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 W

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Jo Walton

Jo’s work is abstract, inspired by horizons. From rust-prints on paper and plaster, recently combining rusted metal with painting, to painting seascapes on gold-metal leaf. Sizes from 25cm to 120cm. After many years of travelling Jo came back home to England and studied Fine Art at Bradford University. Her artwork reflects her childhood in Australia, and as a young woman - sailing oceans from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. She exhibits her artwork all year round from her studios Rogues Atelier in Franklins Yard off Fossgate and has been in York Open Studios consecutively for 5 years.

Venue: The Photographers House, 2 Brown's Terrace

Medium: Painting, Print-making, Textiles

Jacqueline Warrington

Jacqueline runs a long established business designing and making her own range of jewellery and silverware alongside specialist commission work in both gold and silver using precious and semi-precious stones.

Venue: Peenysteel Cottage, Boathouse Yard.

Medium: Jewellery and Silverware

Bridget Wilkinson

Bridget is a full time painter and mixed media artist. She lives on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park in the seaside town of Whitby. Living in the small fishing port of Whitby gives Bridget the ideas and inspirations for her paintings, creating bold, colourful works, in her own unique style. Bridget has a wonderful collection of beach finds that she is incorporating into little sculptures and Shadow Boxes. These are an extension of her paintings using mixed media, driftwood, clay and found objects. Bridget’s work is fast becoming collectable both locally and nationally.

Venue: Seacrest, Barrass Square

Medium: Painting & mixed media

Mad About Wool

I enjoy working in pure natural fibres especially wool, I learnt to knit in Denmark when I was four and it has been apart of my life that has always been there, picking it up when ever I have needed it. It helps me put life into perspective and order. I seek pre loved chairs and cover them in themed creative knitting, with some of the embellishments in hand made felt. Taking inspiration from my surroundings, whether that be nature, work or my imagination. Each chair has a story, and more stories could and have been created from them.

Venue: Ruby House

Medium: Creative knitting