Events

9 Jun - 26 Sep 2021 / Free
Turner Contemporary, Margate

The Great British Fish & Chips

The new project from reportage artist Olivier Kugler & writer Andrew Humphreys explores the history and present-day reality of Fish & Chip shops in the UK.

Commissioned by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with Turner Contemporary and Canterbury Cathedral, the work explores everyday stories of migration connected to Kent’s most celebrated high street food.

Pictures from around Kent, telling stories of Fish & Chip shops owners and customers, are beinge displayed on the exterior walls at Turner Contemporary from June 2021 as part of the Across Borders programme funded by Comic Relief.

There will also be an exhibition at Canterbury Cathedral.

Fish & Chips can be traced back to Huguenot and Jewish arrivals in the UK and people from all over the world continue to be central to the farming and fishing industries and the high street shops.

An associated schools project is running with Kent schools, with work due to be displayed later this year.

Exhibition information: https://turnercontemporary.org/whats-on/great-british-fish-and-chips/

Some of the fish & chip shop owners featured in the work are pictured below at the exhibition launch.

9 Jun - 26 Sep 2021
Free

Turner Contemporary, Margate

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