GOLKK Kent Gallery Tour

Photo from:  Becoming: The Photographs of Clementina, Viscountess Hawarden  (1999)

Photo from: Becoming: The Photographs of Clementina, Viscountess Hawarden (1999)

Peeking in the Portrait:

Beginning with curiosity, four strangers meet under the watchful gaze of a camera. With no limitations, where will they end up?

The tour took place in the very beginning of July 2018. We at GOLKK were so proud to offer performances of Peeking in the Portrait for free to the people of Kent and to the Art-venues we performed in due to Arts Council support. The tour took us across Kent and also included some lovely post-show chats and an exhibition of photographs curated as part of the performance. We also hosted practical workshops alongside the performances, in which members of the public was able to experience theatre making with GOLKK first hand. 

Peeking in the Portrait is inspired by the life and works of Lady Clementina Hawarden, one of Britain’s first female photographers. By fusing live photography with dynamic physical theatre, GOLKK discover that the camera is never simply an object but a playful and present character in our daily lives.

With playful and subtle ensemble encounters, GOLKK drew audiences into the present, offering them an experience which is not only live, but ALIVE.

Lastly we would like to send a big thank you to everyone who supported us on our Crowdfunder. We could not have made this tour a reality without your help!


Where did we go then?


2nd July Peeking in the portrait at Studio 3 Gallery

Where it was: Studio 3 Gallery, School of Arts, Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7UG

About Studio 3: Studio 3 Gallery, part of the School of Arts at the University of Kent, presents an outstanding programme of art exhibitions and events open to the public. For more information please click here.

3rd July Peeking in the portrait at Space7

Where it was: Space-Bar & Gallery 7 The Old High St, Folkestone CT20 1RJ

About Space7: It is an independent art gallery, bar and event space in Folkestone, Kent. They opened the doors to the gallery on 1st April 2011 to coincide with the 2nd Folkestone triennial. For more information please click here.



4th July Peeking in the portrait at Shane record paintings

Where it was: Shane Record, 21 The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1RL

About Shane Record: Shane Record is a self-taught artist and has run his gallery in Folkestone since 2005. He paints predominantly in oils with a palette knife but will often switch to other mediums. For more information please click here.

6th July Peeking in the portrait at THE horsebridge arts centre

Where it was: 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent. CT5 1AF

About Horsebridge: The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located in the heart of Whitstable on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity. Since its launch in April 2004, the Horsebridge has established itself as a quality venue at the heart of arts, social, learning and leisure activities in Whitstable and the wider north east Kent area. For more information please click here.

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7th July Peeking in the portrait at Beach Creative

Where it was: Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay CT6 5PT

About Beach Creative: It is an entirely voluntary led organisation, with just two part-time paid members of staff. It has made a dramatic and important contribution to creative life in Herne Bay providing a hub that includes studios, galleries, meeting rooms, and workshop space. For more information please click here.

8th July Peeking in the portrait at Turner Contemporary

Where it was: Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

About Turner Contemporary: Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Situated on Margate seafront, on the same site where Turner stayed when visiting the town, Turner Contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities which make intriguing links between historic and contemporary art. The gallery offers a space for everyone to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning. For more information please click here.

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