mural that won the tina turner 2019 prize

Tiina Turner Prize Winner Announced!

Kavel Rafferty is the winner of the Tiina Turner Prize for Dreamland's Arts Weekend.

Dreamland Margate is a family attraction on the Kent coast with vintage rides, pop-up entertainment, art installations, eclectic street food, and a year-round programme of live music and events. Last month, local artists were invited to submit proposals to create a new work of art for Dreamland’s Mural By The Sea, taking inspiration from the town, the upcoming Turner Prize 2019 exhibition at Turner Contemporary, and the legendary singer Tina Turner. Kavel got to work, submitted an abstract concept piece and was thrilled to win the most public votes! The artwork will now adorn the park’s 'Mural By The Sea' billboard. Dreamland say, "The Ramsgate-based illustrator and artist used old postcards of Margate, Dreamland and the Main Sands as inspiration for the concept. Using cuttings found from discarded magazines (avoiding text and images), Kavel used the negative spaces around these elements to find blocks of colour. She then used the random pieces to compose an abstract image in response to the postcards and her love of Margate. The creative jigsaw will be transformed to the billboard using paints and vinyls, with some small sections of the original postcards included. The piece is intended to be colourful and positive, reflecting the ever-changing weather and light in Margate, the energy of the people, the town and the sea. The artwork will be installed this month and unveiled to the public on Saturday 28th September, during Dreamland’s Arts Weekend." Go to the Dreamland website.

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