Saturday with a few hours to spare before I went to work, I thought I'd better get down and take a gander at the exhibition held by Margate's Flickr group before it closed yesterday.
It was well worth the effort, unlike some of the more expensive artistic outings that we have, had, on offer in Margate.
This exhibition put on by a group of locals, with an interest in photography and some affection for Margate, frankly it puts to shame, one or two of the Turner Contemporary exhibitions like the recent Super - Redundant exhibition of old Ikea bathroom scales and other recycled tat which for me have not been worth visiting.
Proof if you need it that self help might well be that way forward to Margate's future, particularly if you think of the earlier mishandling of the Turner Contemporary project, pretty much exclusively cocked up by KCC, SEEDA and Arts Council wallahs with minimal connection to Margate.
Anyway well done to all those involved, Fiona Sherriff from the Harbour arm company and Dan Bass whose photographs I much admire, whom I had a chance to bore witless, by talking about myself rather than the exhibition. Obviously Louise Oldfield founder of the group, and Aaron Stone who's picture of seagulls featured on last week's yourthanet deserves praise, as do all the others who took part, really its unfair to single out individuals, since all of the pictures were of high standard, thanks to all!.
I understand that visitors were drawn from far and wide, which just goes to show that ordinary people can make a difference.