WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER NEW YEAR FRESH START IN FAVERSHAM
We trust that everyone is enjoying a solid fresh start to 2023 despite all the extended economic challenges that continue to plague us all. From our point of view we have taken much pleasure in welcoming back many of our visitors, customers, studioholders, artists, makers, cross-platform/media practitioners and creative souls in general to this “haven” as one recent Google reviewer described our NFP art centre here in Faversham. The January-long ‘Emporium Continuum’ (as expanded Artisan Shop minus the Christmas content) is over, and we are excited to return to hosting art exhibitions. The first of the year is a highly emotive solo show from the Ukranian artist Olesia Seregina, presenting recent examples of her contemporary collage (many works completed during the conflict), alongside her traditional paper-cutting (Vitinanka) works, and sacred dolls (Motankas).
Top Four Pics: selection of Christmas Emporium 2022 Mexicano photos. Click to see more in our Facebook Page Emporium Album. Left: Christmas Emporium Mexicano as a brief video memory (1.5mins only) – it closed Friday 23rd December, which already seems a long time ago. Right: brief video recap (1min) of ‘Christmas Originals’ – a combined graphic / commercial art group exhibition and festive season promotion (8-20/11/22). Local Artists were invited to put on a #GroupShow of their Christmas card design original artwork / creative process along with the resulting printed cards on sale.
IMPRESSIVE JASON TAYLOR SCULPTURE INSTALLED IN OUR FRONT YARD (THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER)
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.
PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW > ‘CORRESPONDING NARRATIVES – THE THREADS THAT CONNECT US’ – NICOLE ANTRAS, ROS CORFIELD & MELANIE JORDAN (TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER – SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER)
East Kent Artists’ Open Houses has reached the end of its three weekends (8th/9th + 15th/16th + 22nd/23rd October). Click to go to EKAOH website.
Having taken the Social Media platforms by storm during the dark days of the Covid Lockdowns, Lamoon & Lamoon presented ‘The Friday Afternoon Tea Parties’ The Exhibition: 52 weeks of Lockdown Tea Parties, with Photographs, Costumes, Props & Artifacts from Tuesday 11th to Sunday 23rd October (Upper Gallery) featuring Robert Lamoon & Caroline Lamoon in a variety of hilarious and thought-provoking guises. Click to see our Facebook Page Album of this show.
PREVIOUSLY ON SHOW > CREEK CREATIVE RESIDENTS’ (ALLOY MARKETING) EXHIBITION < TUE 27TH SEPTEMBER - SUN 9TH OCTOBER (UPPER GALLERY)
Click to see our Facebook Page Album of this show.
The above link will reveal an excellent set of photographs of this broad ranging group show. The top two photos here were taken at the Evening Event (Friday 30th September 2022), and the two below give a clearer view and overall impression of the show, with the Alloy Marketing team in the middle.
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 the pandemic the Lower Gallery has been used much more as a workshop teaching space, but is still available for exhibitions that can fit around these other bookings (see calendar). With many pandemic-related adaptations to date we hope this multi-use space will continue to host courses and workshops alongside any scheduled presentations, meetings and exhibitions.
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 if you are interested in the options.
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 before lockdown, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about changes, or contact the tutor directly (via phone or email) to check if they are offering online alternatives, or are re-scheduling on site socially distanced classes planned to start later in the year.
ONLINE FEEDBACK SURVEY
If you have enjoyed visiting us recently and do have a few minutes spare, please assist us by completing our new-for-22 ONLINE SURVEY. This valuable feedback guides future management decisions in a number of ways, including the potential for accreditation and/or significant funding to help improve the exhibition choices, educational content, and all our facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.