Oh! Dreamland is a space for people to:
Relax, Take their time & Have fun.
See yourself in new ways in the wall of mirrors, curl up with a good book from the children’s art library, learn your fortune from the ‘Mouth of Truth’ and take part in a postcard exchange.
Oh! Dreamland has been designed by Turner Contemporary’s Emerging Producers, a group of eight local young people, selected as part of Creative Estuary’s Re:Generation 2031 programme which provides employment and skills development in the creative industries. Over the course of two years, the Emerging Producers have worked with Turner Contemporary to help research, develop and deliver a series of programmes. For In The Offing the group has worked alongside the gallery’s Learning team to re-design the Clore Learning Studio. This Creative Estuary Co-commission takes the form of an imaginative hub for creativity that nods to O Dreamland, Lindsay Anderson’s 1953 ground-breaking short film about Margate’s amusement park.
Presenting work by Margate-based creatives, the space features a new sculptural commission by Kavitha Balasingham, signwriting by Mia Pollak and a resource kiosk by Elouise Farley.
During the autumn 2023 season, the space will host art workshops and the Children’s Art Library during the day, transforming into a venue for music and talent development on selected evenings, details of which will be announced soon.
The Emerging Producers programme is part of a three-year project of which Freelands Foundation is Principal Supporter.
Creative Estuary’s Re:Generation 2031 programme is also Supporter of the Emerging Producers programme and Oh! Dreamland is a Creative Estuary Co-commission.