Rockets and Blue Lights

Margate Harbour, UK, 2004

Turner's seascape Rockets and Blue Lights portrays steam ships firing rockets in a stormy sea, with figures looking on from the coast. This painting as well as Turner’s Margate connection, gave both the title and inspiration for this work in Margate Harbour (Margate Festival) with Anne Bean, Paul Burwell, Richard Wilson, Mark Anderson Ansuman Biswas, Z’EV, Sean Dower, Kirsten Reynolds, and Ashley Marsh. A series of blue rockets flew over the harbour into the sea to start, whilst the concept of using darkness and light in a painterly way, infused the work.


Rockets and Blue Lights (2004)