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!
Trinity Church Hall
10am to 5pm
Saturday 20 April 2019
Paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, mosaics, photography and glass. Buy affordable original art work and greetings cards. Just three minutes’ walk from Deal’s open-air market. Deal is a vibrant town with great studios, galleries and excellent high street shopping. Come and meet the artists and see their work and find out about other 2019 events.
Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal CT14 6EA
Entry Free. Disabled access. Parking nearby.
Our Art Trail runs in Deal and Walmer, also including St Margaret’s, River and other surrounding villages. Artists welcome the public to view their work over two weekends; this year Sat 22nd – Sun 23rd June and Sat 29th – Sun 30th June, open from 10-5pm.
Download an application form and see further details here.
Deadline for open studios applications is 1st March 2019.
Tuesday 5th February – Sunday 24th March
SILVER is an exhibition celebrating traditional and alternative photographic techniques. Featured images have been selected from a public open call, and will exhibit works from people of all ages, abilities, experience & education.
SILVER will be on the walls of the Marcel gallery, a shared space with TOAST cafe.
A percentage of the exhibited work and small prints will be for sale allowing you to support the artists, or charity if they choose to pass on their sales. 100% of submission fees will be donated to MS Society. There will also be a donations box for anyone wishing to further support the work of the MS Society.
See usual opening days and times on the website
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.
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.
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.
10am to 4pm • Saturday 17 November 2018
St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal CT14 6EG
Gifts for Christmas
Ceramics, Print, Textile & Glass Fair
10am to 5pm • 24 November 2018
10am to 4pm • 25 November 2018
Ringwould Village Hall, Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8HL
Free entry to both events
Creativity is fundamental in making The Beaney a vibrant and exciting place for everyone. Whenever possible we offer opportunities for artists to create, explore, engage, share and challenge using our collections and building as a resource for inspiration.
Current Artist Opportunities:
Beyond War – Visualising Peace, a selling show (10 November 2018 – 10 February 2019).
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury, is inviting submissions for a selling show that takes as its starting point the end of WWI and the view of the future for its survivors.
2D artists and photographers are asked to respond to this theme or that of concepts of peace and memorials, as well as our view of these issues a hundred years later.
To download full details including information on the application process click here. To download an application form click here.
Deadline for applications: Midnight Tuesday 18th September.
St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal
To launch the Open Studios, South East Artists are returning to St George’s Parish Hall for their popular Postcard Art event. Artists will sell original framed postcard artwork for a fixed price of just £20 each.
You will also be able to pick up information regarding Open Studios which starts the following weekend.
Saturday 23 June
Meet the Artists on Saturday at Linden Hall Studio was a great event and we are thrilled how great the show looks. Hope you’ve seen the Sue’s and Dodie’s interviews here:
An exhibition of work from the members of SEAS.
3 – 24 June 2018
SEAS (South East ArtistS) is a self funding and voluntary organisation which promotes, supports and provides a network for our vibrant artistic community in Deal and the surrounding areas. Established in 2004 it now has a membership of 55 people, ranging from professional artists to those just interested in the arts.
Twenty five members have come together for this exhibition, which in doing so celebrates the huge variety of local artistic talent that SEAS has to offer and the range of artistic practice and styles between the membership. The exhibition allows artists a wealth of inspirations: our location, the sea, the sky, Nature, our island and everything in between.
32 St George’s Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6BA
+44 (0) 1304 360 411
Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 11am – 2pm