Previous Exhibitions

Daphne Candler: ‘Thinking Outloud’

09 September, 2020 to 15 September, 2020

Our natural environment provided inspiration for Daphne to visually express her feelings and thoughts during Lockdown.  Capturing atmosphere and experiences through photography, sketching, written words, collages, drawings, and paintings. Daphne takes you through a journey of fears, finding hidden peace and the beginning of a more positive outlook. Daphne uses Mixed media, colour, pattern, and … Continue reading "Daphne Candler: ‘Thinking Outloud’"

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Vicky Emptage & Barry Assinder: ‘West Beach Art – Coast, Sea & Sky’

02 September, 2020 to 08 September, 2020

West Beach Art is the artwork of Vicky Emptage’s lino prints and artist’s books and Barry Assinder’s art ceramics. The works are inspired by what lies below the surface, what is deposited by the tides, and what is washed away. www.emptagearts.com

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Monica Callaghan: ‘Colour Therapy’

26 August, 2020 to 01 September, 2020

“A body of work exploring the therapeutic qualities of colour that inspire hope.” www.chasingthelight.uk  

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Caroline Burgess: ‘St Cosmus & Saint Damian in the Blean’

19 August, 2020 to 25 August, 2020

“A collection of drawings and prints made in Blean Woods at the time of lockdown.”

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Zel Hunt: ‘Tension & Renewal’

12 August, 2020 to 18 August, 2020

“A call and response to our world through painting. An abstract revelation of the Kent Landscape. An evocation of what is partly revealed and what may be deeply submerged within the coastline: shapes, shadows, our former selves, remnants of struggle and hope. The transformative and eternal cycle of time”.

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Paul Fowler

05 August, 2020 to 11 August, 2020

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All Fired Up, Amanda & Shed of Yun: ‘Coast to Country’

29 July, 2020 to 04 August, 2020

Coast to Country: Hand made fused glass art and decoration inspired by coast and country.  This exhibition sees a return to the Fish Slab of Creations By Amanda and All Fired Up, with vibrant colours and textures to brighten your home. We are also joined by Shed of Yun who brings her unique Korean inspired … Continue reading "All Fired Up, Amanda & Shed of Yun: ‘Coast to Country’"

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Naomi Watkins

22 July, 2020 to 28 July, 2020

“My work comes from a deep passion for art, I’m not one to stick to one style, genre or medium. The majority of my work has nature as it’s core, from beautiful abstract seascape paintings to thought-provoking photography of abandoned places..”.

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Joint Exhibition: ‘Breathing Space’

15 July, 2020 to 21 July, 2020

The artists in this joint exhibition are Marion Lynn, Vicky Murray, Caroline Hymers (paintings, prints, and drawings), Roger Sturley, Gillian Highland, Joan Fairhurst (ceramics) and Jack Lynn (photography).

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Paul Adams: ‘Found’

08 July, 2020 to 12 July, 2020

“The work on show are reliefs and collages made using card offcuts and objects found on the beach during lockdown on the North Norfolk coast.  Sea defences, particular to this coastline influence the structure of my work. Vintage paper collected from travels add a past memory element to the pieces.” Opening times: 10am-4:30pm

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Joint Exhibition: ‘Earth to Art’

01 July, 2020 to 07 July, 2020

An exhibition exploring the coastal environment by three local artists: Lindsay Wilkinson, Irene Southon, and Sue Moreton.

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Gallery Closed

29 April, 2020 to 30 June, 2020

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Gallery Closed

27 May, 2020 to 09 June, 2020

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Sarah Kiernan

11 March, 2020 to 17 March, 2020

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Kevin Lord

04 March, 2020 to 10 March, 2020

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Louise Harding and Mark James

26 February, 2020 to 03 March, 2020

  A mixture of paintings and drawings by artist Lou Harding and a collection of limited edition prints by wood engraver Mark James

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Saxon Shore

19 February, 2020 to 25 February, 2020

Saxon Shore Studio artists,Linda Karlsen, Robin South and Helen Wild are showing their work in the Fish Slab Gallery. In this exhibition there is a vibrant and interesting mix of materials, drawing and paintings, 3D cement pieces and stitched, naturally dyed and felted pieces.    

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The Profanity Embroidery Group

12 February, 2020 to 18 February, 2020

The Profanity Embroidery Group of Whitstable return to the Fishslab with an exhibition in two parts. To celebrate our five years together, we are showing retrospective works – some of which shall now be for sale for the first time. This collection of work shows the growth of the individual artists and of the group … Continue reading "The Profanity Embroidery Group"

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John Whitfield

05 February, 2020 to 11 February, 2020

  John has been searching for and photographing beached and stranded boats around the British Isles for over fifteen years. This is his second visit to the Fishslab Gallery and includes a recent collection of wrecks from the west coast of Brittany, presented as fine art prints.abandonedwrecks.co.uk instagram @abandonedwrecks johnwhitfield2@msn.com

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What do you see – Linda Mann and Peter Waters

29 January, 2020 to 04 February, 2020

Linda started off as a floral artist and has now branched out into stylised land and seascapes. She works in a mixed media of acrylics, inks and oils. Recently she’s developed an interest in callographs. Each is different and each leaves it up to the imagination of the viewer.           Peter … Continue reading "What do you see – Linda Mann and Peter Waters"

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Martin Booth – 1977 – Punk – Birmingham

21 January, 2020 to 28 January, 2020

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Life Beyond the Lens

15 January, 2020 to 21 January, 2020

This year the Fishslab Gallery has collaborated with the charity Catching Lives by offering the gallery space to this charity free of charge. Clients of this homeless charity have produced their own series of photographs. The PV is on 16th January  17.30 – 19.30. If you wish to contribute towards providing a meal for a person … Continue reading "Life Beyond the Lens"

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Climate Changes Everything – Celebrating Trees

07 January, 2020 to 14 January, 2020

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Happy Christmas and a Creative New Year From The Fishslab

25 December, 2019 to 07 January, 2020

Closed 25th  December 2019 to 6th January 202 for refurbishment List of Exhibitors during 2020 7  – 14 Jan           Linda Karlsen 14 – 21 Jan          Changing Lives 21 – 28 Jan          Martin Booth 28 Jan – 4 Feb   Linda Mann 4 … Continue reading "Happy Christmas and a Creative New Year From The Fishslab"

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Max Kimber and Tracie Peisley

18 December, 2019 to 24 December, 2019

An opportunity to purchase a truely unique Art work. Expect the unexpected at this unseasonal exhibition of Collages, Ceramics, Drawings and Sculpture until Christmas Eve by Max Kimber and Tracie Peisley. 9.30-5pm daily.

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Christmas Past & Christmas Presents – Locus Arts

11 December, 2019 to 17 December, 2019

Works in glass, ceramics, textiles, print, paint and mixed media by the members of Locus Arts give you a choice of gifts for yourself and friends for the festive period and beyond.

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Silver, Paper, Cloth and Stone

04 December, 2019 to 10 December, 2019

Printmakers of the Hazelnut Press (www.hazelnut-press.com) together with Seviyor Jewellery ( www.seviyorjewellery.co.uk) and Spacefish (www.spacefish.co.uk) handbags come together this week at the Fishslab to offer you a trove of delights

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Whitstable Bead and Banter and Friends

27 November, 2019 to 03 December, 2019

Bead and Banter meet once a month to share our love of beads, creating intricate jewellery and other beady things. Also on show there will be mixed media artworks, created from repurposed domestic textiles.

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Peter Robson

20 November, 2019 to 26 November, 2019

Peter has been travelling the world painting watercolours for the last 15 years, since he retired. A unique insight into his work can be seen at the Fishslab Gallery from 19/26 November. There will be original paintings along with prints and greeting cards on display also including new paintings of Whitstable, displayed for the first … Continue reading "Peter Robson"

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Other Landscapes – Whitstable, Portland and Venice

13 November, 2019 to 19 November, 2019

Hilary Bain       –       hilary.bain727@googlemail.com.  

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Whitstable Art Society

06 November, 2019 to 12 November, 2019

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festival

30 October, 2019 to 05 November, 2019

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Whitstable Works – Daphne Stanley

23 October, 2019 to 29 October, 2019

            The paintings are inspired by Whitstable Harbour and the coast. The exhibition, ‘Whitstable Works’ will be open daily  10.30a.m.-4 p.m.

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Jon Bird Open Competition – The Winner – Val Thorpe

16 October, 2019 to 22 October, 2019

Second Prize – Jane Darley         Third Prize – Nigel Hobbins         Commended – Helene Williams           Short Listed Work shown below

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Chloe, Carl and Jayne

09 October, 2019 to 15 October, 2019

Carl is an artist who takes influence from the world of film to create his graphic illustrations. Inspired by colour and texture, Jayne draws on influences from the natural world to create intricate and unusual beaded jewellery. Chloe is also inspired by the natural world, creating delicate illustrations and repurposing vintage domestic textiles within her … Continue reading "Chloe, Carl and Jayne"

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Confluence

02 October, 2019 to 08 October, 2019

Confluence – Lin and  Lawrence Fletcher, Carey Still and Sophie Moore            

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Vicky Whitlock and Amanda Howland

25 September, 2019 to 01 October, 2019

          A stunning collection of contemporary and traditional style fused glass work by All Fired Up (Vicky Whitlock) and Creations by Amanda (Amanda Howland). Vicky and Amanda draw their inspiration and influences from the stunning coast line of Whitstable and beyond, woodlands and wild meadows.

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Family, Friends and Art

18 September, 2019 to 24 September, 2019

Local Artists Esther Miles, Jonathan Barnes, Libby Laven and Cherry Tewfik present a wonderful show of paintings, ceramics and textile-inspired art. All are linked by a love of colour and texture, form and pattern. All come from East Kent and all love it here. Www.cherrytewfik.com Cherrytewfik@hotmail.com

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Elements of Reality – Daphne Candler

11 September, 2019 to 17 September, 2019

Daphne is a mixed media artist whose work is influenced by her natural environment An artist with a love for colour and natural structure. Researching, recording, experimentation and design development are fundamental to her way of working. The resulting works are suspended somewhere between Reality and imagination. This exhibition presents her paintings, drawings, collages and … Continue reading "Elements of Reality – Daphne Candler"

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Max Kimber & Pam Caney

04 September, 2019 to 10 September, 2019

            A smorgasbord of treasures! Sculptural embellishments and collage meet in an exciting mash-up of weirdly wonderful creations. Featuring not only errant Victorians in surprising situations, but also lamps, textiles, an embellished birdcage, feathers and more to tickle your fancy!

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Rachael Vernall

28 August, 2019 to 03 September, 2019

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Jackie Trinder

21 August, 2019 to 27 August, 2019

          I work loosely. I like to experiment, responding to what the paint is doing. I am excited by vibrant colour, transparency and the intensity of mood and mystery that can be delivered with paint.

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The Rowan Berry Thief – Micky Motley

14 August, 2019 to 20 August, 2019

    I am motivated to paint by my wonderful rural surroundings. I am fortunate to live in a beautiful village which is surrounded by rolling hills, farms and woodland. These together with a pretty cottage garden inspire my paintings. This exhibition mainly consists of my most recent paintings which are all oil on canvas. … Continue reading "The Rowan Berry Thief – Micky Motley"

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Gail Veasey and Susan Langford

07 August, 2019 to 13 August, 2019

            Two local artists bring you an eclectic mix of their diverse work inspired by the world around them. Something for everyone to enjoy, watercolour, oil and mixed media paintings. From landscapes and townscapes to animals. Also showing unique designer fabric jewellery plus cards and gift tags produced from their … Continue reading "Gail Veasey and Susan Langford"

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Roberta Bonfield – Matthew Field

31 July, 2019 to 06 August, 2019

A joint exhibition of Photography by Matthew and Paintings and Collage from Roberta. Central to Matthew’s work is the importance of storytelling and the social connections this opens up. Roberta’s love of seascapes has enticed her back to the town where she found earlier inspiration whilst studying for her MA. https://www.flickr.com/photos/fieldym/ https://www.facebook.com/Matthew-Field-Photography-305086102917/ https://www.instagram.com/fieldym/ http://robertabonfield.com/ https://www.instagram.com/robertabonfield/ … Continue reading "Roberta Bonfield – Matthew Field"

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Simon Holland

24 July, 2019 to 30 July, 2019

Simon Holland is exhibiting an eclectic body of work ranging from intricate landscape drawings through to abstract expressionistic explorations of the Dungeness headland. He is also taking the opportunity to show some of his most recent pieces which are taking him in new and interesting (for him anyway) directions. Examples of his work can be … Continue reading "Simon Holland"

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Fish ‘n’ Fusion

10 July, 2019 to 16 July, 2019

 Sheila Miller, Lizzy Verier, Caroline Brooks, Olga Taylor, Debbie Bell and one or two other friends, who share a passion for using found and waste items in their art, will exhibit pictures, sculptures, jewellery and cards made from used coffee capsules, sea glass, fused glass, feathers and other upcycled materials.

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Here and There

03 July, 2019 to 09 July, 2019

Two Whitstable-based artists exhibiting work in a variety of media responding to the world around them: whether the local wildlife and coastline or striking images from their travels. Ruth works in lino print, oils, acrylics and watercolour; Lindsay works in two- and three-dimensional handmade felt and limited edition photographs on canvas. Contact details: Ruth Dalzell.rdalzell@hotmail.co.uk, … Continue reading "Here and There"

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Sarah Louise Dunn

26 June, 2019 to 02 July, 2019

Local artist Sarah is best known for her drawings of music and style icons and works primarily in graphite to create intricate and very detailed drawings. Her work is heavily influence by her love of her home town Whitstable. Sarah’s work can be seen all year round at the Harbour Market Whitstable. www.sarahlouisedunn.co.uk sarah@sd3d.co.uk

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Paul Fowler

19 June, 2019 to 25 June, 2019

‘An exhibition of recent work inspired by the immediate landscape of North Kent – woods, marshes and coastline, flora and fauna. I like to employ a range of materials and techniques in my painting – though I do enjoy working most with watercolour due to it’s immediacy and unpredictability.

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Debbie Allardyce and Jo Turner

12 June, 2019 to 18 June, 2019

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Phillip Hosking

05 June, 2019 to 11 June, 2019

  The work in this show is both eclectic and experimental, from sketches and studies to finished portraits and landscapes.. I work predominately in acrylic on board and tread the line between observational art and my personal fascination with colour and texture.

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Low Tide – Jo Oakley and Jenny Samuels

21 May, 2019 to 28 May, 2019

  Low Tide is a collaboration of two artists, Jo Oakley and Jenny Samuels who share a passion for the local coastline, often foraging on beaches and using their finds as inspiration for work. They use a variety of printmaking techniques as well as painting, textiles and recently ceramics

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Profile – DABS

14 May, 2019 to 21 May, 2019

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My Family and Other Animals – Sarah Burgess

08 May, 2019 to 14 May, 2019

I am an artist working in oils and oil pastels. I like colour which I found in Spain.

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Seaside Inspirations -Christina Harrison and Peter Waters

01 May, 2019 to 07 May, 2019

Christina Harrison lives near Maidstone. She has a Beach Hut on the Tankerton Slopes and is passionate about her art and Tankerton too! Christina wanted to bring Tankerton and its wonderful seascapes to The Fish Slab. She’s also added animal portraits and other scenes from her portfolio for your enjoyment. crh@harri.org.uk Tel: 07824 601945 Peter … Continue reading "Seaside Inspirations -Christina Harrison and Peter Waters"

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Barry Fincham

24 April, 2019 to 30 April, 2019

An exhibition of Barry Finchams latest paintings (and a few collages) Email:  bgafincham@gmail.com      

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Saxon Shore

17 April, 2019 to 23 April, 2019

 

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Scott Bloomfield-Kester Hackney-Jim Dawson

10 April, 2019 to 16 April, 2019

Scott Bloomfield. The working title for my collection was out of the blue. We’re all in this together would have been better, and ended up as the name of one of my pieces. This work is about celebrating individuality within a collective and enriching each others’ personal and cultural lives. Instagram @scootbloom       … Continue reading "Scott Bloomfield-Kester Hackney-Jim Dawson"

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Paul Adams

03 April, 2019 to 09 April, 2019

Paul Adams invites you to an exhibition of Painting, Drawing, Assemblages and Jewellery.     Paul Adams Email : Souldropkeys@gmail.com

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Kevin Lord

27 March, 2019 to 02 April, 2019

Kevin Lord’s new work for 2019 : Kevin Lord is an oil painter, living in Margate. His work is mainly landscapes and still life, characterised by harmony of colourand free brush strokes. Website: kevinlordartist.weebly.com www.instagram.com/kevinlordartist

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Art For Everyone – Shad Chittim and Jos Mascarenhas

20 March, 2019 to 26 March, 2019

Shad Chittim and Jos Mascarenhas invite you to an exhibition of Art for Everyone which will include a cross-section of their artistic styles, both contemporary and figurative, as well as cards and artefacts, all at affordable prices. Shad Chittim – sc6121@hotmail.com. Jos Mascarenhas – Josmascarenhas75@gmail.com

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Mrs. Winchester – Profanity Embroidery Group

13 March, 2019 to 19 March, 2019

“Mrs Winchester thought she knew her place and time in life, but lately is finding everything not to be as she expected”. For their Fourth Annual Exhibition, The Profanity Embroidery Group has created the belongings of the fictional Mrs Winchester. Embroidered slippers, lampshades, bathcubes and even a firescreen shall adorn Mrs Winchester’s ‘room’ at the … Continue reading "Mrs. Winchester – Profanity Embroidery Group"

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HELD – Rachael Dickens and Cleo Mussi

06 March, 2019 to 12 March, 2019

Local artist Rachael Dickens and internationally acclaimed mosaic artist Cleo Mussi, explore and celebrate what is held in the hand and in the mind.

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Belong – The Collective

27 February, 2019 to 05 March, 2019

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Scenes from the Countryside – Joanna Winston and Christopher Hautot

19 February, 2019 to 26 February, 2019

Branches & Boughs. A collection of works in 0il by Joanna Winston. The theme of Trees each work painted from the imagination.       Coast & Country. Painted by Christopher Hautot. Work based on scenes from odd corners & inlets around Kent.

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Slowstitch – Yvonne Fuchs

13 February, 2019 to 19 February, 2019

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At The Water’s Edge – Felt, Photographs, Fused Glass and Ceramics

06 February, 2019 to 12 February, 2019

Lindsay Wilkinson with friends Irene Southon and Sue Moreton. Three Whitstable-based artists exhibiting works of art and beautiful homewares inspired by the local coastline Lindsay Wilkinson, feltmaker and photographer: large handmade wet felted pictures, sculptures, lamps, coasters and other homewares using natural wools and recycled silk. Also striking limited edition local photographs on canvas.   … Continue reading "At The Water’s Edge – Felt, Photographs, Fused Glass and Ceramics"

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La Vie et la Dance – Brian Murphy

30 January, 2019 to 05 February, 2019

La Vie et la Dance is an exhibition of life and ballet drawings in charcoal and pastel. My preferred style reflects a keenness for chiaroscuro, a technique which relies upon the use of strong contrasts to achieve depth and volume.        

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Causatum

23 January, 2019 to 29 January, 2019

Visual artists Isabelle Skinner, Diane Bellamy and Rose West present “Causatum” an exhibition considering what connects the process or cause with another process or state which in this context is work produced in varied mediums that is a result of their individual creative practices. Iz@orbitalgallery.co.uk                     … Continue reading "Causatum"

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Osmosis

09 January, 2019 to 15 January, 2019

  Zo Defferary Email: zdefferary@hotmail.com instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoza.73/?hl=en “A relentless constructor of objects and playful expander of material potential, I am interested in form and sculpture as fun experiments in the possibilities of stuff; or, superfluous solutions. Superfluous solutions in my work mainly take shape as three dimensional structures.” Anne-Marie Tyler, London based artist; BA hons … Continue reading "Osmosis"

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Gallery Closed

01 January, 2019 to 08 January, 2019

Dates Hirer 8-15 Jan Martin Baker 15-22 Jan Amelia Coward 22-29 Jan Rose West 29Jan-5 Feb Brian Murphy 5-12 Feb Lindsay Wilkinson 12-19 Feb Yvonne Fuchs 19-26 Feb Joanna Winstone 26 Feb-5 Mar Isabelle DeFaut 5-12 Mar Rachael Dickens 12-19 Mar Profanity Embroidery Group 19-26 Mar Shad Chittim 26 Mar-2 Apr Kevin Lord 2-9 Apr … Continue reading "Gallery Closed"

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Frame – Alan Chapman

19 December, 2018 to 23 December, 2018

     

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Beached – John Whitfield

12 December, 2018 to 18 December, 2018

Beached. An exhibition of panoramic photographs of abandoned wrecks found on Britains coast. John Whitfield has been discovering and photographing abandoned boats for over 15 years using a panoramic camera that produces a 6 x 17 cm negative. The images are presented as fine art prints and cards. Abandonedwrecks .co.uk johnwhitfield2@msn.com instagram abandonedwrecks    

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Wicked Stitchers

05 December, 2018 to 11 December, 2018

Mara Longley, Jean Hopkins and Lesley Finney as Wicked Stitchers are pleased to be exhibiting again at the Fishslab gallery along with Alan Longley and Sue Stroud. There will be a mixture of textile art, mixed media and card and paper art.

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Jean Markham

28 November, 2018 to 04 December, 2018

           The exhibition will be showing some new works introducing art within nature. Cards, Prints, Sun catchers and Paintings on Wood will be on sale.  

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Locus Arts

21 November, 2018 to 27 November, 2018

An exhibition of small works of art, ideal for gifts. Our artists work in acrylic, oils, watercolour, glass, ceramics and mixed media, so there is sure to be something for everyone.

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Kaleidoscope – An Exhibition of Paintings by Jill Akhurst

14 November, 2018 to 20 November, 2018

Celebrating the variety and colours of the natural world

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Interiors

07 November, 2018 to 13 November, 2018

A collection of work by four artists, printmakers, ceramicists and photographer      

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Goldsmiths Girls

31 October, 2018 to 06 November, 2018

Patricia Burnham Patricia studied Fine Art at Reading University and Goldsmiths’ College where she began a career in Education. She has taken part in group exhibitions in Tenterden, Kent and at Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London. Subjects for her large-scale acrylic paintings include the human figure and other natural forms. Recent works celebrate the sensual … Continue reading "Goldsmiths Girls"

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Frank Cummings

24 October, 2018 to 30 October, 2018

I am a painter and sculptor and have been persuaded to exhibit more of my work by colleagues and friends. I graduated from London’s Hornsey College of Art in the early eighties. I have work in private collections both in Europe and the US. I am currently preparing work for an exhibition next Summer which … Continue reading "Frank Cummings"

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Jon Bird Prize Open Competition

17 October, 2018 to 23 October, 2018

John Bird Prize First Prize Second Prize and Winner of The Peoples’ Choice           Third Prize Shortlisted  entries on display. See below.                

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Tewfik, Barnes and Miles

03 October, 2018 to 09 October, 2018

  Cherry Tewfik, her husband Jonathan Barnes and daughter Esther Miles offer an exhibition of this year’s work 2-9th October 2018. Using clay, paper, paint, gold and glaze they continue to create contrasting, complimentary and arresting works of art in ceramics, watercolour and collage. We’d love you to see them

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Paul Fowler

26 September, 2018 to 02 October, 2018

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Barry Fincham

19 September, 2018 to 25 September, 2018

  Barry Fincham’s exhibition consists of collages and paintings based on observation. The work is mostly figurative and contemporary.   

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Chosen Line

12 September, 2018 to 18 September, 2018

   

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Rachel Vernall

04 September, 2018 to 11 September, 2018

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Micky Motley

29 August, 2018 to 04 September, 2018

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Lindsay Wilkinson – Kent Coast in Felt and Photographs

22 August, 2018 to 28 August, 2018

These works reflect Lindsay’s direct observation of the colours and textures of the sea, beaches and birds from Faversham to Birchington throughout the seasons. Large wet-felted pictures are hand-made from a variety of natural fibres including merino wool and recycled silk. Photographs are limited edition prints on canvas. There are also handmade felt objects such … Continue reading "Lindsay Wilkinson – Kent Coast in Felt and Photographs"

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Laura Kempton

15 August, 2018 to 21 August, 2018

              

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Glass, Porcelain and Beeswax

08 August, 2018 to 14 August, 2018

Different people, different mediums – same passion      

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Fragments of the Familiar

01 August, 2018 to 07 August, 2018

Carey Still and Jeanette Perkins  

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Fish Face 3

25 July, 2018 to 31 July, 2018

      This is the third outing for the Fish Face exhibition, each time evolving and on this occasion including a third artist. Stacey Chapman and Emily Tull have interviewed local fisherman and created pieces inspired by these and the local area’s maritime history. Stacey’s focus is the fishermen, Victorian era to modern day … Continue reading "Fish Face 3"

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Four Painters and a Potter

11 July, 2018 to 17 July, 2018

Four established painters and a potter have come together to show their very individual styles of work. Gill Kendal accomplished portrait and figure painter. Laura Brown, a potter, whose work sells in the Turner Contemporary. Sophie Moore’s contemporary scenes of land and seascapes. Lawrence Fletchers moody enigmatic figures. Lin Fletchers collage and mixed media abstract … Continue reading "Four Painters and a Potter"

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Simon Holland

27 June, 2018 to 03 July, 2018

  The subjects of landscape and environment has always been a fascinating subject to Simon Holland. Exploring both the physical reality and the emotional context of these spaces. His work fluctuates between the representational and the abstract, the literal and the unreal. Simon creates his work with charcoal, acrylics, collage and other media.

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Kevin Lord

20 June, 2018 to 26 June, 2018

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Fish ‘n’ Fusion

13 June, 2018 to 18 June, 2018

Fish ‘n’ Fusion is a fishy mix of items made by a group of half a dozen friends from a variety of media including used Nespresso coffee capsules, fused glass, mosaic tesserae, sea glass, Scrabble tiles and other upcycled materials. We will be open from noon until 8pm each day from Wednesday 13th till Monday … Continue reading "Fish ‘n’ Fusion"

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Legacies

06 June, 2018 to 12 June, 2018

   

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Word Salad

23 May, 2018 to 29 May, 2018

Ben Sanders is a collage maker based in Ramsgate, born and bred in Whitstable. He studied Fine Art at KIAD, Maidstone (2001-2) and Winchester School of Art (2002-5). Ben loves the anarchic, lawless act of deconstruction and reconstruction, with themes emerging, passing, sometimes remaining, in parallel with the process. This exhibition showcases work produced between … Continue reading "Word Salad"

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Diversity

16 May, 2018 to 22 May, 2018

Following a successful exhibition last May, Simon Spare and Anna Brice Cockland return to the Fishslab with “DIVERSITY”, another exciting selection of paintings. “Full of variation and delighting in process, acknowledging both contemporary influences and traditional art practice, the work flits between abstraction and the figurative.”  

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Fabric, Paint and Shiny Things

09 May, 2018 to 15 May, 2018

            Our exhibition will be a collaboration of several artists/ crafters…. Chloe Johnson enjoys repurposing old fabric, using paint and embroidery and other media to create her nature inspired artwork. Marion J Sheppard uses various print techniques to produce surface effects in seascapes, landscapes and monoprints. She also creates her … Continue reading "Fabric, Paint and Shiny Things"

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Our Lives

02 May, 2018 to 08 May, 2018

Our Lives is an exciting exhibition of art by foreign national prisoners 1-8 May. Kent Refugee Help works to assist prisoners achieve their release and appeal their deportation so they can begin a new life. You are warmly invited to the Private View on Friday May 4th 6.30-8.30pm which our MP Rosie Duffield will be … Continue reading "Our Lives"

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Whitstable Art Society

25 April, 2018 to 01 May, 2018

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Wrapped-Up-2018

18 April, 2018 to 24 April, 2018

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Gaye Giuntini

11 April, 2018 to 17 April, 2018

My work is inspired by happy childhood memories which translate into colourful paintings. Many of these pictures are of the seaside and show a style that blends with the majority of interiors. I am happy to take commissions for individual paintings, with special names added to sandcastles – boats – houses etc. Gaye Giuntini : … Continue reading "Gaye Giuntini"

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Karen Stamper

04 April, 2018 to 10 April, 2018

    My bold and joyful collage paintings, based on my travels, may look like paintings but if you look closely you will see they are skifully built up using layers of found papers, tissue and acrylic paint. I see the beauty in simple scraps and ripped edges, accidental marks and worn surfaces. Contact details: … Continue reading "Karen Stamper"

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Saxon Shore Studios

27 March, 2018 to 03 April, 2018

We are a group of three neighbours who got together to show in the Whitstable Open House Exhibition at the Yacht Club in 2014. Since then we have taken part in Open House and had our first group show at the Fishlab last year. We enjoy bringing our art together to reflect where we live … Continue reading "Saxon Shore Studios"

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Paul Adams

21 March, 2018 to 27 March, 2018

My work is abstracted through unreliable memories, sideways glances, passing thoughts and unrelated meanderings filtered through the discipline of structure, mark making and form.        

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Denise Collar and Biddy Fraser

14 March, 2018 to 20 March, 2018

Biddy explores landscape painting and has recently been experimenting in a more abstract style. Denise enjoys working in various media including drawing, painting, picture quilting and creative embroidery. Their shared exhibition is a colourful collection of art work at affordable prices and there will be a selection of handmade cards to purchase.    

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Kiffy McPherson

07 March, 2018 to 13 March, 2018

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The Golden Birdies of Beni Mazar – Robert Lamoon

28 February, 2018 to 06 March, 2018

The Golden Birdies of Beni Mazar Visual Storyteller Robert Lamoon returns to Fishslab Gallery with his new solo exhibition, The Golden Birdies of Beni Mazar. This is to be the first show of his 2018 tour of Kent. Lamoon has created new myths and stories for this eclectic exhibition. Contact details Robert Lamoon 07968760089 www.boblamoon.com … Continue reading "The Golden Birdies of Beni Mazar – Robert Lamoon"

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Drawn Together

21 February, 2018 to 27 February, 2018

          ‘ Drawn Together’ is an exhibition featuring works by two local artists Kerry Kristi and Karen Wynyard. The works both large and small use a variety of media from watercolour to collage . There are works both of realism and abstraction . In fact something for everybody.       … Continue reading "Drawn Together"

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Profanity Embroidery Group

14 February, 2018 to 20 February, 2018

The Profanity Embroidery Group returns to the Fishslab this February for its Third Annual Exhibition. and this time the Group has taken inspiration from Song Lyrics. Some lyrics are powerful words of strength and identity, with explicit words for emphasis. Some lyrics have been long misheard by individuals and will never more be heard as … Continue reading "Profanity Embroidery Group"

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Shimmer and Shine

07 February, 2018 to 13 February, 2018

Three South London artists and makers present a mixed media exhibition of unique jewellery, mosaics, paintings, prints and plushes. Wendy Arnold-Dean – mosaic art and gifts mosaicsatheart.co.uk Angleheart Jewellery – unique handmade jewellery http://www.lizpearson-angelheart.com/ Mimi Soan – Paintings, prints and plushes email: mimisoan1@gmail.com

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Fishslab Committee Art Sale

31 January, 2018 to 06 February, 2018

Pick up a bargain at the Fishslab Committee Art Sale

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Surface Tension

24 January, 2018 to 30 January, 2018

Surface Tension is a mixture of ceramics by Viv Yankah and cloth work and small sculpture by Rachael Dickens. Both artist are interested in the aesthetic of the impermanent, the way objects begin to take on the qualities of their environment and the changes that surfaces exhibit over time. http://www.Rachaeldickens.co.uk http://www.vivienne-yankah.squarespace.com/  

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Signs of Life

17 January, 2018 to 23 January, 2018

Diane Bellamy, Rose West and Isabel Skinner Three Fine Art students looking for ‘Signs of Life’ present their observations in varying forms

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Eclectica

10 January, 2018 to 16 January, 2018

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This Week Available for Hire – £100

03 January, 2018 to 09 January, 2018

This week at the Fishslab is available for hire for £100 Contact Amanda at  amanda@catfishgin.co.uk

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Closed for Refurbishing

25 December, 2017 to 02 January, 2018

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Colour Form and Design

20 December, 2017 to 24 December, 2017

Colour form and design Three artists; one family Cherry Tewfik ceramicist Jonathan Barnes watercolourist Esther Miles collage artist. Come, see our latest work

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Locus Arts

13 December, 2017 to 19 December, 2017

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Barry Fincham

06 December, 2017 to 12 December, 2017

  Some collages and one or two paintings. Email: bgafincham@gmail.com

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Bob and Joyce Male

29 November, 2017 to 05 December, 2017

Water colours, miniature pictures and greeting cards of local Whitstable scenes, landscapes and pets by Bob Male Jewellery by Joyce Male

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Spruzen & Cavalier At The Fishslab Gallery

22 November, 2017 to 28 November, 2017

Cavalier makes sculptures, signs and paintings on driftwood inspired by her local North Kent Coast environment. Beach combing is a regular past time, where she forages for a range of materials such as bone, rusty metal, plastic, textiles, glass and driftwood. The sea worn flotsam and jetsam are like treasure and the starting point for … Continue reading "Spruzen & Cavalier At The Fishslab Gallery"

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Tracie Peisley

15 November, 2017 to 21 November, 2017

Paintings, Ceramics and Collages

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Gail Veasey

08 November, 2017 to 14 November, 2017

The exhibition will include recent works in watercolour, acrylic, oil and various media covering various subjects. I will also be selling handmade cards of my work. Facebook page: Forge House Art. Gail Veasey Forge House Warren Street Kent ME172EG cluckinggoodeggs@gmail.com        mobile 07904 21304  

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BMAD for Beautiful Creativity

01 November, 2017 to 07 November, 2017

            A group of local women, Brenda, Marianne, Anne and Diana (BMAD) who enjoy all sorts of art and crafts are putting on an exhibition and sale of their work.  Their products include beautiful wall art in a variety of media, ceramics, jewellery, bags, cards and homeware – all unique … Continue reading "BMAD for Beautiful Creativity"

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Images

25 October, 2017 to 31 October, 2017

‘Images’ at the Fishslab Gallery, 11 Oxford Street Whitstable, CT5 1DB from Wed 25th October to Tues 31st October: daily from 10am to 4pm (closing at 2pm on the final day). After a break of several years popular artist Graham I Lock MA HS ARMS returns to the Fishslab Gallery.  This time he will be … Continue reading "Images"

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Jon Bird Prize – Open Competition Exhibition

18 October, 2017 to 24 October, 2017

 

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Ruth Dalzell

11 October, 2017 to 17 October, 2017

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Whitstable Photo Group

04 October, 2017 to 10 October, 2017

  This exhibition is a Whitstable Photographic Group members exhibition. It shows the diversity of styles from members of the group. The club actively encourages members to go out of their comfort zone, to further their own skills. Hopefully this exhibition will encourage other local photographers to join the group, from beginner to the more … Continue reading "Whitstable Photo Group"

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Beyond The Sea

27 September, 2017 to 03 October, 2017

            During the summer of 2017 (in collaboration with NGO) Drinkwater spent over one month aboard search and rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro, documenting the plight of migrants being smuggled off the coast of Libya into the dangerous Mediterranean Sea. Exhibition organised by Whitstable Calais Solidarity. www.marcusdrinkwater.com www.proactivaopenarms.org  

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Dead and Alive

20 September, 2017 to 26 September, 2017

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Drawing And Beyond

13 September, 2017 to 19 September, 2017

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Wicked Stitchers

06 September, 2017 to 12 September, 2017

Wicked Stitchers exhibit again – we enjoyed it so much last time we want to do it again! We are a diverse group of textile artists who joined together to enjoy and share a love of fibre and stitch.  This show of works includes traditional and contemporary needlework with a twist!  

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findingFORM

30 August, 2017 to 05 September, 2017

A journey through print, stone, clay & fire, inspired through local classes. Open: Wednesday – Monday 10am – 4pm and Tuesday 10am – 12  

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Eclectic

23 August, 2017 to 29 August, 2017

Fiona Osbaldstone and Adam Raper I studied Illustration at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Adam studied Photography at Broadstairs and this exhibition is a mixture of paintings, photography and pottery. My illustration work is quite detailed so my pastel paintings are much softer and my pottery is decorative, combined with stunning photography.

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Four

16 August, 2017 to 22 August, 2017

Four Artists – Gretchen Goddard, Sue Stroud, Lesley Finney and Barbara Colla. Four artists and four mediums plus work books, drawings and other works by them.  

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Paul Fowler

09 August, 2017 to 15 August, 2017

An exhibition of recent landscape work in watercolour and mixed media, on canvas and paper. The marshes, woodland and Downs of Kent are the inspiration behind this body of work, the result of many hours walking and painting. I have shown work with the RWS, NEAC, RBA and RA Summer Show.”

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Wendy Mills

01 August, 2017 to 08 August, 2017

Growing up in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) I started painting at the age of ten and went forward into a very successful career ,   Moving to Durban S. Africa in 1982 I continued and again making a living from my Art.   I now live in Whitstable and although I am known as a Landscape Artist … Continue reading "Wendy Mills"

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Art for Art’s Sake

12 July, 2017 to 18 July, 2017

Five artist friends come together to show a collection of their work ranging from portraits, and landscapes to still life. In a variety of mediums. Featuring  Janet Dance. Lin Fletcher  Steph Brunton. Lawrence Fletcher and Colin Whittaker.  

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Max Kimber

05 July, 2017 to 11 July, 2017

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Tommy Gurr and Sarah Dunn

21 June, 2017 to 27 June, 2017

  Whitstable locals Tommy Gurr and Sarah Dunn plan to exhibit together for a second year at the Fishslab. Sarah is best known for her detailed pencil drawings which are influence by her love of her seaside home town and Tommy uses unconventional media, stencils and spray paint to create ‘play on words’ artwork. Tommy … Continue reading "Tommy Gurr and Sarah Dunn"

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Lalo Borja – Photographic Exhibition

14 June, 2017 to 20 June, 2017

The Private View will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 6 to 8pm at the Gallery on Oxford Street. Lalo Borja started his photographic career in 1975 as a photo-reporter in Toronto, Canada. In 1984 he relocated to San Francisco, California where he concentrated almost exclusively on taking portraits of artists before moving back … Continue reading "Lalo Borja – Photographic Exhibition"

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Form and Distance

24 May, 2017 to 30 May, 2017

Sue Cavanagh Still life and coastal edge interpretations working with acrylics and multi media constructions.         David Snewin Paintings of Industrial Landscapes and Remote Destinations

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Stephanie Waddell

03 May, 2017 to 09 May, 2017

My first child was born eighteen months ago.  Out of necessity I have eschewed the oil painting that used to take me hours at a stretch, and enjoyed going back to drawing in pencil and other media.  My transition to motherhood is the inspiration for this, my first exhibition.  

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Pure Form

26 April, 2017 to 02 May, 2017

  Pure Form is a unique sculpture group based in Canterbury, led by Patrick Crouch. Pure Form is dedicated to the art of direct carving in stone and wood. Photographs show current exhibits, work in progress and previous exhibited works.   14 artists will be exhibiting at The Fishslab Gallery: Patrick Crouch  Jo Bellamy  Chantal … Continue reading "Pure Form"

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Daphne Candler

12 April, 2017 to 18 April, 2017

 As an emerging Artist I am at the beginning of a journey into a creative, stimulating and exciting way of working.Walking along the beach, sea shore, countryside, I find a never ending source of intriguing creative possibilities. My inspiration results from the exploration of ideas and experimentation with materials and processes.Painting, drawing, textiles, collage, mono printing and photography allow … Continue reading "Daphne Candler"

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Whitstable Art Society

04 April, 2017 to 11 April, 2017

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David Mitchell

28 March, 2017 to 04 April, 2017

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Ian Wadell

21 March, 2017 to 28 March, 2017

Ian Waddell an artist new to our area. Many of his paintings reflect life in the French Languedoc. His inspiration comes from the colour and vibrancy of the area. Ian greatly enjoys challenge and variety, and his subject matter includes landscapes, seascapes, portraiture and scenes from everyday life. E mail enquiries for purchase of originals … Continue reading "Ian Wadell"

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Exploring Art – Denise Collar and Biddy Fraser

14 March, 2017 to 21 March, 2017

Textiles and Paintings by Denise Collar and Biddy Fraser Biddy’s paintings are mostly inspired by the countryside surrounding her home in Kent.   Denise uses various media, including pen, ink, needle and thread, to create her pictures, embroidery and small art quilts.    

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Micky Motley

07 March, 2017 to 14 March, 2017

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Urban Shoreline

28 February, 2017 to 07 March, 2017

Paul Campbell        

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Kevin Lord

21 February, 2017 to 28 February, 2017

 Paintings, of landscapes and still life by Kevin Lord are in oils on canvas, framed by himself. 

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Smashing Lights

14 February, 2017 to 21 February, 2017

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Profanity Embroidery Group

07 February, 2017 to 14 February, 2017

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Aysegul Coles

31 January, 2017 to 07 February, 2017

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Saxon Shore Studies

25 January, 2017 to 31 January, 2017

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How Come We Didn’t Know

18 January, 2017 to 24 January, 2017

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Canterbury Steiner School

11 January, 2017 to 17 January, 2017

Fine art, textiles, photography and award wining 3d work from Upper School pupils at Canterbury Steiner School.      

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Studio Sale of Lin and Lawrence’s Work

04 January, 2017 to 10 January, 2017

All paintings etc., half price and under.

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Closed

25 December, 2016 to 03 January, 2017

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In Search of a Brighter Future

14 December, 2016 to 20 December, 2016

An exhibition of my latest collages created from original vintage and contemporary material. Each individual image is hand  cut and each work grows as I create my own narratives, sorting and collating each image until the work feels cohesive and independent in its own right.

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Desirable

30 November, 2016 to 06 December, 2016

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Sharon Cavalier and Sandy Spruzen

23 November, 2016 to 29 November, 2016

      Ebb & Flow exhibition featuring work by Sandy Spruzen and Sharon Cavalier.  Sandy “paints” with beads, matching blending and carefully selecting the colours, textures and shapes, to complement her miniature paintings. Sharon will be showing popular local landscapes, using a Sgraffito painting technique on driftwood boat panels, which complements the sea worn wood. Some other pieces … Continue reading "Sharon Cavalier and Sandy Spruzen"

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Marianne Fearnside & Patrizia Burgess

02 November, 2016 to 08 November, 2016

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Marion Lynn and friends

26 October, 2016 to 01 November, 2016

Marion Lynn has been drawing and painting since she could hold a pencil! She studied fine art at South Kent College and Canterbury Christchurch University, and currently specializes in closely observed paintings and portraiture.  Keen to encourage other artists she runs a weekly life drawing class. Her work has been exhibited in Whitstable, Ashford and … Continue reading "Marion Lynn and friends"

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Jon Bird Open Competition exhibition

19 October, 2016 to 25 October, 2016

There was an excellent entry of 39 exhibits for the Open Competition this year. Unfortunately, space constraints at the gallery meant that not all could be exhibited. The judges (Wendy Robinson, Lin Fletcher, and Lawrence Fletcher) have therefore spent a substantial amount of time poring over the entries to select 25 items for the exhibition. The … Continue reading "Jon Bird Open Competition exhibition"

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I do like to be beside the sea

21 September, 2016 to 27 September, 2016

‘I do like to be beside the sea’ Textile pieces by Moira Searle & Diana Mckinnon Moira and Diana’s work for this exhibition has been inspired by their love of colour, texture, sea and coastline. Moira creates individually crafted machine knitted & hand felted clothing for women. Diana employs a range of techniques, including machine … Continue reading "I do like to be beside the sea"

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Wicked Stitchers

14 September, 2016 to 20 September, 2016

Wednesday, 14th September to Tuesday, 20th September 'Wicked Stitchers' Wicked Stitchers is a textile group (Lesley Finney, Jean Hopkins, Mara Longley, and Sue Stroud) that meets fornightly. Using all forms of textiles, hand and machine embroidery, we meet to share and exchange ideas and skills.

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Coast to Country Exhibtion

24 August, 2016 to 30 August, 2016

  A mixture of original artwork, ceramics and photography, from landscapes to seascapes.   Fiona studied Illustration at K.I.A.D, and where her professional work is detailed, her pastel artwork is much freer. She also creates unique hand made ceramics.   Adam studied photography, and has a selection of images including a more contempary selection of … Continue reading "Coast to Country Exhibtion"

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Three Generations

10 August, 2016 to 16 August, 2016

  ‘Three Generations’ Ula Paine was born in 1909, the granddaughter of the well-known Victorian painter George Hilditch. Her talent for painting developed early and as a child she was given a shed in the garden to use as a studio. She went to Art College at eighteen where she excelled, but after leaving she … Continue reading "Three Generations"

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Penny Murchison & Janet Wells-Cutler Summer Exhibition 2016

03 August, 2016 to 09 August, 2016

‘Penny uses the forest and landscape as an inspiration and nourishment for her artwork, encompassing wood sculpture, printmaking, photography and painting. Janet’s mesmerising mandala & dot paintings reflect her thoughts and dreams, and also she too is attracted to wild art. Together they present an eclectic mix of work. The two artists met while studying … Continue reading "Penny Murchison & Janet Wells-Cutler Summer Exhibition 2016"

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Fish Lab

13 July, 2016 to 19 July, 2016

Six Whitstable artists are getting very fishy at the gallery.   Harking back to the days when the gallery was a wet fish shop, this exhibition is about all things fishy. Lin Fletcher; Lawrence Fletcher; Janet Dance; Nicki Leggatt; Colin Whitaker and Stephanie Brunton

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Paul Fowler

06 July, 2016 to 12 July, 2016

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It Figures

29 June, 2016 to 05 July, 2016

‘It Figures’ is an exhibition of paintings by Chris Blunkell and photographs by Nick Cordès devoted to light, shape and movement, and with the human form centre stage.

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Barry Fincham

22 June, 2016 to 28 June, 2016

Barry Fincham is a Whitstable based artist whose work is best described as figurative but contemporary. His recent work has been mainly collage but he is also including some of his oil paintings in his exhibition which runs from 22nd June to the 28th June.

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Miscellany

15 June, 2016 to 21 June, 2016

Miscellany is an exhibition bringing together four artists who are at different stages in their careers. Jennifer Wright completed her BA in 2014 at UCA having previously studied studio ceramics in the 1970’s. Sarah Lankester has worked as a wood carver and woodblock printmaker for over two decades. Miriam Ellis and Susanna Woodroffe are third … Continue reading "Miscellany"

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Avocets and Oysters

01 June, 2016 to 07 June, 2016

We would love to see you at our exhibition at the Fishslab, the first week in June. Hywel will surprise us/ me in his exhibition, which means he has not done it yet. I have felting, paintings on wood and a lot of new acrylic work. I will also have my annual sale, so there … Continue reading "Avocets and Oysters"

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Bead’n’Banter

25 May, 2016 to 31 May, 2016

Bead’n’Banter – Whitstable Beading Group and Friends exhibit their eclectic variety of beadwork, craft and photographic items.  Unique pieces of jewellery and accessories, local photographs and surprise craft work is on display and for sale. 25th to 31st May 2016

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