Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with B

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Vic Bamforth

Vic’s uniquely illustrated pieces usually involve themes relating to memory, place and storytelling. Whether invoking memories of the streets and fishing fleets of his own hometown of Hull, or illuminating corners of the history of his now local parish of Dudley, or exploring the subject of a significant commission, he depicts subjects with honesty, humour and enthusiasm. He can spend weeks on a single piece, preparing developmental drawings and hand painting them in his studio. The pieces are blown in the "hot shop," blowing studio, located in Stourbridge. His work is held in many private and public collections worldwide.

Venue: Balmoral Apartment, Church Street

Medium: Handpainted Blown Glass

Janet Barker

I am a textile artist and my work is primarily concerned with the natural world that we see in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside that surrounds us.I am a "fabric magpie" and rarely buy fabric, preferring to use the hoard that I have collected over the years, especially the scraps that would appear to be too small to be useful! The colours and textures of fabrics are often the starting point for a piece of work which are then combined with paint, embellishments and hand and machine embroidery.Experimenting is a fundamental part of my practice as an artist and my work is constantly evolving as I try new techniques and materials in order to capture the beauty of the world we live in using fabric and stitch

Venue: Confidence Cottage, High Street

Medium: Textile artist

Linda Brill

Originally from Wales, I have lived and worked in Yorkshire since 1984. My work is in private collections throughout Britain.

Venue: Bellebeck Cottage, Beckside

Medium: Painting

Ann Bristow

i am a self taught artist, inspired to produce rather quirky and different paintings of our beautiful Yorkshire coast. Through my use of vibrant colour and a rather contorted view of the world, I hope to produce works that are fun to view and capture the atmosphere of a happy seaside holiday.

Venue: Roraima, 40 Staithes Lane

Medium: painting in acrylic

Caroline Brogden

Caroline Brogden is the designer-maker behind SeaBreeze Designs. She is a jeweller working in Sterling Silver and Gold but also incorporates precious stones, pearls and sea glass. She uses the British coastline as her main inspiration and replicates the patterns and forms found in nature into metal. Her aim is to create interesting tactile pieces that will encourage you to reminisce over hazy days at the seaside. Caroline combines traditional silversmithing techniques including hand forging, fold-forming and stone setting with a contemporary perspective.

Venue: Greystones, High Street

Medium: Jewellery designer-maker

Helen Burrell

Helen studied for BA (Hons) Animation at Surrey Institute of Art and Design. She is a keen illustrator and doodles on everything! Helen currently works as a digital designer for a leading UK company in Berkshire where she produces graphics, video and animation but still prefers traditional creative processes of sketching and painting. She is currently working on her own illustrated children's picture book.

Venue: Pilgrim Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Illustration and Graphic Design