Show image caption EDITORIAL USE ONLY Turner Prize nominee, Oscar Murillo transports part of his work, titled collective conscience, onboard a Southeastern train from London St Pancras to Turner Contemporary in Margate ahead of the Turner Prize 2019 exhibition, which runs from September 28th until January 12th, 2020. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 24, 2019. The 20 larger than life size effigies originate in the Colombian tradition of making mateos – models which are burned at New Year to celebrate and mark the old year passing, symbolising renewal or cleansing ahead of the new year. In Murillo’s work, however, the papier-mâché effigies also serve as an exploration of labour and migration, featuring details such as workers’ uniforms and boots. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership

The Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership is a collaboration between Turner Contemporary, Southeastern, and Thanet District Council. We aim to welcome visitors to Thanet and offer a voice for the community through art and creativity, enabling local organisations and groups to work together to animate railway stations and trains. 

The Partnership covers the line and all seven stations on the route in Thanet – Birchington-on-Sea, Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park, Ramsgate, and Minster. In addition to encouraging sustainable travel by train, we also strive to promote the use of Thanet’s many cycle networks. To achieve this, we work with the Bikeability Trust and Kent Coast Volunteering to involve as many people as possible from the local area. 

This page highlights the work we are doing as an organisation and incorporates the four pillars of the Department for Transport’s Community Rail Development Strategy: 

  1. Providing a voice for the community
  2. Promoting sustainable, healthy, and accessible travel
  3. Bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
  4. Supporting social and economic development

The full strategy can be found at:  

 The Community Rail Partnership is generously supported by Southeastern .

Creative Isle Projects - Past Projects

Find out about previous artworks and projects created for the Community Rail Partnership

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