Fragments of the Wasteland and Works by Salty Squid Ink

Dates:10 February 2018 to 18 February 2018
Times:12noon to 6pm
Phone:07852 968218

Fragments of the Wasteland

Photographer Eleanor Marriott presents a photographic journey, from London to India and ultimately resting at the shelter on Margate sands. Her images explore themes inherent in The Waste Land – from holiness, to desolation and fragmentation; and of water symbolising both life and death.

Works by Salty Squid Ink.

Concurrently, Eleanor will be showcasing commercial photographic work from her portfolio, which includes portraiture; stills for films and documentaries; and travel commissions.

Eleanor’s work will be shown alongside graphic design by Tony Tooke, which includes artwork for several well known Margate venues – from the Harbour Arms to the Ministry of Pies. Tony will also be showcasing some of his digital animations.

Eleanor, who is also a trained journalist and PR consultant, and Tony, who is also a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, DJ and VJ, will be showcasing their work to launch their digital media and communications company Salty Squid Ink.

Private View & Launch of Salty Squid Ink.

The Wastelands private view and official launch of Salty Squid Ink. will take place on Saturday  11 February from 6-9pm. It will include a live loop performance by Tony Tooke using traditional Indian instruments.

For more information regarding the exhibition; the private view; or of Salty Squid, please email

Background to artists

Eleanor has spent most of her life either in London or abroad on various travels. Her photography career began with a solo London exhibition in 2008 of her photographs taken during a tour of Latin America. This led to more solo exhibitions and a photography commission in Cuba by Canning House, the centre for Latin America on London’s Belgrave Square, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its revolution.

In 2013 Eleanor taught photography in Varanasi, India. While there she was given unprecedented access to photograph the sadhus (India’s holy men) resident in an akhara (head ashram) on the banks of the river Ganges. She also recorded life on the ghats of the holy city.

In 2015 Eleanor was employed for three months in Paris and Rome as a still photographer for a documentary about the Italian director Federico Fellini. She was also commissioned to do reportage photography in homage to Fellini; and to take portraits of the interviewees, including the eminent directors Roman Polanski and Wes Anderson.

Eleanor regularly teaches photography in London and has been photographing life in Margate since 2014, where she now lives. She is also a trained journalist and previously ran a PR and Marketing consultancy promoting prominent London attractions.

Tony Tooke, originally from Northumberland, had a fascination with music from an early age and is self-taught in all the instruments he plays. In and out of bands since the early 1990s, Tony always experimented with sounds and recording. He has released two albums through the Royal Rhino record label, has been featured on BBC Radio Six, and his composition ‘Mystic Garden’ won the Reflex Record Makers competition in 2007. His graphic design work includes an animation for the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band and cover and page design for Bad Acid music magazine. Since moving to Margate he has produced graphics for several local businesses, including poster, T shirt and logo designs. His visual DJing animations have also been performed at various Margate venues.