Exhibitions

Current exhibition

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXTRAVAGANZA

Tony Gosling & Ian Montague

Joint Project of photographs, displays & curiosities

Tue 21 Nov 2017 to Thu 30 Nov 2017

Next exhibition

CHRISTMAS ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR

Local Creative Practitioners & Stallholders

#unique #creative #Xmas #Gifts #handmade locally

Sat 2 Dec 2017 to Sun 3 Dec 2017

Courses

Fused Glass drop in Session - Yvonne Rigby

4.30 - 6.30pm Wednesday 6th Dec

Art Classes - Jennifer Hedley

10am - 1pm Mondays

Upholstery Classes - Alex Law

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

Acrylic Painting Courses x2 - Jacqueline Summer

10.30am - 12.30pm + 1.30 - 4pm Tuesdays from 23rd Jan

ARTeSTART Adult Print or 11yrs+ After School Workshops - Cathy & Helen

2 - 4pm or 4.30 - 6pm Fridays

Linocut Course - Hugh Ribbans

10am - 4pm Wednesdays 22nd, 29th Nov + 6th, 13th Dec

Latest

Updated Monday 20th November 2017


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LOWER GALLERY EXHIBITIONS


LOWER GALLERY

From Tuesday 21st November to Sunday 3rd December in the Lower Gallery we will have OFF THE GRID – a new solo show of contemporary art and sculpture from KLA (Studio Art Gallery) – All are welcome to the KLA OPEN EVENING 6 – 8pm on Tuesday 21st November.


PERFORMANCE SPACE GALLERY EXHIBITION

‘Artists’ Collective – Group Show Evolution’ has evolved into ‘Not Another Art Group’ – a Work-in-progress downstairs in our Performance Space (3rd) Gallery on the Basement level, where nine* contributing artists have compiled an intriguing #GroupShow consisting of a broad range of subjects and techniques. It is a long running experiment, with frequent content changes, running from Tuesday 31st October – Wednesday 20th December (10am – 4pm, closed Mondays).
* #Exhibiting #artists: David Mullett, Arthur Weinberg, Georgia Gray, Helen Gardner, Justina Basey-Fisher, Andrew Saakov, Lauren Pryde, Louise Nevett and Marika Cavell.


Christmas 2017 Artisan Craft Fair

Our Christmas Craft Fair has been held on the 1st weekend of December here for 8 years running(!) and is coming soon (10am – 4pm Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd Dec). Find your #inspiration from a packed and eclectic range of unique creative Xmas Gifts all handmade locally, while also supporting local businesses. Further details can be found on Facebook here Creek Creative Artisan Craft Fair


NOT ANOTHER FEEDBACK SURVEY ?

Yes it is, but if you have enjoyed visiting us recently and do have 10 minutes spare, please help us by completing our new ONLINE SURVEY kindly designed for us by Georgie Anderson. No doubt you’ve heard it all before, but this feedback does guide future management decisions, and may be a crucial factor in obtaining significant funding for us to help improve the facilities here at Creek.


FILMS

From just over 10 years ago, here’s a new 2:20 edit “Before it all Began” taken from Anne & Simon’s original Creek Creative site check (May 2007). It took until July 2009 for us to secure the lease and get the keys!


AWARDS

We were #KentCreativeAwards finalists in Two Categories this year (Cultural venue + Arts organisation / of the year), but sadly we didn’t win either.

On Monday 17th October 2016 we attended the ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2016‘ () and out of hundreds of entries our Gallery Kitchen Cafe was judged as a very respectable top three Finalist in the two categories ‘Cafe of the Year’ and ‘Customer Service of the Year’.

On Wednesday 4th October 2017 we received the exciting news that Lorraine and her team have been shortlisted in the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards for 2017! Congratulations to the Cafe team once again for all their hard work this year!


Click here for Online Calendar: Events / Bookings


THE LOWER GALLERY IS AVAILABLE TO HIRE… Call 01795 535515 (additional space in development)

If you are interested in exhibiting in the Lower Gallery currently the cost is £160 per week (+ 20% sales commission), with plenty of gaps in the calendar! Please note there are two rooms: the main room as shown in the photos, and the second, which currently still suffers water intrusion, but is uniquely atmospheric and includes an amazing 30m tunnel (ideal for unusual installations). The Lower Gallery is favoured by those exhibitors wishing for a dedicated space (with higher ceiling in the main room), more flexible layout, and peaceful atmosphere in contrast with the busy Upper Gallery.



VINTAGE ALBION PRESS INSTALLED

On 28th June linocut print master Hugh Ribbans demonstrated the newly installed vintage cast Albion printing press in our popular LGF Print Studio (delivered and fitted by Giles from AMR Letterpress).
#albionpress #linocut #linoprint #printstudio #printingpress #letterpress #printmaking

Courtesy of Peter Smith Photography Courtesy of Peter Smith Photography Albion Press


Can you help us improve the facilities?

Please consider donating to Creek Creative CIC using our PayPal DONATE BUTTON on the ‘About’ page. We guarantee that any funds received will be spent carefully on improvements to our artists’ facilities and to subsidise various exhibitions or promotional activities to support them. We are happy to hear specific suggestions if you have interesting ideas on how your money might be best deployed as Creek Creative continues to evolve. We are now looking into becoming a charity, at which point donations include tax incentives, or more specifically a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), and the case for this development strengthens if you contact us to only pledge future support at this stage.


New Courses:

If you are interested in an art/design discipline but can’t find a course let us know – especially if you are a small group of friends thinking of learning together in an informal class – as we may be able to set up a new class just for you. Call Anne on 01795 535515 or email info@creek-creative.org

What we offer

    About Creek Creative

    We are a Community Interest Company supporting a wide range of artists and creatives by providing an affordable, friendly and productive environment in which to create and showcase work. As a not-for-profit organisation, any surplus income not spent on overheads goes towards improving the facilities.

    Room Hire

    Engaging Art Gallery and Project Spaces for hire, with easy access, all conveniently close to Faversham town centre, where Abbey Street meets Court Street near the creek.

    Gallery Café

    Our Café offers delicious light lunches, fabulous cakes and quality coffee or teas every day except Monday. All food is cooked on the premises by Lorraine of Alsace Baking, with gluten and dairy free options available. Larger groups please book ahead: special occasions catered for in style.

    Art Studios

    A flexible arts facility arranged over 3 floors of a former Victorian brewery, we are home to 37 artists and designer-makers in 27 separate studios and workshops and 8 deskspaces in our co-working zone.

    Gallery Shop

    A tempting range of affordable, hand-crafted local designer-makers’ work, including a unique selection of high quality silver jewellery, ceramics, prints, paintings and unusual gifts.