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.

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6e Fête de l’estampe (Printmaking festival)

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,…

https://www.fetedelestampe.fr/

POP-UP POSTCARD EXHIBITION

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: https://searts.wordpress.com or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/south.east.artists/

ALL INKED UP Artist’s Book and Print Fair

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
http://www.uca.ac.uk/galleries/gallery-events/all-inked-up/

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.

A memorial plaque to Phyllis McDowell

Kate has set up a Just Giving page to enable people to donate towards a memorial for Phyllis. This will hopefully raise £500 to Commission and install an enamel memorial plaque to Phyllis McDowell, sited along the Old High Street, Folkestone where she often painted.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/PhyllisMcDowellMemorial

Phyllis McDowell meant so much to so many people in Folkestone, particularly amongst the creative community.
In memory of her contribution to the town we would like to commission an enamel plaque of one of her paintings and arrange for it to be permanently installed along the Old High Street.

From The Other Coast

An Exhibition of work from Folkestone Arts Collective
29th March – 4th April
The Horsebridge Centre, 11 Horsebridge Rd, Whitstable CT5 1AF
http://www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk/

Come meet and enjoy a chat with the artists Saturday 1st April 12-4pm:
Mike Tedder
Kate Thomas-Emans
Anne Wimsett
Maggie Holder
Candida Wright
Will Hirstle
Frances Powell
Steve Harris
Françoise Lloyd

Royal Academy Exhibition Trip

For FAC members: Sunday 12th March
Make our own way to Royal Academy of Arts

Meet together after seeing show(s) 1:30pm (if not bumped into each other before) in the RA café for coffee & decide where to go for lunch
Book our own tickets and time slots ourselves online or at RA and allow time to see what we want – there are two paid entry exhibitions:
1) Russian Art (1917-1932)
2) American Art (painting in 1930’s)
3)Olwyn Bowey RA (free, but need to ask to see private collection)

See more here: Royal Academy – Exhibitions and Events

Pay our own entries with own discounts etc to see preferred exhibition(s)

Head over to the Centre of Russian Arts in Little Portland Street, where they have an exhibition of poster art (which links with the Russian theme)

Travel suggestions:

7:20 am coach from bus station arr 9:50am Vic, & walk to RA = approx 10:30 arrival RA?

9am train from Folk Central – St.Pan, & tube to Piccadilly = approx. 10:30 arrival RA)