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

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with D

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Ellie Davison-Archer

Ellie Davison-Archer is a 24 year old fine art graduate from the North East, working from her studio based at The Old Bath House, Broomhill. Ellie’s practice is an extension of her passion for collecting objects of natural form. Inspired by findings from the Northumberland coastline/countryside, Ellie produces meticulous observational drawings that are later developed into screen printed textiles and products to bring the outdoors into the home. Focusing on the flora, fauna and detritus of her surroundings, her drawings and prints highlight the intricacy of the natural world, creating charming nature-inspired designs to flourish within interiors.

Venue: Trig Point, Staithes Lane

Medium: Screen Printed Textiles

Simon Dawson

Keen observation and drawing are the starting point for my work. I work in a variety of media but primarily oils. My commissioned portraits and other work hang in many private collections. My artist wife and I teach painting and drawing in our studio.

Venue: 35 Staithes Lane

Medium: Painting

Angela Dawson

I work in a variety of media but primarily oils. Most of my past exhibitions have been of figurative work, but my recent work is non representational. It explores geometric and natural patterns and letterforms in collage, printing and oils, responding to world events and my surroundings. My husband and I have held painting and drawing classes at our studio for many years.

Venue: 35 Staithes Lane

Medium: Painting

Fanello Design

Hello. My name is Sally-jo and I run Fanello Design. I create beautiful pieces of wearable art using glass and fire. I love to use wire in my work and often finish pieces with hand crafted components such as clasps. My range includes big-hole charm beads which I core with copper, brass and aluminium. These fit the majority of the charm bracelets on the market. As well as charm Beads I offer necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings. Each piece giving the wearer a unique one of a kind keepsake.

Venue: Trig Point, Staithes Lane [6]

Medium: Lampwork Glass Jewellery


John Dockray’s paintings reflect his travels aswell as the Yorkshire countryside close to his home in Wilsden, near Haworth. Attended Shrewsbury school of Art, then Bradford regional college of art. Later studied Fine Art at Hull college of art . John has exhibited at Ferrens Art gallery Hull and Cartwright Hall Bradford, and of course at Staithes, 2 of the last 3 years.

Venue: The Cottage, High St

Medium: Oils, Watercolours, Acrylics

Nick Dudding

After years of working as an advertising creative in London I relocated to North Yorkshire to ‘live the dream’ and pursue a career as an artist. I started drawing about five years ago in soft pastels and most of my work thus far has been commissioned portraits with the odd exception.

Venue: Kindly Light Cottage, Slip Top

Medium: Pastels