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 www.whitby-photography.com

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with M

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Marmaladerose

Fiona Gill creates textural wall art with wool fibres, which she fuses together using hot soapy water in a technique called wet felting. This technique combined with free-motion, machine embroidery creates works that are often mistaken for paintings. She works from home in Wensleydale and is inspired by her love of Britain’s beautiful countryside and wildlife. Being self taught Fiona has developed her own techniques and style which has lead to invitations to teach and exhibit as far afield as Australia and Hong Kong. Her work sells in UK galleries and online internationally.

Venue: Anchorlea, High Street

Medium: Felted Wool Art

Mike Marshall

I have been collecting fossils & Whitby Jet on the coast between Ravenscar & Boulby for as long as I can remember. Along with the fossils I have always collected Whitby jet from which I handcraft Items of quality jewellery and also prepare the jet as specimens to show its natural beauty as a fossil in its own right: fossilised Monkey puzzle tree. In recent years I have incorporated photography into my business, and as a keen amateur I have used the knowledge of the coast and surrounding areas which I have gained over many years to take images of the coast and what it has to offer in all weathers, from storms, sunsets, sunrises to natural phenomena such as the northern lights.

Venue: Newholme, High Street

Medium: Jewellery, Photographs

Gay Massender

Gay is a lampworker using a duel fuel propane and oxygen torch, she melts glass to create small sculptural objects and unique glass beads which she fashions into wearable jewellery. Her work is inspired by the landscape and characters that surround her. She has developed a method of encasing enamel powder within layers of molten glass to create depth and texture, using fine strands of glass to draw detail onto the surface of her work using the heat of the flame to capture miniature landscapes. Gay exhibits and teaches lampwork, both locally and internationally.

Venue: Lifeboat Cottage, Northside

Medium: Glass Jewellery

Guy Masterman

Guy Masterman works with metal/wire, wood and concrete - he is a Professor in Sport with a passion to create work that is focused on form and movement. This showing of his work is a forerunner to his latest project, ArtSchool, a gallery and study centre to open in Wensleydale in 2018/19. Works include sculptures for inside and out.

Venue: Pelican, High Street

Medium: Sculpture/Installation

James McGairy

James has been working as an artist in Guisborough, Northeast England, since 1991. James has used paint in response to this region’s visual splendour, paintings that celebrate our landscape. There is a certain northern light that is very subtle, James strives to convey this feeling through paint, to convey a sense of place. Work is collected internationally and has previously won prizes and was a contestant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015 and 2016.

Venue: Coppins, High Street

Medium: Painter.

Charlotte Morrison

Charlotte is a ceramicist from the Yorkshire Dales, who hand-building her individual ceramics. She uses porcelain & stoneware clays, to create both functional & decorative items, which are decorated using underglazes, oxides & various glazes. Her work reflects the past in some form; as she has a fascination in researching times past. Her most recent ceramics, through form and symbolic inspired decoration, echo ancient roads, places & the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.

Venue: Greystones, High Street

Medium: Ceramicist

Graham Mortimer

A year spent living in Rome as a post graduate student, Graham developed a fascination for all things Italian...buildings, landscapes, culture etc. Throughout his travels he has tried to record in pen, pencil and watercolour scenes and situations that have taken his interest and attention. Hopefully, they will appeal to you, especially those of Staithes.

Venue: Gun Gutter House, Gun Gutter, Staithes, TS13 5DD

Medium: Pen, pencil, watercolour