SVAF

Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum was founded in 2009 by Rosalind Barker, Sue Evans and Franny Swann (Retired 2017)

SVAF meet on the first Wednesday of the month 6-8 in the contemporary innovative KCC Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Art Gallery.

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

SVAF Membership is £16 pa.      Email Sue Evans for membership at  sevenoakskaleidoscope@gmail.com

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 look at our monthly Gallery newsletter pinned at https://www.facebook.com/SevenoaksVisualArtsForum/

SVAF Members 2022

Adam Green, Alison Berry, Amanda Hopkins, Andrea Coltman, Angela Dewar, Angela Stocker, Ann Bridges, Anna Masters, Anne Fontenoy, Bea Das, Beverly Johnson, Bill Hall, Carole Aston, Carole Robson, Caroline Bugby. Caroline Gould, Caroline Wetton, Cherie Lubbock, Christa Corner, Christina Crews, Claire Palastanga, Clare Jones, Colin Anderson, David Minton, Deborah Farquharson, Deborah Ravetz, Derek Medhurst, Di Drummond, Diana Poliak, Dione McKenna, Donald Smith, Eddie van der Werf, Elaine Almond, Emily Glass, Franny Swann, Frederique Jones, Gilly Lovegrove, Ginny Legg, Hildegard Pax, Jackie Gwyther, Jane Sandoe, Jane Taylor, Jane Tyler, Jennifer Blackwell, Jenny Dalton, Jill Goldsworthy,  Jocelyn Bailey, Jonathan Brown, Julian Rowe, Juliet Simpson, Kate Grimes,Kate Hasted, Katherine Small, Katie Whitbread, Klaudia Kobelentz, Linda Abrahams, Lindsay Connors, Lizzie Hill, Louisa Crispin, Lucy Homer, Lydia Carda, Lydia Umney, Margaret Barrett, Margaret Devitt, Maria Turner, Marilyn Kyle, Marilyn Garwood, Marion Fullerton, Martin Garwood, Martin Jacobs, Nick Hebditch,  Nigel Parr, Niki Campbell, Peps Barkhan, Polly Hosp, Richard Heys, Rob Leighton, Roger Lee, Rosalind Barker, Rose Brigland Colebridge, Rowena McWilliams, Rozenn Gladwell, Ryan Poliak, Sabrina Shah, Sally Eldars, Sarah Cliff, Sarah Spence, Sarah Walker, Sonia Griffin, Sue Lowen,  Sue Evans, Sue Vass, Susanne Beard, Venetia Nevill, Victoria Granville Baxter, Victoria Lucas Roberts, Wendy Jones 

The SVAF OPEN 

From 2015 – 2018 the ‘SVAF OPEN’ was selected and curated by an external guest curator/gallerist.

Recently we have had a biennial true SVAF OPEN representing ALL our membership.

The SVAF OPEN 2021
The SVAF OPEN 2021
SVAF CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY at the CELLO FACTORY
SVAF OPEN 2018
THE SVAF OPEN 2018
Image credit Sue Vass 'Fragility'
The SVAF OPEN 2016/17
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The SVAF OPEN 2015  

SVAF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We are currently in discussion about launching new professional development opportunities with various university tutors.

Engine ChatChat at SVAF was facilitated by Elizabeth Murton from 2015 until lockdown, currently suspended. 

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.

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Engine Chat Chat

LOCKDOWN COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

During the Covid pandemic lockdown SVAF created two opportunities that reflected on collaboration and when a work is finished. Exhibited online as MORE THAN and MORE MORE THAN exhibitions they were brought together in February 2022 in the Gallery Space and exhibited as FINISHED?

MORE THAN February 2021

SVAF COMMUNITY PROJECTS 

 

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