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LIMBO Project Space and Studios

LIMBO is the longest-standing artist studio complex and project space in Margate; set up in 2003, on the site of an electricity substation, just off Margate's high street and a mere stone’s throw from the sea (more on the building's history...)


Established long before Turner Contemporary arrived in town, LIMBO is one of the few arts organisations in Margate that is run both independent of public funding bodies, and by and for the artists who work there.

LIMBO was set-up to create a resource supporting cultural development and experimentation in Thanet and beyond; providing affordable artist studios and a project space with a programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, events and off-site projects.

Board of Trustees

David Price (Artist and tutor)

Iain Mackenzie (Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Kent)

Sara Trillo (Artist and tutor, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury)

Thule Howard (owner of Margate's Joke Shop)

Secretary: Steve Ibbitson (Artist)

Artist Studios

LIMBO houses 12 artist studio spaces, most of them with mezzanine levels and natural light...more about the artists...
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Project Space History

Over the last 15 years LIMBO has hosted varied programmes by guest curators including Chiara Williams (2018-present), Claire Orme (2017-2018), Matthew de Pulford (artistic co-director 2010-2015), Paul Hazelton (founder, director and curator 2003 - 2010) and Turner Contemporary (2006-2007)...more about the project space

Project Space Programming

Limbo is currently programmed by a team comprising artist studio holders...more about the project space

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