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34 Fort hill

A concept space in Margate that showcased work from a diverse network of LGBTQ+ artists and makers.

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2020 - 2022

Famed for its silvery beaches, historic architecture, countless bric-a-brac stores, and thriving art scene, Margate has been Davy's favourite escape from London for years.


On a visit in 2020, he came across a neglected former stamp shop calling out for a new lease of life, and despite the challenging circumstances at the time he felt compelled to reimagine and restore this unique space.

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The space

The shop, often affectionately referred to as the smallest store in Margate, charmed Davy with its elegant facade, unique layout, and position on the edge of the Old Town that overlooks the Turner Contemporary.

After carefully reinstating and elevating the building's original features, he converted the space into a private gallery and creative studio that showcased work from a vibrant network of LGBTQ+ artists and makers.

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Exhibitions

34 Fort Hill was open by appointment between October 2020 and September 2022 and hosted a range of exhibitions that highlighted the work of artists such as Eric Leroux, Felipe Chavez, Kavel Rafferty, Maciej Blazejewski, Rad Husak, Russell J R Harris, Sid Henderson and Will Martin.

 

The space also showcased site-specific window displays by local artists Rachael House and Lo Lo No as part of the yearly Margate Pride Art Trail.