Exhibitions

Current exhibition

Christmas Emporium 2019

Local Makers & Artists

Upper Gallery #XmasCraft Takeover

Tue 3 Dec 2019 to Sat 21 Dec 2019

Next exhibition

Seasonal Break (Re-opening Sat 4th Jan)

No Resident Access: 24-26th + 31st Dec & 1st Jan

Gallery/Cafe/Shop Closed to the Public from

Sun 22 Dec 2019 to Fri 3 Jan 2020

Courses

Art Classes in 2019 - Jennifer Hedley

10am - 1pm Mondays

Fused Glass Workshops - Yvonne (CKJ Artisan)

10.30am - 12.30/3.15pm Saturdays/Sundays (limited availability)

Sew Better Taster Session (for 2020 Workshops) - Rebecca Taylor Wright

10 - 12 | 12.30 - 2.30 | 3 - 5pm Saturday 14th December

6-week Course - Fearless Painting (Mornings) - Jacqueline Summer

10am - 12.30pm Tuesdays 28 January, 4, 11, 25 February, 3, 10 March

Collage Workshop - Jacqueline Summer

10am - 3.30pm Sunday 9th February 2020

'Freedom in Painting' workshop HARBOUR - Ashley Hanson

9.30am - 5.30pm Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th March 2020

Felting for Beginners Workshops - Lindsay Wilkinson

10am - 4pm Sundays 29 March, 17 May, 20 September & 8 November 2020

Latest

Updated Friday 6th December 2019


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

Our 2019 Christmas Emporium is #NowOpen and through most of December, right up to the Xmas break! Drop by and discover a great choice of top quality handmade items & gift ideas produced by local Artisan makers (Emporium opens daily 10am – 4pm, Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 21st December, closed Mondays). Delicious Gallery Kitchen Cafe refreshments & light lunches will be available throughout.

#christmasplanning #giftideas #supportlocalbusiness #Faversham #SupportLocalMakers #ChristmasInspiration #Handcrafted #UniqueGifts #Xmas2019 #ChristmasEmporium


LOWER GALLERY

Currently there is no exhibition in the lower Gallery, see below for hire information.

Wheelchair users please note that we do have #WheelchairAccess on both levels, but for the Lower Gallery access is from the back (on Belvedere Road): Cafe or Shop staff will need to be alerted (via the main Abbey Street entrance) to go down and open the double Fire Doors for the rear ramp, then guide people through the corridor.


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

Click here for Online Calendar: Events / Bookings

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.



LOWER GALLERY PREVIOUS EXAMPLE

The panoramic photos below show the Kent County photographic Association ‘Annual Print & PDI Exhibition’ 2019, which occupied both the Upper & Lower Galleries for three weeks from Tuesday 30th April to Sunday 19th May.


This KCPA exhibition was their fifth consecutive ‘Annual Print & PDI Exhibition’ here at Creek and included an excellent range of high quality photography submitted by Camera Club members, shortlisted from the many clubs based in the South East.

UPPER GALLERY PREVIOUS EXAMPLE


ARTISAN SHOP 2019 UPGRADE

Explore our ever-evolving Artisan Shop featuring the Gondola display island with four quadrants combined (photo above right), first seen as two-lengthways-pairs at our Christmas Emporium, and now joined by the four varied sizes of “TS Modules” (above left), all of which were designed and built in-house to display the wide range of excellent handcrafted wares & unique gifts made by many local Artisans & Makers.


AWARDS

Creek Creative were #KentCreativeAwards finalists in ‘Cultural Venue’ + ‘Arts Organisation’ categories in 2017, and in November 2018 Lorraine and her Gallery Kitchen Cafe team earned a Gold Award for the second year running at the Freefrom Eating Out Awards 2018 in the ‘Cafés & Teashops’ category (see also FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2017). Prior to that our GKC was shortlisted again for ‘Customer Service of the Year’ in 2017, having been a top three Finalist in both ‘Cafe of the Year’ and ‘Customer Service of the Year’ categories at the ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2016‘. Back in 2015 our Gallery Kitchen Cafe had received a ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2015Highly Commended for ‘Cafe of the Year’ .


FEEDBACK

If you have enjoyed visiting us recently please help us by completing our ONLINE SURVEY kindly designed for us by Georgie Anderson. This feedback guides future management decisions and may be a crucial factor in obtaining significant funding for us to help improve the facilities here at Creek.


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.


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

    Unusual Art Galleries (choice of Upper & Lower), Print Room and Teaching / Project Spaces for hire, with easy access, all conveniently close to Faversham town centre, where Abbey Street meets Court Street near the creek.

    Gallery Kitchen Café

    Our Café offers delicious light lunches, fabulous cakes and quality coffee or teas every day except Monday. All food is cooked by our chef Lorraine, with many gluten-free 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 28 separate studios and workshops and 8 deskspaces in our co-working zone.

    Artisan 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.