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 R

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I create and design functional wearable silver jewellery taking inspiration from texures, universal symbols and our beautiful Yorkshire landscape. I also use local jet in my jewellery pieces and I am a member of Staithes Arts and Crafts Centre. I studied a silver jewellery techniques course in New Zealand and have been in business since 2006. I have a small creative studio in North Yorkshire.

Venue: Cinder Path Cottage, 77B High Street, Staithes TS13 5BH

Medium: Silver Jewellery Maker

Brian Ramsey

I am a professional artist working in Darlington. I mainly work in line and watercolour to capture the urban and historic landscapes of the North East and Yorkshire. My work is typified by the amount of white space I use in my compositions. I like to give the viewer the opportunity to engage with my work. I also work with linocut and drypoint to produce originals prints. I was a contestant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, reaching the semi-final in 2018. I regularly work local art groups with workshops and demonstrations.

Venue: Grimes Nook, High Barrass, Staithes, TS13 5DE

Medium: Watercolour and Printmaker

Jillian Riley

From a love of corvids and entomology an interest in mythology and folklore and a passion for things that are a little on the dark side, I have been inspired to created a collection of vessels with a twist. I take old Victorian poison, scientific and apothecary bottles and cast them in parian or porcelain clay. Some are decorated with oxides, lustres and my own illustrations and text and some vessels will become more sculptural with cascades of porcelain flowers, plants, birds or creatures.

Venue: Greystones Cottage , High Street, Staithes

Medium: Ceramics

Dave Royston

I am a largely self-taught printmaker, with most of my work being screen-printed. I work on paper and textiles, and also produce a range of handmade textile products including bags, cushions and lampshades, as well as some large-scale framed textile pieces. All of the textile products are handmade by me either at home, or in my studio. My work has a strongly graphic style, with an emphasis on colour and pattern. I enjoy exploring the ways in which photography can be adapted for screenprinting, as well as using other methods (paper stencils, hand-drawing) to produce a diverse range of works.

Venue: Sunday School, Chapel Yard, Staithes

Medium: Screen Printing