The Shop Front is a studio and project space 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, with a broad theme of people & place.

On now
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 course, but also a comment on the rubbish left in our towns. The original uniformity of these mass produced tins has been destroyed, yet are still recognizable. Each Coca-Cola tin has now become unique with damage and decay. 

For this installation at the Shop Front, Kavel has used limited edition lithograph prints as a repeat, treating them as wallpaper.

Past collaborations

2020-10-15T20:10:50+00:00

Print Pop Up

A pop up photography print shop was held across the project space and studio featuring the work of a range of photograhers; Heather Tait, Jo Bridges, Ollie Harrop, Gabrielle Hall, Duncan Robertson and Jon Spencer.

2020-10-15T20:10:50+00:00

Print Pop Up

A pop up photography print shop was held across the project space and studio featuring the work of a range of photograhers; Heather Tait, Jo Bridges, Ollie Harrop, Gabrielle Hall, Duncan Robertson and Jon Spencer.