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 K

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Bridget Bernadette Karn

Bridget Bernadette Karn is a self taught textile artist, who uses wool like paint to create figurative images. She learnt the basics of felting at her craft club in 2010 and saw the potential for picture making. By 2014 Bridget’s passion for felt picture making had grown into a business. She has exhibited throughout England, including in the RA Summer Exhibition 2016 and been a finalist in York Culture Awards 2017 for Best Visual Artist. As a member of York Textile Artists she is on a mission to promote textile art to a wider audience.

Venue: Benjamin’s Cottage - 15 Staithes Lane

Medium: Textile Artist

Mick Kirkby-geddes

I use junk metal in my work because i enjoy working with the interesting shapes and like to change them into new objects. I feel compelled to re-use junk metal and give it a new lease of life. It’s like a personal mission not to see anything go to waste. Mixed together with new metal these discarded objects live again as parts of sculptural animals, people, robots, vehicles, in fact anything really. I make sculpture for indoors and outdoors, i work on private commissions as well as large public art pieces, exhibit in galleries and regularly work in schools’.

Venue: Roraima House, 40 Staithes Lane

Medium: Metal sculpture