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Last chance to see the Folkestone Triennial artworks for 2021


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The Folkestone Triennial is a chance to see world class art on your doorstep - and this weekend is your last chance.

One of the UK’s largest public art exhibitions, Folkestone Triennial: The Plot runs until Tuesday, November 2, giving people the chance to see some thought-provoking art for free, and all outdoors.

Folkestone Triennial new works for 2021
Folkestone Triennial new works for 2021

There are more than 20 newly-commissioned public artworks from beach huts to sculptured heads, which have joined the 74 permanent works in the town all year round.

Artists were invited to use Folkestone as their ‘canvas’, choosing public spaces to create striking new art.

Rana Begum, No.1054 Arpeggio, commissioned for Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021 Picture: Thierry Bal
Rana Begum, No.1054 Arpeggio, commissioned for Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021 Picture: Thierry Bal
Rana Begum, No.1054 Arpeggio Picture: Thierry Bal
Rana Begum, No.1054 Arpeggio Picture: Thierry Bal
Pilar Quinteros is a new commission for this year
Pilar Quinteros is a new commission for this year

They include Jacqueline Donachie’s Beautiful Sunday, a dance floor and film; Rana Begum’s colourful beach huts; Pilar Quinteros’ sculptured head, Janus’ Fortress: Folkestone on a cliff top and Morag Myerscough’s Flock of Seagulls Bag of Stolen Chips based on local people’s words to describe the area.

Each time the Triennial is held, some works stay on in the town. It is not know yet which new ones from this year will be selected.

Richard Wood's floating house has stayed after arriving for the Triennial in 2017 Picture: Gary Browne
Richard Wood's floating house has stayed after arriving for the Triennial in 2017 Picture: Gary Browne
Strange Cargo The Luckiest Place on Earth has stayed Picture: Paul Amos
Strange Cargo The Luckiest Place on Earth has stayed Picture: Paul Amos

Over the years the event - now in its fifth edition - has been visited by thousands and included works by artists including Tracey Emin and Yoko Ono. Find out more here.

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