ST*ART* THE PRESS
May 3, 2016
For many years I have been collecting objects, documents, stories and ephemera that relate to Thanet Press; a commercial printers that was sited at Union Crescent, Margate. My interest in this place goes back to my childhood when I would meet my Dad outside when he had finished work. My Dad was a compositor and the smell of the ink and of the oil of the machines is a memory that still has the ability to transport me back there.
Last year artist Dan Thompson and I realised we shared our interest in the site and so joined forces to collaborate on developing a project based on both our growing collections.
St*art* the Press is the result and we are delighted that we have been awarded a bursary from Jameson Works to deliver a community project based on Thanet Press.
Watch this space