Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum was founded in 2009 by Franny Swann, Rosalind Barker and Sue Evans.

SVAF meet on the first Thursday of the month in the contemporary innovative KCC Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery.

Sevenoaks Visual Artists Forum is a group of  professional Kent artists and makers. The group is non-selective, friendly and comprises both successful, and emerging artists.

SVAF believe that true artists have open and inquiring minds and that we can learn something from everything and everyone. Our members are drawn from many disciplines including painting, ceramics, print, textiles, sculpture, installation, video, sound and contemporary drawing.

We aim to make the Forum a vehicle for artists to meet, critically engage, share, network and develop their practice. SVAF meetings comprise of speakers, panel discussions, networking and critiques of member’s work.

We have a guest selected and curated, annual ‘SVAF OPEN’ exhibition.

Engine ChatChat at SVAF facilitated by Elizabeth Murton since 2015.

Engine ChatChat is a facilitated peer crit where artists can share ideas, ask questions and get feedback from a small group of peers. An informal atmosphere and constructive conversation is encouraged. This is a dedicated space to think about and share your practice. You can present or join in the discussion.

SVAF Membership is £16 pa.      Email Sue Evans for membership at

You are very welcome to join us for any meeting prior to committing yourself to membership.

To discover who our next SVAF speaker will be or look at our archive visit:

Engine Chat Chat
SVAF Community Project ‘New from New’
Image credit Sue Vass 'Fragility'
The SVAF OPEN 2016/17
The SVAF OPEN 2015
SVAF and The Community Big Draw 2015






SVAF Members February 2018

Adam Green, Alison Berry, Amanda Hopkins, Amanda Houchen, Andrea Coltman, Angela Dewar, Angela Stocker, Ann Bridges, Anne Molineux, Bill Hall, 

Caroline Gould, Caroline Wetton, Christa Corner, Christina Crus, Christine Highland, Colin Anderson, David Minton, Deborah Ravetz, Diana Poliak, 

Eddie van der Werf, Elisa Hudson, Frances Bristow, Franny Swann, Frederique Jones, Gilly Lovegrove, Ginny Legg, Hildegard Pax (HM), Jane Sandoe, 

Jane Tyler, Jenny Dalton, Jill Goldsworthy, Jill Hawkins, Jo Brown, Jocelyn Bailey, Jocelyn Leigh, Judy Balchin, Julian Rowe, Juliet Simpson, 

Kate Hasted, Katie Hayward, Louisa Crispin, Margaret Barrett, Margaret Davis, Margaret Devitt, Maria Turner, Marilyn Kyle, Marilyn Garwood,

Marion Fullerton, Marion Jones, Martin Garwood, Melissa Hill, Niki Campbell, Pat Savage, Pauline Alexander, Peps Barkhan, Rachel Wickremer, Rebecca Laister,

Richard Heys, Rob Turner, Roger Savage, Rosalind Barker, Rose Brigland Colebridge, Rozzen Gladwell, Ruth Dent, Ryan Poliak, Sabrina Shah, 

Sandie Camillerie, Sarah Abercrombie Jones, Sarah Walker, Sonia Griffin, Steve Perfect, Steve Sergeant, Sue Evans, Sue Vass, Sukching Soong, 

Susanne Beard, Venetia Nevill, Vera Jefferson, Victoria Granville Baxter, Will Gould.