Events

Shoreline presents a wide range of artistic and creative events from Meet and Greet the Artists sessions, Poetry Readings and Guest Wall Bookings, through to artists’ and makers’ markets, and individual and group exhibitions. These are mostly open to the public. To receive details of upcoming events, please join our mailing list and keep an eye on this section of our website.


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Westgate Galleria
The Eclectic Art Gallery
Number of Events: 12
For the love of Westgate: Selma BenAyed's tribute
21st March 2024 - 20th April 2024
Westgate Galleria

For the love of Westgate: Selma BenAyed's tribute

FREE
Selma BenAyed spent many childhood holidays with her family in Westgate-on-Sea. After living and working overseas for some years, she returned to the UK and studied illustration and animation at UCA in Canterbury. She always retained fond memories of Westgate's town and beaches and has been enjoying re-exploring them during her regular visits in recent years. This exhibitions showcases watercolour paintings, embellished with free-hand stitching and gilding - and some poetry - that Selma has c...
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First Light: Photography by Ben Finch
25th March 2024 - 20th April 2024
The Eclectic Art Gallery

First Light: Photography by Ben Finch

FREE
Ben Finch is a London-based Landscape photographer. He has a passion for adventure and world-wide travel. First Light is a curated presentation of Ben's photographs focused on capturing the beauty, diversity, and essence of Thanet's seascapes and landscapes. Ben's exhibition takes place alongside a display of contemporary original art by the gallery's resident group of local independent artists. Works include paintings, photography, ceramics, jewellery, and wood sculptures. Prints, greetin...
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Silk & Sublime: Jo Weeks' Summer 2024 Hat Collection
26th April 2024 - 29th May 2024
Westgate Galleria

Silk & Sublime: Jo Weeks' Summer 2024 Hat Collection

FREE
Handmade and bespoke headwear by Jo Weeks is the focus for this showcase. Her Silk & Sublime collection revolves around the opulence of silk in all its forms. These include millinery silk, vintage silks, raw silks, silk slubs and fine silks. Paired with other luxurious textiles and adornments to create beautiful headwear. Local milliner Jo specialises in designs for weddings, racing events, special occasions and for stand-out daytime wear. She is also the designer and maker behind the ...
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New Horizons: Paintings by Judith Hill
26th April 2024 - 29th May 2024
Westgate Galleria

New Horizons: Paintings by Judith Hill

FREE
Judith has loved art her whole life, or at least for as long as she can remember! But, like many others, it took a global Pandemic for her to take a leap of faith and finally pursue her passion for creating art. Born in London, Judith grew up in Kent, moving to London where she worked in publishing for ten years. After moving to Godalming, Surrey she studied interior design and ran her own interior design business. For the last 18 years she has worked in the Third Sector, fundraising for t...
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A Day at the Seaside: Paintings by Gary Obee
27th April 2024 - 30th May 2024
The Eclectic Art Gallery

A Day at the Seaside: Paintings by Gary Obee

FREE
A selection of new oil paintings by Gary Obee, featuring local seaside scenes. Following a long and successful career in the retail motor sector, Gary retired in 2021. Finally he now had the time to take-up his passion for painting, Gary has always been keen to paint, especially in oils. He loves their versatility, consistency and at times the challenge of painting wet into wet. Recently Gary joined a local group of like-minded artists in Thanet. He enjoys the challenge of painting Ple...
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Summer Holidays: en plein air paintings by Julian Lovegrove
31st May 2024 - 26th June 2024
Westgate Galleria

Summer Holidays: en plein air paintings by Julian Lovegrove

FREE
Julian Lovegrove is an artist from Broadstairs with a passion for painting 'en plain air' outside, directly from nature. He paints everyday. You may find him in the corner of a muddy farmyard or boatyard, sketching or painting until rain or darkness takes over. This is how his paintings are created,  with honesty and integrity. This selection of his seaside scenes and memorable moments from Summer holidays will feature local bays, beaches and family activities. All painted in an impressionist...
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Rainbow Art: Paintings and Prints by Laurence Short
1st June 2024 - 27th June 2024
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Rainbow Art: Paintings and Prints by Laurence Short

FREE
The aim of Laurence's art practice is to capture the wonder and the beauty of the creatures we are so lucky to share our planet with. This exhibition features animals painted in bright vibrant colours. His mantra is "put some happiness in your life, hang a rainbow on your wall". Laurence calls his artwork Triptych Art. Always evolving, you can view his painting technique at three distances. Visit this exhibition to see this for yourself. Firstly, from afar you see the whole picture, in viv...
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Incredible Inks by the Sea: Heidi Schaffner
28th June 2024 - 24th July 2024
Westgate Galleria

Incredible Inks by the Sea: Heidi Schaffner

Free
With Heidi's new seaside collection, specially created for this exhibition, you will find all the vibrancy of the sea and the world within it, developed in a joyful, often abstract way. The luminosity and unpredictability of the alcohol inks Heidi blows onto the page makes this a beautiful, interesting and unique range of work, that you wouldn't want to miss. Heidi's holistic approach to the well-being of, Art for people, the Creatures and Earth itself, is evident in her growing co...
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Beaky Blinders: Phil Capon
29th June 2024 - 25th July 2024
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Beaky Blinders: Phil Capon

FREE
An invitation from Kent artist Phil Capon to visit his Summer exhibition at The Eclectic Art Gallery in Margate Old Town. ABOUT ME Born in Faversham I studied graphic design at Portsmouth and Berkshire College of Art. The legendary David Hockney, among others, tutored me. After a career as an Art Director/Creative Director in many leading London Advertising Agencies I moved to France to renovate an old farm complex and concentrate on painting. Ten years on I moved back to the UK and lived...
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Serenity: Photographs by Laurence Epps
27th July 2024 - 29th August 2024
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Serenity: Photographs by Laurence Epps

FREE
A selection of Laurence Epps' distinctive photographs. Serenity is a collection of soothing images captured around Thanet's beautiful bays. The seascape is at its most thought provoking, as defined by the sun. Blue hour and Golden hour are extra special times. They provide the most beautiful shades and stunning tones. One can see why Turner was so inspired by Thanet's skies. This collection shares some of Laurence's favourite moments and images from the past year. The gallery is open Thurs...
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Breathing Lines 1: Madhubani-influenced artworks
31st August 2024 - 25th September 2024
The Eclectic Art Gallery

Breathing Lines 1: Madhubani-influenced artworks

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This exhibition features a series of paintings by Shringi Kumari. They depict beings and their relationships with mind, self and nature in abstract Madhubani style. Inspired by Madhubani paintings, made by people of the villages in Madhubani, Bihar, India, it invites its viewers into pulling, peering through and unlayering the patterns to keep looking beyond, with curiosity and creative interpretations. Shringi Kumari is an artist, poet, game developer and researcher. She is keenly interes...
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Breathing Lines 2: Madhubani-influenced artworks
27th September 2024 - 23rd October 2024
Westgate Galleria

Breathing Lines 2: Madhubani-influenced artworks

FREE
This exhibition features a series of paintings by Shringi Kumari. They depict beings and their relationships with mind, self and nature in abstract Madhubani style. They invite viewers into pulling, peering through and unlayering the patterns to keep looking beyond, with curiosity and creative interpretations. Shringi Kumari is an artist, poet, game developer and researcher. She is keenly interested in psychology. With her work she hopes to challenge patterns, forms, ideas and help to open...
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