SVAF and The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery 

A contemporary Exhibition Space showcasing new and experimental work from established and emerging artists. SVAF also actively promotes and engages with artists’ collaboration projects and formulate interactive community, school and University projects in the Gallery.

Rosalind Barker and Susan Evans with the members of the  Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum, run The KCC Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery as an artist led space.

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15 September – 9 October 2021

Susan Absolon / Joe Packer / Paula MacArthur / Rachel Lancaster / Paul Smith

PaintLounge : Exhibitions & conversations about contemporary painting.

Supernature brings together five painters, all of whom make paintings that could be considered, in part, to be a contemplation or examination of, our relationship with nature. A questioning of we actually mean when we talk about ‘nature’? In an age where mankind’s relationship with the natural world could be considered fractured, alienated and volatile, is it even possible for painting to respond to these relationships? 

Can an artist still take a celebratory approach to ideas of ‘nature’ and ‘landscape’? If it is to be a questioning response, that addresses the seemingly overwhelming concerns around global warming and climate change, is the act of painting a medium that can really address these concerns? Rather than trying to face the vastness of these issues head on, all the artists in this show are in some way coming at them sideways. Looking at the peripheral details, seeking the sublime in unlikely places, to capture a sense of a particular location, or finding parallels between their intuitive making processes and nature’s dynamism, sometimes to use as a vehicle for the artists own other concerns.

Children’s Art Workshop with Supernature exhibitor Paul Smith

Saturday 25 September  10.30 – 11.30am

Supernature artist Paul Smith will host a children’s art workshop looking at and taking inspiration from the exhibition to create Supernature artworks of their own.All materials provided Suitable for ages 7-14£3 per child, parents welcome

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Exhibition tour with the artists 2pm Saturday 25 September

Join exhibitors Susan Absolon, Paula MacArthur, Joe Packer and Paul Smith in the gallery for a walk around the show.

Learn more about the artists’ work and join in the conversation about the ideas within the Supernature theme.

Free no booking required 

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Featuring work by members Amanda Hopkins, Ginny Legg, Jenny Dalton, Andrea Coltman, Angela Dewar, Diana Poliak, Anne Fontenoy, Maria Turner, Angela Stocker, Rosalind Barker, Jocelyn Bailey, Margaret Devitt, Sue Evans, Susanne Beard, Teddy Kempster, Louisa Crispin, Cherie Lubbock, Sally Eldars, Franny Swann, Roger Lee Victoria Granville.

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