Art on Romney Marsh

Roberta Harrold and Mike Tedder have spent time travelling around the Romney Marshes, either together or separately, discovering the light and spirit of the landscape. They present an exhibition of photography, collage, drawing and language which reflects their experiences through an imaginative use of different but complimentary media and styles. They bring together these sometimes pictorial or abstract images to reflect both the serious and humorous aspects of a journey undertaken.

Roberta Harrold studied graphic design at Medway College of Design and Mike Tedder studied fine art at Anglia Ruskin University. They have both exhibited in a number of group exhibitions and had solo shows of their work.


Photographs, drawings, collages from journeys by Roberta Harrold & Mike Tedder
1st September to 28th September 2014
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
THE ART SHACK Romney Marsh Visitors Centre, Dymchurch Road, New Romney, Romney Marsh TN28 8AY
For further information contact:

Scriptism Exhibition

‘Scriptism’: an exhibition of art work exploring and expressing the idea of written communication.

The concept of this exhibition is inspired by the development of recording communication. One of the most important developments of humankind has been the development of writing. Writing is something that we take for granted, but how was this complex process brought into existence? The invention of writing happened over thousands of years in independent ways, in different parts of the world, yet it followed the same fundamental steps. Early in its development, a sign or symbol was used to indicate something. The earliest writing can be traced to Sumer, in Mesopotamia. This system did not use an alphabet; instead it used symbols representing familiar objects. The prehistoric cave paintings were artistic and realistic representations of primitive man’s world. If the pictures were intended to record an event or to convey a message, they could be considered to be a form of writing. Phonetic methods of writing developed, then syllabic, and alphabet letter forms.

This exhibition records our artists’ interpretation of written language, its inventions, and how it is constantly developing. Our exhibition takes place within the Folkestone Book Festival, exploring visual links with texts, books, the festival, and libraries.

Artworks are available for sale. Please ask library staff for assistance and to make payment.
For further details or information about this exhibition or the Folkestone Arts Collective please email

Sixth Leas Railings Open-Air Art Exhibition

We are hosting the sixth Leas Railings Open-Air Art Exhibition on Sunday 24th June between 10.00 and 16.00. We are inviting visual art groups, artists and crafters from Folkestone and the surrounding areas to join us in showing their work on the railings for the public to appreciate!

In addition to the paintings and photographs displayed on the railings, artists with 3-dimensional work, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and jewellery will be able to display their work in the vicinity of the Leas Cliff Hall with the kind permission of the management.

This event will be a great opportunity for the creative people of Folkestone and surrounding areas to exhibit the wide range of work they do, meet and inspire each other and for groups to attract new members. So please come, join in, bring friends, colleagues and be part of an experience that will be bigger and better than ever before.

If you would like any further information or would like to book a space, please contact:

Kamilla Sztyber (FAC Chair) at

Xmas Bite Size at the Burlington Hotel

Xmas Bite Size is presented by the
Folkestone Arts Collective and our second “grab and
go” art exhibition of this kind. Each artist’s picture is
a set petite “bite size” of 6 x 8 inches, set uniform
frame and at a set value price of only £40
A varied selection of art styles that make it a worthy
visit to the stylish Burlington Hotel in Earls
Avenue, Folkestone.

So grab yourself a piece of local
art for yourself or that great Christmas present for a
family member, friend or business client maybe.
There will also be musical entertainment in the piano
room area of the Burlington Hotel with
<b<Christmas Carols sung and a classical
quartet playing popular classical pieces (see our
website for times of the performances and all details).
A raffle with great prizes. Lunches, teas, coffees,
cakes and refreshments available at the hotel.

The exhibition is open to all artists, photographers,
sculptors, textile artists, printmakers and submission
by 30.11.11. Picture hanging on 9.12.11 at 6pm.
Details: contact Kamilla Sztyber on
email or visit website below.
The Folkestone Arts Collective is open to all artists.
For further information to become a member visit:

SEAS Winter Open Studios

13 artists from Deal and the surrounding area throw open the doors of their studios and welcome visitors throughout the weekend. Winter open studios encourages you to follow our circular art trail that begins in Deal and finishes back in Walmer, taking in artists located in Hacklinge, Eastry, Dover and Martin Mill.


To download the SEAS winter trail guide in pdf format, please visit our website:
or click: download the studio art trail here

Art on the Leas Railings

Last year there were over a thousand pieces along The Leas. This year the exhibitions co insides with the beginning of the 2nd Folkestone Triennial, let’s make it bigger, better and more dynamic than before!

Come, join in, bring friends, colleagues and be part of an experience.

Download the event guidelines; click here

For more information please contact

Roberta Harrold (FAC Secretary) at


Kamilla Sztyber at

07813 877 295, 01303 256 205

Folkestone Triennial 2011 Fringe events

The FAC is planning a number of Triennial Fringe events developed from members ideas to actively engage together to create the projects and compliment the main theme. Although we are still finalising details we will be installing and performing:-

A sculptural installation set on the hilltops between Sugar Loaf Hill and Samphire Hoe that depicts the passage of the sun throughout the day.

Sculptures and images of the aliens derived from H.G. Wells “War of the Worlds” created around the town.

A star map created by placing star names and images in specific locations, photographing them and mapping their positions.

An image of a bar code created on the beach using black and white pebbles collected from the fore shore. This will be photographed and filmed as it is created and as the tide washes it away.

We are looking for members and non-members to get involved with these art projects to make them happen. With the “Infinity – Sunrise/Sunset” and “The Tourist” projects we require arc-welders or sculptors in metalwork. Attached is a picture of the Tripod alien depicted in “War of The Worlds” and how it could look in Folkestone. It is hoped that the HG Wells Festival might take this onboard and the organisers are being contacted. A 23 foot tripod sculpture was erected in 1988 in Woking where HG Wells is said to have lived while writing War of the Worlds. HG Wells did live in Sandgate as well documented and hence the HG Wells Festival in Folkestone.

For further details or information please contact:
kamilla.1@hotmail or