• SEAS is a self funding and voluntary organisation which promotes, supports and provides a network for our vibrant artistic community in Deal and surrounding areas. It was established in 2004 by a few artists and now has a membership of over 60 people, ranging from professional artists to those who are just interested in the arts.

    For the past 7 years SEAS has organised a dynamic, stimulating and diverse Open Studios/ Art Trail event featuring new work by professional and amateur artists in conjunction with the Deal Festival of Music and Arts. This has partly been in response to the fact there is no central gallery space in Deal so artists have been creative and opened their own houses to exhibit their work and engage with the public. Sculpture, paintings, conceptual art, screen prints, jewellery, textiles, photography, ceramics, fused glass are all part of these eclectic, festive occasions.

Save the date…

Details of dates to add to your diaries for SEAS Winter OS and Ringwould Festive Fair later this year. We realise that it is still only mid-summer, but we are gauging interest in these seasonal events at this stage, with further information being sent out in September. Please email info@searts.co.uk if you think you would … Continue reading

Whitstable Biennale 2016 programme

Whitstable Biennale is a festival of performance, film and sound, taking place every two years on the Kent coast. The event has grown out of Whitstable’s extensive artistic community, and has developed an international reputation for showcasing the most exciting up-and-coming artists and filmmakers, and engaging audiences in a rich programme. Whitstable Biennale 2016 programme … Continue reading


Horsebridge A1 Open Exhibition

A1 Open Exhibition is the biggest show in town! Apply now! The popular and anticipated A1 returns to The Horsebridge Galleries this summer! Two galleries full of the most inspiring, eclectic, diverse artworks with one thing that unites them – their size. All artworks are A1 in size and with all mediums represented it is … Continue reading


SEAS Open Studios 2016

SEAS Open Studios 2016 Explore. Discover. Enjoy. During six days this Summer artists and craft makers from SEAs, Deal’s vibrant artist collective, extend a unique invitation to the public. As part of Deal’s Festival of Music & the Arts, artists transform their homes, studios and gardens into temporary galleries for the 2016 Open Studios & … Continue reading



3 WAY MIRROR at The Pie Factory From 6 to 18 May 2016 10 am to 5 pm 7 broad street margate CT9 1EW Private View: Saturday 7 May at 6pm David White: David’s work explores in colours, shapes and decoration, the beauty of our natural world in contrast with the human enterprises that are … Continue reading


Seas – Open Studios/Art Trail – 2016 call to artists

SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail is being run almost concurrently with the Deal Festival of Music and Arts, during which artists are invited to welcome the public to view their work over three weekends starting on Saturday 25th June. Just for your information, the third weekend 9&10 July is optional final weekend as we discussed and … Continue reading

Ceramics and Music

The rare opportunity to create ceramics at a live music concert was a collaboration between the well established Deal Festival of Music and Arts, DFMA, and the SEAS (South East Artists) art group. When Marilyn and myself moved to Deal in 2004, little did we realise that we were going to have a very busy … Continue reading


SEAS Winter Open Studios

South East Artists Winter Open Studios – Artists in Walmer Deal, Worth and Eastry Kent invite you to visit their studios. Weekends 28th/29th of November and 5th/6th December, studios open 11am-5pm with free entry. Click to download a guide to the artists and the event here.


Textile Art at the Pie Factory, Margate

Textile Art Exhibition – The Whole Nine Yards Friday 13th November to Tuesday 17th November 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily Meet the Artist: Open to All – Saturday 14th November – Afternoon Tea – 1.00 p.m. to 5.oo p.m. This is an exciting eclectic mix of Art Textiles. Each exhibitor displaying something different focusing … Continue reading


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