East Cliff Creative’s Lasting Memories Project, to commemorate peace after WW1, is gaining a real momentum but there are still many pebbles to be painted before the end of June. If you or anyone you know would like to make their mark on a few there are a number of free walk-in painting workshops:
May 11th Folkestone Library 10am-2pm
May 16th Block67, 67 Tontine St 11am-7pm
May 17th Cheriton Library 10am-12pm
May 19th Block67, 67 Tontine St 10am-4pm
The project is growing rapidly with over 1,500 school children taking part in painting pebbles at schools and youth centres.
They only have to paint 20,000!!!! Each one will be a mini artwork that will become part of the seven giant Beach Poppies to be constructed on the 29th/30th June. Anyone can take part and you don’t have to be an artist.
To find out more here are a few links that will explain:
Lasting Memories: Beach Poppy Art
Lasting Memories: How to Get Involved
Lasting Memories is centred around the creation of seven giant poppies on the beaches of Folkestone at the end of June 2019. The poppies will be created from around 20,000 Folkestone pebbles. Each pebble will be its own mini artwork, painted using special eco-friendly paint by the community, young and old. Everyone is welcome!
The Poppies will represent the seven months between the Armistice of WW1 and eventual peace, with the signing of the treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919. Each poppy will represent stories from seven themes that impacted on the local community during this time.
Follow #pebblepoppies to see updates on Instagram!
A collaboration with The Bay Trust
Installation creator Robert Jarvis
Musicians Stina Wilson and Andrey Debedev
Artists from SEAS
7.00pm – 10.00pm The Pines Calyx, St Margaret’s Bay CT15 6DZ
An immersive evening of art and music, together with Robert Jarvis’ sound installation that takes its inspiration from the apparent rotation of stars around the Celestial North Pole. As the Earth rotates and the stars appear to move slowly around Polaris, the North Star, the installation tracks the stars’ movements and interprets them as an evocative musical score. The evening will give the audience the opportunity to explore KRONOS – a path around the grounds which demonstrates in time from the ‘Big-Bang’ until the present day.
Musicians Stina Wilson (flute) and Andrey Debedev (guitar) take us on a musical journey through time and space, bringing to life works from a range of periods in the romantic grounds and within the Pines Calyx building throughout the evening. Simultaneously, artists from SEAS create live art to respond to the event, the environment and concepts.
For further information see:
The SEAS Open Studios brochure is being prepared this month, and below is a little preview of our new cover for Summer 2017.
You can find more information about the artists taking part this year by heading over to our event page:
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 & Art Trail. The town’s Astor Theatre is also the venue for a number of participating artists.
SEAs artists embrace a rich diversity of genres, media, techniques and themes. This year’s art trail, featuring established artists and newcomers, offers an exclusive glimpse into the artist’s world, and a chance to discover unique works of art and craft that you won’t find elsewhere.
SEAs is an artist-led organisation that seeks to create opportunities for its members to exhibit their work and to increase public engagement with the visual arts locally. The SEAs Open Studios & Art Trail in Deal and its neighbourhoods uncovers a rich seam of creative energy in one of Kent’s most cosmopolitan, welcoming and popular coastal towns.
For full artist listings, times & venues please see the SEAs Open Studio & Art Trail brochure.
Download a copy of the Open Studios guide here
Applications are now open for SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail 2015.
Sat/Sun 27/28 June – Sat/Sun 4/5 July – Sat/Sun 11/12 July
Open Studios/Art Trail is being run 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 27th June. Application is open to all SEAS members.
The artists who organise Open Studios operate in an unpaid and voluntary capacity. The smooth running of the event therefore relies on all the artists taking part in helping us.
Please click here to download an application form.
Deadline for applications is February 6th.
SEAS membership is £15 annually and the Open Studio fee is £70 for the summer event.
It is the last Saturday in June and SEAS Open Studios & Art Trail 2013 opens today. For this, and the following two weekends, artists across Deal, Walmer and Eastry will be opening their studios, houses and gardens for you to come and see just what artists do all day. We can’t promise sunshine, but a warm welcome awaits – together with wonderfully diverse displays of artwork to explore, while perhaps chatting with the artists over a coffee.
If you have not already discovered our open studio guide and trail map, these can be picked up at locations such as tourist information, and participating studios. You can also download the full guide book from here, to begin planning your visit to this beautiful part of Kent, and our South East Artists event:
Open Studios and Art Trail 2013 brochure
SEAS artists will be giving a week long series of art demonstrations at Deal Library through half term week.
October 29 – November 2nd
Free entry to all.
Click above to download the timetable.