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SEAS Winter Open Studios 12

Artists in Walmer, Deal, Hacklinge and Eastry invite you to visit their studios.
24th and 25th November
Studio opening times 11-6pm
Free entry to all studios.

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Lorraine and Ellie Machin at The Astor

Lorraine Machin and Ellie Machin exhibit at The Astor Deal.

The artists, both SEAS members, will be showing a selection of prints, watercolours and ceramics; both semi abstract and abstract works, all with an organic theme.
The exhibition runs through the whole of October, with a private view on Monday 15th October 6-8pm.

Astor Theatre
Stanhope Road
Deal, Kent, CT14 6AB
Phone: 01304 370220


Sisza Arts in Space

Sisza Arts at Space Gallery, Folkestone
3rd – 21st october

A group show featuring work from
Annie Spencer-Smith
Rachel Spencer-Smith
Christian Dada & Phyllis

Annie is an artist who uses traditional darkroom photographic techniques to create mystical, ethereal works.
She sees traditional photographic methods as a print medium, more akin to etching or silk-screen printing than commercial, digital photography.
She explores the use of double exposure, lith printing, hand colouring and other techniques to enhance her images.
All her artworks are either unique or in small limited editions.

Rachel’s work is an affectionate, eclectic collection of parodies and a celebration of bad taste.
she draws influence from the past – hollywood screen sirens, baroque bling, stately home kitsch, etc. to create a mix of (somewhat dubious) historical facts and escapist imaginings.
To do this she uses a range of media and techniques including drawing, collage, photography, resin and anything else she finds to hand.
Her work is meant to be fun.
“I know a piece is finished if it makes me laugh”

Christian dada is an artist/philosopher. his work is in the mystic realist tradition that the english are particularly good at.
His normal painting practice is to work in acrylics with glazes and overpainting in oil. this technique, an update on the traditional methods of medieval times, brings a richness and depth to his work. He does not believe that paintings should necessarily be oblong or square and so many of his pieces are cut-outs.

Phyllis is a nart Critic and conisewer.
Her brilliant selection ‘a cabinet of phyllis’ consists of resin pieces and other artworks by some of the best exponents in the field. She, being an art expert (having read 2 books on the subject and being a regular watcher of BBC4) can vouch for that!

Space Gallery
7 The Old High Street
Folkestone, Kent CT20 1RJ
United Kingdom


SEAS Festive Fairs

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White Chair gallery launches

The White Chair Gallery popped up in Deal last Saturday for it’s first public launch. Artists gathered with a wonderfully diverse array of white chairs, together with a piece of work each to exhibit.
Our first location was under the shade of large tree in the High Street, before moving on to outside the Astor theatre, with a final show to greet passengers disembarking from the Orient Express, which pulled in to Deal station early afternoon.
Many stopped to view the art on display and chat, while the impromptu gallery provided a great opportunity to bring art outside, into local public spaces. SEAS artists are now looking forward to the White Chairs gallery making its next exhibition tour.

A lone white chair from the White Chair gallery also appeared in Peene, Kent, last Sunday to join in the pop-up art show there.


The White Chair Gallery comes to Deal

A new gallery is coming to Deal – ‘The White Chair Gallery’.
Unlike a normal gallery this will be a ‘pop-up’ gallery.
Artists from Seas (South East ArtistS) will arrive at an agreed location, each carrying a piece of artwork and a white chair on which to display it. After a while the artists will take their work and the chairs and move to another site. Depending on the weather The White Chair Gallery hopes to have its first exhibition starting somewhere near the market in Deal on Saturday 18th August.

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SEAS – South East Artists Open Studios 2012

SEAS art group ( holds its annual open studios event early July in conjunction with the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts. Artists throughout Walmer, Deal, Eastry and Hacklinge throw open their houses or studios to visitors during the three weekends: displaying their work and sharing their passion for art. The diverse range of artistic practices on show include 2D, 3D, painting, printmaking, collage, glass, cermaics and photography.

Weekends 30th June/1st July, 7th/8th July and 14th/15th July
11-6pm (Astor artists 10-5pm) Free entry throughout

The catalogues for SEAS open studios 2012 are distributed throughout Deal, Kent and the surrounding areas. If you have not yet seen a copy, please download digital catalogue pdf here, containing details of all the artists taking part this year.
Download a brochure/catalogue here

exhibition open studios

SEAS Open Studios 2012

The catalogue for this years SEAS open studios is already printed and being distributed in Deal and surrounding areas. If you have not yet seen a copy, you are welcome to download a preview pdf here, which lists all the artists taking part.

Download a brochure/catalogue here
Download an A4 poster here
Download a large poster here


Unifying Variety – SEAS at The Horsebridge

The SEAS group will be exhibiting at the Horsebridge this April. In a show that brings together and celebrates the diversity of their work and practice, where each artist will showcase work that represents their individual approaches to art. The exhibition opens on April 10th, with a ‘Meet the Artists’ preview afternoon on Saturday 14th April from 2pm until 5pm, when many of the SEAS group will be present.

The exhibition will close on Monday 23rd April. There is free admission to both the Somerset Maugham Gallery & Gallery 2 space, which are open 10-6 daily.
For details about the gallery & it’s location, please consult their website:


SEAS Exhibition at Deal Library

The work of SEAS artists is featured in an inaugural exhibition of art in the new Deal library display area. The exhibition will run from Fri 17 Feb for 6 weeks until Fri 23 March.

Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6ER