Stuart Leech

October & November 2023

Stuart Leech is a visual artist living and working in Margate.

He will be presenting work from his long term project Canto which explores the East Kent border, the closest coastline to mainland Europe. Utilising photography, text and video Canto combines the visual exploration of the physical border landscape with the language used to describe the complex issues of migration and people forced to flee and seek refuge in the 21st Century.

This work is presented as part of East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2023. The whole studio will be open to visitors during the weekends of 14th/15th, 21st/22nd and 28th/29th October. Shop Front studio occupants Jon Spencer and Cato Barend van Schalkwyk will also have work on display within the space. Stuart’s work will be visible from the street throughout.