Gillian White moved to Folkestone in 2007 and is passionate about taking part in all aspects of living in a Creative Community. She has contributed to two Triennial projects organised by Strange Cargo – “Other People’s Photographs” and “Everywhere Means Something to Someone.” Gillian has also written pieces for the Transitions Books published by Pavement Pounders and has read extracts at their launches.
Her art work explores the theme of Home and Away having a new base town to work from and family in New York, her second home! Her use of materials is eclectic from gifts of unwanted chairs to stencil prints and wool collected whilst travelling abroad.
Her next “Home” project will be a walk around Folkestone entitled “Before and After the Triennial” where she will show visitors what it is like to live in a town being regenerated through the Arts. Her “Away” project will be researching the journey around France by motorbike and sidecar undertaken by her Grandfather and Father in 1925 and the following three years. His starting point was an overnight stay in Folkestone.
Gillian welcomes visitors any time to her studio and they can email or phone to make an appointment. An experience not to miss!