Exhibitions

Current exhibition

into the woods

Paul Joyce

Solo Exhibition of Oils & Watercolours (Upper & Lower Galleries)

Tue 13 Jun 2017 to Sun 25 Jun 2017

Next exhibition

Dual Aspects

Daryl Tipping

Solo Exhibition of Portraits & Landscapes (Upper Gallery)

Tue 27 Jun 2017 to Sun 2 Jul 2017

Courses

Art Classes - Jennifer Hedley

10am - 1pm Mons

Pottery Classes - Imogen Taylor-Noble

10am - 4pm Sats 18th Feb, 18th Mar, 22nd Apr, 20th May, 17th Jun

Upholstery Classes - Alex Law

Wed/Thu/Fri

Fused Glass Workshops - Yvonne (CKJ Artisan)

10.30am - 3.13pm Sun 11th & Sat 24th Jun

Painting Workshop - Jacqueline Summer

10am - 4pm Sat 9th Sep

Auerbach: Two-day Workshop - Ashley Hanson

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

Latest

Updated Wednesday 21st June 2017


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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.


LOWER GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Currently we have Artist/Photographer & Filmmaker Paul Joyce presenting INTO THE WOODS an exhibition of Oil and Watercolour Paintings created in Kent and occupying both the Upper and Lower Galleries. Other aspects of Paul’s impressive career and background can be found by visiting his company website Lucida Productions or the BFI listings, and Bess browning’s 21/04/15 article in the KM about his Faversham studio home.

Next up in the Lower Gallery will be a solo exhibition of ‘Recent Work: Sculpture, Painting and Drawings’ from local artist Frank Cummins, featuring a selection of works completed in the last two years. (Show opens Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th July)


FILMS

Now that it’s exactly 10 years ago, here’s a new 2:20 edit “Before it all Began” taken from the 14:13 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’.


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.