Blank Canvas (Beyond Classification)

Turner Contemporary
Blank Canvas (beyond classification) are a group of people of all ages who are serious about spontaneity and play. They meet every Tuesday from 4.30-6.30 to follow what they are up to right now please click here Blank Canvas .

BC BIO 2017/18

10 Write and imaginary biography, up to 500 words. (Alan)
9 Create a wet on wet plein air watercolour painting. (Marion)
8 Make a book recording a walk. (Mandy)
7 Imprint something into a natural surface, sand, mud, plaster etc. (Andrea)
6 Decoupage something you have had for a long time in images of nature. (Maureen)

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5 Create a floral composition for someone using flowers/ plants and small vessels/ objects. *inspired by a flower with love by Bruno Munari

Do something wild and and free without order or logic.


Create a cyanotype (sun print) using a natural object or one that imitates nature. Combine this image into a painting to hang in your house. (Gemma)

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2 Take up to 12 images of representations of plants, animals or the landscape in one room of your house. Turn these images into a giph.

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1 Imagine you are made up of a plant, animal or part of the landscape. Turn yourself into a screen and project your chosen image onto yourself.

A Calming Stone 2016

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ETNA 2014/15

ETNA was a partnership project exploring technologies and new approaches in art education for senior adults. BC spent 18 months visiting and working with six organisations across Europe.

Etagram 2011

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Etagram is Margate backwards, Etagram exists in parallel to Margate, it is an elastic place. It sits as a transparent layer above or in front of Margate. If you were to visit, you would find elements of the past present and future sitting alongside each other.

As an imagined place it highlights the groups aspirations for the development of the town, there fears for the things that might be lost as well as real leaps of the imagination. The map and Fanzine were both on display in the learning studio for the opening of Turner Contemporary in April 2011.

Times of our Lives 2010

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Local young (13-25) and older (60 and over) people came together to share their experiences of being a teenager. Through Time of Our Lives they worked together to create art work, gather and write stories, develop new skills and meet new people.

The final exhibition celebrating the achievements of everyone involved in this intergenerational project was held in March 2010 in Droit House on Margate pier. The exhibition featured the hybrid teenage bedroom created by the group and the ‘interactive teenage bedroom’ created with the University of Kent.