Infra-red image, Nikkor AI 20mm on D70
The Big Draw is an annual event aimed at getting everyone, young and old drawing and making art. White Cliffs Creatives Guild are delighted to have been offered space to hold a Big Draw event in Dover, upstairs in The Charlton Shopping Centre, on Saturday 1st November from 10:30am – 4:00pm. Come and help to make a huge painting themed on Fireworks and Fantasies- you can paint on the main image or make things to add to it. There will be a chance to try figure drawing or still life, make some jewellery or paper crafts or just enjoy a display of art from the Guilds’ members with paintings and crafts for sale. Special surprises are planned. Materials will be available but you can also bring your own too in case the event is very busy with keen artists! To find out more about the big draw visit www.thebigdraw.org.uk. Information about White Cliffs Creatives’ Guild is at www.wccg.org.uk.
Directions to the centre can be found at www.charltoncentre.co.uk/
There will be an exhibition of work by local artists and makers in the Charlton Centre Gallery (upstairs) from 1st – 31st November with paintings, photography, jewellery and 3d work in a range of styles for sale.
Anita Luckett, Chair White Cliffs Creatives’ Guild
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The A1 Open Exhibition opens at the Horsebridge gallery in Whitstable on Friday 18th July. All the artwork submitted to the show was required to be A1 in size/format when framed and the show is a real visual delight, with a wonderful diversity of theme, media, and style to be savoured. Taking place during the Whitstable Oyster Festival , the exhibition is hung across both galleries at The Horsebridge and continues until 6pm on Sunday 3rd August.
My mosaic, L’Arbre de Couleurs (2008), was created specially for this event, using hand-cut foam tiles. I do not usually work to this size, but the A1 format, with its longer and more slender proportions lent itself perfectly to the shape of the ‘tree’ of the title. The work was framed unglazed, by Malcolm’s Framing – Folkestone, to ensure the vivid colours were not dulled by reflections from gallery lighting.
Please see The Horsebridge arts and community centre’s excellent website for further details of this and other events taking place there.