Concerned by the visual propaganda generated by Foster & Partners of a Thames estuary airport, a group of nine north Kent artists (NO THAMES AIRPORT ARTISTS GROUP) have come together to cut through the spin and visualise the case against such a development, in a new exhibition which opens at the Nucleus Arts Gallery in Chatham on 30 March 2012.

The “Beauty or the Beast” exhibition examines the issues visually, particlarly how life changing a hub airport would be and shows what we stand to lose as a community should an airport be built. The show opens on Friday 30 March at 7 pm with a viewing open for all to attend and closes 5 April 2012.

Through painting, posters, photography and video, the exhibition will give a snapshot of what the Thames and Medway estuaries mean to their communities and highlights the devastation an airport twice the size of Heathrow would have on health and quality of life, issues airbrushed out of the Foster & Partners visuals.

Finding the right location for a new airport hub (should we require one) is national issue, not a regional one and the aim of this show is to prevent the visual debate being hijacked by the Mayor of London and his design glitterati.

Everyone is welcome to attend the opening night, which starts at 7pm