Reflections on the Landscape: Against the Tide

24/25 February 2018 10 – 6pm
River Garage Studios, River Street, River, Kent CT17 0RB

Reflections on the Landscape: Against the tide will be the inaugural exhibition held at the recently opened River Garage Studios. The exhibition will show work from nine artists based in Dover.
Each artist voluntarily submitted work to be included in the exhibition. The only criteria for their selection was that they lived and worked in Dover and the surrounding area. As a result their work has been influenced by the unique visual and cultural history of the town.
Dover is moulded by its tide, a place always bringing in new life and ideas, as well as a place shaped and defined by its history. It is a town as relevant today as it has ever been.
Through bringing these artists together we can reflect on the influence of place and environment on their work; whether economic, cultural, visual or ecological.

Exhibiting artists:
Kate Beaugie – Joseph Black – Drew Burrett – Samuel Capell – Paul Dagys –
Benjamin Hunt – Joanna Jones – Clare Smith – Mike Tedder

Curated by Joseph Black and Louise Webb
Free entry.


6e Fête de l’estampe

26 mai 2018, 6e Fête de l’estampe
Les inscriptions sont ouvertes !
date limite : 10 avril 2018 / deadline : April 10, 2018

Manifestampe – fédération nationale de l’estampe présente la sixième édition de la Fête de l’estampe
Manifestampe, the French printmakers’ federation, organises the 6th “Fête de l’estampe” (Printmaking festival)

Devenue au fil des années un succès, c’est un rendez-vous annuel à ne pas manquer. La Fête de l’estampe permet à un large public de découvrir dans une ambiance chaleureuse la richesse de ce moyen d’expression qui comprend la gravure, la lithographie, la sérigraphie ou encore les procédés numériques. Des expositions, des performances, des visites d’ateliers, stages, démonstrations, portes ouvertes, cours, conférences, ventes aux enchères, kakémonos géants, etc. sont organisés dans toute la France et même au-delà, en Europe, le jour de la Fête de l’estampe, autour du 26 mai 2018. La Fête de l’estampe 2017 a bénéficié du soutien du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.

Over the years, the success of this festival has made it an unmissable event in the cultural calendar. La Fête de l’estampe provides a festive opportunity for many to discover this rich art that includes lithography, engraving, serigraphy, artists’ books and even digital prints. Exhibitions, outdoor studios, training sessions, open studios, conferences, performances, auctions, giant prints,… are organised in France and in many other countries in Europe on 26th May, 2018, for one day, or longer in some areas.

Où se déroule la Fête de l’estampe ? Partout en France… et même en Europe ! Dans des ateliers, dans des galeries d’art, dans la rue, dans des bibliothèques, des parcs et jardins, des musées, des écoles, en ville ou à la campagne, dans des lieux prestigieux ou insolites. Toutes les initiatives sont possibles.

Where? Anywhere : in artists’ studios, art galleries, in the street, in libraries, gardens, museums, schools, art schools … all initiatives are welcome.

Quand a lieu la Fête de l’estampe ? Le samedi 26 mai 2018, bien entendu. La plupart des événements durent plusieurs jours autour du 26 mai. Tout événement annoncé sera ouvert au public le 26 mai 2018.

When ? On Saturday, May 26th, 2018. Events may also be organised to last several days or weeks, providing the date of 26th May is included.

Qui participe ? La Fête de l’estampe est initiée par Manifestampe et est organisée par tous les acteurs de l’estampe : artistes plasticiens, graveurs, lithographes, sérigraphes, galeristes, musées, imprimeurs de l’estampe, collectionneurs d’estampes, écoles d’art, etc. Tous ont eu à cœur de mettre l’estampe en valeur auprès du public, et particulièrement ce jour-là

Who? La Fête de l’estampe is dedicated to anyone involved in printmaking: artists, engravers, lithographers, serigraphers, museums, printers, gallery owners, collectors, artists’ associations,…

SEAS postcard pop-up Saturday 18th November

FOR ONE DAY ONLY: South East Artists (SEAS) will present their first POP-UP POSTCARD ART show, and I am looking forward to showing a selection of postcard size original collages. These will all be sold at a special event price of £20 each for an 8×6 framed 6×4 inch artwork – an over 50% saving just for the day.
Please go to if you would like a preview of the collages.

Saturday 18th November only.
St George’s Hall, High Street Deal. CT14 6EG
Entry is free and is open between 10am and 5pm



FOR ONE DAY ONLY South East Artists (SEAS) will be presenting their first POP-UP POSTCARD ART. Thirteen artists will be exhibiting Postcard Artwork mounted in frames and all artwork is available for £20. It’s a great opportunity to get some local artist artwork without breaking the bank and ideal as gifts or Christmas stocking fillers. The work ranges from fine artwork to photography, textiles to printmaking and mixed-media. Artists include: Kate Baker, Patricia Barry, Chris Birbeck, Tom Burnham, Susan Carlyle, Martin Cherry, Alan Davis, Liza Harding, Dominic Harper, Peter Hayes-Watkins, Diana Mishkin, Mike Tedder, Mollie Winters and Nicki Vowls. The event takes place on Saturday 18th November at St George’s Hall, High Street Deal. Entry is free and is open between 10am and 5pm. For further information visit our website: or visit our Facebook page


East Kent Artists’ Open Houses – weekend 2

21-22nd October

This year, for the very first time, artists in Deal and (Dover) join the East Kent Open Houses October event #EKOH with an art trail in their area. Artists’ houses and studios are open throughout the 3 weekends: 14/15th, 21/22nd & 28/29th of October, from 11-5pm (unless stated otherwise). Brochures for the entire EKOH event, part of the Canterbury Festival, are available from tourist information outlets, galleries and studios. Alternatively more information can be found here:

Cette année, pour la première fois, des artistes de Deal et (Dover) se joignent à l’événement #EKOH ‘East Kent Open Houses’ en octobre avec une piste d’art dans leur région. Les maisons et ateliers d’artistes sont ouverts pendant les 3 week-ends: 14/15, 21/22 & 28/29 octobre, de 11h à 17h (sauf mention contraire). Des brochures pour l’ensemble de l’événement EKOH, partie du Canterbury Festival, sont disponibles dans les points d’information touristique, les galeries et les studios. Alternativement, plus d’informations peuvent être trouvées ici:

My studio will be open again this coming Saturday and Sunday in Dover for the 2nd weekend of East Kent Open Houses #EKOH – studio/house no.2 on the Deal trail:
If you are following the Deal EKOH trail, of just fancy popping by for a chat, do come and join me for a coffee at the studio. There will be a variety of artwork on display within the studio during this open event, including collages, print and photography, together with a selection of art cards.
I will be working on a series of postcards for exhibition in Deal this November plus a small series of 8 page artist books made from a single sheet of A3 paper for a forthcoming December show in Philadelphia.

67 Astley Avenue, (Unit 2) Dover CT16 2PL
Opening times for both days will be 11-5pm – Free entry, free coffee.

Entering Dover via the A2 from the North, 4th exit off the Whitfield roundabout, continue down into the town, past Buckland Mill onto the one way system. Astley Avenue will be a left-hand turn off Barton Road after two sets of traffic lights. Continue up Astley Avenue to top and turn into yard just before railway bridge. Although parking is limited on site, there is plenty of parking available within 50 meters, just beyond the railway bridge. There is a bus stop near the end of Astley Avenue (routes 15/87/88/89/60), and the studio can be reached on foot 1-2km or taxi from either Dover railway station or ferry terminal.
Le stationnement sur place est limité, il y a plein d’espace de stationnement à moins de 50 mètres, juste au-delà du pont du chemin de fer. Il y a un arrêt de bus près du bas de Astley Avenue (routes 15/87/88/89/60) et le studio peut être atteint à pied 1-2km ou taxi depuis la gare de Dover ou le terminal de ferry.


ALL INKED UP Artist’s Book and Print Fair

I am delighted to have 3 books on display with DAD at this event. 2 new books have been completed especially for this exciting artist book event:

Spel för åtta / game for 8 is an 8 page mini A7 format book designed for the forthcoming Ritual Biennial in Philadelphia USA, comprising a single sheet collaged and folded into book format, inspired by my old vinyl recordings of music by Karl-Birger Blomdahl.

La Montagne is a multi-page concertina collaged A6 book considering/exploring mountain ideas, shapes and forms, including ‘onze gouden berg’ & ‘J’ai vu’.

Kent’s International Artist Book and Print Event
Friday 13 October- Thusday 9 November 2017
Location: Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury Time: 10:30 am- 18:00 pm

All Inked Up is an International Artist Book and Print Event spread over two venues, UCA, Canterbury and The Brewery Tap, Folkestone, comprising of an Artist Book and Print Fair, Symposium, Workshops and a final Exhibition of four internationally acclaimed artists at The Herbert Read Gallery UCA, Canterbury.
The event will build the audiences awareness of the Artist book as a primary medium and method in artistic practice to introducing the broad possibilities that the book format covers, from Illustrative narrative to sculptural forms through to digital, audio/video and performance work.
The Event will feature over 30 Internationally recognised Book Arts from Spain, South Korea, Japan, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Ireland as well as the U.K; the work of Staff and Students from European Universities, Spain, Norway, Ireland, Scotland and England as well as local Artistic community in the South East, Resort Studio, Open School East, Intra, DBA Print studios and Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.
You will have the opportunity to talk directly to the Artists about their work, ideas and how and why they use their methods of production.