This is a unique chance to visit a newly commissioned sculpture by Jason Wilsher-Mills throughout the summer and autumn months - outdoors, as part of a major exhibition.  

The fifth edition of Creative Folkestone Triennial will run from Thursday 22 July – Tuesday 2 November 2021, presenting around 27 site-specific artworks by internationally acclaimed artists, inviting you to explore the town and its urban tales.

Curated for the third time by Lewis Biggs, the 2020 Triennial, entitled The Plot, invites visitors to consider urban myths and their relation to verifiable realities: the gap between the story and the actuality.

Best known for his digital drawings produced on an iPad, Jason Wilsher-Mills (b. 1969, England) also creates 3D figurative sculptures about the world that he experiences as an artist with disabilities (his disability is caused by a disease of the blood cells). Produced by Shape Arts as part of the Adam Reynolds Award, Wilsher-Mills has created a contemporary monumental figure  I Am Argonaut that will be placed in conversation with the monumental statue of William Harvey, son of the Mayor of Folkestone, Royal Physician and discoverer of the circulation of the blood.

FREE ADMISSION

To find out more, and arrange your visit, go to the overview page at Creative Folkestone


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The visitor centre for Folkestone Triennial is located at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse (Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1BN). Open daily from 10am – 5pm. Head to the visitor centre to grab your exhibition guide, book tickets for talks, tours and events or make use of the toilets and changing facilities.

Located in the heart of Folkestone's Creative Quarter, it is the ideal place to use as a base for your day. There are many places to eat, drink and shop nearby. 

Many of the artworks will be staffed daily by our friendly team of Hosts offering insights into The Plot and point you in the right direction to find the next artwork.

Access

There is wheelchair and motorised scooter access to as many artworks as possible and we have done our best to highlight step free routes around the exhibition. However, due to the historic nature of the town, some artworks are less accessible.

Where possible we will provide BSL interpretation at events and large print information. If there is anything we can do to make your visit easier, our team will be more than happy to help. Please contact [email protected]


More on Jason Wilsher-Mills, Shape's 2020 Adam Reynolds Awardee, can be found on our artist profile pages