Folkestone, Kent / August 2014
To coincide with Strange Cargo’s commissioned Folkestone Triennial artwork The Luckiest Place on Earth, Strange Cargo produced a two-month long exhibition entitled Lucky Me! that explored people’s elusive relationship with luck.
The exhibition was held at Strange Cargo’s Georges House Gallery in The Old High Street in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter from the 30th August to the 2nd November. Lucky Me! aimed to make people to feel positive about themselves and the future of Folkestone. Using the highly innovative 3D printing process, people were invited to become actively involved in the exhibition by being digitally scanned, either individually or in a group of up to three, and having their portrait 3D printed and exhibited as part of the growing installation in the gallery.
Strange Cargo’s Brigitte Orasinski said, “We are very excited about the opportunity of involving everyone in such a cutting edge process. This is a first for Folkestone. Over 700 people have already joined in to help Strange Cargo make of our Triennial artwork at Folkestone Central Railway Bridge and we anticipate 100’s of lucky participants becoming involved in the growing installation in Georges House Gallery as one of the Lucky Me participants.”