Heather Defferary returns to the gallery for her second solo show.
Bringing her usual wealth of colour and form, Heather will be exhibiting some new pieces created during lockdown alongside some older work inspired by her time in France. Landscapes and trees always feature in her work and it promises to be a powerful show filled with autumnal tones.
Fire and Frost
8 December – 24 December 2020
New Kent Art Gallery & Studio would like to announce their Fire & Frost exhibition opens on December 8th - an annual pre-Christmas celebration of art, with all our favourite artists and makers.
Artists from across Kent join together to bring some festive cheer to the gallery at the end of what has been a very difficult year. It is a well known fact that art is extremely beneficial to peoples' well-being and mental health. This year, the gallery will be showing virtual tours of the exhibition on their website and social media pages. Following previous lockdowns, it is now part of our regular exhibition schedule to feature videos, tours and updates online for anyone who is isolating or having to quarantine.
You can also buy work direct from their website or message the gallery to arrange delivery or a click and collect service. There will be stunning pieces by Anthony Giles, Carl Scarlett, Sue Fields, Darren Lewis, Emily Tull, Karen H-King, Sarah Stokes, Julie Tucker-Williams and many more.
''It is so important for us to continue to support and champion local artists and makers who have found 2020 to be exceptionally challenging, with many of the normal art fairs and exhibitions having to close. We would like to thank all the wonderful people who have continued to enjoy our shows and embrace the virtual world of art, as well as buy direct and commission pieces. Supporting your local businesses and creative talent is absolutely vital during these times.
Fire & Frost is the perfect exhibition to find something unique and beautiful and hand crafted for Christmas, bringing together work in glass, ceramic, paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and jewellery. Kent made work by Kent based artists from all creative fields is what we love to exhibit and feel blessed to be surrounded by such amazing talent.''
27 October – 8 November 2020
GILDED HORIZONS & RESPONSE TO LOCKDOWN
This is an exhibition further exploring my love of metal leaf but it is also a reflection of how my artistic response changed during lockdown.
At the beginning of the year I was creating paintings of beautiful gilded horizons above multi coloured seas. However as Covid approached, the gilded horizons became emotionally obscured and panic superseded my creativity.
A few months into lockdown my creative energy returned and I had a vision of my artistic response to lockdown - my seas minus the gilded skies, but with gilded images of freedom, the freedom we were so badly missing. The ‘Flights of Freedom’ series was born.
It was only later that I realised that nearly all my symbols of freedom were animals. A testament to how the natural world began so miraculously to recover whilst all us unhelpful humans were locked away.
Francesca has been painting for over thirty years. She is passionate about colour, its symbolism and our emotional response to it. She lives in Deal, has a degree in art history and is a trained metaphysical counsellor. She has taught courses in art history and is the creator of The Colour Potential Oracle Card Deck.
Affordable Art £200 and Under
9 November – 22 November 2020
A collaborative exhibition on the run up to Xmas will bring together a variety of new work that would be perfect for that special gift for someone special or for yourself!
Featuring Carl Scarlett, Eve Stickler, Paul Gadenne and many more