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"
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"
Daphne Candler With Guest Artist A J Shark. This exhibition showcases two artists who may appear on the surface to be worlds apart however together they create a world where reality cannot be distinguished from a dream. Where anxiety replaces certainty, and the use of colour, pattern and shape create space and calm for the … Continue reading "“……beneath ……”"
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.
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"
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"
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.”
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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.
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"
‘ 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"
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"
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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"
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 email@example.com mobile 07904 21304
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"
‘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"
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"
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
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!
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.
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.”
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"
Our now famous fundraiser is taking place between 19th – 25th July where A4 sized images are all for sale for the price of £25 each (£10 final Monday). A real bargain! The canvasses are hung with the artists signature on the back so you don’t know who made them until after you have bought … Continue reading "A4 Anonymous Exhibiton"
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"
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"
Simon Spare and Anna Brice Cockland, accomplished contemporary painters who have studied at the Slade and Central St Martins. Their work is held in collections both here in the UK and abroad. Meet the artists from Tuesday 9th – Monday 15th May. Private view, 6pm Friday 13th – all most welcome www.simonspare.com www.annabricecockland.com
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.
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"
Stephanie and Natalie are showing paintings and prints. There are selected works that they have both painted a version of but coming from the same starting point.
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"
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"
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.
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.
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"
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"
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"
‘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"
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.
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"
‘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"
‘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"
Our now famous fundraiser is taking place between 19th – 26th July where A4 sized images are all for sale for the price of £25 each. A real bargain! The canvasses are hung with the artists signature on the back so you don’t know who made them until after you have bought them. The private view … Continue reading "A4 Anonymous Exhibiton"
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
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.
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"
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"
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
My love of music and dance has influenced my art practice significantly. The work in the exhibition is an interpretation of two pieces of music – Pink Cadillac by Natalie Cole and Blue Savannah by Erasure. I work mainly with silk cotton and velvet assembled into shapes mounted on canvas interpreting patterns of movement or … Continue reading "Silent Music – Linda Abrahams"
COAST brings together five talented artists united by their love of matters maritime. From atmospheric prints to seaweed inspired fantasies, from hand carved furniture to quirky driftwood assemblages and jaunty harbour scenes this show celebrates the diversity of our seashore. There will be a special “Meet the Artists”event on Sunday 8th May from 2 – 4 … Continue reading "Coast"
My recent interests explore the poignancy and fallibility of memory in paintings and other art works. Seeking to temper sentimentalism and pathos I have attempted to construct fragments of a sometimes shared history from a mutated past. The results in some ways point at the essence of who we think we are. The past and … Continue reading "Stephanie Brunton"
Handmade We are a collaboration of local artists and will be exhibiting a variety of handmade goods. There will be cards,handbags, cushions, papercuts, crochet, quirky prints, hand painted beaded jewellery and much more. Come and take a look – browsers welcome!
Coast and Industry This show presents the latest work by local artists Sue Cavanagh and David Snewin. Sue uses acrylics and multimedia techniques to express the dynamics of coastal erosion and to portray constructed geological forms. David uses images of industrial landscapes to explore the contradictions of dependency and remoteness in industrial societies. Sue : 07947373822 firstname.lastname@example.org www.suecavanagh.co.uk David : 07787154144 email@example.com
The Whitstable Art Society is a thriving group that meets regularly for art demonstrations and to enjoy being creative in whichever medium they choose. There is a special emphasis on sharing ideas. The society exhibits twice a year, once at the Fishslab and once in the Horsebridge. There are also open air exhibitions at a variety of … Continue reading "Whitstable Art Society"
My exhibition at the Fishslab Gallery from 23 March – 29th March will consist of a varied display of my paintings in a colourful and naive style, which will compliment any house or apartment. I will also have a good selection of greetings and postcards, alongside small pieces of painted furniture. I am happy to take … Continue reading "Gaye Giutini"
Whilst my subject interests are eclectic, I find drawing the human body one of the most challenging and absorbing. Working mainly in charcoal and pastel, my preferred style reflects a fondness for chiaroscuro, an approach which utilises the effect light and shadow to help achieve a sense of realism.