Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

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

Festival 2024 is on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, with preview night 7pm-8.30pm Friday 13 September

Doors of cottages are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

Celebrating the history and heritage of Staithes with a programme of walks, talks, photographs, and film shows.

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

Glenn Kilpatrick www.whitby-photography.com

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with B

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Gail Barlow

Gail is a paper cut artist known for her 3D sliceform models. Her works stand as striking sculptures and also serve as subjects for her digital prints. Gail's artistry has featured in books and even showcased at a Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Infused with a passion for miniatures, Gail's creations vary in size, offering a diverse visual experience. Her collection now includes elegantly framed and freestanding pieces, charming miniature paper cuts and books, and captivating luminaires.

Venue: Village Hall

Medium: Paper cuts, Prints

Jacqui Barnes

Jacqui Barnes, aka. the quilt lady. Hello! I've been making quits and quilted items for 30 years and have loved every minute! My philosophy is to use every scrap of fabric - I don't like throwing fabric away! I make quilts, bags, keyrings and wall hangings, and as the pieces get smaller, the items get smaller until the tiny pieces become bunting on my handmade applique cards.

Venue: Staithes Museum

Medium: Applique and Quilting

Bayfolk

We are artisan makers from Bay specialising in hand crafted furniture, home textiles and ceramics inspired and crafted from our beautiful surroundings. We use natural materials in contemporary forms. Our work offers both form and function, beauty and benefit to the user.

Venue: Village Hall

Medium: Textiles furniture ceramics

Beehive Beauty

A beekeeper for over 20 years I promote the benefits of bee products by selling honey at local events and by giving talks. I make a range of face and body care products using honey, beeswax and natural ingredients. I also produce beeswax blocks, handmade soaps, solid shampoos and body scrubs.

Venue: Staithes Museum

Medium: Bee Products

Angela Bell

Angela originally studied surface pattern design at Manchester where colour, texture and experimentation with different mediums was encouraged. Her work continues to be an eclectic mix of colour and texture. She initially likes to create an interesting surface on which to work using a variety of media. Angela works intuitively allowing the work to evolve naturally. In more recent years she attended a funded residential course in freestyle machine embroidery. This has led her to translate some of her paintings into embroideries which gives the work another dimension. They are smaller condensed images, thus creating harmonious compositions of colour and thread.

Venue: Hillside Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Mixed Media Art

KV Artist Blacksmith

Katie Ventress- Artist Blacksmith. Hand forged and fabricated metal artwork and accessories for the home, garden and public. Situated on the Yorkshire Coast and inspired by the local flora, fauna and landscape, I create unique, bespoke commissions to last a life time. From large public sculptures, gates and garden furniture, to fire side tools and small gifts. I create every piece by hand from my workshop and home right here on the Yorkshire Coast.

Venue: Unit 2A, Station View, Hinderwell industrial estate, Hinderwell, TS135ER

Medium: Artist Blacksmith

Caroline Brogden

Caroline creates unique bold and bright jewellery from waste and recycled precious metals. Her current collection focuses on hand carving British Surfite (a waste product produced during the manufacture of surfboards). With an experimental material-led approach to Caroline’s latest work she seeks to create conversation around the ideas of sustainability and circular design. By hand carving and shaping the waste resin into beautiful coastal inspired shapes she draws the wearer and observer alike, away from thoughts of the material being disposable and superfluous, and towards the ideas of beauty and rarity within the colour formations of the Surfite.

Venue: Greystones, High Street

Medium: Contemporary coastal jewellery

Cath Brooke

My images focus on changing industrial landscapes and ways in which nature responds when large industrial structures are abandoned: shipyards, power-stations and steel furnaces etc. I often visit the same sites many times, documenting the changes taking place, exploring relationships between the industry that was and the nature that remains. I am fascinated by coastal industrial areas where large industrial structures, oil tankers and container vessels sit alongside areas of natural beauty and our nature reserves. I am also interested in new industry adjacent to old – wind turbines turning next to cooling towers.

Venue: 3 Beckside

Medium: Printmaking

Ian Burdall

I paint in oils and use charcoal and pastels. My subject matter is usually inspired by the east coast between The Humber and the Tees. I like to depict the more industrial scenery and the people that made it work.

Venue: Museum Apartment. Above the Staithes Museum.

Medium: Oils charcoal Pastels

Ian Burke

Painter printmaker that runs a gallery in Staithes

Venue: Sunday school in chapel yard

Medium: Printmaker and painter

Beyond The Byre

Husband and wife team, Beyond The Byre create handmade men's and ladies copper, enamel and mixed metal jewellery. Inspired by nature, landscapes and the seasons their collection includes rings, bangles, earrings, necklaces, brooches and pin badges. They use traditional methods to create their unique pieces, including hand forging, smelting and casting and wherever possible they incorporate recycled materials and utilise hand tools to make their work sustainable. Their studio is based in rural Northumberland, a constant source of inspiration and creativity, they are happy to discuss bespoke and commissioned pieces for anniversaries and special occasions.

Venue: The Village Hall, Cliff Rd, Staithes, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS13

Medium: Jewellery