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

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Gallery – art pop-up shop

FAC artists showcase their recent artworks with a pop-up gallery in the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter:
1/5/15 – 17/5/15
at 52 The Old High St. Folkestone CT20 1RN
open daily 10am-5pm (except Monday 11/5) and free entry.
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Artists exhibiting:
Malcom Allen – http://www.whelkboy.co.uk
Mike Tedder – http://www.miketedder.com
Kamilla Sztyber – http://www.kamillasztyber.co.uk
Kate Emans
Phyllis McDowell – http://www.phyllismcdowell.com
Maggie Holder – http://www.romaartglass.com
Allison Esson – http://www.facebook.com/PuddleStudio
Catherine Farr – http://www.catherinefarr.co.uk
Frances Powell
Françoise Lloyd
Steve Harris – http://www.greyharesolutions.co.uk

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 mariannecox20@yahoo.co.uk as the event is guest list only.

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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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1380720565501244/

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 facartists@gmail.com

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

Roberta.harrold@btinternet.com

Or

Kamilla Sztyber at kamilla.1@hotmail.co.uk

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:-

• INFINITY – SUNRISE/SUNSET
A sculptural installation set on the hilltops between Sugar Loaf Hill and Samphire Hoe that depicts the passage of the sun throughout the day.

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

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

• BARCODE ME
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 john@picturethisdesign.co.uk