East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

Welcome to East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2019 or EKOH for short. Now in its 19th year, EKOH has gone from strength to strength with more artists than ever, over 200 artists spread over 70 houses and studios. We are also delighted to include Margate, Cliftonville and Deal and hope to extend our range around Kent’s Creative Coast.

The artists’ trail gives the public a personal insight into how an artist works within their specialised field. It opens up a wealth of information and interest to pave the way for making new contacts and discovering opportunities for anyone interested in taking up new fields of creativity. The trail is your chance to visit artists in their homes, to speak to them in person about their work and to find out what is happening in your local area. This is a rare opportunity to experience a diverse array of high quality work in a relaxed setting; with so many venues to choose from there should be something for everyone. So, plan your trip and prepare to be inspired and surprised.
All houses are open weekends during the festival

12th/13th, 19th/20th, 26th/27th October 2019 – 11am – 5pm (unless stated)

Brochures available from the following locations:
Deal

Deal Library Queen Street
Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road
Landmark Centre 129 High Street
The Lane 15 South Court
The TapHouse Cafe 5 South Street
81 Beach Street
Deal Train Station Platform 1
Walmer Train Station
The Royal Pub Beach Street
Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant
Betteshangar Country Park Sholden

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Open Studio artists inspired by the sea

A super article highlighting SEAS artists and open studios by Eleanor Perkins can be found in the East Kent Mercury this week.
The Open Studios Art Trail this opens this weekend across St Margaret’s Bay, Ringwould, Walmer and Deal.
https://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/

Welcome to Open Studios 2019

South East Artists (SEAS) are exhibiting in Deal, Walmer, Ringwould and St. Margaret’s Bay, in individual studios, galleries and at three group venues: the Angling Club, Astor Theatre and Landmark Centre on 22+23rd June & 29+30th June.
Work includes woodcuts, mosaic, glass, painting, photography, drawing, embroidered textiles, ceramics, pottery, printmaking, collage, montage, assemblage, constructions, following themes of heritage, travel, local scenes, events, people, ideas, feelings, movement, dance and music.
SEAS artists are making links this year with the Deal Music and Arts Festival, starting on 28th June, where some artists will be producing art during music events; you can combine Open Studios visits with open gardens on the 30th June; there are printmaking demonstrations on Saturday mornings; or have your portrait drawn on the spot during the final weekend.
Follow the trail using the map and details of individual artists inside. Meet and talk to the artists.

Click here to download a copy of the Open Studios trail guide.

Small is Beautiful – Postcard art event

South East Artists Open Studios Launch Event
Saturday 1 June 10am to 5pm
St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal

Over 30 artists in Deal, Walmer, Ringwould and St. Margaret’s Bay will be exhibiting a full range of their work in this years OPEN STUDIOS art trail in individual studios, galleries and at three group venues: the Astor Theatre, Landmark Centre and the Deal Angling Club.
You are invited to attend the Launch event Small is Beautiful between 10am
and 5pm on Saturday 1 June at the St. George’s Parish Hall, where you can
meet the artists and see many examples of their small-scale work. You’ll learn from the artists where they will be exhibiting during the two weekends of OPEN STUDIOS and receive the event catalogue with a map highlighting artist venues.

Small Is Beautiful

St George’s Parish Hall
10am to 5pm
Saturday 1 June 2019

Our Open Studios launch event. Small-scale original work including paintings, prints, photography, mixed media, glass, mosaics and ceramics, everything priced at £20. Meet the artists and find out about Open Studios, brochures will be available.

St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal CT14 6EG
Entry Free. Disabled access. Parking nearby.
Contact: tins@martincherry.co.uk

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2018

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2018 or EKOH for short is now in its 17th year, bringing together more than 200 artists exhibiting in 67 houses and studios in Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Faversham, Herne Bay, Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Whitstable.
All houses are open on the weekends of: 20th/21st, 27th/28th October & 3rd/4th November 2018
11am – 5pm (unless otherwise stated) with free entry.
http://ekoh.org.uk/

Deal is one of the town artists’ trails, but as you can see from the poster there are many other towns involved during the same weekends. Please visit the website http://ekoh.org.uk/deal/ for specifics on artists.

#ekohDEAL2018

We have Kate Baker mosaic muse with her handmade mosaics and glass, Peter Hayes-Watkins (Hayfield) with his contemporary landscapes in watercolour/gouache and acrylic inks, Barry Popple with his pen and ink line drawings, Susan Beresford with her acrylic abstracts, Mike Tedder with mixed media work/prints and finally Linden Hall Studio showing an exhibition of paintings by two local artists.

#ekohDEAL2018 #Dealeastkentopenhouses #ekohartistsopenhouses @artistsOpenHous #EastKentOpenHouses

Location 1: Helen of Helen Komatsu Ceramics
Please make a note that due to personal circumstances this location will not be open on any of the 3 weekend dates. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dover Studio Collective celebrates Fête de l’estampe

A collective of Dover-based artists and their guests are opening up their studio building to the public again, presenting both complete and in-progress print-based work across their active workspaces. The event, part of the sixth Fête de l’estampe festival, will bring together contemporary print and artists’ books and aims to present an expansive view / idea of what print can be. All are welcome to visit this free studio event and no pre-booking is required.

Saturday/samedi 26/5: 11.00-17.00h
Sunday/dimanche 27/5: 11.00-17.00h

Une collection d’artistes basés à Douvres et leurs invités ouvrent les portes de leurs ateliers au public. Ils présenteront des œuvres imprimées – complètes ou en cours – dans le cadre de leurs espaces de travail individuels ainsi que dans une exposition collective dans leur espace d’exposition. L’événement réunira l’impression contemporaine et des livres d’artistes avec l’intention de présenter une vision / idée expansive des possibilités de l’impression. Tous sont invités à visiter cet événement gratuit, et la réservation n’est pas nécessaire.

La Fête de l’estampe

Devenue au fil des années un succès, c’est un rendez-vous annuel à ne pas manquer. La Fête de l’estampe permet à un large public de découvrir dans une ambiance chaleureuse la richesse de ce moyen d’expression qui comprend la gravure, la lithographie, la sérigraphie ou encore les procédés numériques. Des expositions, des performances, des visites d’ateliers, stages, démonstrations, portes ouvertes, cours, conférences, ventes aux enchères, kakémonos géants, etc. sont organisés dans toute la France et même au-delà, en Europe, le jour de la Fête de l’estampe, autour du 26 mai 2018. La Fête de l’estampe 2018 reçoit le soutien du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.

Over the years, the success of this festival has made it an unmissable event in the cultural calendar. With the support of the French ministry of Culture, La Fête de l’estampe provides a festive opportunity for many to discover this rich art that includes lithography, engraving, serigraphy, artists’ books and even digital prints. Exhibitions, outdoor studios, training sessions, open studios, conferences, performances, auctions, and giant prints are organised in France and in many other countries in Europe on 26th May, 2018, for one day, or longer in some areas.

Directions

Dover Studio Collective: 67 Astley Avenue, Dover, Kent CT16 2PW

Although parking is limited on site, there is plenty of parking space available within 50 meters, just beyond the railway bridge. There is a bus stop near the end of Astley Avenue (routes 15/89/90/61), and the studio can be reached on foot 1-2km or taxi from either Dover railway station or ferry terminal.

Entry is free / gratuite.

Le stationnement sur place est limité mais il y a moyen de se garer à moins de 50 mètres dans un parking a l’arrière du pont ferroviare. Un arret de bus se trouve en bas de Astley Avenue (routes 15/61/89/90). L’atelier peut être atteint à pied ou en taxi depuis la gare de Douvres ou le terminal de ferry qui se trouvent à 1 ou 2 km.

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

Now in its 17th year, EKOH has gone from strength to strength with more artists than ever, over 200 spread over 67 houses and studios. We are also delighted to include Margate, Cliftonville and Deal and hope to extend our range around Kent’s Creative Coast.

All houses are open weekends during the festival:
20th/21st, 27th/28th October & 3rd/4th November 2018 11am – 5pm (unless stated)

For more information about the event see: https://ekoh.org.uk/

If you are interested in participating in East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2018, then please contact one of the area organiser for more information. Or alternatively download the entry forms below for all the information about taking part. https://ekoh.org.uk/take-part/

Deadline For Entries is 30th April

Please get in touch with Kate if you would like to be an artist exhibiting during East Kent Open Houses in the Deal Trail. Last year – our first year for Deal – we had 21 artists and some shared homes and some opened their studios

Kate Baker: Deal
katebakermosaicmuse@icloud.com

East Kent Open Houses town art trails

East Kent Open Houses town art trails, which are part of the Canterbury festival since 2000-2001 returns in October 2017 with a new town having joined the trail: Deal. We have 21 artists across 12 ‘house’ venues ready to open their homes/studios/galleries to welcome you and share with you their works, inspirations and projects.

Support local artists and venture out on this new Deal town trail during October weekends, (from 14/15, 21/22 and 28/29th) Venues will be open at 11-5pm unless stated. Find info regarding participating artists and town trails on the ekoh.org.uk website and download a brochure and map(s).