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Dover Studio Winter Open Studio and Exhibition

Please join us if you can for our Winter Open Studio and Exhibition

Opening: Friday 11th November, 6pm – 8pm and also open Saturday 12th November, 10.30am – 4pm

The Dover Studio, 67 Astley Avenue, Dover CT16 2PW

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This is a good opportunity to see a working artists’ studio.

There are six of us who rent a studio space in the downstairs industrial space and then there is a beautiful, bookable exhibition/ project space upstairs, where we invite guest artists to join us in exhibitions.

This Winter Show will have a light in the darkness theme and the guest artists are all from Dover.
There will be artworks and ceramics and cards etc for sale downstairs in the museum style art shop.

Exhibiting artists: Kate Beaugié, Chris Burke, Louisa Love, Dave Robinson, Clare Smith and Mike Tedder, joined by Sam Capell, Frazer Doyle, Joanna Jones, Holly Skinner and Victoria Pasquino.

Joanna Jones is an internationally renowned artist and we are very honoured to have her exhibit with us. Her paintings are magnificent.

If coming to the opening on Friday night, please dress warmly and bring a torch to get from car to studio.

The studio is located at the top of Astley Avenue, on the left behind the metal gates, just before the railway bridge.
Parking is under the railway bridge by the allotments.

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SEAS Winter Open Studios 2014

South East Artists (SEAS)
WINTER OPEN STUDIOS 2014:
In and around Deal:
29/30 November & 6/7 December:

Following the success of this Summer’s Open Studio and Art Trail, members of SEAS (South East Artists) will be opening their houses and studios for the popular Winter Open Studio event. During the last weekend in November and the first weekend in December, 14 artists will be mounting festive exhibitions of their work, turning their homes and studios into temporary galleries open to the public.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas the SEAS Open Studios provide an ideal opportunity for discovering unique and memorable gifts that will surprise and please your family and friends. Shop at your leisure and in the welcoming environment of an artist’s house or studio for a unique selection of original and hand crafted items, from paintings, ceramics, prints and photographs, to glassware and textiles. Make a day of it and visit each of the venues to find affordable and distinctive items made by local artists and artisans.

Whether you are searching for a personal gift, gifts for the home, or even simply to treat yourself to something special, Jane Adorney’s whimsical collection of handcrafted jewellery, Bridget McVey’s Japanese inspired porcelain trays, bowls and vases and Kate Baker’s richly decorative mosaic and glass fusions will all be sure to catch your eye. Nicki Vowls, whose prints celebrating local heroes of WW1 and of the seas are well known locally and much coveted, will also have a selection of her popular, quirky automata to tempt you. When the decorations are taken down your walls need not be bare, as paintings, photographs and textile art feature in many of the venues. From Caroline Yates’ enigmatic paintings of crowds, Kath Love’s intricately stitched textiles, Liz Mott’s photographic land, sea and skyscapes, and Rosemary Stow’s unusual handmade rag rugs – all of the artists will extend a warm welcome and ensure that your Christmas shopping is a memorable adventure, rather than a chore. If you are searching for something small such as an unusual card or stocking filler, or if you want to push the boat out with a special gift such as a framed photograph, painting or textile, be sure not to miss this popular Winter Open Studio event in the heart of Deal and its neighbourhoods. Celebrate as you shop and feast on the variety of colour, texture and creativity that is available on your doorstep. A leaflet is available in the town with details of each studio and its opening times.

SEAS is an artist-led, self-funding and voluntary organisation that aims to promote, support and create opportunities for Deal’s vibrant creative community. Its members number artists and artisans working locally in a rich diversity of media, who bring many skills to the community through public exhibitions, community events and workshops across East Kent. The Open Studios offer an exclusive glimpse into the artists’ world, and a chance to discover and collect unique works of art and craft direct from the maker. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the arts, as an exhibiting member or as a friend.

For artist listings, times & venues see the SEAS Winter Open Studio brochure – download available here.
Susan Absolom

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Exploring the Labyrinth (Dover 2009)

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The Big Draw at The Charlton Centre

The Big Draw is an annual event aimed at getting everyone, young and old drawing and making art. White Cliffs Creatives Guild are delighted to have been offered space to hold a Big Draw event in Dover, upstairs in The Charlton Shopping Centre, on Saturday 1st November from 10:30am – 4:00pm. Come and help to make a huge painting themed on Fireworks and Fantasies- you can paint on the main image or make things to add to it. There will be a chance to try figure drawing or still life, make some jewellery or paper crafts or just enjoy a display of art from the Guilds’ members with paintings and crafts for sale. Special surprises are planned. Materials will be available but you can also bring your own too in case the event is very busy with keen artists! To find out more about the big draw visit www.thebigdraw.org.uk. Information about White Cliffs Creatives’ Guild is at www.wccg.org.uk.
Directions to the centre can be found at www.charltoncentre.co.uk/

There will be an exhibition of work by local artists and makers in the Charlton Centre Gallery (upstairs) from 1st – 31st November with paintings, photography, jewellery and 3d work in a range of styles for sale.

Anita Luckett, Chair White Cliffs Creatives’ Guild