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 B

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Vic Bamforth

Vic’s uniquely illustrated pieces usually involve themes relating to memory, place and storytelling. Whether invoking memories of the streets and fishing fleets of his own hometown of Hull, or illuminating corners of the history of his now local parish of Dudley, or exploring the subject of a significant commission, he depicts subjects with honesty, humour and enthusiasm. He can spend weeks on a single piece, preparing developmental drawings, hand painting them in his studio. The pieces are blown in the "hot shop," blowing studio, located in the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge. His work is held in many private and public collections worldwide including the Corning Museum of Glass, New York,

Venue: Rose of England, High Street

Medium: Handpainted Blown Glass

Alison Brayshaw

My work is a collection of enamel and silver jewellery and a series of hand thrown porcelain. My pieces focus on simplicity of form and colour. I am inspired by the landscape, both of my home in the Yorkshire Wolds and travels to Southern Africa. The firing processes of both methods of making are an indicative part of my inspiration, in that they contrast but create a similar colour palette.

Venue: Roxby Cottage, High Street

Medium: Enamel Jewellery/Porcelain Ceramics

Heather Burton

Award winning landscape and figurative artist specialising in acrylic palette knife work

Venue: Hillside, High Barrass

Medium: Palette knife painter