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 E

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Janet Easton

Yorkshire born and Whitby bred, raised by the sea, it permeates everything I make-colours, textures, patterns derived from the coastal landscape. I’m interested in transitions, boundaries and liminal spaces. I'm inspired by natural forms, surface pattern, topology, communication, linguistics, micro/macro, neural networks, perception, colour, synaesthesia, astronomy and science. I’m just about to travel to Iceland and am sure to be inspired by the scenery. Originally a teacher, I am studying BA (Hons) Contemporary 3D Craft, Design and Media, enjoying exploring traditional and high tech materials and craft processes. I also curate and copywrite for galleries and exhibition spaces in York.

Venue: Kipper's Corner, High Street/35

Medium: Mixed Media Artist

Peter Edwards

Peter's work explores man's relationship with the natural world.He uses lino cuts, painting and raku pottery. Recent work has been influenced by Japanese man hole covers.

Venue: Beaumont House, High Street/24

Medium: Mixed Media

Liz Edwards

Experimenting with natural plant dyeing on fabrics at home led me to work with a Master of indigo in Japan where I experienced shibori methods first hand. My work shows the development and enjoyment of both practices.

Venue: Beaumont House, High Street/24

Medium: Textiles

Dorothy Ellin

I have exhibited in venues Bolton, Rochdale , Manchester and Sheffield . I work in ceramics, textiles and print and am a member of Hot Bed Press and Neoartists

Venue: Coastguard House, High Street/28

Medium: Mixed Media, Ceramics, Textiles, Print

Gillian Elliott

I have always sought to find significance in the small things, perhaps an overlooked object or place, or even the expression on a face. I find fascination in the everyday, and through the medium of paint, pastels and collage, attempt to interpret these observations. I have recently returned to drawing from nature and find my work has become more restful as I have become increasingly influenced by my love of Japanese art.

Venue: Penny Nab, Church Street/87

Medium: Mixed Media