14 January 2014

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED - Strange Cargo is pleased to announce they have been shortlisted to win a major exhibition for their gallery in Folkestone’s The Old High Street. American artist Spencer Tunick is famous for his mass nude photographs in some of the world’s most recognisable locations. His latest work is set to come to the British seaside as part of the Museums at Night initiative run by Weareculture24, and Strange Cargo has beaten much competition to make it to the final three possible locations. Pitted alongside such prestigious venues as the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and Brighton’s Pavillion Gallery this will be no mean feat, but given the companies history of large scale participatory projects and the towns great involvements in the arts we can’t think of a better location!

Strange Cargo’s Artistic Director, Brigitte Orasinski says “Most people will recognise Spencer Tunick's photographs; this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Strange Cargo and for the town. We need to collect more votes than Hastings or Brighton in order to be awarded the exhibition. Spencer will be asking for people to participate in the project and everyone who is involved will be given their very own original Spencer Tunick portrait to keep. This is amazing and if we work together we can all make it happen”.

To cast your vote please visit Connect10 at Culture24 or you can post your vote which must include your name, address and postcode to Strange Cargo at Georges House, 8 The Old High Street, Folkestone. CT20 1RL.

Voting is open until 5pm on 28th January, so please get voting!!