Red at the Sassoon

A new art exhibition by FAC artists titled ‘Red’ launches 23rd November at the Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone Library. The show runs until 31st December this year, and entry to the gallery is free during library opening hours.

Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone Library, 2 Grace Hill, Folkestone CT20 1HD
01303 850123



Folkestone Photographic Exhibition 2014

Photos from Folkestonians, A community photographic exhibition in the heart of the creative quarter November/December 2014 with images from novice to professional members of our Photographic Collective – Folkestone Chapter.

A chance to purchase images and meet local photographers from novice to professional and share works, ideas and feedback.

56-58 The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent
Open daily from 10am – 4pm

We would like to invite you to join us at the opening of the 2014 exhibition on Saturday 15th November from 6pm – 8pm, where you can enjoy a private viewing of the photography on display. There will also be the opportunity to meet and chat with the exhibiting photographers.

Please confirm your attendance by RSVP to as the event is guest list only.


We look forward to seeing you at this event and throughout the 3 weeks of the exhibition.
Photographic Collective – Folkestone Chapter.

If you are a local photographer and would like to join the club please also see our facebook group

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:

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