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The days of Kiss Me Quick hats, sweet and sticky rock and cheap and cheerful funfair rides come flooding back for visitors stepping inside Dreamland’s Dreamscapes exhibition.

Canterbury-based artist Barry Kirk’s bright and colourful images are full of movement and fun straight out of the 60s – and that’s because they are straight out of the 60s.

Barry, then a lecturer at Canterbury College of Art, spent time at the Margate amusement park on Saturdays during the early 60s, soaking up the atmosphere and then letting it out into his art.

Those works, which were displayed in London shortly afterwards, had gathered dust in his cellar at his home near Canterbury until very recently, when a relative rescued them for a whole new generation.

arry Kirk Exhibition
Dreamlandscapes Exhibition closing on Saturday 30th September.
The exhibition of art depicting dreamland in the 60s has attracted over 3,500 visitors to date. The exhibition will be closing on Saturday 30th September but there is still time to see these vibrant and evocative works of art portraying Dreamland in its heydey. The ehibition is open weekends only until 30th September.
A new exhibition beginning in October will be announced soon.



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