Monday, 27 May 2013

Open Studio's: Claire Palastanga and Letitia Tunstall

Artists Claire Palastanga and Letitia Tunstall have been in touch to tell me about their forthcoming event as part of this year's South East Open Studios. 

Letitia is a printmaker who uses lino, monoprint, collagraph and drypoint etching techniques, often combining one or more of these processes to create her work.  She trained as a Graphic designer and in her most recent work explores Landscapes through the medium of paint. 

As part of South East Open Studios this year she will be exhibiting her work together with Claire Palastanga.  Claire an established Ceramicist based in Tunbridge Wells will be showing a body of work inspired by natural organic forms. Her original one off sculptures are created using porcelain or black stoneware clay are finished with silver or gold leaf.  

The studio in Trottiscliffe near West Malling will be open on 8th 9th 15th 16th  June from 11-6pm. Please feel free to drop in for a browse and find out more. 
The Red House, Taylors Lane, Trottiscliffe, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5DR 
For Further Details please call 01732 822356

Friday, 17 May 2013

CONNECT At Trinity Gallery


This morning I was invited to attend CONNECT, a breakfast meeting to raise awareness about dementia and to celebrate the opening of of the Alzheimers Society local group art exhibition. 

The Alzheimers Society provides local services to help people live fulfilling lives following a diagnosis of dementia. Creative expression is encouraged via arts and crafts at their day support centre in Meadow Road - Tunbridge Wells.  This show has been produced to celebrate what people with dementia can do - and to reassure everyone else that worrying changes nothing, talking changes everything.

The artists worked with Jane Churchill who is the Artists in Residence with Town and Country Foundation to create the wonderful piece above which was inspired by Aboriginal dot paintings. This exhibition is a great example of showing how through art, people can express themselves and have a voice, learn new creative skills and be part of a show that will get people 'talking' about dementia.





The exhibition runs from Tuesday 14th May - Saturday 25th May. Gallery is free entry. For more pictures from the event please see the link below or visit Trinity's website

Wednesday, 15 May 2013



10 May to 29 June 2013

PV: 16 May, 6-8pm

‘Artists in Conversation’6-6:30pm night of PV

Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery

Kaleidoscope Gallery   Exhibition Hours:
Buckhurst Lane              Tue,Wed,Fri, 9 to 6pm
Sevenoaks                    Thur, 9 to 8pm
Kent  TN13 1LQ             Sat, 9 to 5pm

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Untitled Nude, ©2011 Shireen Qureshi

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

HAIKU Host Kate Hasted in new 'Pop Up'

Not one to brag about my own endeavors but I figured I should post about this exhibition I am taking part in!

It may also be of interest to other designer/makers/artists who would be interested in doing something similar. Pop Up's are a fantastic way to show your work either with other artists or on your own and are a great way to work collaboratively with independent retail outlets to boost exposure and generate interest for both parties!

Please see my flyer below for more information