Updated Monday 3rd October 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).
PREVIEW OF THE CREEK CREATIVE RESIDENTS’ OPEN EXHIBITION IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALLOY MARKETING
Click here to go to our Facebook Page Album of the Residents’ Show
The above link will reveal an excellent set of photographs of this broad ranging group show, but please consider it only a preview, as we highly recommend you visit the exhibition in person.
EAST KENT ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSES IS COMING SOON (WEEKENDS 8/9TH + 15/16TH + 22/23RD OCTOBER 2022)
+ LAMOON & LAMOON ‘THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON TEA PARTIES’ EXHIBITION (11-23 OCTOBER)
A number of Creek Residents / Studio-holders will be displaying work in their Open Studios here at Creek as part of the East Kent Artists’ Open Houses (Weekends only: 8th/9th + 15th/16th + 22nd/23rd October). Click here to find out more on the EKAOH 2022 website.
HEADS UP: Join Sarah for her ‘Drop in Live Screen Printing Session’ 12pm – 3pm Saturday 8th October Goose Studio on the Basement Level.
Next week having taken the Social Media platforms by storm during the dark days of the Covid Lockdowns, Robert Lamoon & Caroline Lamoon will be returning in a variety of guises when Lamoon & Lamoon present ‘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).
PREVIOUS EXHIBITION > ‘early AUTUMN’ OPEN EXHIBITION – LOCAL ARTISTS GROUP SHOW < TUE 6TH - SUN 25TH SEPTEMBER (UPPER GALLERY)
This popular group exhibition started with a Call-to-Artists from 11th August 2022, with a deadline for submissions of 1st September (extended to the 5th) for a three week show. Photos showing the broad range of work included are still available via our Facebook Page (see 'early AUTUMN' album) or via our Google business profile - see Latest.
Local Artists were invited to submit a maximum 3x works each, in any medium, size less than 75cm/750mm/2'6" in any direction, and only recent work not exhibited at Creek Creative before was accepted, with a fee £20/work but no commission taken on sales
(Tuesday 6th - Sunday 25th September, Upper Gallery).
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 email@example.com 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.
Call Anne on 01795 535515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org