Exhibition Archive


19th – 30th September 


A selection of The Herd of the Hospice School Ponies were shown throughout the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Building and Gallery

Come up to the Gallery and help us decorate KALEIDOSCOPE our Gallery pony

Herd of the Hospice? is a major, free, public art installation and the first of its kind in the area. Hospice in the Weald, filled Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas with life sized horses designed and decorated by local artists and generously sponsored by local businesses.

As part of the campaign 30 ponies were also designed and decorated by local schools.

Exhibited at The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery from 19th – 30th September  all the ponies joined the full Herd at The exhibition in Royal Victoria Place Tunbridge Wells from 2- 13th October.

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 Students of the participating schools have let their imagination run free to create unique designs inspired by young minds.



Forget me Nots and other flowers of the Weald by Hilden Grange Preparitory school

As part of this pony project, schools have been organising fundraising activities to help Hospice in the Weald raise the vital funds they need to continue to support patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers.

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‘Trojan Pony’ Complete with wheels and soldiers.  The Bricklehurst Manor School

In Sevenoaks from Herd of The Hospice? we had  Hedgerow, Joseph and Jockey. While at The Vine, How many Times can a Man Turn his Head? was exchanging with ‘Invicta’

Full information, merchandise  www.herdofthehospice.co.uk

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‘HARD LINES’   David Minton 

4th – 16th September


‘Rubbing, smoothing, fixing.

My eye feels the surface and the meeting of edges.

 Space twists.

          Line clings to skin. Fragile.’

David Minton August 2017



White Cube

 ‘White Cube’ Graphite powder and pigment on paper 67 x 47 cm


SVAF are delighted to welcome SVAF member artist, critic and blogger David Minton in a solo exhibition ‘HARD LINES’

We have glimpsed David’s exquisite work over the years when he has been externally selected for several SVAF Annual OPEN Exhibitions and in ‘This ‘Me’ of Mine’  curated by Jane Boyer.

This ‘Me’ of Mine brought a thought provoking art experience on it’s tour of APT Gallery, Deptford London; Strange Cargo, Georges House Gallery, Folkestone; SevenoaksKaleidoscope Gallery and The Art School Gallery in Colchester/Ipswich Museum, Ipswich.

David features in the book ‘This ‘Me’ of Mine: Self, Time & Context in the Digital Age.’  ISBN-10: 1483670066

David exhibited in ‘GRIT’ at ARTHOUSE1. London in June 2016

David is also an enthusiastic critic and writes blogs on a-n magazine.

A busy meet the artist event was held on Saturday 9th September 10- 1 pm.

His blog about the first year of the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery  https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/sevenoaks-kaleidoscope-gallery-the-first-year



‘Help I’m a Celebrity, Stop Drawing Me’   Andrew Mead

24th August – 2nd September

Andrew Mead drew a celebrity portrait every day for one year to raise money for Hospice in the Weald in recognition of the care they gave to his late wife, Lucy.
Hundreds came into the Gallery to see this epic tribute to Lucy where all Andrew’s 365 drawings were shown together for the first time.

Some drawings were commissioned and others were available for sale via a silent auction in the Gallery. Andrew raised a total of  £7,351-08p for the Hospice.


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Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery installation views August 2017


Andrew posted his daily drawings on Facebook. He completed his tribute on Saturday July 22nd, his late wife Lucy’s birthday.


Kent Live ‘Why a Sevenoaks widower is drawing 365 celebrities in 365 days.’ Now archived.

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This Is Tomorrow    

9th – 19th August 2017


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This Is Tomorrow, presented at the Whitechapel Gallery, London in 1956. It showcased the work of twelve groups of artists, architects, musicians and graphic designers who worked ‘independently for the development and production of their work but conceived the final display as one environment suggesting a model of multi-disciplinary collaboration’.

The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, presents ‘This Is Tomorrow’ 2017. Ten Kent University postgraduate artists revisit this seminal show, their responses offer a fresh interpretation in a wide range of intriguing works.

     Lorraine Mailer, Sonia Griffin, Jenny Dalton, Jill Scanlon, John Stewart, Stephen Pink, Peps Barkhan, Jacob Weeks, Phil Woodward, Kit Forrest.

PV  Thursday 10th August 17 00 – 20 00. 

 Meet the artist event Saturday 12th August 10 30 – 12 30.


TEXTILE STUDIO     ‘Threads of Colour’

25th July – 5th August 2017

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The Textile Studio is a group of artists whose passion is experimenting with a wide variety of textile-related media. Their work includes hand and machine stitching, feltmaking, fabric printing, dyeing and other techniques, reflecting their individual approach to textile art.

The group was originally formed more than 40 years ago and, over that time, has included many textile artists from South London and Kent. There are currently 18 members, many of whom also belong to various other textile groups, with which they exhibit locally, nationally or internationally.

Textile Studio members aim to produce original contemporary work and have always been eager to use different materials and try out new techniques, though some have developed a recognisable style in their chosen media. Design is an important element of members’ work, as is sharing ideas and learning from others in the group or in the wider textile world.

The Textile Studio has exhibited regularly at a wide range of venues in London and the South East. In recent years, the principal exhibition venue has been the Stables Gallery at Hall Place in Bexley and the group will be returning there from 15th September to 15th October 2017, following their exhibition at the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery.

Meet the artist event 11 – 12 30 on Thursday 3rd August.





18th – 22nd July 2017

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‘The world that my paintings portray is inhabited by animal-faced, anthropomorphic figures who are all different in appearance and are all composite – made up of both animal and human parts. The figures, self-conscious of their appearance, don masks. It is unclear however if the masks conceal or express. Although the figures in the paintings live in their own world, they are aware of the viewers looking in and judging them. They look at the viewer as if to say, ‘What are you looking at? Is this right, or is this wrong?’ It is up to you as a viewer to decide.

 The closeness of the figures allows for their imperfections to be seen. I do not conceal the imperfections of the figures, instead I deliberately present them as flawed. This approach is mirrored in my artistic practice, where mistakes are embraced rather than concealed.

The deliberate imperfections of the paintings are essential in allowing the figures and the world they inhabit to feel real’   Sabrina Shah July 2017

Sabrina studied at Brighton University and was selected for The Royal Drawing School Post Graduate Year 2010.

Shortlisted for The John Moores Painting Prize 2010 and The Marmite Painting Prize 2012. She exhibits in Europe and London.

Sabrina will have the first SVAF solo pop up exhibition.

Five days where the Gallery is used as a venue for exhibiting work but also as a period to reflect and review her painting practice.

Sabrina will be discussing her paintings on July 20th 6-8pm at our SVAF meeting and everyone is welcome.


CHEERS? was curated by Rosalind Barker





Sevenoaks Art Club

5th – 15th July 2017 


The Annual Exhibition by the artists of Sevenoaks Art Club (Established 1901)



Including ‘The Mind Wall’ a collection of small canvases at £10 each, in aid of the Sevenoaks Art Club selected charity for 2017, Sevenoaks MIND

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Sevenoaks Camera Club Annual Exhibition

20th June – 1st July 2017


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‘The Lady in Red’ by Mark Charrington                                     ‘CATCHING A NAP, DELHI’ by Brian Tabor

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‘Lunchtime’ by Gyula Magyar



Uncommon Ground – Kent University FDFA

19 May to 26 May 2017

Uncommon Ground is a contemporary art exhibition of diverse work by fine art students studying at the University of Kent.

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The artists exhibiting are James Abbott, Michael Ashby, Maryanne Bakker, Debbie Clark, Alanna Coppard, Alison Doherty,

Louise Draper, Daniel Huckfield, Siana Kohler, Nathan Selvendran and Alison Sweidan.

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3rd – 11 May 2017


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