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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Home: A group exhibition exploring ideas of home, displacement and placemaking.

Dawn Cole, Emmy Dijkstra, Christina France, Melissa Hill, Anna Masters, Alex Rennie and Franny Swann.

13 October – 23 October 2021

The past few years have challenged our relationships with the places that we call our homes. What does it mean not to be able to leave your home, and what does it mean not to have the stability of a place to call home? Pandemics, wars and displacement have caused us to call into question what it is that makes a home. Is it the place, the relationships, or the self? Is it a feeling that can be brought with you or constructed? In association with Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees, seven artists explore what ‘home’ means to them.

Private View: Wednesday 13 October 6 – 8 

Please join us for the opening preview to Home exhibition. There will be an opportunity to meet and talk to some of the artists exhibiting in the exhibition, as well as to find out more about the role of Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees in supporting refugee families to find homes.

Events and Workshops:
Artist Talk by Melissa Hill: Thursday 14 October, 14.00-14.30 
Shameful Histories: When Genealogy Uncovers Dark Truths
Melissa Hill’s work has grappled with human rights, exploring what responsibility one has toward communities enduring violence and oppression in places far away. In her new work, A Brief History of Izard County, rather than travelling to another country, this piece travels back in time. The story emerges from one question she decided to find the answer to: did any of her ancestors own slaves.

In Shameful Histories, Melissa talks about her own process of researching uncomfortable questions, how she reconciled herself with the information she found, and how admitting a painful history is a critical part in the practice of restorative justice.  Free of charge, no booking required.

Print Workshop with Christina France and Sarah Cliff: Saturday 16 October, 13.00-15.30

Children have the opportunity to learn a range of simple print-making techniques and create their own artworks in response to the exhibition.  Children must be accompanied by a well-behaved adult. Please wear clothes that you are happy to get inky or bring an apron. Free of charge, no booking required.

Make Yourself at Home: mixed media workshop with Anna Masters: Wednesday 20 October, 13.30-15.00

Anna will work with you to explore the relationship between the home and personal identity, and use this as a starting point to create an original mixed media artwork. You will have the opportunity to work with collage, drawing and carbon transfer.

Participants are asked to bring a small item with them that represents the idea of home, or the feeling of being at home.

Free of charge. Booking required – please email Anna to register interest: anna@annamasters.com


welcome you to MORE MORE THAN a new online exhibition for 2021

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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