Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-see event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend the doors of cottages in the village are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

The heritage of Staithes is celebrated through a programme of walks, talks, historic photographs, film shows, and a demonstration of how to make a lobster pot!

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 Garforth

I am a printmaker and painter based in Ramsgill in Upper Nidderdale. My work all stems from observations of nature, most sourced on long walks where I make drawings plein air and then expand on them back in the studio. My oil paintings are driven by mark making, light, atmosphere and season. I don’t use brushes and paint in impasto and sgraffito technique. My prints are mostly screenprint, but I also enjoy experimenting with solar plates and drypoint etching

Venue: Broome Cottage Mount Pleasant Staithes SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA TS13 5DG

Medium: Painting and Printmaking

Lou Gilmore-George

Intrigued and inspired by her surroundings, Lou’s work is random, and emotional. Bursting with innate organic form, its sculptural and poetic designs take on many a diverse range. Abstract, experimental and potentially dysfunctional, Lou uses an array of entangled processes within her work, creating unique and bold jewellery designs. Using traditional Gold-smithing techniques, Lou likes to let the material react and evolve organically, creating beautiful bespoke and one off pieces. Highly influenced by nature, texture and tone.

Venue: The cottage , Hight Street, Staithes

Medium: Traditional Silver/gold/tinsmith

Janet Fraser Stained Glass

Janet is inspired by her surroundings she lives in the idyllic village of Sleights. She loves repairing old broken windows as well as creating modern bespoke windows. Janet also works with copper foil technique to make smaller pieces. She runs workshops in both mediums from her garden studio.

Venue: Barrass House, Barras Square, Staithes

Medium: Stained Glass

Lesley Anne Greene

Lesley is a ceramic artist from Yorkshire who hand builds stylised, figurative sculptures in clay. Exhibiting and selling throughout the UK she has received awards from both her peers and arts and crafts organisations. Inspired by encounters at home and abroad her forms are expressive and reflect her personal observations and affection for the animal kingdom. Recent creations include a colourful range drawn from the East Yorkshire coast and Wolds including tale telling trees.

Venue: The Village Hall

Medium: Ceramic Sculpture

Di Guttridge

I am a regular visitor to Staithes, having owned a cottage there for over 25 years. It is both the subject of and inspiration for many of my paintings, which I exhibit in the Staithes Gallery. When out in the village and surrounding coast, I breathe it in. To breathe in is to inspire. I take this energy back into my studio, where I draw on memories of the sensory experience to produce multilayered and highly textured paintings using oils and cold wax.

Venue: Waverley House, High Street

Medium: Oil painting