Information of the Artists’ trail that is part of the East Kent Open Houses, coming soon. Take a note of the artists in Deal and surrounding towns and visit the website for more info on timings, events and access within each venue, before travel:
Great article and images showing in Kent Online:
South East Artists (SEAS) open their work spaces for 2021 Open Studios event over two weekends.
The SEAS Open Studios brochure is now available to download by clicking below. Please distribute to your contacts. The A5 printed booklet version is currently being prepared and should be with us by the following weekend.
We are back!
South East Artists (SEAS) are excited to announce that our Open Art Trail is back for 2021. It has been a regular feature for many years organised by dynamic artists featuring new work ranging from ceramics, photography, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, and painting. It seems a lifetime ago that we last exhibited due to the pandemic, but it is lovely to see galleries and studios open and all the artists are keen to meet you to discuss their new work.
Based in St Margaret’s Bay, River, Walmer and Deal, artists open their studios to the public with group shows at the Angling Club and the Landmark Centre in Deal.
There are a total of 32 artists taking part over two consecutive weekends 19/20 & 26/27 June. The Open Studio trail has become a successful event for both the community and the artists that take part.
The Open Studios catalogue will be available from our launch event ‘Small is Beautiful’ at the Deal Angling Club and the Deal Town Market which takes place on the 5 June. You will be able to meet some of the artists and learn where they will be exhibiting during Open Studios and view some of their postcard size artwork. The catalogue will be available the end of May and includes a map of the art trail and lists all the participating artists.
The art trail widens this year, and you must visit Amanda Thompson in River and David Souter and Maggie Baur in St Margaret’s Bay. Both beautiful areas to visit with some great scenery and their work is even more stunning.
Artists are exhibiting in mini group shows with Chris Birbeck, Caroline Raffan Helen Komatsu, and Kate Baker at 17 Manor Road, Deal CT14 9BT. Their work ranges from textiles, glass fusion, and mosaic. Patricia Barry is exhibiting from her home at Lodge 8, The Chequers, Golf Road CT14 6RG, which is along the Ancient Highway. Just follow signs for the Chequers Kitchen. Her artist friends Mollie Winters and Penny Berkeley will also be showing their work of textiles, needlework, painting, and printmaking.
You can also visit Kaye Walls and Sandra Tracey at 3 Old Gaol, North Barracks, Walmer CT14 7UN. View their indoor and outdoor mosaic, recycled art, and ceramics. With other artists exhibiting from their studios in Deal and the larger venues at the Landmark Centre and the Angling Club it is a true Art Trail. We look forward to seeing you and to enjoy a great summer
It is with great regret that we have made the decision to cancel OPEN STUDIOS 2020 and its launch event SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL for the safety and well-being of our artists and the visiting public.
OS was planned for the last two weekends of June but given the uncertainty surrounding easing of lockdown and the continuing risks of contagion, we feel we cannot commit to going ahead with these events.
We remain positive and hope our planned autumn and winter events will take place. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we will showcase our work and keep you informed of future developments and events.
We looked forward to seeing you soon at one of our events. Stay healthy and best wishes from all of our artists.
#STAYSAFE #STAYHOME #ENJOYART
Applications are now open for artists wishing to take part in Open Studios this summer. SEAS members should by now have received an email containing details of fees, instructions and an easy to complete email based application form.
Visitors are also welcome to click the ‘open studios 2020’ tab in the menu above to find further details and an online application form for the event.
(Please note that SEAS membership will be required for artists wishing to take part in open studios – a membership form can be located under the ‘join’ tab in the menu.
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 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
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.
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.
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.