Updated Friday 15th November 2019
NEWS (see also our Facebook Page) + look inside Creek Creative: take the VIRTUAL TOUR
Leading up to the Xmas break, our 2019 Christmas Emporium is coming soon and opening for most of December! Drop by and discover a huge choice of handmade items & gift ideas produced by local Artisan makers. Delicious Gallery Kitchen Cafe refreshments & light lunches will be available throughout.
The Christmas Emporium will be opening daily 10am – 4pm, Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 21st December (Closed Mondays).
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For those who haven’t ventured downstairs* here’s #Preview of the Lower Gallery section of David Wilkes #SoloShow which is also open in the Upper Gallery (Tuesday 5th – Sunday 17th November). In both galleries the artist prsents bold, busy, colourful and provocative paintings and drawings with his distinctive and strange, sometimes challenging iconography. In the Lower Gallery there is more opportunity to quietly contemplate the works. The Private View was 6 – 8pm Tuesday 5th November.
* 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.
THE LOWER GALLERY IS AVAILABLE TO HIRE… Call 01795 535515 (additional space in development)
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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.
LOWER GALLERY PREVIOUS EXAMPLE
The panoramic photos below show the Kent County photographic Association ‘Annual Print & PDI Exhibition’ 2019, which occupied both the Upper & Lower Galleries for three weeks from Tuesday 30th April to Sunday 19th May.
This KCPA exhibition was their fifth consecutive ‘Annual Print & PDI Exhibition’ here at Creek and included an excellent range of high quality photography submitted by Camera Club members, shortlisted from the many clubs based in the South East.
UPPER GALLERY PREVIOUS EXAMPLE
ARTISAN SHOP 2019 UPGRADE
Explore our ever-evolving Artisan Shop featuring the Gondola display island with four quadrants combined (photo above right), first seen as two-lengthways-pairs at our Christmas Emporium, and now joined by the four varied sizes of “TS Modules” (above left), all of which were designed and built in-house to display the wide range of excellent handcrafted wares & unique gifts made by many local Artisans & Makers.
Creek Creative were #KentCreativeAwards finalists in ‘Cultural Venue’ + ‘Arts Organisation’ categories in 2017, and in November 2018 Lorraine and her Gallery Kitchen Cafe team earned a Gold Award for the second year running at the Freefrom Eating Out Awards 2018 in the ‘Cafés & Teashops’ category (see also FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2017). Prior to that our GKC was shortlisted again for ‘Customer Service of the Year’ in 2017, having been a top three Finalist in both ‘Cafe of the Year’ and ‘Customer Service of the Year’ categories at the ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2016‘. Back in 2015 our Gallery Kitchen Cafe had received a ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2015‘ Highly Commended for ‘Cafe of the Year’ .
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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