‘The Piece of Mind Wall’ all paintings £15 in support of West Kent Mind
‘The Piece of Mind Wall’ all paintings £15 in support of West Kent Mind
The 2018 awards have been judged and presented but the Public vote is open. Come in and vote for your favourite.
Members of Sevenoaks Camera Club, who range from relative beginner to very experienced photographers, are showing their favourite work at the Club’s 2018 exhibition. The pictures will include a variety of subjects that the members enjoy taking, from landscapes to abstract and many other types.
The show is a good chance to see the work of some of our enthusiastic local amateur photographers. Prints will be on display every day of the show.
On Saturdays there will also be a display of digital photos on a TV screen and members of the club will be in attendance to answer questions.
Celebrating the very best of printmaking in the UK today, from etching to lithographs, screen prints to collograph. Emerging talent and students will be exhibiting alongside distinguished guest artists. Demonstrations, workshop and a programme of talks offer visitors of all ages an insight into the magical world of printmaking.
Throughout the Festival 11am-4pm
One or more of the exhibiting artists from the SVAF Salon des Artists will be working in the Gallery and engaging with visitors on an informal basis.
Sumi Perera RE. Margaret Ashman RE. Dawn Cole FRSA. Katherine Jones RE. Hugh Ribbans. Michael Kennedy. Brenda Hartill RE. Melvyn Evans.
Brenda Harthill will talk about her particular approach to Contemporary Printmaking. Brenda is often regarded as one of the UK’s leading artists in Collograph, the book she wrote with Richard Clarke, Collographs and Mixed Media Printmaking will be available for sale. Welcome drinks, no booking.
Maximum 10 Participants
An exciting opportunity to try out a modern version of the traditional printmaking process of ‘Drypoint’. Using transparent plastic sheet you’ll be shown how to transfer your image and print using oil based inks and a professional printing press. Bill Hall MA BEd and Marilyn Kyle MA MEd are artist printmakers with extensive experience of art education. Bill’s work is often iinspired by natural forms and abandonded buildings and is exhibited both nationally and internationally. Marilyn uses drypoint and collograph, sometimes incorporating other elements. The works both exist in their own right and lead to assemblages and installation works in galleries.
Please bring with you drawings you would like to develop. Be sure to wear suitable clothes and bring an apron as it’s an inky business! All equipment and materials provided
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation of £10 to be paid on the day.
Saturday June 9 1pm -4pm
The workshop will offer participants the chance to make images from photocopy transfers.
Note that computer print outs do not work! The method relies on there being toner in the image.
Suitable for young people and adults with or without previous printmaking experience.
Please bring with you a number of photocopies(A4 or less) of images they wanted to turn into prints. Not computer print outs. Paper, ink and sponges are supplied.
To book, email email@example.com
Participation of £10 for materials to be paid on the day.
Following a social media callout, work by Kent artists will be hung unframed, allowing collectors to see a large array of techniques and styles represnting Contemporary Original Printmaking.
Prints are available for sale at £100 per print, a great way to start your collection!
Estuary Moon by Steve Edwards and Breakfast by Jacki Baxter will be showing as part of the Small Prints Wall
Colin Gale, co-director of Artichoke Print Studio, will select one of the exhibiting artists to recieve the Artichoke Prize for Contemporary Printmaking 2018. The winner will be offered the opportunity to exhibit with Artichoke Print Studios at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, Autumn 2018.
Colin is co-director and co- founder of the Artichoke Print Studio which has established itself as one of the UK’s leading professional fine art printmaking workshops – making, selling and exhibiting etchings, lithographs and relief prints. The purpose of the prize is to give the prizewinner’s work exposure to a large audience of fine art print collectors.
London Print Studio award to the most promising emerging artist printmaker:
Selected by Valentina Biga, technician at London Print Studio. The selected artist will be offered a place on the short course of their choice during 2018/19.
The reason for this award is to enable the artist to develop or discover a technique that will enrich their practice.
Lesley Samms – Managing Director of PURE Arts Group, will select one of the ten SVAF participating artists taking part in the Salon des Artists to receive the PURE Arts Group PF7 Prize for Contemporary Printmaking 2018. The winner will be given the opportunity to exhibit two pieces of work at the PURE Autumn Art Fair to be held at the PowderMills Hotel, Battle in October. They will also receive professional development and mentoring support from Lesley at a mutually convenient time to be agreed.
This prize is donated by PURE Arts Group. PURE is internationally renowned for discovering, mentoring and supporting talent in contemporary art. The purpose of the prize is to support the continued development of an artist who wishes to make their primary living by selling their art
Marc Doust – Director of KallKwik Sevenoaks, will select one of the prints from an artist taking part in the Wall of Small Prints to recieve the KallKwik Prize for Most Outstanding Small Print 2018.Marc trained as a Lithographic Printer and studied at the London College of Printing. He is well placed to spot a great image that will catch the eye and reproduce well in a small format. The winner will be given the opportunity to work with KallKwik’s design and print team to produce a run of greetings cards with envelopes.
Max Knowles will choose one of the Small Prints using the traditional technique of intaglio etching. £100 cash prize will be given to the winner.
This prize is offered in memory of Angela Knowles, whose understanding and practice of the art of intaglio etching stems from her exquisite draughstmanship and ability to capture the essence of the smallest of gestures, the most unpretentious of subjects, with a purity of line rarely seen.
Angela, who studied, lived and worked in Cheltenham all her life, sadly passed away in December 2017. This award is made as a tribute to her.
Selected artists will be notified and presented with their awards at the Prizegiving on May 26th at 2pm
Come in and vote for your favourite print in the SVAF Printmakers Salon des Artistes category.
The artists of the winning public vote print will receive a first choice £60 and second choice £40 cash prize (Announced on June 9th.)
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A Wayzgoose was an entertainment given by a Master Printmaker to his workmen each year and is now often employed as an excuse for having a day of fun and festivity!
Do You Mind? Brings together the work of artists and makers who attend the West Kent Mind and Live Well Kent art groups in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.
The artists work in a variety of media and bring a diverse range of experiences and styles to their art making.
This exhibition is a celebration of the energy and enthusiasm which comes from making art.
The show features pieces made by individuals and collaborative groups who come together to work on specific projects.
Installation Images curtesy of Paula MacArthur
Paula MacArthur’s paintings are a personal celebration of love & a reflection on the fragility of the ideals we yearn for. They are large scale, colour saturated memento-mori which aim to explore our desires & the fear of losing the object of our desire. The paintings encompass universal experiences & reflect upon the multilayered human responses within relationships. Painterly marks describing the light & luminescence of the objects are enlarged; ornate swirls morph into bodily gestures. The haptic quality of the brush marks & dripping paint give clues to the painter’s process & this ephemerality is suggestive of the short time we are here to experience the joy and pain of life.
Throughout her career as a painter MacArthur has worked with geometry in painting, in the Rococo series the ornamental curves conform to these precise mathematical patterns. These underlying structures give an innate harmony & a grounding connection back to Renaissance ideas of universal interconnectedness & understanding. This principle of inseparability & union reminds us of the balance in our relationships both personally, politically & universally.
Painter, Paula MacArthur trained at Loughborough College of Art & Design and The Royal Academy Schools and now works from her studio in Rye, East Sussex. Paula was a prize winner at John Moores 18 in 1993, first prize winner at NPG Portrait Award in 1989 & was shortlisted for WW Solo Award in 2014.
In 2017 Paula exhibited with Danish sound & performance artist Tine Louise Kortermand in ‘Resonance & Wonder’ at Rye Creative Centre & her work was part of the Priseman Seabrook Collection’s tour of four major museums in China. Group exhibitions include ‘Slippery and Amorphous’ which toured from London to Bushwick NYC in 2016, ‘Right Here, Right Now’ alongside artists Andrzej Jackowski, Chantal Joffe & Dave McKean, Creekside Open 2015 selected by Richard Deacon, The Zeitgeist Open 2015, 20 Painters – Phoenix Brighton 2014, Crash Salon – Charlie Dutton London 2014, Open West 2013 – Newark Park & Wilson Art Gallery Cheltenham, The Perfect Nude – Wimbledon Space, Exeter Phoenix & Charlie Smith London, What The Folk Say – Compton Verney 2011. Her work is held in several public & private collections including Jiangsu Art Museum – China, Baron & Baroness von Oppenheim, Priseman Seabrook Collection, RICS, & National Portrait Gallery, London.
FOOTFALL 1 Exhibition March 21st – 7th April
Artists: Katie Hayward, Alison Swan, Jane Tyler, Jenny Dalton, Franny Swann, Judy Balchin, Amanda Hopkins,Rosalind Barker, Rose Brigand Colebridge,
Angela Carole Stocker, Sevenoaks Knit and Natter. The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Museum. YOU
Katie Hayward Installation for FOOTFALL ‘Concrete Feet’
In 2017 Katie Hayward’s took concrete casts of over 70 pairs of student and teachers’ feet while she was artist in residence at Tonbridge School.
Hayward’s ‘A Sense of Place’ installation was exhibited in The Tunnel Gallery in Tonbridge School in December 2017.
Reimagined for ‘Embracing The Underdog’ in Chinatown, London in February 2018 with The London Group and Friends.
We are excited to welcome Katie and see them installed at Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery as ‘Concrete Feet’ 2018
‘Feet of Clay’ Porcelain shoes by Alison Swan
Alison Swan is an artist fascinated by objects with a patina of age and wear, the scarred surfaces and disintegrating forms of which give rise to imagined histories. This is reflected in her ceramic practice through an exploration of surface texture, muted tone and mark-making. Her work is entirely hand-built and fashioned from thinly-rolled, high-fired porcelain and stoneware paperclays, sometimes decorated with oxides, slips or glazes. Her porcelain pieces in this exhibition are ghostly reminders of our journey through childhood and adolescence. The connotations of ‘feet of clay’ – our all too human frailty and fallibility.
The remit for SVAF running the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery as an artist led space has a focus on increasing numbers of the public and arts community visiting the Gallery space. Increasing its profile and visibility.
As we approach the end of our first year, we aim to do this with a project about shoes and feet throughout the Kaleidoscope building, Gallery and the surrounding streets of Sevenoaks.
We would like to invite residents; schools, organisations, businesses and members of the community to be part of FOOTFALL by making a fabulous creative shoe or footprint.
We aim to fill the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope building and Gallery
FOOTFALL 1 19th March – closing Saturday 7th April.
Making Art shoes with YOU until:
FOOTFALL 2 3rd December – 3rd January
This project is yours:
Whatever your age if you are a resident or friend of Sevenoaks you can be part of FOOTFALL by making a shoe.
The shoe could reflect who you are, your interests or what you do.
Your shoe can be made of anything in any size: paper, textile, paint, plaster, metal, plastic, print, wood, wool, glitter.
We have hundreds of new soft shoes to use as a starting point. What will you do with yours?
You can cut into it, add on to it, paint it, sew it, print on it, sculpt onto it. Let your imagination run riot
Look at making ideas in the Gallery or you can do your own thing.
Call in to the Gallery and take a shoe.
If you run a business in or around Sevenoaks then we can make you a shoe that reflects your business for a small fee. Sponsored shoes will have the business name and card/website linked.
Rub the bottom of your shoe using wax crayon, pencil etc on card or thick paper. Cut it out and bring it to the Gallery.
Draw round your shoe and decorate it. Any media, style or subject. A self portrait ?
Cut it out and bring it into the Gallery.
We will add your shoe or footstep to the project, remember to leave your name.
Drop in and join us for the PV Thursday 5th April 4 30 – 7 30pm.
ALL AGES WELCOME to our FREE Easter Workshops
Wednesday 4th April Workshops
Join Artists Angela Dewar, Amanda Hopkins and Rozenn Gladwell to make paper shoes, felt shoe flowers or use arty sandals to draw with your feet.
Saturday 7th April Workshops.
Join Textile Artists Judy Baldachin, Angela Dewar and Susanne Beard.
It is also LIBRARY FUN DAY so lots of activities throughout the Kaleidoscope Building.
Otford Primary School present an exhibition about illusion, work inspired by Bridget Riley and M.C. Escher.
Also featuring sculpture and responses inspired by the common place object paintings of Wayne Thiebaud
‘Broomhill Bank School, located in the village of Rustall, Tunbridge Wells is a secondary school for individuals with communication or interaction difficulties and ASD.
This exhibition showcasing the artwork of our GCSE students, gives the opportunity for them to experience presenting their work in a professional environment.’
The Art and design students are presenting a variety of media. They are also showcasing mixed media collage and prints inspired by artists Katie Whitbread and Cas Holmes. Closely following their process in workshops with the artists, they used their unique conceptual ideas to execute their designs.
In the world of Design and technology we see a variety of work created at GCSE level. Textiles, Fashion, woodwork and electronics.
Selected Artists: Pauline Alexander Judith Balchin Alison Berry Jo Brown Niki Campbell Andrea Coltman Christa Corner Louisa Crispin Angela Dewar
Margaret Devitt Christina France Sonia Griffin Katie Hayward Bill Hall Melissa Hill Elisa Hudson Amanda Houchen Marion Jones Maria John Sarah Jones Marilyn Kyle David Minton Venetia Nevill Diana Poliak Deborah Ravetz Julian Rowe Jane Sandoe Sabrina Shah Juliet Simpson Rachel Wickremer.
Cara Eliza Oil on canvas 76 x 100cm
“Rohingya Toile de Jouy” Digitally printed wallpaper
60 cm x 360 cm
JANE SANDOE3, 2, 1 High Rise
Oil on board, framed in grey painted wood
780 x 525m
BILL HALL Maigh Eo Window
Etching & aquatint 27 x 22 cm (Framed)
Minehead: St. Just: Etching, aquatint & drypoint 53 x 40 cm (Framed)
SARAH ABERCROMBIE JONES
Strands I Archival Ink on Paper 405 x 405 x12mm £140
Strands II Archival Ink on Paper 405 x 405 x12mm £140
ELISA HUDSON Side by Side
Oil on panel
VENITIA NEVILL Unspoken Words Ash, earth and glove on Perspex shelf 30 x 16 cm
You are cordially invited to the Private View
on Thursday February 1st 5 30 – 7 30pm
The embroiderer and felt maker Judy Balchin has invited Angela Carol Stocker and Sue Evans to join her in the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery from Monday January 15th until Saturday February 3rd.
Come in and see the results of the textile residency and collaboration. The exhibition also features work from the differing textile practices of Judy Balchin, Angela Carol Stocker and Sue Evans.
The final week from Monday 29th January until Saturday 3rd February sees the ‘Fleece and Fabric’ exhibition of textile sculptures. Needle felting workshops will bring the show to a close.
There will be three needle felting workshops; facilitated by Judy during the exhibition.
They are suitable for complete beginners and a finished piece will be made during both.
Details can be found at www.woollyfelters.com
To book a place please email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 2nd February
10am until 12.30pm £20
One of our most popular workshops where you will learn the basics of needle felting and how to create a wee woolly creature!
All materials and light refreshments included.
Come and have some fun and learn the magic of needle felting. You will be taught how to make a little character animal or a face using just some Norwegian wool and a felting needle. The venue is the lovely Kaleidoscope Gallery, above the library in Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 1LQ, where you will meet like- minded crafty folk.
10am until 3.30pm £40
Join us to learn how to needle felt a selfie, a family member or just a fab face!
Bring a packed lunch and a photo if creating a family member.
All materials and light refreshments included.
We are sorry but FELT-A-FACE on Saturday 3rd February is already fully booked.
During the first week Angela Carol and Judy will be resident and working in the Gallery.
Angela Carol will spend the week concentrating on producing an artwork based on responses to books made by the library staff and exhibit this new work on January 19th.
Week commencing 15th January.
The second week from Saturday 20th until Friday 26th all three artists will work together to produce a collaborative artwork that will incorporate their very different styles. Nothing is planned so the outcome is unpredictable.
Visitors are welcome to come and chat about the work in progress during both weeks when the artists will be working in the gallery from 10.30 until 3.