hART Annual Exhibition

hART – Artists of Hythe & Romney Marsh will be holding their Annual Exhibition at the Tin Tabernacle, Portland Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 6FL from December 3rd to the 11th – open 10-5 daily.



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


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.

The Uncanny

An exhibition of work inspired by ‘The Uncanny’ from artists of the Folkestone Arts Collective (FAC) shows at the Lime Bar in Tontine Street over 3 weeks from Wednesday 26th Oct – Sunday 13th November.

Find us in the Lime Bar Cafe 46 Tontine Street Folkestone Kent CT20 1JU


FAC Quiz Night

Art, literature, film, music and more, so much more! well, architecture. Come and give your grey matter a work out at this ‘the arts’-themed quiz hosted by the Folkestone Arts Collective.

7.30 for 8.00 start. Teams of 4 max. £2 per person. FAC members £1. Cash prize pot. Spot prize competitions inlcuding Pointless Artists round!

Small venue with limited number of teams so come early to avoid disappointment!
19 May at 19:30
Lime Bar Cafe 46 Tontine Street, CT20 1JU Folkestone, Kent

A Grand Exhibition

A Grand Exhibition – An exhibition of photography by local photographers.
11th – 24th April
In The Ballroom at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, Kent.
Free entry 9-4pm daily

grand poster

FAC Meeting at Lime Bar Monday 22nd February

Folkestone Arts Collective Meeting at Lime Bar Monday 22.2.2016


Sharon McCarron, Lesley Richmond, Rebecca Elliot, James Pyott, Malcolm Richmond, Rob Kennett, Frances Powell, Steve Harris,, Mike Tedder, Andy Thomas-Emans, Kate Thomas-Emans, Ruth Maskell, Ann Wimsett, Roberta Harrold


Phyllis McDowell and Francois Lloyd

1. Next meeting Tuesday 5th April Quarterhouse bar at 6pm then to Lime Bar to socialise. To be confirmed by Kate. Focus will be collection of 10 pound annual fee from members and distribution of membership cards. Alternatively cheques can be given to Anne for paying in by Kate/Andy/Steve. Agreed that membership fee will cover renewal of insurance and FAC running costs.

2. Future project suggestions:

* Art quiz

* Treasure Hunt (Bobby to co-ordinate)

* plein air painting

* FAC artists to talk about their work to the group;

* Open mic nights (Andy)

* Phyllis will try and get the FAC a slot at the Palm Court – probably for next year given the waiting list.

* Phyllis suggestion that the group could meet at Poulton Wood Aldington nature reserve for drawing/painting day, and possibly workshops. Next events are around Bluebells at the end of April \and an Open Day early June.

* Mike pointed out forthcoming exhibition opportunities at open air art markets in Walmer, Dover and Maidstone (17th September, under cover).

* Maggie to approach Neville Pundole for FAC to take part in event he is organising

* FAC entry to Sandcastle competition?

3. Points of interest to be brought to members’ attention – for example Jackson’s supplies has 3,000 pound art prize on offer. We should ask for a discount for FAC members like the one we already have with Pencraft.

4. Members were asked for ideas for possible funding applications with district and town council as well as local councillors’ discretionary funds. Andy to look at funding deadlines.

5..Kate suggested people might pay for a basic animation workshop. Rebecca said Astrid Goldsmith has now finished her animated film and could be approached to make a presentation. Malcolm pointed out that a projection screen is available for community use.

6. A call was made for volunteers to learn more professional curating skills.

7. Malcolm invited members to join the Folkestone Artists Cricket Team who play for charity at Shorncliffe barracks.

8. Information to be given to Mike to build an up to date contacts page on the website