Jim Shea is working with curator Christine Gist on the touring exhibition and artist film and video commission, Playland: Re-imagining Communities.


The inagural showing at The Brewery Tap, Folkestone, brings together the narratives of a film commission and the memorabilia of everyday life as international artist Jivko Darakchiev and Folkestone based artist Nicholette Goff engage with local communities to explore senses of place and identity through time.


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Darakchiev's time-based overview is juxtaposed with vignettes of possessions, tokens and markers of the lives of communities of the harbour district of Folkestone realised by Goff and local residents.


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Turf Tip, still from video, Jivko Darakchiev


Detail, community engagement workshops at the Brewery Tap with Nicholette Goff




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