series of prints as well as a large format artist’s book, charting his recent walk along the Thames Estuary from London to Margate

2022-11-22T20:44:28+00:00

Crushed

Crushed Kavel Rafferty A selection of old coke cans, collected from the streets of Thanet. A pop art piece using this iconic brand, reminiscent of Warhol of [...]

2021-05-18T09:29:42+00:00

Margate Reimagined

Margate Reimagined Margate Festival 2019-20 Margate Reimagined was a present day vision of Margate with an alternative past. Bringing together heritage both real and imaginary this project [...]

2021-07-22T09:23:27+00:00

Reconstructing Reality

An installation by Heather Tait based on her project Reconstructing Reality, in which alternative newspaper headlines appeared around Margate.

2020-11-16T23:40:09+00:00

Cliftonville Camera

To coincide with the Margate Festival 2016 we experimented with turning the whole of the shop front into a camera obscura.

2022-11-23T13:50:51+00:00

POW Festival

We were delighted to be one of several venues across Thanet showing one of the fabulous banners made by various local groups (in our case Drapers Mill School) with Artist Jessica Voorsanger for POW 2019.

2022-11-23T13:51:19+00:00

I Welcome

As part of the inaugural Here We Are festival we hosted a photography exhibition co-produced by Amnesty International & Magnum Photos, I Welcome as well as a pin badge making workshop ¡Radical Buttons!

2022-12-02T11:12:13+00:00

Players and Steppers

An exhibition by illustrator M. Oliver, inspired by the spontaneity, humour and playful power of music and dancing. Including an animated loop presented as a kinetic sculpture in the Shop Front window.

2020-11-16T23:21:48+00:00

The Itinerant

In collaboration with the Margate Festival we hosted a show of tintype photographs by Rob Ball - these wonderfully evocative images were all taken at the celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of the Walpole Bay Tidal Pool.

2020-11-17T13:13:16+00:00

Cultural response to climate emergency

We joined more than 50 theatres, arts venues and community spaces across the world, including the Liverpool Everyman, Bath’s Walcot Chapel, Aberdeen Performing Arts in the UK, and venues in Zambia and Canada, Latvia and New Zealand, to host readings.

2021-12-20T16:09:29+00:00

Loop

A journey in memory and myth along the circular lay line created by the Isle of Thanet’s orbital bus route, featuring work by Jo Murray, Dominic Rose, Tanya Royer and Jon Spencer.

2021-12-15T12:07:09+00:00

Eat My Words

‘Eat My Words’ a neon and mixed media installation by Margate artist Annie Nichols, originally shown at the Barbican Centre, as part of the Fish Island Labs showcase, Interfaces.