Updated Wednesday 23rd January 2019
LOWER GROUND FLOOR EXHIBITIONS
Opening Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th January (10am-4pm and for one week only) is a Retrospective from Helen Percival, offering an intriguing collection of Paintings, Drawings, Photographs and 3D Assemblages spanning the period 1983 to 2018. The work covers OPTICS, GEOMETRY AND MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, MYSTICISM, RELIGION, CONSCIOUSNESS, PORTRAITS, STILL LIVES, & GARDENS. Meet the Artist: Helen will be attending every morning should you wish to discuss any aspects of her work.
PERFORMANCE SPACE GALLERY
Due to financial pressures we are now looking to convert this gallery and event space into more studios and workshops.
NEWS (see also our Facebook Page) + look inside Creek Creative: take the VIRTUAL TOUR
ARTISAN SHOP FRESH LOOK
Explore our freshly-enhanced-for-2019 Artisan Shop featuring the new #Gondola display island (with its four quadrants combined as one, following on from the two lengthways pairs mode deployed for the Christmas Emporium – see photos below) and wide range of excellent handcrafted wares & unique gifts made by many local Artisans & Makers.
CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM HIGHLIGHTS
The Creek Creative Christmas Emporium #PopUpShop opened from Tuesday 4th to Friday 21st December in the Upper Gallery / Gallery Kitchen Cafe, and hosted a multitude of individually handmade items from many local Artisans. Here’s some of the highlights with more photos available in our Facebook Page Album.
NOVEMBER’S MONDAY MANIAC
At 3am on Monday 19th November 2018 our premises suffered extensive damage when an allegedly intoxicated driver crashed into the big back doors on the corner of Quay Lane and Belvedere Road. Inevitably this will cause further disruption with these main doors out of operation and boarded up for the time being, we can only apologise for any inconvenience. Again more photos are available on our Facebook Page Album.
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.
We were #KentCreativeAwards finalists in ‘Cultural Venue’ + ‘Arts Organisation’ Categories last year.
In November 2018 (and for the second year running) our Gallery Kitchen Cafe earned a Gold Award at the Freefrom Eating Out Awards 2018 in the ‘Cafés & Teashops’ category. Back in November 2017 Lorraine and her team won a Gold Award for that category for the first time (FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2017). Once again many congratulations go to the Cafe team for all their hard work in 2018.
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‘ (
#kentfda), 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org