Our print studio has a wide range of presses and printmaking equipment for paper and textiles. Used by a friendly community of printmakers it’s a great place for people from all over the South East to work on print projects. The studio can also be hired by the day for intaglio, silkscreen or relief printing for groups.
An exhibition of magic lantern apparitions by Nicole Mollett and Frog Morris is lighting up our January windows at INTRA. The show mixes antique glass slides with modern imagery, humour and live audience interaction, a playful take on the dark and twisty moods lurking in corners at a murky time of year.
For December we have two amazing exhibitions in our windows: David O’Mara’s photography, collage and handmade books, and photos from Nye Martin’s 1980s archive celebrating Gillingham Skatepark’s skateboarding and BMX community.
November’s exhibition, curated by Jas Dhillon, brings two Margate-based artists to our windows: ‘Boundary Lines’ – Geoffrey Chambers’ ink on paper works, and Catherine Chinatree’s ‘Map Series’ assemblages. These two collections of work compliment each other in scale and themes, exploring geography, heritage and invisible boundaries.
Our October exhibition showcases a wide variety of technical and traditional materials and techniques. Curated by Frances Cowper Holzhausen it includes electroplated textiles and reuse of waste plastics.
At the end of October it’s time to honour lost loved ones again, with one of our favourite festivals. Decorate sugar skulls or lantern shrine jars, screen print tote bags with skull and flower designs, cut colourful papel picado hanging banners, make a skull mask or choose other creative activities in this day inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead.
We’ve been busy at INTRA during lockdown – a refitted windows gallery, a new festival Ebb & Flow, a Pop Up Museum, and more!
For Holocaust Memorial Day and LGBT History Month, we’re proud to be part of ‘Closer Than You Think’, a project bringing together our neighbours The Ship Inn (thought to be one of the oldest LGBT pubs in the country) and the Chatham Memorial Synagogue.
Join in with Hopes & Dreams, and help artist Xtina Lamb to make large illuminated lanterns for the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham, by creating pictures or patterns from plastic bags.
Happy Diwali! Our window gallery is lit up with a beautiful new installation by Jas Dhillon – cotton choonis (dupattas/shawls/scarves) screen printed using Punjabi text and hung against a backdrop of fairy lights in keeping with the Indian festival of lights.
The Chatham Intra area has been awarded £1.6m Heritage Action Zone funding from Historic England for regeneration in the area. The focus is on bringing the history and heritage of the area back to life, and boosting the local economy by 2024.