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 E

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Maureen Edgar

Maureen Edgar is an emerging artist living in the North Yorkshire Moors, who is renowned for her instinctive use of colour and style. She produces a wide range of unique, individualist paintings from her studio, using a variety of media, including acrylics, collage, pen and ink, oil, and watercolour. Maureen takes her inspiration from the rugged coasts of Northern England and Scotland, particularly the seaside towns she first visited as a child, such as Staithes. The results are often quirky, dynamic pieces, which bring a smile to people’s faces.

Venue: Potter's Snug, Beckside

Medium: Contemporary Art

Pete Edwards

Work ranges from lino prints to raku ceramics which are inspired by wildlife and their environment.Recent raku work is based on images from cave paintings; called Stoneage Stoneware.

Venue: Beaumont House, High Street

Medium: Mixed media

Liz Edwards

Experimental work using natural dyes on silk, cotton and wool, alongside hand-woven pieces.

Venue: Beaumont House, High Street

Medium: Hand-dyed Textiles

Matt Egginton-Metters

My creative path - Imaginative Elements and processes – arose from the challenges life has given me. I am limited in the jobs I can do because of my severe dyslexia. At 16 I wanted to be a bike mechanic, but my life changed when I had a road accident. My passion for engineering and welding has inspired my self-learning and led me to experiment with the materials and processes I use today. My initial idea for a piece can be the material, or to gain skill in a new style.

Venue: Gloxinia, 74 Staithes Lane

Medium: Practical metal culpture

Gill Elliott

Using a range of different media, I am currently revisiting the landscape, flora and fauna of the Yorkshire Wolds, close to where I live. Through walking, sketching and painting I aim to gain a sense of place, which I can then distill and translate into abstract form. Often choosing to study the overlooked, my work is often influenced by the Japanese concept of Wabi sabi.

Venue: High Winds Cottage, Chapel Yard

Medium: Mixed Media