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

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with C

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Tricia Callaghan

Tricia moved to Hunmanby from West Yorkshire just over two years ago.Now settled and happily painting with the Filey Art Group which is very friendly. She mostly works in water colour, but really enjoys experimenting with acrylics and inks - never painting the same subjects. The different mediums are always a challenge. Tricia exhibits regularly up and down the East Coast.

Venue: Roraima House 40 Staithes Lane Staithes

Medium: Painting

Jane Carpenter

Jane’s art is inspired by the landscape surrounding her North Yorkshire home

Venue: St Peter’s Arts and Craft Centre

Medium: Papercuts, Seaglass Jewellery

Bryony Caswell

I communicate my passion for the natural world through watery mediums. In my practice I use a mixture of mediums, combining traditional watercolour approaches with more contemporary experimentation. I seek to let the organic movements of the watery mediums drive my creations, and I love to embed visual and tactile textures within them. I seek to draw out the subtle, sometimes hidden beauty found in nature. I am an enthusiastic marine biologist, palaeontologist and artist who is inspired by the complexities and beauty of life in the ancient and present-day oceans. I hope to unravel and translate the stories they hold.

Venue: Eastview, High Street, Staithes, TS13 5BQ

Medium: Watercolour, mixed media

Nick Claiden

Nick lives and works in Leeds. She educated at Dartington Hall School, Devon, then a degree in Social Administration and Politics at the University of Bristol. She works in stained glass and paintings and collage. Her glass sculptures are colourful and intricately painted and engraved, referencing Menhirs Her paintings have changed a lot in the last three years influenced by Lockdown, her husband having a stroke and her being diagnosed with breast cancer. Becoming increasingly abstract, inspired by how maps and the manmade landscape interact with the natural environment. She is a member of Roundhay Artists and Chapel Allerton Artists.

Venue: Wavecrest, Seaton Garth

Medium: Stained Glass, Paintings.

Judith Clarke

Using fabric, thread and paint, my work is based on the sea, coast and moor. Inspired by folklore and besotted by a seagull called Gulliver.

Venue: St Peter’s Arts and Craft Centre , Church St, Staithes

Medium: Textile

Staithes Candle Co

Staithes candle Co produces high quality aromatherapy candles with pure essential oils blended with coconut and rapeseed wax and unbleached cotton/linen interwoven wick, everything is manufactured in my Fishermans store here in Staithes and lovingly hand made by myself

Venue: Fishermans store beckside staithes TS13 5Bu

Medium: Aromatherapy candles

Carolyn Coles

Painting atmospheric, impressionistic and abstract seascapes, Carolyn paints mostly on stretched canvasses using acrylics.

Venue: Kindly Light, Wesleyan Chapel, Chapel Yard, Staithes, TS13 5BS

Medium: Seascape painter

Eliza Conway

I make rag rugs from vintage pure wool blankets and yarn using different traditional techniques. I buy old rug tools to use and sell together with vintage rugs and other textile related treasures. I also enjoy making smaller items such as cushions and knitted decorations. Throughout the festival I shall be demonstrating making a rug and selling yarns, materials and tools. Several of my designs are inspired by being by the sea. I am a longstanding member of the Staithes Arts and Crafts group..

Venue: Sealey Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Textiles, Rag Rugs

Sarah J Cooper

Brave and bold; sea and land scapes created in oil. Capturing nature’s elements, its extremes of light and dark, its stillness and ferocity. Sarah’s artworks are created through a series of sketches (en plain air), notes and photographs, but mostly through the continual observation of her surroundings and experiences. Works are then created from these memories back in the studio. Working predominantly with oils applying the paint with palette knives, brushes and her hands Sarah creates layers and textures, to give a sense of movement. Keeping her work evolving with experimental techniques and the use of other mixed medias.

Venue: Seacrest Cottage 3 Barrass Square

Medium: Oil Paintings

Lighthouse Crafts

Lighthouse Crafts selects local hardwoods which are then turned on a wood lathe. The range includes bowls, pens, bottle openers and stoppers. Also a range of crafters items including a quick unpick, bradawl and interchangeable crochet hooks, all with balanced handles which make them easy to use.

Venue: Staithes Museum

Medium: Wood Turning

Bean Creative

Living and crafting from her garden hut, right on the North East coast of England, Geraldine Pattinsons handmade jewellery combines 100% recycled Sterling silver with the warmth of recycled copper. She is continually drawn to nature and inspired by its textures, imperfections and asymmetry. By melting, texturising and recycling every scrap, she is able to produce unique, tactile pieces. She takes commissions and teaches workshops in silver smithing.

Venue: Ling Cottage, Beckstones Yard (Chapel Yard) High St Staithes TS13 5BH

Medium: Jewellery Artist

Art, Steve Crisp

My original background is Architecture and I have always been a frustrated artist. I spent many an absent school day sitting on the beach drawing all day until is was time to go home for tea. When I finally managed to retire from work it gave me the chance to rekindle my desire to become an artist once more. I have a vivid imagination and many of my art pieces show this and are often referred to as whimsical art, but equally I like to draw realistic art such as wildlife. I produce both line art using ink and watercolours.

Venue: Coble Cottage, High Street

Medium: Lineart and Watercolour