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Terry Smith Terry has only ever had one idea, but can’t remember what it was.   Fosbery Studio Fosbery Studio is a contemporary decorative lighting brand based in Folkestone, Kent. Founded by designer Daniel Fosbery, the studio

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43 The Old High Street Studios

Anette Bjorholm Anette’s paintings are built up using up to fifteen layers of clear casting resin, the paintings obtain a mirror-like surface. They are pure, intense, saturated colour, showing a melancholic beauty and contemplative stillness.

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46 Tontine Street Studios

Rosie Hancock Born in Folkestone, graduated Brighton BA Fine Art Painting in 2014. Inspired by film stills and landscape, Rosie Hancock’s work has a disconcerting familiarity. Drawn in by the warmth, and luscious use of paint, then

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53-57 Tontine Street Studios

The Brewery Tap UCA Canterbury gallery and project space. Cognitive Media You may know them through their ground-breaking RSA Animate and BBC History of Ideas series but they also work with a wide range of scientists, thinkers,

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56-58 The Old High Street Studios

Living Lively Kent-based charity dedicated to providing high quality social singing groups for people over 50. We are a refreshing change to the traditional way that people over 50 are treated. All our activities are based on the premise that

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63 The Old High Street Studios

Harika  A print studio that creates exciting new print concepts for fashion and interiors around the world. The team of creatives are used daily as a resource for big high street brands to buy the latest trend driven prints for their collections.

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67 The Old High Street Artists

El Davo Illustrative work provides social commentary on consumerism and its effect on the environment. The juxtaposition of thick, heavy lines with fine details in his work draws the viewer in to engage with the orchestrated chaos and explore

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Alan Smith

Allan Smith's jewel-like paintings have been shown in Chicago, Berlin, Paris and in London at Flowers gallery on Cork Street - as well as in a solo exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Cited in the latest edition of Artists

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Ali Hodgkinson 

Ali Hodgkinson takes inspiration from people and places to produce vibrant paintings in oil. Her new work features glimpses of Folkestone. Art with Ali offers drawing and painting classes, exploring mark making, tone, colour mixing

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Anette Bjorholm

Folkestone, CT20 1RL 07775 568098 anette@anettebjorholm.com www.anettebjorholm.com Built up using up to fifteen layers of clear casting resin, the paintings obtain a mirror-like surface. They are pure, intense, saturated colour. I hope they

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B&B Project Space

Matt Rowe is an Artist and Educational Practitioner based in Kent and London area. After Graduating in 2004 with an MA in Ceramics, Rowe founded the B&B Project Space and the Club Shepway arts organization. Responding to the changing identity

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Candida Wright

candida_art@yahoo.co.uk Candida moved to Folkestone in 2006 attracted by the beautiful topography of rotund hills, cliffs, undercliffs and spaces to develop her work in the Creative Quarter. She has been inspired by chalk hills since her childhood

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DARC & D:NA

Ernst Fischer is a German born performance artist, whose practice explores gender identities and notions of ‘the uncanny’, extending beyond the staging of subversive acts to the construction and investigation of temporary and fluid

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David Lay

David Lay was, for rather too long, a designer and scenic artist in theatre running the gamut from seaside rep to the Royal National Theatre and back again. He has always painted but did not start showing his own work until 15 years ago. He

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Deborah Crofts

Studio 9, The Stables, 35-37 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JT 07977 227 590 deborah.crofts@btinternet.com www.deborahcrofts.com Deborah has this to say about her practice... I moved to the coast in 2007 and have not looked back,

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Dee Taylor

I have drawn and painted prolifically all my life. I spent my early career in the commercial art business. However, I have realised a lifelong and compelling ambition to be a successful Fine Artist. My speciality is painting and, through

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Dominic Pillai

Dominic Pillai is an award winning independent filmmaker based in Kent and a co-founder of JustaRide Films. As well as drawing on influences from the world around him, Dominic is a true cinephile who enjoys exploring and experimenting with

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Ebun Culwin

Artist, singer song writer, screen writer and poetess. Ebun’s subjects are the sea, Buddhist concepts and portraiture. Painting in oils, drawing intricately in pencil, as well as exploring other processes including silk screen. Click

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Fat Hen and Flo

The place where doodles and scribblings emerge from an obsessive collection of notebooks and become quirky, strange and sometimes adorable things for you to need in your life. Click here for more info.

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Folkestone Harbour Yarn

Established in 2015, Folkestone Harbour Yarn is an Independent yarn dyer producing a range of hand dyed art yarns and naturally dyed yarns for knitting, crochet and more. We stock a wide range of beautiful colours on wool and other natural fibres

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Gillian White

Gillian White moved to Folkestone in 2007 and is passionate about taking part in all aspects of living in a Creative Community. She has contributed to two Triennial projects organised by Strange Cargo – “Other People’s

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Harika

Harika is a print studio that creates exciting new print concepts for fashion and interiors around the world. The team of creatives are used daily as a resource for big high street brands to buy the latest trend driven prints for their

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Jack Frame

Mobile: 07716082405   Generally speaking artists are people devoted to their craft, but with Jack Frame you perceive this is a passion. I meet him at his studio in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, where he has been for 
the

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Kate Knight

“I work primarily with figurative imagery; aiming to express the aesthetics of desire, sex and death in all its nature.” Knight studied her BA Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and design 2005 and was selected as the

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Kate Knight

Studio 2, 14 Tontine Street knightkate@hotmail.com www.kateknight.org Kate Knight studied her BA Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and design 2005 and was selected as the runner up for the Marmite Prize for Painting 2010 as well

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Leigh Mulley

Leigh Mulley’s work captures the spirit and language of classic seaside resort living. Utilising bold colour and arresting detail, she reveals a beauty in the deteriorating and brash elements of amusement arcades, funfairs and souvenir

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Mark Millsted

Mark Millsted is a kent based artist and illustrator. For twenty years he has visualised for architects and interior designers using traditional based drawing visualisation and integrated with new media. His interest in film and animation has

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Mark Sutherland

07854 131599 art@marksutherland.co.uk www.marksutherland.co.uk Mark Sutherland is a South African born British Artist currently based in Folkestone, UK. He relocated to England after his graduate exhibition at the University of South Africa

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Martin Keel

Martin Keel makes exquisite portraits to commission.  Also paintings, illustrations and photography at affordable prices.  

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Matt James Healey

A painter and poet working in the Romantic tradition. From traditional oil on canvas and ink on paper to employing found materials and land art. He has shown his work across the UK and Europe. Work in progress on view in the studio

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Matt Rowe

His object-based practice focuses on vernacular symbols and the language of folklore. He often combines various disciplines, ceramics, model making and textiles to produce sculptural costumes, props and artefacts that play with notions of identity.

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Mike Dalton

Mike Dalton is an inventor and multi talented artist and craftsman.

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Nicholas Houghton

Artist based in London and Folkestone working in a variety of media, the most common being lens-based accompanied by text, through which he tells stories. Click here for more info.

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Ondrej Benes

Originally from Prague, Ondrej Benes moved his studio from London to Tontine Street in spring 2016. He creates large scale acrylic paintings building spaces occupied by figures. Click here for more info.

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Paul Harris

07896 492965 martellopaul@yahoo.co.uk With well over 350 published articles under his belt Paul is one of the most prolific writers here in the Quarter. Mainly focused on non-fiction writing, Paul is an expert on history, geography, wildlife

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Peter Oetzmann

Working as a photographer Peter Oetzmann works on his own personal projects and freelance for a range of clients. His personal work has had great success winning the Jerwood Prize and having shown across the UK. Peter has also proved himself

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Richard Taylor Photography

“A very intelligent balance between traditional and digital processes.” David Hendly, St Martins College of Art & Design, London Very flattering, and whilst the majority of my photography is based on the craft of traditional

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Robyn Neild

robyn@robynneild.com http://robynneild.com/ Robyn Neild is a Fashion Illustrator of sophisticated, feminine, aspiration images: long-limbed beauties indulging their Machiavellian fantasies. Images are created in classic style using pen &

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Sam Capell

Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JT samcapell@live.com www.samuelcapell.tumblr.com Having recently graduated from UCA in Maidstone after studying Illustration, Sam joins the Stables group of artists. Printmaking, Zine making and making work about

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Sam Millen

UK based artist & designer. Click here for more info.

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Samenua Sesher

Samenua Sesher is a writer, coach and culture management consultant. Blade of Grass has the simple desire to support people on their journeys in a variety of ways. Whether your want to, upscale, downsize, branch out, change track, or develop

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Sentient

Art gallery and design multi-space, Sentient has relocated and is now found at Basement, 49 The Old High Street. The entrance is located at the bottom of the steps between Miss Ginger's and Rennie's. The new location takes more of a studio format

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The Stables Studios

Studio 1 Robyn NeildRobyn Neild has worked as an international fashion illustrator for the last twenty years, for clients including Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, Elizabeth Arden.  Her illustrations gracing Vogue, Elle, Glamour and Harper

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The Wedge artists

Screen SouthScreen South is a Creative Development agency delivering and supporting innovative projects across screen-based media and the wider cultural and creative industries. We are a resource and broker that helps people get their ideas

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Thurle Wright

Thurle Wright cuts, folds, stitches with old dictionaries, catalogues, atlases and storybooks to make delicate paper artworks. Thurle's intricate paper reconstructions have been exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally, including

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Tim Skinner

Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JT 07429 128808 timothygskinner@hotmail.com www.tgskinner.blogspot.com My practice is focused on paint and the exploration of the material. Fusing cultural imagery and motif with the material qualities of paint I

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Tom Shedden

Tom Shedden was born and raised in Crystal Palace in London to Canadian and Australian parents. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1997 and began painting in 2005.  His work has its roots in a childhood of foreign travel and adventure,

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] performance s p a c e [

In 2011 ]performance s p a c e [ launched in Hackney Wick (London) as the UK’s only performance/time-based art specific studio and exhibition space. ]ps[ has always strived to act as a hub or home

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