Exhibitions

Current exhibition

'WAVELENGTHS' #GroupShow

Artists: Ashleigh Farmer, Ewa Page, David Kirkman, Gerald Newcomb, Serdar Uzar, Mimi Saboya & Martin Kirby

Group Exhibition featuring paintings with some ceramics. (Upper Gallery)

Tue 27 Feb 2024 to Sun 24 Mar 2024

Next exhibition

' Art & Poetry' #SoloShow

Artist: Rosemary McLeish

Solo Exhibition. (Upper Gallery)

Tue 26 Mar 2024 to Sun 7 Apr 2024

Courses

Yvonne / CKJ Artisan Beginners Fused Glass Workshops Spring 2024

Saturdays 9th March,13th April, 25th may & 8th June

Neil Brown - Intro to Photoshop

9am-5pm Weekdays Book a 3-hour Slot

Clare Langlands Painting & Collage Short Course

10am-12pm Wednesdays 21st February - 27th March (6 wks)

Clare Langlands - A day of Lino printing

10am-4pm Saturday 16th March

Nicole Antras - Lino Cut Intro Workshops

10:30-3pm Sunday 3rd March (Full) + 4th August

Nicole Antras - Basic Drawing Workshops

10:30-3pm Sunday 14th April + 8th September

Nicole Antras - Perspective/Shading/Ellipses Workshops

10:30-3pm Sunday 12th May + 6th October

Nicole Antras - Drypoint Intro Workshops

10:30-3pm Sunday 2nd June + 3rd November

Latest

Updated Tuesday 27th February 2024


WELCOME TO OUR INDEPENDENT NFP ART FACILITY ONLINE & ARTS HAVEN TO VISIT IN PERSON HERE IN FAVERSHAM, KENT

Welcome to our website, please take a moment to explore us online here and/or on one of the SM platforms (-v- links at bottom of this page -v-), but ideally do visit in person when you can. All our visitors, customers, studioholders, artists, makers, tutors, cross-platform/media practitioners and creative souls in general help make this facility one of the most popular in Kent, and an essential arts “haven”, as one recent Google reviewer described our NFP art centre here in Faversham.
 


NEWS (see also our Facebook Page or Instagram Account) + Take a look inside Creek Creative via our VIRTUAL TOUR 2020-21

 


LATEST CHARITY ART AUCTION NO.2 (SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY) WAS A HUGE SUCCESS JUST LIKE AUCTION NO.1 (SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY)

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Charity Auction No.2 was another amazing success! This auction made in the region of an additional £3,000 on top of Auction No.1’s £4,000 (providing Medical Aid to the Palestinians). A massive thank you goes to all the people who got involved throughout, and of course the many generous art donors, supporters and ultimately bidders, on top of the sterling efforts of our regular exhibition curator Robert Lamoon and local arts advocate Griselda Mussett (both artists and community champions).
 
Please keep an eye out for alerts/updates etc here and on our Social Media platforms (links above), for future MAP Charity Auctions in the pipeline.
 


PREVIOUS EXHIBITION CANDY KEAST WILDLIFE ART EXHIBITION (TUESDAY 13TH – SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY)

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A short video along with some additional photos of the exhibition can be found in our Facebook Page Album Candy Keast #SoloShow 2024.
 


EXHIBITION ‘WINTER24 OPEN’ #GROUPSHOW (UPPER GALLERY, TUESDAY 30TH JANUARY – SUNDAY 11TH FEBRUARY)

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A short video and more photographs of the exhibition can be found in our Facebook Page Album ‘Winter24’ OPEN #GroupShow.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW ‘DESIGNING NATURE’ – TINA RAE #SOLOSHOW (TUESDAY 16TH – SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY)

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‘DESIGNING NATURE’ was a popular Solo Exhibition of mixed-media works from local artist Tina Rae, whose colourist approach was inspired by attending workshops with Creek regular tutor Jennifer Hedley. (Open Tuesday 16th – Sunday 28th January, Upper Gallery).
To see more photos of this Exhibition go to our Facebook Page Album of the show.
 


‘CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM’ (WAS TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER) AND THEN EXTENDED ARTISAN SHOP UNTIL SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY

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Our ‘Christmas Emporium’ was a popular collection of handmade gifts produced by many local makers, artists and designers.
For more photos of this seasonal special and Faversham favourite see our Facebook Page Album of The Christmas Emporium Pop-up Shop.
 


PREVIOUS SHOWCASE ‘CHRISTMAS ORIGINALS’ – LOCAL ARTISTS/MAKERS #GROUPSHOW (TUESDAY 7TH – SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER)

The ‘Christmas Originals’ Showcase for Cards & All Things Paper ran for three weeks and featured original artwork as made into cards, plus many unusual paper-based 2D & 3D items made for the festive season by many local artists, makers and designers (Tuesday 7th – Sunday 26th November, Upper Gallery).
For more photos of this Showcase see our Facebook Page Album of this expanded Artisan Shop Pop-up.
 


PREVIOUS ANGELA RUMBLE #SOLOSHOW ‘WOODLAND PAINTINGS & POTS’ VIDEO RECAP (LOWER GALLERY, TUESDAY 12TH – THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER)

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For more details about Creek ex-Studio-holder Angela Rumble’s ‘Woodland Paintings & Pots’ exhibition and to see some of her other work visit her website here.


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW ‘JOINT SHOW’ – HELEN NEAVES & HUGH ALDRIDGE #JOINTEXHIBITION (TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER – SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER)

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‘JOINT SHOW’ was a nicely balanced Joint Exhibition from Helen Neaves and Hugh Aldridge which consisted of a highly immersive collection of their most recent paintings, pastels, prints and sculptures. (Open Tuesday 24th October – Sunday 5th November, Upper Gallery).
For more photos (and short video) of this Exhibition see our Facebook Page Album of this impressive Joint Show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW ‘PERSPECTIVES’ PALMER, CHRISTINE, CAMERON & SINCLAIR #GROUPSHOW (TUESDAY 10TH – SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER)

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‘Perspectives’ was a Group Exhibition from four members of the Rochester & West Kent Art Society: Ann Palmer, Hazel Christine, Helen Cameron & Pam Sinclair, each bringing very different styles to the show which featured the wide range of their regional landscape, seascape and architectural paintings, along with Hazel’s intensely coloured abstract works (Open Tuesday 10th October – Sunday 22nd October, Upper Gallery).
For more photos (and short video) of this Exhibition see our Facebook Page Album of the ‘Perspectives’ show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW ‘A RETROSPECTIVE’ #SOLOSHOW FROM WENDY MCNAUGHT >RIP< (TUESDAY 3RD - SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER)

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This brief solo show celebrated the life and work of Wendy McNaught, and her paintings & sculptures were sold to benefit an excellent animal welfare cause (The Lord Whisky [Animal] Sanctuary), according to her wishes. (Open Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th October, Upper Gallery). The Lord Whisky Sanctuary Fund is a lifeline for animals of all kinds. We provide sanctuary to animals who become homeless or who have been injured or abused, and vital veterinary care to those on low incomes.” (Reg charity 283483). For more photos (and short video) of this Exhibition see our Facebook Page Album of the ‘Wendy McNaught’ show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW ‘WORKS 2003 – 2023’ JOHN CACKETT #SOLOSHOW (TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER)

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This powerful, emotive and colourful #SoloShow of abstracts and semi-abstract works created over a twenty year period by local artist John Cackett.
(Open Tuesday 18th September – Sunday 1st October, Upper Gallery).
For more photos (and short video) of this Exhibition see our Facebook Page Album of the ‘John Cackett’ show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW ‘JUST FRIENDS PAINTING’ 2023 #GROUPSHOW (TUESDAY 5TH – SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER)

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This #GroupShow was from four highly-talented artists and friends: namely Jim Walding, Nina Law, Deborah Russell, and Lesley Bradshaw –
(Open Tuesday 5th – Sunday 17th September, Upper Gallery).
For more photos (and short video) of this Exhibition see our Facebook Page Album of the ‘Just Friends Painting’ show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW ‘SUMMER OPEN 2023’ #GROUPSHOW (TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST – FRIDAY* 1ST SEPTEMBER)

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This was our very popular Open-Call show inviting local and visiting international artists to form an unthemed, broad selection of high quality works in a variety of media – opening for two weeks (open Tuesday 22nd August – Friday 1st September, Upper Gallery).
For more photos (and short video) of this Open Exhibition see our Facebook Page Album of the Summer OPEN 2023 show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW PAGB ‘MASTERS OF PRINT’ #GROUPSHOW 2023 (TUESDAY 8TH – SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST)

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This was the third collection of amazing photos in our series of three photographic exhibitions, all available to visit for free (as ever). The final one was an excellent annual show (on tour) from The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (open Tuesday 8th – Sunday 20th August, Upper Gallery).
For more photos (and short video) of this third of three photographic shows see our Facebook Page Album of the PAGB 2023 show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW LONDON SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL #GROUPSHOW 2023 (TUESDAY 25TH JULY – SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST)

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This was the second #GroupExhibition of photographs in our series of three photographically-focused shows, sharing amazing photos from all round the world. This was the excellent and very popular annual show (on tour) from the London Salon of Photography (Upper Gallery).
For more photos (and short video) of this second of three photographic shows see our Facebook Page Album of the LSP 2023 show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW CANTERBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ANNUAL #GROUPSHOW 2023 (TUESDAY 4TH – SUNDAY 23RD JULY, UPPER GALLERY)

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Our summer run of three consecutive photographic exhibitions started here with an excellent selection of amazing photos in this broad-ranging 2023 annual show from the Canterbury Photographic Society, as organised by Jo Court, which ultimately was extended by a week (from two to three).
For more photos (and short video) of this first of three photographic shows see our Facebook Page Album of the CPS 2023 show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW (UPPER GALLERY) ‘THE SPIRIT OF UKRAINE’ #GROUPSHOW (TUESDAY 20TH JUNE – SUNDAY 2ND JULY)

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This highly-popular collaboration of many Ukrainian Artists was an excellent group exhibition of poignant yet optimistic prints and watercolours, coordinated by UK artist Edwina Jaques and Ukrainian artist Gennady Pugachevsky as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine (for which there is much local sympathy and support).
For more photos (and short video) see our Facebook Page Album of the ‘Spirit of Ukraine’ show.
 


PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW (OCCUPYING BOTH OUR UPPER & LOWER GALLERIES): ‘MAHL’ #GROUPSHOW FROM ARTISTS MALONE, MALONE, HUGHES, GADENNE & SADLER (TUESDAY 6TH – SUNDAY 18TH JUNE)

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Broad-ranging group exhibition from five very talented local artists (Angela Malone, Steff Malone, John Hughes, Paul Gadenne & Avril Sadler) which included hypnotic abstract works, detailed prints, and figurative landscapes with a highly compelling rural or urban focus, split seductively between our Upper & Lower Gallery levels.
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For more photos (and short video) see our Facebook Page Album of the MAHL show.
 


BOOKING INFORMATION

Most of our scheduled exhibitions (past, present & future) can be found in our online calendar.
If you booked an exhibition or short course / day workshop directly with the tutor, please email info@creek-creative.org to enquire about any changes, or cancellations.
 
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.
Please email Anne or call 01795 535515 if you are interested in or wish to set up these options.

 


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Please consider donating to Creek Creative CIC by clicking and using our PayPal widget above… 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
 


IMPRESSIVE JASON TAYLOR SCULPTURE INSTALLED IN OUR FRONT YARD (THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2022)

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Something extraordinary arrived in our Front Yard on Thursday 10th November. In a surprise development renowned local artist (and neighbour) Jason Taylor personally installed one of his excellent statue works on long-term loan, which is much appreciated and created quite a stir here in Abbey Street, Faversham.
 


OUR LOWER GALLERY IS STILL AVAILABLE TO HIRE FOR EXHIBITIONS!

 
Latest example shown is the Lower Gallery half of the KCPA Photographic Exhibition (03-15/05/22).
 
Since adapting to the pandemic the Lower Gallery has been used more as a workshop teaching space, but is still available for exhibitions that can fit around other bookings on the calendar. This multi-use space continues to host an exciting array of classes, short-courses, workshops, presentations, meetings, photo shoots, recordings and many other activities in addition to exhibitions.
 


What we offer

    About Creek Creative

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    A flexible arts facility arranged over 3 floors of a former Victorian brewery, we are home to 45 artists and designer-makers in 32 separate studios and workshops and 7 deskspaces in our co-working zone.

    Artisan Shop

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    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.