Exhibitions

Current exhibition

ABSTRACTS: Paintings, Drawings & Prints

Frank Cummins

Solo Exhibition

Tue 5 Dec 2017 to Fri 22 Dec 2017

Next exhibition

Christmas Break / Seasonal Festivities.

Last day Friday 22nd December

Reopening Thursday 4th January

Sat 23 Dec 2017 to Wed 3 Jan 2018

Courses

Fused Glass drop in Session - Yvonne Rigby

4.30 - 6.30pm Wednesday 6th Dec

ARTeSTART Christmas Kids Workshops - Cathy & Helen

10am - 12noon (3-6yrs) + 1 - 3pm (7-11yrs) Saturday 9th 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 Tuesday 12th December 2017


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LOWER GALLERY EXHIBITIONS


LOWER GALLERY

There is currently no exhibition in the Lower Gallery. The OFF THE GRID solo show from KLA (Studio Art Gallery) is now closed. Here is a short film made by the artist showing some of the works in the exhibition.


PERFORMANCE SPACE GALLERY

The ‘Not Another Art Group’ (NAAG) Exhibition has closed. The Nine contributing artists exhibiting in the #GroupShow were: David Mullett, Arthur Weinberg, Georgia Gray, Helen Gardner, Justina Basey-Fisher, Andrew Saakov, Lauren Pryde, Marika Cavell, and Louise Nevett.


Christmas 2017 Artisan Craft Fair & Christmas Break

Our Christmas Craft Fair is over for another year, but we would like to take this opportunity to thank visitors and stallholders for making it such a pleasant event, and to wish everyone a happy holiday season. We hope you all found some #inspiration from the packed and eclectic range of uniquely creative handmade gifts, while also supporting local businesses. Next one will be 1st weekend of December 2018 (9th year running).

Gallery & Cafe LAST DAY OPEN Friday 22nd December to 4pm. Gallery & Cafe RE-OPENING 10am Thursday 4th January. Artists / Residents will have access to Studios throughout (except building fully closed: Sunday 24th, Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th & Sunday 31st December + Monday 1st January).


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.


AWARDS

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

In 2015 our Gallery Kitchen Cafe received a ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2015‘ ‘Highly Commended’ for ‘Cafe of the Year’. In October 2016 at the ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2016‘ (), the GKC was a top three Finalist in both ‘Cafe of the Year’ and ‘Customer Service of the Year’ categories, and shortlisted again for ‘Customer Service of the Year’ in 2017.

On Tuesday 21st November 2017 we received the exciting news that Lorraine and her team have won a Gold Medal in the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards for 2017! Congratulations to the Cafe team once again for all their hard work this year!


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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.


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.