Number of past Events: 49
Exhibition: Heidi Schaffner returns to Eclectic
8th January 2022 - 2nd March 2022
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Exhibition: Heidi Schaffner returns to Eclectic

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With an abundance of colour and an extravagance of paint Heidi Schaffner looks to convey the quirky, unique beauty of the animals we share our planet with but who are often in danger of extinction. Her hope is that her paintings evoke feelings of joy, positivity and most important, an awareness of our need to love and protect them. We are very pleased to be welcoming back to the gallery Heidi with a selection of her recent animal portrait paintings. They will be on display from 8th January...
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Exhibition: Vivian Riches' Florals
30th November 2021 - 29th January 2022
Westgate Galleria

Exhibition: Vivian Riches' Florals

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Update: This show has been extended until the end of January 2022, with a fresh hanging of new paintings by Vivian not seen locally before. Vivian Riches is a professional artist living in Wingham, Kent. She is a painter of vibrant, contemporary landscapes and florals.  She works  in various mediums, including watercolour, acrylics and oils. Vivian works spontaneously, allowing the painting to evolve as she goes along.  She is always experimenting with different tools and techniques to ...
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Nick Evans - meet the author & book signing
13th November 2021
Westgate Galleria

Nick Evans - meet the author & book signing

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Meet Nick Evans as he signs copies of his delightful new book The New Town On The Cliffs - The Story Of Cliftonville (volume two). The author Nick grew up in Birchington in Kent. After a career in journalism in a range of writing, design and production roles, he is now running Bygone Publishing based in Whitstable. He is the author of a popular series of books illustrating the development of Thanet's towns. The series has covered Broadstairs, Birchington, Cliftonville and Westgate-on-Sea...
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Upcoming Blossom
5th November 2021 - 2nd December 2021
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Upcoming Blossom

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Born and raised in Swansea, South Wales, Peter W Rushton is never without a creative thought. He is constantly inspired by what’s around him. Since leaving art school, over 40 years ago, his professional career and his love of painting and art have run in parallel. He started his career as a professional illustrator.  He worked as a Creative Director in some of the leading international Advertising Agencies whilst still painting for exhibitions and working on commissions. Peter's best-love...
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Nature Most Colourful
2nd November 2021 - 27th November 2021
Westgate Galleria

Nature Most Colourful

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Nature Most Colourful is a selection of Lorraine Kinnear's impactful photographs, celebrating the beauty of nature. Lorraine's photographs are enhanced and manipulated using various techniques to produce surprising and unusual effects. These provide a fresh way of looking at something familiar. A common theme in Lorraine's work is her interest in exploring the idea of creating something unusual out of an ordinary everyday object. Her colourful artworks show nature in abstract form. N...
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POWER TO THE PEACEFUL; Altered Surfaces
8th October 2021 - 31st October 2021
The Eclectic Art Gallery

POWER TO THE PEACEFUL; Altered Surfaces

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Sarah Wyld invites you to see her colour and black and white photographs of surfaces that have been altered by humans (which we've been doing for around 44000 years). These walls, roads, trees, cliffs, and more, have also been altered by the sun, weather, and time. In October 2021 Sarah is exhibiting on our Guest Wall at The Eclectic Art Gallery just a few of these surfaces that have caught her eye and touched her soul, from the 1970's to the present day. They are brought to you from Londo...
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Spectrum
5th October 2021 - 30th October 2021
Westgate Galleria

Spectrum

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Westgate Galleria welcomes Viktoriya Richardson's exhibition, Spectrum  on its Guest Wall in October. Her acrylic paintings and prints on canvas will include portraits, abstracts, landscapes and seascapes. Viktoriya's work demonstrates an individual style that brings movement and flow to her subjects, with the use of vibrant colour and technique. The exhibition runs from 5th to 30th October and entry is free.  Open -  Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.  All work will be ...
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Local Impressionists at Eclectic
4th September 2021 - 6th October 2021
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Local Impressionists at Eclectic

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Steven Alexander and Julian Lovegrove will be exhibiting a selection of their en plein air work on our guest wall at The Eclectic Art Gallery during September 2021. The exhibition runs from 4th September to 5th October and entry is free. Open -  Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm. Some work will be available to purchase. At The Eclectic Art Gallery we display a diverse selection of contemporary art alongside our guest exhibitions. Works by a small group of Kent-based independent artists...
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Poetry of Sea and Shore
3rd September 2021 - 2nd October 2021
Westgate Galleria

Poetry of Sea and Shore

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Poetry of Sea and Shore is an exhibition of Suzy Phillip's paintings. It takes place in September 2021, on Westgate Galleria's Guest Wall. Suzy's passion is for expressive, colourful paintings. She uses oils or acrylics combined with mixed media to create form and texture. Suzy paints intuitively, using mark making to add texture and colour. Her works are semi abstract. They create a memory and evoke a feeling or sense of place. Poetry of Sea and Shore runs from 3rd September to 2nd Oct...
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Wall-based Reliefs by Max Sheppard
6th August 2021 - 2nd September 2021
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Wall-based Reliefs by Max Sheppard

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Max Sheppard works with wood, predominantly found on local beaches and marshland, as well as other materials such as plastics and metal. Often being boxy and angular in design, his wall-based reliefs are abstract in appearance but are based loosely around his architecturally inspired drawings. When it comes to composition, Max likes the shape, condition, and other characteristics of his materials to play a significant part in its decision. Though there may be an architectural link with his me...
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Land Sea & Sky: Art by Lorraine Kinnear
3rd August 2021 - 2nd September 2021
Westgate Galleria

Land Sea & Sky: Art by Lorraine Kinnear

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Lorraine Kinnear is exhibiting a selection of her unique photographs on Westgate Galleria's Guest Wall in August 2021, alongside some colourful acrylic paintings, which are a new direction for her. Lorraine has lived in Kent for the last 20 years and considers herself fortunate to live in this beautiful part of the country. Its coastline, abundance of natural woodland and amazing sunsets provide endless photographic opportunities. She is very much inspired by nature and Whitstable, the are...
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Seashores and more: Dee Newton
5th July 2021 - 31st July 2021
Westgate Galleria

Seashores and more: Dee Newton

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Dee Newton is exhibiting a selection of her artworks at Westgate Galleria in July 2021. They incorporate mixed media, acrylic and watercolour painting. Dee's aim is to illustrate her love of iconic Margate and its surrounding towns and shores. This exhibition will open on 5th July, and runs to 31st July. The Galleria is open Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm. Entry is free. Covid-control measures are in place. The work on display will be available for sale and there will be opportunitie...
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Heidi Schaffner, loving life as an Animal Artist in Kent
3rd July 2021 - 4th August 2021
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Heidi Schaffner, loving life as an Animal Artist in Kent

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With an abundance of colour and an extravagance of paint Heidi Schaffner looks to convey the quirky, unique beauty of the animals we share our planet with but who are often in danger of extinction. Her hope is that her paintings evoke feelings of joy, positivity and an awareness of our need to love and protect them. This exhibition will open on 3rd July, and run to 4th August. The Gallery is open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm. Entry is free. Covid-control measures are in place. The...
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Meet the Author and Booking Signing 3 - Nick Evans
26th June 2021
Westgate Galleria

Meet the Author and Booking Signing 3 - Nick Evans

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From the author of the popular Mayfair by The Sea, the Story of Westgate, we present Nick Evan's new book The New Town On The Cliffs - The Story Of Cliftonville (volume one). This book charts the area's early development and growth until the start of World War 2, with a special focus on The Lido pleasure complex and includes 150 contemporary photographs and postcards. Nick will be at Westgate Galleria on the afternoon of Saturday 26th June to talk to his readers about his research and the ...
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Fenella Ross: Places in Print
8th June 2021 - 3rd July 2021
Westgate Galleria

Fenella Ross: Places in Print

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Fine Art Printmaker Fenella Ross will be exhibiting recent artworks on the Guest Wall at Westgate Galleria, from June 8th to July 3rd 2021. Some will be available for sale. Since graduating some time ago from GSA, (Glasgow School of Art) Fenella's work has been inspired by what she sees, and where she wanders, working from sketches & photography, exploring and creating series of prints on many themes. Fenella's printing processes include Lino, with reduction, Collagraph, Drypoint, d...
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My beautiful Thanet in the strangest of times: Eve Stickler
5th June 2021 - 1st July 2021
The Eclectic Art Gallery

My beautiful Thanet in the strangest of times: Eve Stickler

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Eve Stickler is presenting a collection of her recent acrylic paintings, bringing her bold use of colour to the fore to brighten the spirit and bring joy when times felt so very grey This exhibition will open on 5th June, and run to 1st July. The Gallery is open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm. Entry is free. Covid-control measures are in place. The work on display will be available for sale....
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Meet the Author and Book Signing - Carol M Creasey
22nd May 2021
Westgate Galleria

Meet the Author and Book Signing - Carol M Creasey

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Carol M Creasey is a Kent-based author who wrote her first book about her autistic son entitled My Life is Worth Living!, a best seller in hardback, now available as a paperback only. Since then she has juggled looking after her family, working in retail and running a business with writing eight novels and an autobiography, Candidly Carol. We stock all of Carol's back-catalogue in Westgate Galleria, and have recently taken delivery of her latest novel - Nobody's Perfect, a story which brin...
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Land, Sea and Sky: Paintings by David Stanley
10th May 2021 - 5th June 2021
Westgate Galleria

Land, Sea and Sky: Paintings by David Stanley

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The clouds in Margate change quickly, making interesting skies. Along with the area's good light, they inspire David Stanley's paintings, which his new selection is presenting during May 2021. David trained as a graphic designer and worked as a book designer in London before he retired and moved to Margate seven years ago. He has been painting seriously for about 10 years and since retirement he has more free time to enjoy other outlets for his creativity. Entry is free. Covid-control m...
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Paintings by Kevin Lord at Eclectic
8th May 2021 - 3rd June 2021
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Paintings by Kevin Lord at Eclectic

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Kevin Lord is an established artist living in Margate. He loves his studio which is a shed in his back garden, where he usually works for two to four hour stretches early in the morning. Kevin paints in oils on canvas and frames his own pictures. His acute observation allows him to interpret still life and landscapes with sensitivity and flair. The free, loose brush strokes are full of vitality and a soft and gentle palette is part of the enduring beauty of the paintings - which complem...
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It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll But I Like It.....
12th April 2021 - 8th May 2021
Westgate Galleria

It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll But I Like It.....

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Looking for reasons to be cheerful? Come along and see black and white photographs by Sarah Wyld of some of the greats from back in the day. They will be filling the Guest Wall at Westgate Galleria from April 12th – May 8th. From Wembley Arena to the Clapham Common bandstand, all life is here! Don’t you dare miss it. The galleria is a large and airy, dog-friendly, space, and social distancing and face coverings arrangements are in place....
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Austin Fernando's Abstract Art at Eclectic Show
12th April 2021 - 5th May 2021
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Austin Fernando's Abstract Art at Eclectic Show

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Austin Fernando is a Cliftonville-based young artist whose work focuses on textures and colours that change with the angle of the viewer and the light. His paintings and sculptures create a calm and meditative atmosphere. Austin is inspired by the paintings of modern artists such as Agnes Martin and Robert Ryman. His colour palettes are inspired by prehistoric art, which he views as just as sophisticated as modern art. Austin's sculptures are between the abstract and figurative and sugg...
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Unlocked: our creative response to lockdown - postponed
15th January 2021 - 19th January 2021
External Venue

Unlocked: our creative response to lockdown - postponed

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Unlocked is a public exhibition of lockdown-inspired creative work made by people from Thanet and East Kent. This event has been postponed until further notice. This event has been rescheduled to 15th - 19th January 2021 Visitors will discover reflective, funny, moving, inspiring and celebratory pieces, which make use of a diverse array of traditional and non-traditional art forms - including paintings, drawings, photography, journals and writing, music and video, and pieces crafted ...
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Meet the Author and Book Signing by Carol M Creasey
13th December 2020
Westgate Galleria

Meet the Author and Book Signing by Carol M Creasey

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Carol M Creasey is a Kent-based author who wrote her first book about her autistic son entitled My Life is Worth Living! Since then she has juggled looking after her family, working in retail and running a business with writing six novels and an autobiography, Candidly Carol, which was a sell-out as a hardback and is now available in paperback. We stock all of Carol's back-catalogue in Westgate Galleria, and are eagerly awaiting delivery of her next two novels - Nobody's Perfect, which is ...
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Meet the Author and Book Signing - Nick Evans 2
5th December 2020
Westgate Galleria

Meet the Author and Book Signing - Nick Evans 2

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Mayfair By The Sea - The Story of Westgate by Nick Evans A new book from a local author charting the story of Westgate, including the life of Victorian cat artist, Louis Wain who lived in Westgate. The book includes 120 illustrations, including many rarely seen postcards which are more than 100 years old. Nick Evans will be at Westgate Galleria on the afternoon of Saturday 5th November if you would to talk to him about his research and the sourcing of the old images which enabled him...
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