East Kent artists draw in the crowds....17 December 2002

Contributed by localrags on Dec 17, 2002 - 09:33 AM

A showcase exhibition of 50 East Kent artists is drawing in the visitors at Dover Museum - with exhibits including oil and watercolour paintings, driftwood sculpture and furniture, decorative ironwork, pottery and embroidery, and calligraphy and illustrations.

Exhibitors include some of the best-known local artists, including potters Val Snow and John Gooding, and painters Clive Metcalf and Eric Buckman. Some of the more unusual work includes the driftwood furniture of Terry Warren and wall-hangings by Gabriella Brigo-Cowling.

A large section of the gallery is devoted to the work of the Cinque Port Scribes, a group of calligraphers and illustrators from all over South East England, who celebrate their 10th anniversary this year and whose work includes not just calligraphy on paper but also letter carving on wood and stone.

Mark Frost, Senior Assistant Curator, said: “The standard of work is superb and the exhibition is already drawing in visitors. Many of the pieces are for sale and are well worth a visit for anyone looking for the more unusual Christmas presents!�

The Arts and Scribes exhibition opened on November 23 and runs until March 2. Entry to Dover Museum is free for Dover District residents upon providing proof of residence.

For more information please contact Dover Museum on (01304) 201066.