The phrase ‘Show Me, Tell Me’ is taken from a series of conversations between the community groups at Windmill Community Gardens and artist James McColl. This dialogue took many forms and processes, ending in a number of text-based pieces and an accompanying video.

At its core, ‘Show Me, Tell Me’ is about the exchange of knowledge and skills through conversational and verbal learning. This project was a part of the COLLABORATE & EXCHANGE: CRATE Micro-Residency which took place between September and December 2019 in Margate.


The CRATE micro-residency exchange programme is an arts council funded residency, providing an opportunity for artists to work within the community and to take part in genuine skill-sharing opportunities. Selected artists were  placed with specialists from various trade and academic backgrounds based in and around Margate and provided with time and space to develop a body of work in response to this exchange.