FOR ONE DAY ONLY South East Artists (SEAS) will be presenting their first POP-UP POSTCARD ART. Thirteen artists will be exhibiting Postcard Artwork mounted in frames and all artwork is available for £20. It’s a great opportunity to get some local artist artwork without breaking the bank and ideal as gifts or Christmas stocking fillers. The work ranges from fine artwork to photography, textiles to printmaking and mixed-media. Artists include: Kate Baker, Patricia Barry, Chris Birbeck, Tom Burnham, Susan Carlyle, Martin Cherry, Alan Davis, Liza Harding, Dominic Harper, Peter Hayes-Watkins, Diana Mishkin, Mike Tedder, Mollie Winters and Nicki Vowls. The event takes place on Saturday 18th November at St George’s Hall, High Street Deal. Entry is free and is open between 10am and 5pm. For further information visit our website: https://searts.wordpress.com or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/south.east.artists/
I am delighted to have 3 books on display with DAD at this event. 2 new books have been completed especially for this exciting artist book event:
Spel för åtta / game for 8 is an 8 page mini A7 format book designed for the forthcoming Ritual Biennial in Philadelphia USA, comprising a single sheet collaged and folded into book format, inspired by my old vinyl recordings of music by Karl-Birger Blomdahl.
La Montagne is a multi-page concertina collaged A6 book considering/exploring mountain ideas, shapes and forms, including ‘onze gouden berg’ & ‘J’ai vu’.
ALL INKED UP
Kent’s International Artist Book and Print Event
Friday 13 October- Thusday 9 November 2017
Location: Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury Time: 10:30 am- 18:00 pm
All Inked Up is an International Artist Book and Print Event spread over two venues, UCA, Canterbury and The Brewery Tap, Folkestone, comprising of an Artist Book and Print Fair, Symposium, Workshops and a final Exhibition of four internationally acclaimed artists at The Herbert Read Gallery UCA, Canterbury.
The event will build the audiences awareness of the Artist book as a primary medium and method in artistic practice to introducing the broad possibilities that the book format covers, from Illustrative narrative to sculptural forms through to digital, audio/video and performance work.
The Event will feature over 30 Internationally recognised Book Arts from Spain, South Korea, Japan, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Ireland as well as the U.K; the work of Staff and Students from European Universities, Spain, Norway, Ireland, Scotland and England as well as local Artistic community in the South East, Resort Studio, Open School East, Intra, DBA Print studios and Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.
You will have the opportunity to talk directly to the Artists about their work, ideas and how and why they use their methods of production.
I am excited to be showing in East Kent Artists’ Open Houses for the first time this year. Although my studio is situated in Dover I am sharing the Deal Trail with some of my SEAS colleagues.
14th/15th, 21st/22nd & 28th/29th October 2017
11am – 5pm (unless stated)
Welcome to East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2017 or EKOH for short. Now in its 16th year, EKOH has gone from strength to strength with more artists than ever, over 200 spread over 67 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.
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Applications are now open for SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail 2015.
Sat/Sun 27/28 June – Sat/Sun 4/5 July – Sat/Sun 11/12 July
Open Studios/Art Trail is being run concurrently with the Deal Festival of Music and Arts, during which artists are invited to welcome the public to view their work over three weekends starting on Saturday 27th June. Application is open to all SEAS members.
The artists who organise Open Studios operate in an unpaid and voluntary capacity. The smooth running of the event therefore relies on all the artists taking part in helping us.
Please click here to download an application form.
Deadline for applications is February 6th.
SEAS membership is £15 annually and the Open Studio fee is £70 for the summer event.
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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.
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SEAS – Winter Open Studios – 2014
Call to artists:
The next Open Studios event will be two weekends, 29/30 November and 6/7 December, during which artists can invite the public in to view their work.
Download an application form with further details here.