The King's Shilling

Blog by artist/printmaker Dawn Cole

Take the King’s Shilling at Turner Contemporary

You are invited to come along and take The King’s Shilling at Made Contemporary Turner Contemporary Margate Fri 29 Nov 6 – 9pm Sat 30 Nov 10am – 6pm Sun 1st Dec … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The first dedication: William Willatts

King’s Shilling: Heads               No. 000003 See to it that his name be not forgotten By Laura Probert    My paternal grandparents, William and … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Project launch

This weekend I took part in Thanet Open studios, organised by Ramsgate Arts, and decided to use it as an opportunity to launch The King’s shilling and get some feedback. … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Invitation to take the King’s Shilling

You are invited to come along and take The King’s Shilling (at a price of course) 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th August 11am – 5pm My studio 9 St Mildreds … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking the King’s Shilling

The term ‘to take the King’s Shilling’ (or Queen’s depending on the reigning monarch at the time) dates back as far as the 18th century when a shilling was given … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Receiving a Shilling

I had heard of the term ‘taking the King’s Shilling’ and understood it to mean joining the army (more about that in my next post). This term was still used … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

A new project

The beginning of a new project – The King’s Shilling. Although this is a new project it really began back in 2008 when I started to transcribe the diary of … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

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