Summer is here and the White Cliffs Creatives’ Guild will be holding an open art exhibition at the Charlton Arts Centre, upstairs in the Charlton Shopping Centre for six weeks from Saturday 31st May, ending on Monday 14th July.
Work in all media will be shown, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography.
Information for Artists:
We will be accepting work for the exhibition from Tuesday 3rd June, and Amy at My Patina’d Heart on the Ground floor of The Charlton Centre has agreed to book the work in for us. (Check out the shop even if you are not exhibiting – there is plenty to tempt your wallet!)
Hanging or display fees are just £1 per item with 20% commission to WCCG if your work sells. Since we are a voluntary group, it would be much appreciated if you would help to man the exhibition for a half day or several 2 hour slots during the time the exhibition is running. A rota will be available when you book in your work.
If you are hanging framed work we would prefer it to come ready to hang preferably with mirror mounts affixed, or at least strung. Mounted but unframed prints can be mounted in corner grips we have at the centre. Craft work can be displayed in glass cabinets or on plinths. All work is displayed at the artists risk, but we have not had problems to date and the space will be manned. However you may wish to insure your work with the SAA for peace of mind. Please firmly affiix a label detailing your name, address, contact telephone nmber, price and media to the revere or base of the work. If the work is a copy from another work or a limited or unlimited edition print please state this on the label.
A booking form is attached can be downloaded as a pdf, but forms will also be available at My Patina’d Heart or from the Arts Centre upstairs.
Up to four works can be submitted with two in reserve. Late entries (after 31st) may be accepted subject to hanging space.
We look forward to seeing your work and showcasing your talent.
What do you think of Dover now and what would you like the town to be like in the future? Artists, sculptors, model-makers, poets, musicians and writers are invited to contribute their record of today’s Dover – good and bad – and their ideas for Dover’s future, to an exhibition that can help inspire future improvements to the town. Work demonstrating how particular places in Dover could change (for example as a ‘before and after’ view) would be especially exciting.
Dover is being given £1 million funding for community led regeneration through Big Local. This is because the town is one of 150 communities that have been identified as having had the least success in getting projects funded by the National Lottery.
Dover Big Local is a group of volunteers who are getting the message out that funding is available and organising how the money will be distributed. Dover Big local needs to know how Dover people want to use the money.
(See http://www.doverbiglocal.org ). Dover residents are welcome to attend Dover Big Local meetings – see the website for dates and venue.
In the future it will be valuable to be able to look back and see the progress Dover has made. We hope that the work contributed to the Dover Now and Tomorrow exhibition will provide a record of Dover today. Work can explore people’s feelings about the town or respond to its natural and built environment. Artists’ and makers’ ideas about Dover’s future will be added to a pool of ideas being considered for funded projects.
You do not need to be an experienced artist or maker to take part. All mediums are acceptable including painting and drawing, photography, textiles, sculpture, model-making, video and sound (music or installations).
We want to include artists’ ideas in the Big Local plan and share them so by entering work into the exhibition participants agree that their work may be photographed or reproduced for inclusion on the Dover Big Local website without payment. Participants also agree that whole or parts of designs or ideas may be included in Big Local projects in consultation with the creator of the idea. All copyright remains with the artist or maker.
Journals for recording ideas for Dover Big Local projects are being distributed to Dover Schools. Public journals will also be available and will be launched at this exhibition. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute your ideas by drawing, writing or scrapbooking in a journal. The Dover Big Local map will also be in the gallery during the exhibition so you can pinpoint any areas of specific interest and add your ideas to the Big Local.
The exhibition will be hung on 19th August so the last date to bring work to the WCCG Project Space upstairs at the Charlton Centre, High Street, Dover will be 17th August. The Centre is open Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am – 4pm. Please download an entry form from (avaiable here soon) to accompany your work. Work may be for sale if artists/makers wish and 20% commission on sale is payable to the centre. All work should be clearly labelled with a name, address and price (if for sale) on the reverse.
Dover Now and Tomorrow will formally open on Saturday 24th August and will be on display until Saturday 28th September.
For Further details contact Anita Luckett
Tel: 01304 214217
Students from St Margaret’s Primary School and Dover Grammar School for girls have been hard at work creating paintings themed on The White Cliffs under the guidance of artist Joan Weston. The work produced in workshops at the schools is on display from 27th July to 10th August on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.
A further exhibition of work from Joan’s adult White Cliffs Project Workshop will take place at the centre from 7 – 21st October – There is still the opportunity to tak part in one of Joan’s workshops – please see www.joanweston.co.uk for more information on workshops and other places in which work from the project is being displayed.
Opening on 18th May, the exhibition will feature work from local and national artists, photographers and crafts makers at the Charlton Arts Centre, above the Charlton Shopping Centre on Dover’s High Street. After two successful exhibitions this year, the gallery is enjoying an increase in visitors coming to view original art pieces sold at affordable prices.
Click to download a copy of the Summer Exhibition poster.
This is the perfect time to select which of your creations you are going to submit for this month’s open if you haven’t already chosen – you need to have work into the Charlton Art Centre by Wednesday 15th May at the latest for hanging on 16th May. Please also share with any artists friends I may have missed in the usual round of invitations. Of course as usual many hands make light work so please do come and help to put the exhibition up.
We are having coffee and cakes launch again so please bring a late of nibbles to the centre before 10.30am on 18th May. This time we are also going to have a raffle so if you have a prize you can donate that would be very welcome. Don’t forget to invite friends and family to come to the launch and the exhibition.
If you are able to print off the form and fill it in and look over the instructions before you deliver your work it will make life much easier for Sharon and Peter who are curating the exhibition. Please do use mirror plates on your work if this is possible. We just do not have time to do this for artists not the funds to provide the plates.
Looking forwards to seeing all your work!
Please click to download the submission form
Try out home-made pre-digital photography at Pinhole Camera Workshops on Sat 27th April at the Charlton Arts Centre and Sun 28th at Ace Designs Workspace above Cleverley and Spencers, 3 Frith Road, Dover (has to be there as the Arts Centre can’t open on Sundays). Come and make a basic camera and make some images to take home. With Photographer Andrew Denyer. Phone Andrew on 01304 332157 to book a place at £8, or pay on the day for £10 per workshop. All materials provided. Only pre-booked places can be guaranteed as numbers are limited.
A New Photography exhibition is developing in Dover, featuring images by David Bish, Roberta Harold, Martin Bradley, Peter Nix, Mike Tedder and others.
The exhibition space is open Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat, 10am – 4pm until 10 May – free entry.
The Charlton Arts Centre, Dover. Upper floor, Charlton Shopping Centre, High Street,
Dover CT16 1TT