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 W

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Oliver J Westwood

I am a conceptual photographer and photo manipulator. I recreate my dreams, sometimes good sometimes bad and alter my memories using photography, manipulation and mixed media. The images I produce all have a powerful story behind them. Creating an alternate reality is often better than the truth.

Venue: 61 Staithes Lane

Medium: Conceptual Photography , Collage

Bridget Wilkinson

Bridget is a full time painter and mixed media artist living in Whitby. She is influenced by her local environment and the world around her, creating bold, colourful and energetic works, in her own unique style. She also creates 3D works in the form of Coastal Shadow Boxes using ceramics, driftwood and other found objects

Venue: Sunnydene, Barras Square

Medium: Mixed Media Artist

Tilly Wilkinson

Tilly employs both enamelling and silversmithing in the production of her art works and jewellery. Working from her studio on the Wirral she often incorporates images of the urban environment and the animals and birds that have made a home within it. Her most recent pieces take the form of free standing art works with detachable, wearable elements.

Venue: The Moorings, Mount Pleasant

Medium: Enamels and Jewellery

Diane Wright

I have an art degree in textile and surface pattern and studied at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds....after many years running my own furniture and home wares retail shops I have now returned to my artwork...I am continually drawn back to Staithes and I am greatly inspired by the boats and the coastline...these are currently dominating my latest set of paintings...I also paint portraits, but portraits with a difference, as I work as a Spirit Artist, this I studied under the tutollege of Alan Stuttle ...And so my work is diverse, as I have the commercial side to my work , and the specialist work that I do for my clients....

Venue: Felicity Cottage, Church St

Medium: Watercolour, acrylic and mixed media painting