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Kent's
Oldest
Art Gallery

Contemporary exhibition gallery at Lovelys

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

2017 Exhibitions

A Lovely Day by the Sea

Sat 1st July - Sat 29th July

A Lovely Day by the Sea

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An exhibition celebrating the seaside and our Kent coastline. Includes original paintings, limited edition prints, ceramics, sculptures and textiles. Featuring acclaimed local and international artists such as Brian Bartlett, Anthony Giles, Darren Lewis, Harriet Peachey, Erica Sturla, Emily Stone and Melanie Tong. Plus many more artworks inspired by our local seaside heritage!

Putting YOU in the Picture: An exhibition by Peter Livesey

Sat 5th Aug - Sat 19th Aug

Putting YOU in the Picture: An exhibition by Peter Livesey

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Lovelys Annex Gallery presents an exhibition by watercolour artist Peter Livesey. Peter is a Canterbury artist, having retired from thirty years as a family doctor. Being a narrative water colourist he invites you, the viewer, to compose your own stories from his townscapes and the people in them. Canterbury Cathedral commissioned him to design all the images for its 2012, 2014 & 2018 Calendars. He has also exhibited at the RWS, the RI and Chelsea Town Hall and his works, originals and prints are in collections all over the world.

Open Art 2017

Sat 26th Aug - Sat 16th Sept

Open Art 2017

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Lovelys Gallery presents it's annual Open Art exhibition. The exhibition, now in its 6th 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 and print work.

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

Colour for All Seasons: An exhibition of original paintings by John Haskins

Sat 7th Oct - Sat 21st Oct

Colour for All Seasons: An exhibition of original paintings by John Haskins

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Lovelys' Annex Gallery presents Colour for All Seasons, a new exhibition of original paintings by much loved artist John Haskins. Working today from his studio at his home in the heart of the English countryside, John's paintings reflect all the atmosphere and colour of his surroundings. His life long attention to detail lends an authenticity to the rural scenes he depicts. The popularity of his work in recent years has led to John enjoying successful exhibitions and one man shows in London and Los Angeles. His paintings are to be found in many private collections and major galleries at home and overseas.

Beauty and the Copper Beasts

Sat 21st Oct - Sat 4th Nov

Beauty and the Copper Beasts by Emily Stone

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This autumn Lovelys Gallery presents Beauty and the Copper Beasts, an exhibition of copper sculptures by the celebrated and much loved Kent artist Emily Stone. Following on from her hugely popular and successful 2015 exhibition at the gallery, Emily will once again transform the space into a magical and wondrous world of copper beasts in all shapes, colours & sizes. This is an exhibition not to be missed!

The Lovelys Winter Exhibition

Sat 25th Nov - Sat 30th Dec

The Lovelys Winter Exhibition

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Lovelys Gallery presents its annual Winter Exhibition. The exhibition features original paintings, limited edition prints, ceramics, sculptures, textiles and wood turnings. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served each Saturday throughout the festive period. Visitors will also have the chance to buy a range of handmade and unique gifts made by local and national artists.

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