A new series of collages have been coalescing layer by layer within the studio over recent days. Coloured by a palette of black, greys magenta and red, the images develop through a playful experimentation with geometric shapes. Natural forms, the warming of earth, birdsong in lock-down and the sense of safety from being inside, while outside a viral storm rages – this strange year of 2020 seems to present an inescapable narrative. #covid19artistsathome
Three Dover Studio Collective artists are showing work at coffee shop Brew in Folkestone over a period of two weeks starting from this week. Clare Smith, Deborah Colam and Mike Tedder display selected prints, collage and cyanotypes in this beautiful gallery space. Pop in for a coffee and take a look.
Brew: 83 Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT20 1DG https://www.facebook.com/brewfolkestone/
Three experiments from yesterday’s zoom drawing club meet up: initially cutting-out freehand objects and the re-positioning of geometric forms. Fluid layouts encouraged subsequent reassessments, with explorations of shape and negative space floating upon a mid-grey paper (Clairefontaine Gris). Finally with a spray of adhesive the position of elements within the paper collages was fixed.
Exciting news, our East Cliff Creatives shop is reopening! We have been working hard to get our shop ready to safely welcome back customers and will continue to review, to help keep everyone safe. Looking forward to seeing you again!
We are open Thursday 18th June 11-4 then, with the following
new opening hours: Thursday to Sunday 11-4
66 The Old High St, Folkestone CT20 1RN
A tiny sketchbook embarked upon a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean bound for New York. It was due to take up a position within the Brooklyn Art Library as part of a diminutive collection in the (Tiny) Sketchbook Project, but although it arrived at its destination before the postal deadline, and tracking indeed confirmed its arrival, the little book was never catalogued, its fate remains unknown. It would never receive its library reference number, or join its peers within a tiny suitcase, visiting exotic locations on the other side of the world. All that remains are some scans (below) from its pages made just before this tiny sketchbook departed for an uncertain future and unforeseen disappearance, never to return again to the studio.
Dover Studio Collective artists welcome virtual visitors to their Open Studios this May. Due to necessary pandemic safety restrictions, we are presenting our event in an online format this year. Dover Printfest 2020 is a partnership project involving Future Foundry, Dover Studio Collective and Dover Arts Development and is part of the French printmaking festival Fete De L’Estampe.
Please also follow our Instagram page @doverstudio to discover a diverse range of work, from linocuts to mono prints, solar plate etchings to lumen prints.
Visit us here: www.doverstudio.co.uk/openstudio