Folkestone Triennial

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Run from the flaming van of the apocalypse! Folkestone Triennial review
With its line-dancers, good behaviour zones and abstract skatepark, the Kent extravaganza is big on fun. So thank goodness for the incendiary installations hammering us with home truths

Jonathan Jones

20, Jul, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Folkestone’s seafront has been transformed by art in the past decade
Four Folkestone triennials have drawn thousands of visitors to the once-deprived town, bringing a creative energy and new food and music venues

Rachel Dixon

19, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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UK museum collecting at risk from lack of funding, report warns
Investigation by Sir David Cannadine for Art Fund paints ‘deeply depressing’ picture

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

15, Feb, 2018 @3:56 PM

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Rachel Whiteread and Antony Gormley: this week’s best UK exhibitions
Abstract, spooky works come to the Tate Britain, while Cyberman-style statues are placed in the sea off two south coast towns

Jonathan Jones

08, Sep, 2017 @8:30 AM

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Folkestone Triennial review – the art must fit, or get lost at sea
The third Folkestone Triennial is at its best when artists such as Richard Woods and Bob and Roberta Smith tailor striking works to the town’s geography

Laura Cumming

03, Sep, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Folkestone triennial review – beached bungalows and giant jelly mould pavilions
Antony Gormley sculptures lurk under the promenade, Richard Woods invades town with huts for second-homers, while Bob and Roberta Smith treats local kids to art lessons. An eye-catching battle is raging at the Kent seaside between rich and poor, social decay and civic pride

Skye Sherwin

01, Sep, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Richard Woods, artist: ‘I made six identical bungalows and installed them around Folkestone’
The playful Slade graduate on why he is bringing vibrant colour – and a potent message about the housing crisis – to Folkestone Triennial

Interview by Kathryn Bromwich

20, Aug, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Summer 2017's finest art, design and photography
Tapestry goes into space, Matisse and his subjects take over the Royal Academy, black power is on the rise, the V&A gets some va-va-voom and Manchester goes mad for New Order. Here are the pick of the summer’s art shows

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones, Sean O'Hagan and Oliver Wainwright

20, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Folkestone hit by ‘gentrification’ row over Saga tycoon’s harbour plan
Seaside town’s social problems are being ignored, say critics, who fear expensive new homes, shops and restaurants risk polarising community

David Batty

27, Aug, 2016 @11:05 PM

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Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy
Imitation was copy of Banksy piece that had already been taken from Folkestone in Kent and returned after court battle

Matthew Weaver

15, Aug, 2016 @1:52 PM

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Banksy artwork set to return to Folkestone after lengthy legal battle
Piece entitled Art Buff, torn from amusement arcade wall and shipped to US gallery, will return to seaside town

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

11, Sep, 2015 @6:32 PM

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Why art works for us at the Folkestone Triennial | Letter from Alastair Upton, Creative Foundation
Letters: The Triennial plays an important role in drawing visitors and attracting people to live and work in Folkestone


20, Apr, 2015 @6:58 PM

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