Fine art flourishing at Coastival

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Scarborough’s art galleries and other imaginative venues are gearing up as artists prepare to show their work during Coastival.

Artists working with paint, glass, textiles, paper, print and poetry will all exhibit during Coastival, from 12th to 14th February.

  • In terms of one-off events, ‘Safecracker’ at the Old Parcels Office in the railway station car park will see artist and maker Claire create beauty from mundane objects from 12 noon to 3pm on Saturday 13th.
  • Then on Sunday at 11am artist Kane Cunningham will be talking about his work at the Phoenix court Hotel on Queen’s Parade.
  • ‘The Prison Project’ – one of four new commissions for Coastival – will see a display of drawings inspired by the building, on show at the old Dean Road Prison, from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th February.
  • ‘Endurance and Survival’ at the Art Gallery on The Crescent over the same period, explores what it takes to survive extreme conditions.
  • ‘Sea and Stone’ at the Grejckik Gallery on Hanover Road sees artist Tina Mammoser put abstract paintings of the Scarborough coast side-by-side with geological drawings, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Four artists, Joy Green, Trish Shaw, Caroline Thompson and Gillian Elliott work together to explore the coast and moorland for ‘A Point of View’ at the Hanover Studios on Hanover Road during Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • In the Crypt at the Church of St Martin on the Hill on Craven Street sees Alan Davis working with stained, fused and mirrored glass and Vivien Mousdell working with light, to explore the Hans Christian Anderson story ‘The Snow Queen’ during Saturday and Sunday.
  • Angela Chalmers uses a Victorian printing process to explore the concept of ‘Floral Poetry’ in the main church at St Martin on the Hill from 10am to 5pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Samantha Bond promises layered, textured paintings depicting some of the lesser documented areas of the North East Coast at the Stephen Joseph Theatre during the Saturday and Sunday.
  • There’s a two-day course in etching and aquatint printing at Byways, Low Street, Scalby from 9.30am to 6pm on both days. This is for over 18s only and there is a fee for this course.
  • There’s a full programme of exhibitions and workshops on offer at the Old Parcels Office, at the railway station car park when ‘No Label at the Parcel Office’ is held across all three days. 
  • Activities include a 3D workshop from 12.30 to 3pm on the Friday, a painting workshop on Friday from 12.30 to 3pm and a printmaking workshop from 12.30 to 3pm on the Sunday.  There will also be an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artists who have engaged with Arttherapy Yorkshire.
  • Also at the Old Parcels Office, across all three days, there will be ‘Transterminus’, an exhibition by students from Yorkshire Coast College reusing packaging materials to explore themes of transport and travel.
  • The Lupin Café on Ramshill Road is the venue for ‘A Yorkshire Coast Journey’, an exhibition in words and pictures by Ruth Collett, during Friday and Saturday. 
  • The Black Cat Studio, on Beck Lane, Cloughton, is hosting an open studio from 2 to 4pm on all three days, exhibiting textiles including felted wall-hangings and small prints and crafts, inspired by the moors and extreme weather conditions.
  • Three artists will be hosting open studio sessions at Woodend on The Crescent, during Saturday and Sunday. These will be Sally Gatie (painting), Eileen Heaton (painting) and Lindsey Tyson (felt making).
  • Also across Saturday and Sunday, The Rotunda Museum will be holding free open days from 10am to 5pm.

    Director Wendy Holroyd said: “Once again, local, regional and national artists have risen to the Coastival challenge and come up with a stunning series of exhibitions and workshops to provide a wonderful backdrop to the festival.

    “We are really grateful to all of them for coming up with imaginative and thought-provoking work for Coastival and we hope visitors will take the time to visit as many of them as they can fit in during the weekend – it will be well worth it!”

    Full details of all the exhibitions and other events are in the Coastival 2016 programme which is available from Woodend, Scarborough Spa, The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Mojo’s, the YMCA, The Street, the Rotunda, Scarborough Library, the Art Gallery and a host of other cafes, shops and galleries.

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