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 H

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Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris’s screen prints celebrate the diversity of her surroundings, paying particular attention to the relationship between man-made and natural elements that are entwined into our landscapes. Working from her original pen drawings, each print is hand printed by the artist at her studio in West Yorkshire. Harris has developed an approach which creates contrast and depth alongside an often limited colour palette to evoke feelings which are both modernistic and nostalgic. Harris has had her work shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and had a solo exhibition in the Cellar Gallery at Cartwright Hall.

Venue: Greystones, Main Street

Medium: Screen Prints

John Harrison

A trained graphic designer,John uses an illustrative style with watercolour washes applied in varying degrees to focus the viewer’s eye. His favoured subject matter features built structures in the wider landscape, exploring the contrast between the man-made and the natural.Largely self-taught, he doesn’t consider himself a painter, but uses the unpredictable yet exciting medium of watercolour to highlght his drawings.

Venue: Broome Cottage, Mount Pleasant

Medium: Line&wash drawings

Alison Hemingway

Alison grew up in Yorkshire, regularly visiting the Whitby area with the friend who has kindly offered her cottage for the festival. Her home now is in Pembrokeshire where she paints and exhibits with several groups, specially enjoying "plein aire" painting and sketching. She is inspired by the coastal light and colours at home but also paints around the country on trips in the motor home she shares with her husband and springer spaniel.

Venue: 5 Cowbar Cottages

Medium: Expressionistic landscape paintings

Caroline Hudson

Caroline paints and works with clay, applying the same principle of building up layers and surface interest in both mediums. She is fascinated with light, colour and texture and is endlessly inspired by the moors and sea. Caroline is passionate about creating abstract atmospheric work in response to the environments she drawn to and is delighted to be returning to Staithes Festival of Art. She will exhibit her paintings alongside her ceramic vessels, tiles and fish.

Venue: Lahney Cottage High Barass

Medium: Paintings & Ceramics

Gail Hurst

Through observing, sketching and painting I respond to those elements that lift my spirits. I'm fortunate to live at Port Mulgrave where I can enjoy the amazing light over the sea, the Cleveland Way, my garden and also easily experience the delights of the N.Y.M.N.P. Working plein air is so rewarding for me as my re call using sketches is far more informative than endless photographs. Some of my work involves a spot of glueing and sticking on up cycled 3D forms.

Venue: Fishermans Cottage, Gun Gutter

Medium: Painter. 3D Collage