The Creative Foundation

The Folkestone Triennial 2011

Folkestone Triennial 2011 will be a unique exhibition of contemporary art in the public realm, developing Folkestone into a town recognised locally, nationally and internationally, where cultural businesses thrive and local people are proud of the town as a great place to live, learn, work and play

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 June 2011 to 2:06 PM, 1 September 2011

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Folkestone has undergone dramatic change over the past century, from well-to-do fishing port, flourishing resort and ferry port, to a deprived town with a weak economy, low educational attainment, no gallery or museum, and little opportunity for residents to participate in cultural activities. There is a recognised need to develop a long-term relationship with residents and encourage their continued participation in Folkestone's renaissance through art and culture.


The Triennial represents a ‘gallery without walls’ with the aim to bring contemporary public realm art of the highest calibre to the widest group of people. All works are new commissions, making this an innovative project, unique in the UK. A comprehens