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 J

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Jane E Marsden Jem4art

My mixed media work utilises textiles, paper clay, eco-dying and printing and is influenced strongly by natural forms, mythology and storytelling. My artistic journey has seen me gather ideas like jewels since childhood, trying new ways of blending techniques to produce each unique piece. The materials are chosen for each subject: Textiles incorporate felted wool, appliqued fabrics and hand sewing; Paper clay creates images using multiple layers of washes, varnishes and painted detail; Plants and natural dyes are used in traditional ways to create eco printed and dyed fabrics, used in my textile pieces or as silk scarves

Venue: The Cottage, High Street Venue 35

Medium: Mixed Media Artist

Caroline Brogden - Contemporary Jewellery

Caroline Brogden is a jeweller working in precious metals; her work combines a number of elements with an emphasis on natural from. Using traditional silversmithing skills her main body of work looks at ways to mimic natural shapes and forms found in nature, to create small pieces of wearable art and sculpture. Her work involves a number of fold-form techniques first discovered by Charles Lewton-Brain which have them been developed further by the use of anticlastic raising and forging. Individual designs are often further elaborated by the use of added adornment such as gold accents and semi-precious stones.

Venue: Greystones, High Street Venue 10

Medium: Contemporary Jewellery

Tom & Rosamund Jordan

Tom and Rosamund Jordan are leading specialists in the Staithes Group of Artists, with over 40 years of experience. They will be exhibiting throughout the Festival in the Staithes Memorial Hall at the top of the village. They will be showing both original Staithes Group paintings and a selection limited edition prints, - some of the best work of the Staithes Group Artists - obtainable exclusively from themselves. Ros will also be giving a fascinating lecture on the Staithes Group of Artists at 2pm in the Memorial Hall, on each day of the Festival. Details of the Staithes Group and the individual artists together with images of the hundred original works in stock, can be seen on their website:

Venue: Memorial Hall, Cliff Road Venue 5

Medium: Staithes Group Paintings