Exhibitions

Current exhibition

INFUSIONS OF LIGHT

Marcia Young

Solo Show of Paintings

Tue 17 Oct 2017 to Sun 29 Oct 2017

Next exhibition

SUMMER PAINTINGS

Sian Bennett

Solo Show of Paintings & Mixed-media

Tue 31 Oct 2017 to Sun 5 Nov 2017

Courses

Art Classes - Jennifer Hedley

10am - 1pm Mons

Upholstery Classes - Alex Law

Wed/Thu/Fri

Acrylic Painting Workshop + Still-Life Course - Jacqueline Summer

10am - 4pm Sat 9th Sep + 10am - 12 Thu from 5th Oct

ARTeSTART Art Workshops - Cathy Tutton & Helen Poulteney

10am or 1.30pm - 4pm from Tue 31st + Fri 3rd Nov

ARTeSTART 11yrs+ After-school Workshops - Cathy & Helen

4.30pm - 6pm from Tue 31st Oct + Fri 3rd Nov

ARTeSTART Kids Saturday Workshops - Cathy & Helen

10am - 12noon (5-7yrs) + 1 - 3pm (8-11yrs) from Sat 7th Oct

Auerbach: Two-day Workshop - Ashley Hanson

9.30am - 5.30pm Thu 19th - Fri 20th Oct

Linocut Course - Hugh Ribbans

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

Latest

Updated Tuesday 17th October 2017


NEWS (see also our Facebook Page) + look inside CC: take the VIRTUAL TOUR


LOWER GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

OPEN NOW we have ‘RECENT WORKS’ – a joint exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media and ceramics from Beverley Paton & Bonita Alice (opens: 10am – 4pm Tuesday 17th – Sunday 29th October).


EAST KENT ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSES 2017

OPEN NOW (for 2x weekends only: 14-15 & 21-22 October): resident artist Maxine Chester has her Painting Studio (Z1 14) open to view here (Ground Floor, access via Upper Gallery / GKC), as part of East Kent Artists Open Houses – we are listed as ‘House 12’ in Faversham, see also EKAOH on Facebook


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


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.



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.