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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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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.

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South East Artists Open Studios

In just under two weeks time, artists across Deal and Walmer will throw open the doors to their studios, houses and venues, welcoming visitors to South East Artists (SEAS) Open Studios.

This year I am excited to join a group of SEAS artists exhibiting their work at the Deal Angling Club hall, 13 The Marina, Deal CT14 6RU. We will be open for two weekends: 2nd-3rd and 8th-9th July. Entry to all open studios locations on the art trail is free, and most are open from 10am to 5pm Saturdays and Sundays.This summer SEAS are promoting two group venues in Deal at the Astor Community Theatre and Deal Angling Club, whilst a number of individual locations are also hosting guest artists. A full list of participating artists can be found here:
https://searts.wordpress.com/events/
and a pdf copy of the guide booklet can also be downloaded from the page.

I will be showing a range of new small scale works, including 6×4 inch collages, 10×8 inch prints, digital editions and mixed media print montages. Please drop by and say hello at some point during the event.

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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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Applications are now open for SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail 2015

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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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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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