Paintings, collages, and constructions often using found objects and ephemera both natural and manmade gleaned from a North Norfolk beach, markets, and book stalls. The reinterpretation of discarded items, their history, and my memories of where I found them have been crucial to my thoughts over this last year of uncertainty.
Estuaries, creeks and salt flats: the edge of the known world. As a photographer, I would explore these lonely places, attempting to capture their silent emptiness. Occasionally I would stumble across a beached hull, stripped of its planks with only its oak ribs remaining. I began to search them out. Instagram – @abandonedwrecks Website – … Continue reading "John Whitfield: ‘Beached & Abandoned’"
Landscape and Memory – Exhibition of Chris Moody’s work at Fishslab, 7th-12th July 11am – 6pm London artist, Chris Moody will be showing his work in the gallery Fishslab, run by an artists’ co-op well known to Whitstable residents and visitors. Chris is an artist based in the Thameside Print Studios in south-east London. A … Continue reading "Chris Moody: ‘Landscape & Memory’"
The Fish ‘n’ Fusion exhibition brings together works by an exciting group of local artists. This annual exhibition features the unique mixed media creations of Sheila Miller, Caroline Brooks, Olga Taylor, Lizzy Verier and friends. Focusing on the beautiful town of Whitstable, this exhibition celebrates the vistas, built environments, and coastal lifestyle of the area. Pop … Continue reading "Group Exhibition: ‘Fish ‘N’ Fusion’"
Daphne Candler is a Whitstable-based artist whose work fits somewhere between Abstraction and Reality. Her paintings capture suspended moments in time visualising her thinking. She explores the visual and hidden patterns above and below surfaces where things get tangled, twisted and complex. The work has an element of storytelling resulting in an almost surreal or … Continue reading "Daphne Candler: ‘A Peaceful Space’"
‘HOPE; Revisited.’ A solo exhibition at the Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable by Amanda Jane Godley My work is a documentary of a journey to find the essence of my soul– it is a way of making sense of my inner world in relation to the world around me. I like to play with colour, contrasting and clashing, creating … Continue reading "Amanda Godley: ‘Hope; Revisited’"
Joanna Winston will be exhibiting 25 illustrative watercolours depicting people undertaking everyday activities, from weddings to roads and buildings. Paintings are drawn entirely from the imagination. 'Hanging Out' Joanna Winston Christopher Hautot’s art shows his interest in the Kent countryside & coast. Paintings are in oil or acrylic; started outside & completed in the studio. … Continue reading "Joanna Winston & Chris Hautot: ‘Everyday Events’ & ‘Country & Shore’"
Group Exhibition: ‘Inspiration in the time of Covid’ – A glimpse into our artistic lockdown art journeys
‘We are an evolving group of artists who, over the years, have met weekly to swap ideas and throw our individual art practice some regular curve balls. Then along came Covid and we could no longer meet in person. Instead we decided to support and challenge each other with a weekly brief, sharing the results … Continue reading "Group Exhibition: ‘Inspiration in the time of Covid’ – A glimpse into our artistic lockdown art journeys"
‘OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHS’ follows on from my first exhibition ‘WHITSTABLE PHOTOGRAPHS’ at the Fishslab Gallery last year. From my student years living in Whitstable in the late seventies, I have always been drawn back to the coast and shoreline and this exhibition represents four decades of capturing that relationship right up to the present day. During … Continue reading "Sean Queenan: ‘OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHS’"
“I am so glad to be welcoming everyone back to the Fishslab after lockdown. Come and join me to celebrate and enjoy my bright, semi-abstract images of vast landscapes, fantasy woodlands and cosmic universes. This is NOT wallpaper…”
An online exhibition exploring the creative artwork of seven local artists through a variety of mediums and practices. Artists: Annie Taylor, Sharon Cavalier, Clare Jackson, Pam Caney, Katrina Taylor, Alma Caira & Max Kimber. Annie Taylor Instagram – @whitstabletail Illustrative and Textiles art Where mermaids and fairy folk flirt with carnies and Kahlos #hasshenothingbettertodo … Continue reading "Online Group Exhibition:"
‘OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHS’ follows on from my first exhibition ‘WHITSTABLE PHOTOGRAPHS’ at the Fishslab Gallery last year. From my student years living in Whitstable in the late seventies, I have always been drawn back to the coast and shoreline and this exhibition represents four decades of capturing that relationship right up to the present day. During … Continue reading "Online Exhibition: Sean Queenan"
Artwork details: Lisa Hawkins 'Faversham Boatyard' 56cm x 41cm, £500 Lisa Hawkins Lisa Hawkins has a first-class degree and an MA in Fine Art, her main subject is landscape as a vehicle to explore visually how it feels to “be” in the world. This interest in the interplay between the interior life and the external … Continue reading "Online Exhibition: Lisa Hawkins & Martin Hyde"
Artwork details: 'Seaside Poppies' acrylic on board, £595 I am a practising artist, living in Margate and I’m currently working mainly in oils and acrylics. I paint vibrant, impressionistic landscapes and florals using interesting ways to create different textures and effects. I love Kent and many of my paintings reflect the great and varied beauty of … Continue reading "Online Exhibition: Vivian Riches"
Artwork details: 'Longing' This artwork was created during Lockdown 1 and is about longing to run and see friends and loved ones, wondering when this will ever be possible. It’s 35cm high and is constructed from a papier mache/plaster/clay mixture on a wire and wood armature. I trained as a sculptor, but my working practice … Continue reading "Online Exhibition: Jeanette Cook"
Artwork details: 'Ying and Yang' 70.5cms x 54cm, Collage, gouache and acrylic gouache, £240 framed “My work is a documentary of a journey to find the essence of my soul– it is a way of making sense of my inner world in relation to the world around me. I like to play with colour, contrasting and clashing, creating … Continue reading "Online Exhibition: Amanda Godley"
Artwork details: 'Bath' photographic print Artwork details: Left to Right - 'The Wild ones' (in progress), 'The Wild Ones', 'Squirrel', 'Crazy Owl' “My work comes from a deep passion for art, I’m not one to stick to one style, genre or medium. Artwork details: Top to Bottom - 'Yoga Bunny' sculpture, £38, 'Yoga Bunnies' sculptures … Continue reading "Online Exhibition: Naomi Watkins"
“Published in 1920, Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by painter and teacher Harold Speed contains a damning appraisal of modern painting. Chris marks the 100th anniversary of its publication with a letter back in time to the author, and a selection of pictures celebrating the approaches to painting that so outraged him.”
“Our exhibition is a collection of Mosaic, Paintings, and Jewellery by three south east London Artists who have exhibited at the Fish Slab for a few years. We all draw our inspiration from different places, come and visit us to see the melange of ideas.”
“We are three artists whose work explores the colours and textures of the East Kent shoreline, in particular their local area of Whitstable. We create pieces using Felt – Lindsay Wilkinson, Fused Glass – Irene Southon and Ceramics – Sue Moreton. Our work reflects the beauty and diversity of the local area by using natural … Continue reading "Irene Southon, Sue Moreton & Lindsay Wilkinson: ‘Shoreline’"
The Whitstable Art Society is holding their autumn exhibition online due to the recent events of a second lockdown. A collection of artwork that was due to be exhibited in the Fishslab gallery created by the Whitstable Art Society can be viewed below. Chair of the Society, Barbara Drinkwater, commented “The Whitstable Art Society is an … Continue reading "Online Exhibition: Whitstable Art Society"
“A fascination for interpretating images through various mediums, be it by repetition (lino printing) or via symbolic references (clay sculpture). My idealogy often theorises on the human psyche, along with exploring a variety of techniques.”
A collective of artwork including paintings, fused glass and mixed media sculptures.
“My work is a curiosity cabinet of folklore, natural history, characters and places. I have been painting for over 30 years and exhibited widely including at the Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln, the Royal Watercolour Society and the RA Summer Show. Recently relocated to Boughton this is my first show in Whitstable.”
“While studying at the Canterbury College of Art from 1977-1980 I resided in Whitstable for 3 years. These photographs were all taken during that period using various cameras including Nikon and Diana toy cameras. In recent years I have digitised all the images and this exhibition shows the two main strands of Abstraction and Straight … Continue reading "Sean Queenan: ‘Whitstable Photographs’"
Exhibitors: Bruce Williams: Painting https://www.brucewilliamsart.com/ Alma Caira: Fused glass https://almacaira.co.uk/ Annie Taylor: Illustration/ Textiles https://whitstabletail.wordpress.com/
“Enter my world of beautiful trees and exploding stars, as we walk into the magical forests and woodland walks in a twilight world. At the end of your journey, you can send a postcard to a friend. My name is Caroline Battenburg, join me on my forest walks.”
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’"
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
“A collection of drawings and prints made in Blean Woods at the time of lockdown.”
“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”.
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’"
“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
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.
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"
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 email@example.com
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"
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"
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"
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
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"
Hilary Bain – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Prize – Jane Darley Third Prize – Nigel Hobbins Commended – Helene Williams Short Listed Work shown below
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"
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.
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
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"
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!
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"
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"
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"
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"
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.
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.email@example.com, … Continue reading "Here and There"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
‘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.
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.
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
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. email@example.com Tel: 07824 601945 Peter … Continue reading "Seaside Inspirations -Christina Harrison and Peter Waters"
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"
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org. Jos Mascarenhas – Josmascarenhas75@gmail.com
“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"
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.
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"
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.
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"
Zo Defferary Email: email@example.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"
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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org instagram abandonedwrecks
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.
Celebrating the variety and colours of the natural world
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"
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"
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
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"
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"
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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"
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"
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"
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"
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