Dover Studio Collective celebrates Fête de l’estampe

A collective of Dover-based artists and their guests are opening up their studio building to the public again, presenting both complete and in-progress print-based work across their active workspaces. The event, part of the sixth Fête de l’estampe festival, will bring together contemporary print and artists’ books and aims to present an expansive view / idea of what print can be. All are welcome to visit this free studio event and no pre-booking is required.

Saturday/samedi 26/5: 11.00-17.00h
Sunday/dimanche 27/5: 11.00-17.00h

Une collection d’artistes basés à Douvres et leurs invités ouvrent les portes de leurs ateliers au public. Ils présenteront des œuvres imprimées – complètes ou en cours – dans le cadre de leurs espaces de travail individuels ainsi que dans une exposition collective dans leur espace d’exposition. L’événement réunira l’impression contemporaine et des livres d’artistes avec l’intention de présenter une vision / idée expansive des possibilités de l’impression. Tous sont invités à visiter cet événement gratuit, et la réservation n’est pas nécessaire.

La Fête de l’estampe

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 2018 reçoit le 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. With the support of the French ministry of Culture, 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, and 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.

Directions

Dover Studio Collective: 67 Astley Avenue, Dover, Kent CT16 2PW

Although parking is limited on site, there is plenty of parking space available within 50 meters, just beyond the railway bridge. There is a bus stop near the end of Astley Avenue (routes 15/89/90/61), and the studio can be reached on foot 1-2km or taxi from either Dover railway station or ferry terminal.

Entry is free / gratuite.

Le stationnement sur place est limité mais il y a moyen de se garer à moins de 50 mètres dans un parking a l’arrière du pont ferroviare. Un arret de bus se trouve en bas de Astley Avenue (routes 15/61/89/90). L’atelier peut être atteint à pied ou en taxi depuis la gare de Douvres ou le terminal de ferry qui se trouvent à 1 ou 2 km.

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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.

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

I am excited to be showing in East Kent Artists’ Open Houses for the first time this year. Although my studio is situated in Dover I am sharing the Deal Trail with some of my SEAS colleagues.

14th/15th, 21st/22nd & 28th/29th October 2017
11am – 5pm (unless stated)
http://ekoh.org.uk/deal/

Welcome to East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2017 or EKOH for short. Now in its 16th year, EKOH has gone from strength to strength with more artists than ever, over 200 spread over 67 houses and studios. We are also delighted to include Margate, Cliftonville and Deal and hope to extend our range around Kent’s Creative Coast.

The artists’ trail gives the public a personal insight into how an artist works within their specialised field. It opens up a wealth of information and interest to pave the way for making new contacts and discovering opportunities for anyone interested in taking up new fields of creativity. The trail is your chance to visit artists in their homes, to speak to them in person about their work and to find out what is happening in your local area. This is a rare opportunity to experience a diverse array of high quality work in a relaxed setting; with so many venues to choose from there should be something for everyone. So, plan your trip and prepare to be inspired and surprised.
All houses are open weekends during the festival.

Dover PrintFest 17

Dover PrintFest 2017 will be hosted by the Dover Arts Collective on 26th, 27th & 28th of May, and we are excited to be joining this year’s 5th Fête de l’estampe with currently 222 artist printmaking events taking place across France, Belgium, Italy and the UK.

Artists Clare Smith, Chris Burke, Louisa Love, Kate Beaugie and Mike Tedder will be opening up their Dover studios and presenting a variety of completed and in-progress print-based work across their active workspaces as well as a group exhibition in the expansive project space upstairs.

The exhibition will also include wall based, hanging displays and artist books by a number of invited local artists, including: Joanna Jones, Moyra Derby, Sam Capell, Philippa Wall, Marcia Teusink, Rob McDonald, Tania McCormack, Andy Malone and John Dargate. The event will bring together both contemporary print and artists’ books looking to present an expansive view/idea of what print can be.

The open studios and exhibition space will be open at the following times:

Friday/vendredi 26/5: 14.00-18.00h
Saturday/samedi 27/5: 11.00-18.00h vernissage/celebration 18.00-20.00h
Sunday/dimanche 28/5: 11.00-16.00h

Une collection d’artistes basés à Dover et leurs invités ouvrent leurs ateliers au public, présentant des œuvres imprimées, complète ou en cours, dans leurs espaces de travail individuels ainsi qu’une exposition collective dans le grand espace de projet. L’événement réunira l’impression contemporaine, les livres d’artistes et l’intention de présenter une vision / idée expansive des possibilités de de gravure. Tous sont invités à visiter cet événement gratuit et notre atelier, et la pré-réservation n’est pas nécessaire.

Although parking is limited on site, there is plenty of parking space 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.

http://visualartist.eu
http://fetedelestampe.fr/

Dover Studio Winter Open Studio and Exhibition

Please join us if you can for our Winter Open Studio and Exhibition

Opening: Friday 11th November, 6pm – 8pm and also open Saturday 12th November, 10.30am – 4pm

The Dover Studio, 67 Astley Avenue, Dover CT16 2PW

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This is a good opportunity to see a working artists’ studio.

There are six of us who rent a studio space in the downstairs industrial space and then there is a beautiful, bookable exhibition/ project space upstairs, where we invite guest artists to join us in exhibitions.

This Winter Show will have a light in the darkness theme and the guest artists are all from Dover.
There will be artworks and ceramics and cards etc for sale downstairs in the museum style art shop.

Exhibiting artists: Kate Beaugié, Chris Burke, Louisa Love, Dave Robinson, Clare Smith and Mike Tedder, joined by Sam Capell, Frazer Doyle, Joanna Jones, Holly Skinner and Victoria Pasquino.

Joanna Jones is an internationally renowned artist and we are very honoured to have her exhibit with us. Her paintings are magnificent.

If coming to the opening on Friday night, please dress warmly and bring a torch to get from car to studio.

The studio is located at the top of Astley Avenue, on the left behind the metal gates, just before the railway bridge.
Parking is under the railway bridge by the allotments.

SEAS Winter Open Studios 2014

South East Artists (SEAS)
WINTER OPEN STUDIOS 2014:
In and around Deal:
29/30 November & 6/7 December:

Following the success of this Summer’s Open Studio and Art Trail, members of SEAS (South East Artists) will be opening their houses and studios for the popular Winter Open Studio event. During the last weekend in November and the first weekend in December, 14 artists will be mounting festive exhibitions of their work, turning their homes and studios into temporary galleries open to the public.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas the SEAS Open Studios provide an ideal opportunity for discovering unique and memorable gifts that will surprise and please your family and friends. Shop at your leisure and in the welcoming environment of an artist’s house or studio for a unique selection of original and hand crafted items, from paintings, ceramics, prints and photographs, to glassware and textiles. Make a day of it and visit each of the venues to find affordable and distinctive items made by local artists and artisans.

Whether you are searching for a personal gift, gifts for the home, or even simply to treat yourself to something special, Jane Adorney’s whimsical collection of handcrafted jewellery, Bridget McVey’s Japanese inspired porcelain trays, bowls and vases and Kate Baker’s richly decorative mosaic and glass fusions will all be sure to catch your eye. Nicki Vowls, whose prints celebrating local heroes of WW1 and of the seas are well known locally and much coveted, will also have a selection of her popular, quirky automata to tempt you. When the decorations are taken down your walls need not be bare, as paintings, photographs and textile art feature in many of the venues. From Caroline Yates’ enigmatic paintings of crowds, Kath Love’s intricately stitched textiles, Liz Mott’s photographic land, sea and skyscapes, and Rosemary Stow’s unusual handmade rag rugs – all of the artists will extend a warm welcome and ensure that your Christmas shopping is a memorable adventure, rather than a chore. If you are searching for something small such as an unusual card or stocking filler, or if you want to push the boat out with a special gift such as a framed photograph, painting or textile, be sure not to miss this popular Winter Open Studio event in the heart of Deal and its neighbourhoods. Celebrate as you shop and feast on the variety of colour, texture and creativity that is available on your doorstep. A leaflet is available in the town with details of each studio and its opening times.

SEAS is an artist-led, self-funding and voluntary organisation that aims to promote, support and create opportunities for Deal’s vibrant creative community. Its members number artists and artisans working locally in a rich diversity of media, who bring many skills to the community through public exhibitions, community events and workshops across East Kent. The Open Studios offer an exclusive glimpse into the artists’ world, and a chance to discover and collect unique works of art and craft direct from the maker. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the arts, as an exhibiting member or as a friend.

For artist listings, times & venues see the SEAS Winter Open Studio brochure – download available here.
Susan Absolom

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