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Exhibition, Wed 30 Aug - Tue 12 Sep 2017, free entry

Dave Martin

Dave Martin


Horsebridge Box Office

01227 281174


11 Horsebridge Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 16 - Tue 22 Aug Beverley Fisher
Wed 16 - Tue 22 Aug Up The Wall
Wed 23 - Tue 29 Aug Metafour
Thu 24 Aug Horsebridge Film: La La Land
Wed 30 Aug - Tue 12 Sep English Aftershow
Wed 30 Aug - Tue 5 Sep Shoreline


David G. Martin

D.G Martin's paintings are largely drawn from the thematic territories of garden, park and coast. His depictions of suburban experience and representation engage notions of loss, the ecstatic, immanence and transcendence.

D. G. Martin graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1996. Though exhibiting in shows such as the John Moores this is his first solo show for over 10 years. His current work predominantly takes the setting of his suburban life and Kent landscape to explore the medium of painting and the difficulty of post-modern representation.

The title English Aftershow can be seen to suggest the artist’s awareness of painting after Modernism and Postmodernism but also after Empire and the peculiar detachment British Artists feel imposed from the great European painting traditions implied by recent political events.

The bliss of the English idyll has an uneasy existence in Martin’s work, threatened by media bombardment and the fragmentation of shared ideals. Intense colour frequency, hallucinatory detail and violent painterly gesture pervade Martin’s environments often promoting the air or the millenarian or post-apocalyptic.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Smoking allowed on cafe balcony. Dogs accepted in galleries and on cafe balcony.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 30 Aug - Tue 12 Sep 2017
Located in the Somerset Maugham Gallery.


Free entry



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Map reference: TR 105667  Lat: 51.36066 Long: 1.02363

The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located in the heart of Whitstable.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitstable station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Smoking allowed on cafe balcony. Dogs accepted in galleries and on cafe balcony.

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