Exhibitions

Current exhibition

Paul Joyce "Elders 2" Solo Exhibition

Artist/Film-maker/Photographer Paul Joyce

#SoloShow of Photographic Portraits (Upper Gallery)

Tue 9 Aug 2022 to Sun 21 Aug 2022

Next exhibition

FORTY #JointShow

Shelley Straughan & Chris Summerfield

40 pieces of work = 40 years of friendship & collaboration (Upper Gallery)

Tue 23 Aug 2022 to Fri 2 Sep 2022

Courses

Jennifer Hedley Art Classes 2022 Regular

10.30-12.30 Mondays

Yvonne / CKJ Artisan Fused Glass Workshops 2022

Saturdays: for dates email ckjartisan@gmail.com

Nicole Antras Basic Drawing Skills Workshop

10.30am-3pm Sunday 28th August

Clare Langlands Still Life Painting 5-week-Course

10am-12pm Wednesdays 21st September - 19th October

Clare Langlands Lino Printing P1 5-week-Course

10am-12pm Thursdays 22nd September - 20th October

Clare Langlands Lino Printing P2 5-week-Course

1.30pm-3.30pm Thursdays 22nd September - 20th October

Clare Langlands Guide to Drawing 5-week-Course

10am-12pm Thursdays 3rd November - 1st December

Latest

Updated Thursday 18th August 2022


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

Thankfully all our visitors, customers, studioholders, local artists, makers and local creative folk have now had full access for over a year since mid-May 2021. As this hugely challenging pandemic fades, we hope that the worst is behind us (face-coverings, crowd avoidance and frequent hand washing remain advisable).

Please note: we are aware of recent exhibition video inconsistencies (mainly from poor quality ‘S22 Ultra’ phone originals since 8th April 2022), so we apologise for that, but we are looking into other capture methods to resume good quality video documentation.

INFORMATION ABOUT FORTHCOMING OPEN EXHIBITIONS FROM SEPTEMBER

Notice to ‘early AUTUMN’ #ArtistsOpenCall Applicants: to fill in your Entry Form and/or pay your entry fee for the ‘early Autumn’ Open Exhibition (Tuesday 6th – Sunday 25th September 2022), please go to the EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS page.

Notice to Creek Studio-holders / Residents: to pay your entry fee for the Alloy Marketing / Creek Residents’ Exhibition (Tuesday 27th September – Sunday 9th October 2022), please also go to the EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS page.


ARTIST, FILM-MAKER & PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL JOYCE RETURNS (TUE 9TH – SUN 21ST AUGUST) AFTER 5-YEAR GAP

Artist, Film-maker and Photographer Paul Joyce is familiar to us, as he has shown here before* as well as saving and renovating one of Faversham’s architectural jewels, South House. He has shown widely in Europe and the US, and his work is held in museums and private collections worldwide. * Paul's previously impressive "into the woods" solo show of paintings filled both our Upper & Lower Galleries from 13th - 25th June 2017.

He has been known for his compelling portraits ever since his debut show at The National Portrait Gallery. “Elders”, in 1978, and this show is effectively “Elders 2”. It was first seen last year in an honorary retrospective at The Discovery Centre (nka The Arc), in his birth town Winchester. Subsequently the photographs were relocated to the Garrick Club in London, where they remained on display for over six months, before coming to Creek Creative, to give us for an opportunity to view them for a further two weeks.

These photographic portraits of Hollywood icons and radiant stars of the last half century will be on view from Tuesday 9th - Sunday 21st August (Upper Gallery). Paul is also well known internationally for his extensive high-end arts documentary film-making as Lucida Productions for over four decades since the early 1980s.

 


INTRODUCING THE ‘early AUTUMN’ OPEN EXHIBITION (TUE 06TH – SUN 25TH SEPTEMBER)

Want to be part of a 3-week-long group show here at Creek Creative in September? Now is your chance to get your work seen and sold. This is an Artists' Open Call to submit work for the 'early AUTUMN' Open Exhibition. We anticipate some high calibre work, judging by the standard of our recent (post-pandemic) group exhibitions... Any questions email info@creek-creative.org

Only new art works not previously exhibited at Creek Creative please. Maximum three works per artist, any medium, no larger than 750mm (2 1/2 ft) in any direction - Hanging Fee £20 per work (but we will not take any commission if the work is sold). If interested you can now fill in an online Entry Form here. Deadline for submissions: 9am Thursday 1st September.

 


PREVIOUS EXHIBITION > CANTERBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW < 19TH JULY - 7TH AUGUST (UPPER GALLERY)

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The Canterbury photographic Society presented their 2022 Annual Group Exhibition which included a broad range of impressively high-calibre photographs shot in various locations all over the world.
 


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.

 


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 before lockdown, please email info@creek-creative.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.
 


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

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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.