S Mark Gubb
It all began with Richard Burton…


S Mark Gubb works across a range of media incorporating sculpture, video, sound, installation and performance. The subjects for his work are drawn from the social and political culture he grew up in; an equal fascination with things he finds so great and so terrible about the world. This often takes the form of a re-evaluation and re-interpretation of contemporary culture and history, provoking us to consider our contribution to the world we live in.

It all began with Richard Burton… is a performance lecture taking place on a coach. Artist S Mark Gubb leads a tour through the coastal towns of east Kent, revealing a peculiarly personal relationship with the place he grew up in. Setting off from Whitstable, the tour starts in Herne Bay and gradually makes its way east through a landscape of strange connections and events,  littered with hearsay, C-list celebrities and coincidences. It’s the kind of history that exists anywhere, but one that can only be gathered over a lifetime of being somewhere.

Booking is essential and places are limited. The tour will leave from, and return to Whitstable, and will last for approx 2 hours.

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It all began with Richard Burton… is a co-commission by Whitstable Biennale and Collaborative Research Group.

S Mark Gubb