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Chelsey Browne

Chelsey Browne is a Canadian photographer and curator who divides her time between Folkestone and London. She studied Fine Art at Central St Martins in London and has curated over 20 exhibitions.

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Aimee Craddock

Jeweller and goldsmith based in Folkestone's Creative Quarter. Aimee Craddock specialises in hand-made, modernist jewellery. 

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Alan Smith

Alan Smith moved from Paris to Folkestone in 2013, establishing a studio at the heart of Folkestone's Creative Quarter in The Old High Street. Find out more about his artworks of oil on gesso panel, making oblique narratives and surprising associations

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Ali Hodgkinson

Ali Hodgkinson is a figurative artist living and working in Folkestone, her practice takes inspiration from people and places to produce vibrant paintings. Teaching art to children, adults and families since 2015 under Art with Ali, offering

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Alison Neighbour

Alison is a Welsh multi-disciplinary artist and scenographer working in performance and installation. She creates interventions and adventures in unusual spaces, with a focus on connection and empathy. Her work seeks to use art to activate and

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B&B Project Space

Matt Rowe founded the B&B Project Space and the Club Shepway arts organisation on Tontine Street. Responding to the changing identity of the English seaside resort, Rowe cultivated and staged a series of events and exhibitions in Folkestone

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BRB Tattoo Studio and Gallery

BRB tattoo studio and gallery is a fun little place where you can get a hand poked tattoo and browse some art in the process. Studio owner Tim specialises in freehand doodle tattoos. Chats, laughs, and singing along to ABBA all welcome. 

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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 communities.

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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

Deborah Crofts art practice includes a mixture of acrylic paintings, monoprints, watercolours, and drawings. Based in the Creative Quarter, Folkestone, Kent, UK within a studio complex near to the Harbour area of the town. Inspired by the coastal

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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

Ebun Culwin is a multi-disciplinary artist and singer-songwriter, with techniques ranging from slow and meticulous pencil drawings to large seascapes in oil and poetry. Based in Folkestone's Creative Quarter, Culwin is inspired by the sea

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Fat Hen And Flo

Multi-media artist Susan McKenna creates an ongoing series of textile art - an exploration of womanhood in midlife that uses themes of domestic and sexual identity, loss, inheritance, and media image to explore how external forces influence

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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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Georgie Taylor

Vocalist / Illustrator / Singing Teacher

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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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Igor Emmerich

Igor Emmerich is a Spanish-born photographer and filmmaker whose work is known for its imaginative and original slant on subjects. With over 30 years of experience shooting on location and in the studio for editorial, design, and advertising

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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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Jack Francis

Jack Francis is a DJ and Music Curator and has performed around the world and headlined some of the biggest venues.

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John Woolrich

John Woolrich is a much commissioned and frequently performed composer, a creative teacher, and an original programmer, he is an important figure in British musical life. Artistic Director of Folkestone New Music, promoting contemporary music

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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

Kate Knight works primarily with figurative imagery. She is currently studying an MA in Fine Art at City and Guilds of London School of Art 2020/21

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Katy Phillips

Abstract ceramic vessels and installations

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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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Manuel Vason

Manuel Vason is a transdisciplinary artist interested to question the influence of photography in our image-driven contemporary society. By exploring photography through the prism of performance art, Vason is perpetually re-framing his vision,

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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

Mark Sutherland is a South African-born British artist based in Folkestone, UK. Since the late 1990s he has been creating predominantly nudes and portraiture done traditionally in oil, as well as sensitive, bold and atmospheric drawings done

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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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MATILDAZ

Get in touch: matildazmusic@hotmail.co.uk | Visit their website: soundcloud.com/matildazmusic MATILDAZ are a powerful musical duo of Blues-Rock with Matilda on vocals and the evocative guitar of Jackson. Now based on the Creative Quarter, the

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Matt James Healey

Matt James Healey is 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. 

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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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Nichola Rodgers

Nichola Rodgers is an installation artist and ceramics tutor whose practice explores the body, landscape, and the industrial environment. Nichola currently tutors ceramics at The Cube in Folkestone, tutors art privately, and advises small groups

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Nicholas Houghton

Nicholas Houghton is an artist based in Folkestone and London, England. He has previously lived and worked in Canada, Belgium and Portugal and exhibited in London, Berlin, Leuven, Gijon, Maastricht, Montreal, Toronto, and several other Canadian

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Ondrej Benes

Originally from Prague, Ondrej Benes moved his studio from London to Tontine Street in spring 2016. Work from the heart of Folkestone's Creative Quarter, he creates large-scale acrylic paintings building spaces occupied by figures.

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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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Rubiane Maia

Rubiane Maia is a Brazilian visual artist based between Folkestone, UK and Vitoria, Brazil. She completed a degree in Visual Arts and a Master degree in Institutional Psychology at Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Her artwork is

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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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Sarah Carpenter

Sarah Carpenter is an artist-researcher, graphic designer, and creative facilitator advocating for and working within the area of mental wellbeing having lived experience of mental illness. Her artistic process can be likened to cognitive behavioural

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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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Stellen Jewellery

Hate waste? Love design? Stellen Jewellery makes beautiful objects using waste materials. Explore their range of recycled accessories, designed to make you smile.

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Sue Bridge

Sue Bridge is an multi disciplinary visual artist with a long career spanning animation, design, illustration and painting. In 2016 she moved to Folkestone attracted to the lively cutting edge art and culture of the town. She now works in

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Terry Smith

Terry has only ever had one idea, but can’t remember what it was. Terry Smith is an artist from London, now based in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. Developing an impressive practice over forty years, Smith’s interests go beyond the making

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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

Tim Skinner’s practice is focused on paint and the exploration of the material. Fusing cultural imagery and motif with the material qualities of paint, Tim seeks to create a balance of the mimetic and physical possibilities of the medium on

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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 [

Folkestone based ]performance s p a c e [ cultivate performance art that critically & physically pushes the boundaries of body, time & space.

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