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art collage image

Scissor – cut

Our Dover Print & Drawing Club meetings (online via zoom since the 1st lock-down) are the perfect opportunity to relax amongst friends and create. There is no need to leave the house, hurry to a particular venue, or transport heavy materials; everything falls easily to hand within the comfort of the home studio.

Last Monday, after a full-on day, the evening club meeting presented an opportunity to chill for a while and explore shapes without any preconceived ideas. I usually cut collages with a medical scalpel, but this time I decided to just cut some paper with an ordinary pair of steel hand scissors, and see what might happen. Finding that I was enjoying the uneven line of each cut, I began layering the cut paper rather akin to a manual desktop form of Photoshop, moving shapes around before pausing some designs by holding the various elements in place with small strips removable tape. The four examples below had evolved in a similar manner, before settling upon their current form and paper finally fixed in place with permanent adhesive.

Litmus – paper collage 20x30cm
Dark Zone – paper collage 20x30cm
Chicane – paper collage 20x30cm
Gradient – paper collage 20x22cm
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art exhibition open studios

Open Studios 30/31/1

Dover Studio Collective virtual open studios for Autumn 2020 via our instagram event throughout the weekend at the end of October, beginning November (30/31/10 + 1/11/2020). http://www.doverstudio.co.uk @doverstudio #dscopenstudios2020

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art exhibition

Dover Art Network

The DOVER ART NETWORK is a virtual walk through eight ideas from seven artists based in Dover.

About the project: “The Dover Art Network is an online exhibition of ideas from artists in Dover commissioned in response to the COVID-19 lockdown.”
“The Dover Art Network resource exists for visitors to explore the work of artists visualised in locations around Dover. It provides artists with an opportunity to explore and develop ideas for sculpture beyond physical limits, to push the boundaries of contextualising art in the public space, and to exhibit collectively across boundaries.”


We encourage everyone to explore the work and ideas of local artists as they respond to our town:

https://www.josephblackart.com/doverartnetwork

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opportunities photography workshop

New Photo Trail, Kearsney

‘The River Runs Through’ is a photographic trail in Kearsney exploring images of streams and lakes within the park landscape. Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens are the most popular, historic parks in Dover which are located 2.5 miles north west of Dover town centre in the Alkham Valley, part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Please see the Kearney Parks website to discover more:
https://www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/Home.aspx

Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens provides many opportunities to take really beautiful photographs. Why not download the Kearsney Parks photography trail and capture what you see on the way? The trail has been developed by photographer/artist Mike Tedder. He suggests a route to follow and has given lots of tips for photos that you might like to photograph. https://www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/Resources/Photography.aspx

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art exhibition open studios printmaking

Dover Open 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 FoundryDover 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

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art open studios printmaking

Three Monotypes

Three geometric experiments working towards a series of paper stencils for screen printing. Acrylic sheet monotype plates rolled with water-based inks and printed on A4 paper for Dover Printfest 2020 virtual Open Studios 30-31 May.

#doverprintfest2020 #doverstudios #openstudios #fetedelestampe