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 G

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Sarah works from her Ramsgill studio in rural Nidderdale. She trained as a graphic designer but established herself as a painter 20 years ago. All her work has a common route in development, collecting sketches and photos on long walks in the dales and coast. Her paintings reflect her passion for nature and the outdoors, often with water as a theme. Sarah's professional practice developed into print a few years ago, including screen print, solar plates and drypoint. Her work is continuously changing but always with an emphasis on drawing. At the moment she is working on prints using multiple plates and techniques with a strong narrative.

Venue: Bethel, High Street Venue 7

Medium: Painter and Printmaker

Ian Bamforth Glass

Ian Bamforth Ian was born in Kingston Upon Hull in 1955. He has worked in a variety of jobs here and abroad. After enrolling on a "Hot Glass" evening class Ian moved to Brierley Hill in 2001 to study at the International Glass Centre. He has been based in the Midlands since and has exhibited widely in Great Britain and abroad. Ian specialises in producing hand blown glass pieces. Utilising both form and colour married with traditional techniques to explore transparency, translucence, reflection and refraction Ian's influences range from nature and the oceans flora and fauna to the cosmos.

Venue: The Rose Of England Cottage, High Street Venue 40

Medium: Glass Designer/Maker

Janet Fraser Stained Glass

Janet's interest in glass started as a hobby nine years ago. Over time she's honed her skills and developed her own style in design. She is passionate about her work and loves bringing old traditional windows back to life, as well as working with clients to create modern bespoke windows. Alongside this Janet makes smaller glass designs and works with the copper foil technique which enables her to make more detail pieces. She works in her garden studio in Sleights. The studio also doubles as a teaching space for Janet where you can book a workshop and learn the art of stained glass making for yourself.

Venue: Barrass House, Barrass Square Venue 52

Medium: Stained glass artist

Stuart Gray

Stuart Gray has worked in sketch books for many years and has found a novel way of displaying a snap shot from these pages behind glass. His more recent work is a further development of this sketch book idea by capturing the scene in a simplistic manner focusing the viewers attention to the very essence of the landscape.

Venue: Trig Point, Staithes Top, Venue 4

Medium: Landscape Artist

Staithes Youth Group

The volunteer led Staithes Youth Group will once again be fund raising with a selling exhibition of art and craft work to help fund the year's programme.

Venue: Trig Point, Staithes Top Venue 4

Medium: arts and crafts

Kathryn Guy

Working from home in a beautiful village near Richmond, Kathryn creates colourful and tactile pieces of textile jewellery, pictures, greetings cards & gifts - all inspired by nature. In order to share her passion for textiles and jewellery she runs a variety of workshops, inspiring people of all ages to explore their creativity. She loves to do her bit for the environment, so incorporates as many reusable items as she can into her work - aluminium drinks cans and leather scraps being her favourites. No two pieces are ever quite the same.

Venue: Hill Cottage, High Barrass Venue 50

Medium: Upcycled Textile Art