Art In The Dockyard Exhibition – February to March 2011 – Chatham

Creative and Art Events

Some of the best creative talent from Kent will be exhibited during February and March in No. 1 Smithery: The Gallery – a new contemporary exhibition space of the highest standard, designed to attract national and international touring exhibitions to the region for the first time.

Paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks are all represented in this inspiring and diverse art exhibition. Works of art from a number of extremely established artists from the region are on show, some of whom have exhibited both nationally and internationally. These include Stephen Turner, plus Marissa Mardon, Fiona Watt and Jane Pitt from the NUCLEUS Arts Centre (formerly the New Art Centre) the largest artist’s studio complex in North Kent. Also taking part in the exhibition is Natasha Sexton, Editor of Creatabot, with her bag made with Rope from the dockyards Ropery.

No. 1 Smithery: The Gallery – which opened in July – has already hosted the acclaimed Sir Stanley Spencer exhibition “Resonance and Renewal: Shipbuilding on the Clyde”. An inspired piece of programming ensues as the next exhibition will be produced by the best artists in Kent and Medway with works also inspired by a dockyard. The Art in the Dockyard competition – which will be judged on 15 February – hopes to find outstanding and inspirational artists who capture the spirit and extraordinary character of The Historic Dockyard site in the following categories: landscape, figurative, abstract, photographic, sculptural/ceramic, and mixed media (including textiles).

The exhibition had 170 artists from Kent register but only 88 were chosen to exhibit their work!

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