Pantiles Pop-up Continues

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Old Chestnut, Claire Longley

Following two successful weeks showing local artists at a vacant shop in the Pantiles, we have extended to a third week.  A slightly different selection of work: wall, three-dimensional and even wearable art are on offer.

I returned with my pottery today and I feel truly privileged to show amongst such high quality work in textiles, glass, ceramic, print, acrylic, oil.  I don’t wear any jewellery, but even so I spent the afternoon looking at Andy Young’s fascinating settings of stones and minerals.  There really is something for every taste.  Here is the full list of artists currently showing:


Ceramics by Mike Evans

Christine Highland
Anne Molineux
Hildegard Pax
Julie Taylor
Sue Batt
Kate Hasted
Hilary Shields
Claire Longley
Sarah de Mattos
Claire Palastanga
Joanna Plachcinska
Irene Swain
Biddy Hobbs
Fae Cameron
Mike Evans
Andy Young



Glass, Hilary Shields

Many people have come in congratulating us on the quality of the work and saying how wonderful it would be if there was a permanent shop offering this kind of work.  Sadly the economics means that we couldn’t afford to pay staff, and working out a rota between us, each with our busy lives has been one of the challenges.  So take the opportunity whilst it’s there and visit before Sunday 13th Dec.

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Christmas Pop-Up in the Pantiles

Members of ArtSpring are showing work at the Christmas Pop-Up of ArtSpring at
13, The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. Pop in to see us, open until Sunday 6th of December.

Artists exhibiting work are
Week 1    24 November – 29 November:
Andy Young
Anne Molineux
Biddy Hobbs
Carole Robson
Claire Palastanga

Christine Highland
Colin Anderson
Elaine Thompson
Hildegard Pax
Irene Swain
Julie S Taylor
Joanna Plachcinska
Kate Hasted
Lucy Prescott
Martin Ingham
Mike Evans

Find more details on the ArtSpring facebook page

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Busy, Busy, Busy. Art Spring Show – 1 Minute Preview Night

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ArtSpring in full swing

The ArtSpring 2015 exhibition is now in full swing, and will be running for another three days, open daily from 10-5 until Tuesday 7 April.

Here are a few impressions of the show, including some images of our very busy Private View night.

If you haven’t been able to come and see us, you still have a chance to do so over the next few days to enjoy the rich and diverse mix of artworks, glass, ceramics and jewellery.



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Setting up ArtSpring 2015


The mayhem of getting 12 people and their artwork all in one place and shouting ‘Go!’  Each time we have done this there has been a moment of panic, a gripping fear that it won’t work, that there will be a fight, that it will all end in disaster.  Then somehow everyone just pulls together and gets on with it and an amazing exhibition emerges.

Hopefully see you at the private view tonight.

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ArtSpring in the press

The latest edition of the Kudos Live Local Love Local magazine features our exhibition in their event artspring15-kudossection.
Not long now before it’s time to start setting things up in the Tunnel Gallery!

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The Art Spring Show is on Facebook

The Art Spring Show is now on Facebook

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ArtSpring returns to Tonbridge

The March edition of the West Kent Index magazine is out now with a very good feature about our upcoming exhibition. Less than four weeks to go now until the show opens.

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Preparations for ArtSpring 2015

Preparations are underway for the next Tonbridge Creative ArtSpring exhibition at the Tunnel Gallery. There’ll be some new artists joining in as well as some returning after a ‘Year Out’. Check out the flyer below.

Only 5 weeks and counting…

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ArtSpring 2015 is announced


Yes!  We are doing it all again!  Next Easter-time there will be an exciting exhibition of local artists at the Tunnel Gallery.  Some new faces, some regulars and some returning.  Subscribe to this blog (use the “Follow” button in the right column”) to receive further updates as more details become available.

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