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Art Gallery

Contemporary exhibition gallery at Lovelys

A continually changing collection of diverse artwork from Thanet and East Kent based professional artists.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

Breaking Ground / Light is Colour

A Solo Exhibition of new work by Anthony Giles

Saturday 24th February - Saturday 24th March

Private View / Meet the artist on Saturday 24th from 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Breaking Ground / Light is Colour . : A Solo Exhibition of new work by Anthony Giles

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Breaking Ground / Light is Colour is an exhibition of new work from the studio of internationally exhibiting landscape artist Anthony Giles. Anthony's new work shows a development in style and subject matter that is moving away from recognisable form and structure, and capturing just light, shadow and colour. The almost abstracted forms in his new work still hold the basic genre of traditional landscape painting but with increased perspicacity and depth of colour that holds the viewer and concentrates the eye to perceive the view that the artist captures. Anthony is the featured artist in the February issue of Kent Life magazine 2018.

Melanie Tong

An exhibition of original paintings

Saturday 3rd March - Saturday 24th March

Melanie Tong - An exhibition of original paintings

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Lovelys Annex Gallery presents an exhibition of original paintings by local abstract artist Melanie Tong. Melanie uses her own photographs of the East Kent Coastline as the starting point for her acrylic paintings. Paint is layered to produce a range of colours, found in the natural seascapes, that reveal themselves through the final surface. The paintings show an abstracted view from the photographs, occasionally including recognisable landmarks or forms of particular areas, but focusing on the forms that the tides and the coastal features create.

Hand Made

A textile, ceramic and jewellery exhibition

Saturday 7th April - Saturday 28th April

Hand Made - A textile, ceramic and jewellery exhibition

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Featuring a curated selection of textiles, ceramics and jewellery produced by artisans and crafters from Kent and the South East.

Including pieces by Judith Balchin, EJ Laven, Kath Love, Angela Malone, Claire Wakefield and Laurence Uttley.

Best in Show

Saturday 5th May - Saturday 26th May

Best In Show

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Join the fun in May for Best in Show, an exhibition of artwork here at Lovelys celebrating all things cat and dog!! Featuring the charming and popular limited edition prints by local artist Michael Goodson (pictured) and Lovelys' favourites Kim Haskins, Doug Hyde and Sam Toft, as well as the quirky paper mache sculptures by Kent artists Total Pap. Plus, many more!!

Seaside Rendezvous

A mixed media exhibition by Erica Sturla

Saturday 9th June - Saturday 30th June

Seaside Rendezvous - A mixed media exhibition by Erica Sturla

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Erica works in polymer clay and acrylics to create figurative, three dimensional scenes. She enjoys the humour, colour and movement that creating the figures in clay brings to her subjects and this contrasts with the more studied approach of the background painting. Inspirations are firmly rooted in everyday life and spring from a love of life lived beside the sea. The joy is in creating a painting that celebrates the familiar in a new way.

Trained in Fashion illustration/journalism and a member of the Association of Illustrators for many years, Erica also creates digital drawings. It’s a very different technique that uses layer upon layer of flat shape and colour to build vibrant and busy scenes. Current projects include a celebratory Rendezvous with some of the coastal towns that make up The Great British Seaside, taking in Margate and Broadstairs along the way!

A Lovely Day by the Sea

Saturday 1st July - Saturday 18th August

A Lovely Day by the Sea

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A Lovely Day by the Sea, an exhibition celebrating our British coastline will be be returning to the gallery in 2018. This popular summer show will once again bring together a mixture of original artwork, limited edition and open edition prints, ceramics and textiles based on our local seaside as well as other beautiful UK coastal areas. The exhibition will feature work by local and national artists such as Brian Bartlett, Anthony Giles ,Darren Lewis, Harriet Peachey, Sam Toft, Emily Stone plus many more to be announced!!

Open Art 2018

Saturday 1st September - Saturday 29th September

Open Art 2018

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Lovelys Gallery presents its annual Open Art exhibition. The exhibition, now in its 7th year, provides artist of all ages and abilities the opportunity to display their work to the public; for some it will be the first time! The exhibition features a range of original paintings, photography, ceramics, needlework, mixed media, print work and much more!

Look out for information on how to apply for this exhibition on our website and social media in the coming months!

The Lovelys Winter Market

Saturday 24th November - Saturday 29th December

The Lovelys Winter Market

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Join us at the end of the year for The Lovelys Winter Market. Come and feast your eyes on every festive delight and gift idea that the gallery has to offer. In the Winter Market you will find an array of beautifully crafted handmade gifts by local artisans and makers, as well as original paintings and limited edition prints. Shop locally this festive season and let us help you find those unique gifts for your friends and family. Mulled wine and mice pies will be served in the gallery each Saturday throughout.

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