Adrian Lovis is concerned with the body: the body and self/and mind; what one chooses to do with one’s body; much more the corporeal, present body than the symbolic body; the body as object – the body as object as agent to art making; the body in light, in vision [...]

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Áine Belton originates from County Meath, Ireland. She has been living and working as an artist in Canterbury since September 2011. Áine has completed her M.A. in Fine Art in UCA Canterbury in 2012. She received her B.A. in Fine Art in the Visual Arts Practice from I.A.D.T., in Dublin [...]

Alice Bryant is a freelance writer and marketing assistant based in Canterbury, Kent. She studied English and American literature at the University of Kent and attended a year abroad at Purdue University, where she was awarded a Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Intern Scholarship.  While studying, Alice wrote voraciously and was [...]

Ally was born in Kent and teaches full time. She came back to the area because of the sea. She has a passion to encourage young children to craft and enjoy all visual arts. She has a passion for bunting and all different art forms, just wishing there were more [...]

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“A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.”   Spike Milligan Alma Tischlerwood lives and works in London. Her practice is abstract painting including video, photography and Foreign Investment, the international art collective, based and founded in the UK. Our work intends to raise awareness for the conditions we [...]

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Amanda Davis is an artist-teacher whose passion lies within nature and its use as a subject within art education. Exploring themes of organic matter, leaning towards natural history and science, she has a keen interest in the philosophy of Wabi-sabi and creating symmetrical imagery using objects that may be deemed [...]


Amanda Jayne is a writer, speaker, Jikiden Reiki Senior Teacher and Heart Circle Facilitator. She first worked in Mental Health in the UK but a desire to explore other countries and cultures led her to spend much of her life living and working in different countries.  She worked in an [...]

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Amanda Thesiger trained in painting at Maidstone Art College, the Royal Academy Schools and as a scholar at the British School at Rome.  She works in mixed media and is involved in many projects as an arts educator. Thesiger’s work is rooted in natural history, and she combines a process-led [...]

Having the dubious honour of being born and raised in one of Britain’s Victorian Fortresses, you could say that Forts have always been in my blood. I have been a volunteer for Dover’s Western Heights Preservation Society for several years, and have recently constructed a detailed scale model of the Drop Redoubt [...]

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Anna-Marya is currently based in Dover.  She has an MA in Theory and Practice of Transnational Art from Camberwell, and likes to draw, perform, take pictures, use textiles and sometimes make art.  She has had residencies in Cyprus, Japan and Hungary, and has a long association with recycling and community [...]

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Annabelle Amaros is a recent graduate from the photography school in Arles. She combines video cinema and photography and tries to erase the limit between reality and fiction.

Anne Muddiman is a highly dedicated, inspirational and passionate Performing Arts Specialist. A motivational Teacher, Facilitator, Creative projects leader, Performer and Musician. Specialising in working creatively with children, young adults and teachers. Experienced Further Education College Manager leading three key Performing Arts programme areas. An experienced Teacher Trainer.

Anthony Heywood was born in Hartlepool, north east England, and raised in Newcastle, Sunderland and his native town in the fifties and sixties. He was educated at the University of Northumbria and University Christchurch Canterbury, following this up with postgraduate study on Brancusi.

Benjamin Hunt’s practice fuses experimental lens based image making with visual anthropology/archaeology processes. Exploring issues surrounding medium specificity commonly found in avant-garde art work and debates between researcher and research often associated with anthropology and archaeology are tied together. He makes work that responds to coastal architectural spaces that are commonly [...]

Bev’s textile work uses stitch to make marks and her sewing machine is an integral part of her life. She is influenced by Art Nouveau and Pop Art. She takes her inspiration from nature and uses unusual materials to create effects. She  likes to use recycled materials to minimialise the impact on the environment. She is currently studying [...]

Bim Malcomson is greatly committed to two things: dance and young people. In this capacity she works as a choreographer, teacher and mentor.

Carole Day is a student at The University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, where she is studying for an  MA in Fine Art. She is interested in drawing, printmaking and creating sculptures based on human and organic forms.Carole has worked extensively with community groups in her previous career in [...]

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Cas Holmes trained in fine art at UCA  and later received research Fellowships form the Winston Churchill Trust and thr Japan Foundation to study in Japan. Her interest lies in the issues relating to the environment and to the land. Stitch, cloth and memory combines with paint, mark and image, linking the [...]

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Cathy Rogers is an artist who uses film and photography making work in the form of site-specific installations, screenings and interventions exploring visual representations of place, time, filmic and photographic materiality. She has a BA in Design and Public Art from Chelsea College of Art (UAL) an MA in Artists’ [...]

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Charles Holland is an Architect, writer and teacher. He is the principal of Charles Holland Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice with offices in London and Deal. His work includes architecture, art, writing and research and ranges in scale from the urban masterplan to the domestic interior. Charles is a former director [...]

Charley Vines grew up in Dover and now lives and works in Margate. She assists on the programming of artist-run organisation Crate, where her studio is also based. Her work stems from painting but expands into sculpture, installation and film.

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Cherry Truluck is a co-director of live art and performance design collaboration Lucky Bert, based in Folkestone. Since forming in 2016, Lucky Bert have: performed IT’S ALL GOING TO THE DOGS for Strangelove Festival; created ReACT:When Live Art met Brexit (residency, performance festival & site-specific installation, Red Door Studios E6) [...]

Chevonne Lane -Dancer, Singer, Actor, Musician, Artist and Poet. Chevonne has been dancing from the age of four and has developed a huge passion for all forms of art, when finally feeling ready and gaining the courage, she decided to pursue the art subjects that had mesmerised her from a [...]


Chloe found her love for dancing at a young age and has always grasped every opportunity to involve herself in it. During School and college Chloe taught after school dance clubs to younger students, assisted at her local dance school as well as training on the Centre for Advance Training [...]

I started drawing at the age of two; continued throughout childhood – (which hasn’t ended yet) as I continue to address issues of what it is to be human through Performance, Photos, Painting and Other Stuff. Uninspired by the formal agenda of a grammar school in Leicestershire, except for Art lessons and [...]

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Chris Poundwhite is a poet concerned with landscape, ecology, place, and the human relationship to the non-human. He leads workshops and runs courses on ecopoetics through his business, Go to the Pine, and edits Gull, an occasional zine of minimal ecocentric writing & artwork. He also co-curates SALT: Festival of [...]

Christian Venkatasamy is a practicing illustrator, born and raised in Dover. He started the social group for artists called Creative Collective in early 2017 and was co-curator fo the ART31 Gallery with Sam Capell and he was commissioned for a large wall painting in the Charlton Centre. His art practice mainly [...]

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Christine Gist is a practising artist and independent curator living in Hastings, East Sussex who works along the south east/south coast and mainland Europe. She lived in the USA for many years where she received a BFA Sculpture from University of Washington, Seattle and an MFA Sculpture from Yale University [...]

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Claire Manning’s current drawings freeze-frame important instances in her life – an experience, thought or emotion – documenting it, attempting to make sense of it, and trying futilely to exert order over it. Worked on found prints, the drawings adorn, alter and erase the originals, manipulating reality until each becomes [...]

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Clare Smith's mixed English/Chinese heritage informs her perspective on issues of identity and categorisation.

Clive is a musician, composer, poet, and Buddhist prison chaplain. He is the bassist in the Zen Bicycle Band, and a freelance classical, jazz, and world-music performer. Clive holds the MMus degree in Performance and the MPhil in Historical Musicology as well as a PGCE, and the LRAM diploma from [...]

Colin has been a renowned session player since the age of seventeen. As well as being guitarist with Liverpool-based pop legends China Crisis, he has toured playing guitar for a host of household names including singers Paul Carrack, Ruby Turner and Gary Barlow and has worked at LIPA (Paul McCartney's [...]

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Colin Priest is a London-based practitioner and educator. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts (Jan ’20) and co-founder of Live Projects Network. Graduating from the Architectural Association in 2003, site-specific works incorporate installation, writing, film, performance and archival material. Assembling found and made artefacts, media [...]

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Colin Still is a filmmaker who specialises in making arts documentaries, many of which have been made for Channel 4 Television. These include the twelve-part poetry series ‘Arrows of Desire’, films on the American poets Frank O’Hara, Gary Snyder, Amiri Baraka & Michael McClure & the award-winning documentary ‘No More [...]

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Dan Simpson is a spoken word poet and compère, poetry projects and events organiser, workshop facilitator and writer. He is the current Canterbury Laureate and hosts The Word House in London, alongside co-producing and co-hosting regular events Stand Up & Slam and The Anti-Slam. He has performed at places and [...]

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Daniel Dressel’s work deals with issues that revolve around class, identity and migration, often in search of situa-tions and scenarios that have the potential to transcend borders and class differences through the use of different networks and coping strategies – a more positive outlook in a sense of community. This [...]

Deborah Colam trained as a Paper Conservator at Camberwell School of Arts & Craft from 1978 – 1981. After further training at the Courtauld Institute and working for The Museum of London and Canterbury Cathedral Library & Archive she established Castle Fine Arts Studio in 1986. The studio has always [...]

Deborah Gasking leads the Dover Talespinners, a merry band of local storytellers. Deborah trained at The International Storytelling Centre in Sussex.  The group tells stories from far and wide using a variety of oral and visual techniques to reignite the historical oral traditions of passing on wit and wisdom, fairy [...]

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Artist, curator, producer based in Folkestone interested in Public Space, site relevant interventions, the mechanics of Regeneration and how you build community reliance through artist activity. Runs Folkestone Fringe, an artist development agency that further animates the Folkestone Triennial every three years and outside of Triennial programming creates, place-making projects [...]

Diane was born in the Shetland Islands and raised in the north east of Scotland. She began her professional career as a vocalist in 2000 under the supervision of Russell Penn.

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Diederik Smet is manager at Destination Dover, an organisation that works to promote Dover as a tourist destination, rather than only as a place of transition and journeying. With its dramatic coastline, its intriguing art and architecture, the magnificent castle, and great transport connections, Diederik is enthusiastic about the town’s [...]

Dominic de Vere studied for a BA in Film and Communication at Anglia Ruskin Cambridge, and completed an MA in Fine Art: Artist’s Film, Video and Photography at University for the Creative Arts at Maidstone, Kent.

Dominic Pillai is an award winning independent filmmaker and a co-founder of JustaRide Films. Dominic also works closely with Screen South and local disability charity ARRCC, as he is interested in using film as a form of positive change.

Drew Burretts work aims to explore the sensual and calming nature of form in an attempt to visually please, leaving the audience in a almost meditative state. The work borders on the edge of lines language and communication, often pointing towards colour to represent common fixations in the brains capacity and [...]

Ebru Özseçen is a Turkish artist who lives and works in Munich. Özseçen's work covers a range of exploration from sculpture and strategies of interior design to video and photography.

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Edda Salander-Jones is an artist and graphic designer. Having worked in publishing and advertising in Berlin until 2005, she decided thereafter to focus her work on photography, installation and graphic design – the latter for clients in Kent including the Jasmin Vardimon Company, the Bay Trust and DAD. DAD is a major [...]

Je suis passionnée de voyages – en particulier en extrême orient – j’aime les films et livres étrangers, les expositions et les musées, les ateliers où des personnes de tous âges et de toutes situations se retrouvent autour d’une activité, qu’elles abordent toutes avec un regard différent. Par les autres [...]

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Elliot is a Dover resident who works in Creative Arts Education and on commercial creative projects that involve illustration, design and photography. He studied Fine Art at Reading University.  

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Dr Emily Peasgood (born 1981 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire) is an award-winning composer, sound artist and visual artist. She creates research-led and site specific interactive artworks for galleries and public spaces, ranging from large scale community events to intimate sound installations. Peasgood uses intricate sound and technology design to invite connection with people [...]

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Based in Ramsgate, Emily graduated in 2000 with a BA(HONS) in Fine Art. A painter and textile artist she exhibits regularly in Kent and further afield with her mainly figurative artworks.

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I'm a professional illustrator who grew up in Dover and is now living and working in rural Hampshire. My work often starts with observational black line drawings on paper, generally with a nod to detailed urban architecture, embracing an oh so slightly wobbly quality of line.

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Ewan Golder is an award winning independent film maker based in Folkestone. Working across the corporate, arts, private and public sectors, he makes short films, music videos, documentaries as well his own more abstract cinematic explorations. Ewan’s films are often bold, lyrical with a taste for the absurd yet very [...]

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Fay is Canterbury based. She is increasingly asked to provide ‘critical friend’ advice and support those wishing to combine the arts, heritage, culture, with environment and community ‘wellbeing’, in creative and innovatory ways.

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Fiona Beddow is an ex-musician, teacher and author who writes adventure novels with strong teenage girls in the main role.  She was born in River.  She showed musical talent at a young age and, after leaving school, spent four years at music college.  She then worked as a classical flute [...]

Fleur studied textiles at Leeds University before going to America. On her return she worked first as a graphic designer in London and then as a full time photographer.  In 2013 she returned to university to study Occupational Therapy at Christchurch , having a strong belief in people playing an active role in their [...]

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Foreign investment is an international artist group based and founded in the UK. The group with its fluctuating membership, rare appearances and selected projects questions and challenges the established routes of commerce and transaction, by disrupting them with actions of hospitality and generosity.

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Francesca’s passion is colour. She paints abstract works full of colour. Her workspace is a wonderful Art Deco garage in River, near Dover, converted into a studio, with a garden that runs down to the river. Francesca has also created The Colour Potential card divination pack and Handbook, based on [...]

Mainly using ceramics as his preferred media, Doyle experiments with a variety of glazes and clay slips. He also uses different organic materials and fabrics to create textures in his work. Doyle hopes to widen his knowledge of ceramic glazes and further his interest in using unusual methods and processes [...]

Freyja Matthews Crow is an artist from Dover. At the root of Freyja’s work is a DIY ethos, with a playful approach to viewing day-to-day life through her work. Her work is primarily based in ceramics, printmaking, animation and zines, alongside numerous cluttered sketchbooks brimming with ideas, thoughts and life [...]

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Gabor Stark is an architect, urbanist and educator, living and working in Berlin, Germany and Canterbury, UK.

Gilbertha is a young Belgian artist currently studying Art History at KU Leuven. They have a previous degree in communication management and love photography, music and literature. Their roots are in a town painted white with graves from WWI which have impacted the artist greatly.

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Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. He studied photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Bernd Becher, who with Hilla Becher was highly influential in the development of the new German photography exemplified by the work of Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff and often referred to as [...]

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Inspired by simplistic, naïve drawings and sharp, black graphic lines, Squirl has an illustrative style often focusing on a central obscure character. This directed focus enables the viewer to create their own history or story based upon the character’s stance, facial expression or the scenario that they are placed in. [...]


Gwen Hedley is an artist and Educater. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree and worked for many years in Primary schools. Latterly, she has worked with adults, teaching Design and Stitched Textile courses in France, Germany, Sweden, Japan, and extensively in UK.   She has been ‘visiting artist’ [...]

Gwion Matthews Crow is an art teacher from Dover. He graduated from Middlesex University in 2014 with a degree in BA Animation. Gwion has worked in numerous art disciplines, including Photography, which he has taught at Camp Lanakila, VT, USA, since 2015.

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HA!Man (Francois le Roux) “I was born in South Africa, tenth generation French Huguenots. Both my father and mother were very musical, my mother with a music degree, my father untrained. But it is my father who stimulated me into discovering the piano myself, before the notes came. Eventually this [...]

Hannah Jones is based in Kent and is a Secondary Art and Design teacher. She explores a range of media within her own practice such as drawing, collage, print and 3D processes including wire, paper, clay and plaster. Her recent interests include organic forms, structures, repeat pattern and the transformation [...]

Studying an Extended Art Diploma in Canterbury, Harry Arnold-Baldwin spends the majority of his time fixated on art. During secondary school, his speciality in sculpting was made apparent as he transcended his contemporaries with beautifully carved and creatively made clay heads. With human proportions learnt off by heart, Harry constantly [...]

Lives and works in Lille. Isabelle Froment works with photography and video, frequently filming her own body. She has recently started to film others, turning the attention of the camera to other women and asking them to handwrite a message on their stomachs. Her work is intimate yet universal, raising [...]

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I mainly make videos on my phone. This is the base of my practice based PhD at Lancaster University (funded by the NWCDTP/AHRC), researching the development of materialist aesthetics in popular video technology; the framework of my teaching in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art; and the inspiration [...]

Jane James is an educational catalyst, coach and systemic consultant who has worked in schools, colleges, universities and nurseries to develop individual and group capability and creativity.

Lives and works in Eastbourne. She has over twenty years experience working as an artist and in the community. She worked for fourteen years with Same Sky, Brighton as artist in residence, performer and project manager. Lyster also has considerable experience in leading celebratory events and carnival commissions across the [...]

Jessica Wood specialises in public relations, journalism and publishing for the arts. She has a BA in US Studies (University of Essex) and an MA in Journalism Studies (University of Westminster). She worked for art and architecture magazines including Tate, the Art Magazine and Blueprint, before co-founding Artsinform Communications in [...]

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Joanna Jones’s practice over several decades has included her painting practice as well as the lateral collaborative structures she has founded with and for other artists. Following a foundation year at Northwich College of Art, Jones continued her studies in London at the Byam Shaw School receiving her NDD in [...]

Lives and works in Lille. Johanne Huysman's practice is linked to myth and storytelling. The stories she tells express a relationship to the world and to art which is both poetic and vibrant. There is a delicacy surrounding her work which is often constructed from simple materials. Through photographic media, [...]

‘Responding to what is around me is key. Being open to new possibilities, new situations, new ways of developing ideas is vital and a means to exciting outcomes and an exciting life!


John is Emeritus Professor of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London, where, after ten years as deputy Head of Fine Art, he wrote some innovative design degrees for what became the Design Department. He has published numerous articles and books and is soon to open a new Metadesign Research Centre [...]

Joke Debaere is a Belgian actress, writer and performing poet. She graduated in 2001 at the Theatre Academy of Maastricht, in the Netherlands. Since then on, she has been a professional performer & writer, with a main passion for improvisation. She performed regularly on stages in Belgium, and wrote a [...]

Jon Iveson took a history degree at University College, Wales in 1983. On leaving university he became Assistant Curator at Aldershot Military Museum, later becoming Curator. He joined Dover Museum in 1989 as Assistant Curator and became Curator in 2000. He is now Museums and Tourism Manager for Dover District [...]

Jonathan Charley lives in Glasgow where he is currently Director of Cultural Studies in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, having previously been the Director of the M.Arch in Advanced Architectural Design. He studied Architecture in London and Moscow and before entering academia worked for seven years [...]

Jonathan Nicoll studied at La Grande Chaumiere in Paris in 1959, followed by the Byam Shaw Schools and graduating from the Royal Academy schools in 1965. Influences: Cezanne, ICHING, Gurdjieff, Pythagoras. Exhibitions  Inhibitions

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Jools Bentley is an author/illustrator of Children’s Books, and she lives in Canterbury. She won first prize in the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize in 2013 and graduated with an MA from the Cambridge School of Art in 2014. Her first picture book is due to be be published by Macmillan UK [...]

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Joseph Black is a young artist, writer and curator who currently runs River Garage Studios in Dover. He obtained a Masters Degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2016 and a BFA in Painting from Camberwell College of Art in 2015.  Senior curatorial projects [...]

Julie Bishop looks forward  to spending  more time indulging her passion for art and craft - especially knitting and crochet - as she prepares to retire from her long and successful career in dentistry.

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Kate France grew up in Sussex and studied music and literature before deciding to perform and create live art. She founded The Grand Opera of Oklahoma with Andrew Davenport, and their work was shown in theatres and art spaces in Britain, the USSR and France. In 1992, she moved to France, [...]

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Katharine Beaugié is a light sculptor; she works with our human, primal connection to light and shadow and it’s resulting connection to being. Her sculptures and installations are made from various materials including burnt wood, gold leaf, water and the alternative photographic process, photogramy. She has been a full time [...]

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Kathy holds a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. in Video/Film Production from Middlesex University.

Kenneth Adams is a landscape gardener born in Dover and currently working in Morecambe and the surrounding area. His work focusses on a naturalistic approach to gardening and working with the ecology and history of the place.

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I am preoccupied with space.  My conception of space is both physical and experiential, real and metaphysical.  An early interest in the created reality of the theatre has been of lasting influence in my work. I locate and explore hidden spaces within the urban environment as the source of my installation work.  These spaces take [...]

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Korinna McRobert is an artist who works with performance, video and installation. She graduated from the University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone and has collaborated with DAD on a number of projects since she was a student, including Watermark (2010), where she worked as part of the film crew for [...]

Kristin O’Donnell’s work focuses on the intersections of history, memory, and art, with a particular focus on the performativity of memory, embodiment, representation, identity, and the politics of war commemoration. Kristin is currently working towards a PhD through an AHRC TECHNE NPIF funded studentship entitled ‘Performing Emotional Histories: Centenary Commemorations [...]

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Born in the USA but has lived and worked in Germany since 1981. Her practice encompasses film, video and photography. She has participated in international group exhibitions within Europe and has had solo exhibitions in Poland, Germany and Turkey. Padgett's photographic work is about her relationship to the world.

Lauren Baldock began working for Jasmin Vardimon Company in June 2012, having worked previously at South East Dance National Dance Agency, and for Cascade Dance Company.

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Leah Thorn is a spoken word poet, who works in collaboration with film-makers, dancers and musicians. At the heart of her poetry is the autobiographical exploration of identity and of issues of liberation. She is published through performance, film and anthologies and magazines in England and the United States.

Lisa Derand (b. 1997, Reunion Island) grew up in the Seychelles and lived in Paris, Hong Kong and Valencia and now the United Kingdom, which developed her interest in people and human relationships. She was educated at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong where she first studied art before going [...]

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Louisa Love is a Dover-born contemporary artist working experimentally in sound, music, writing, installation, performance and collaborative/curatorial activity. Through multi-narrative artworks and events, she explores interests in the multiplicity and instability of the individual voice and how this is ‘performed’ across aspects of language, matter, space, place, bodies and technology. [...]

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Webb’s practice currently explores communication, miscommunication, misinterpretation and mistakes through the participation of narrative. Through the use of moving image, Webb has been investigating the intimacy of electronic devices and digital hospitality observing how new social histories and fictional realities are being created through shared technologies. Webb is interested in how [...]

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A bricolure/ archivist/ artist/ collector. Experimenting with the relationship between digital experience, lived experience and souvenirs as a way to share projects with different audiences. I often work location specifically and an interested in how to facilitate a dialogue between people in different parts of the country and world. My [...]

Luke Burrough graduated from The Laban Centre in 1995 and worked with Green Candle, Retina and Turning Worlds dance companies, before meeting Jasmin in 1997. He began collaborating with the company from its inception, performing in Therapist, Tete, LureLureLure and Ticklish, taking a break in 2003 to train as a [...]

Malene Sheppard Skærved teaches fiction writing at Birkbeck College and Goldsmith University. Her work hinges on the relationship between travelling performers and writings, and their sense of place. This is reflected in her biographical work on Marlene Dietrich and Hans Christian Anderson. Her creation of a personal mythology is deeply [...]

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Marcia Teusink is an artist and art educator with two decades' experience teaching art in museums, schools and other places.

Maria is an Italian eclectic artist. She graduated at the University of Florence as a Visual Designer and she is currently an Ma Fine Arts student at UCA Canterbury. As an individual artist, she is interested in graphics, illustration, animation and book art.

Marianne Kapfer lives and works as a filmmaker and author in Berlin. She started filmmaking in Moscow, where she worked on several documentaries and feature films. Back in Germany she made a documentary about the German photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, which DAD screened as part of its Hidden Treasures [...]

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Marilyn Stephenson-Knight and Simon John Chambers founded The Dover War Memorial Project (DWMP) on Remembrance Sunday 2005. Unlike conventional War Memorials, the DWMP commemorates the Fallen from our Frontline Town as the individual and precious people they were. Remembered alongside them on Dover’s Virtual Memorial are the families and friends [...]

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Marjorie Van Halteren is an American sound artist and poet living in Northern France, partners in weather with Dover! She moved to Flanders after a career in radio and has contributed two Between the Ears to Radio 3, as well as a commission for Radiophrenia, Glasgow in 2019, “Hexagon Heart.”  [...]

Born in early 1959, Martin grew up near Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, four miles from the seaside resort of Blackpool. After a few years working, he studied geography at Durham University, graduating in 1982. He has lived in Dover since 1985 and is a photographer, occasional artist and writer and human rights [...]

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Matthias Koch studied Architecture and Fine Arts with Professor Heinrich Riebeseh at the University of Hannover and Art with Photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany where he was in the master class of Professor Bernd Becher graduating with Honours. From 1998 - 2000 he was lecturer in the faculty of [...]

Melanie Wrigley originates from the land and sea of Dover area. She studied Biological Sciences with geology at Leicester University and after gaining her degree in 1983. She went on to work in different scientific jobs before studying for her M.Sc in Landscape Ecology, Design and Management at Wye College [...]

Is passionate about inclusion and words. The power of words written down with care. Or typed. Or spoken and shared from the heart. When not gainfully employed to facilitate the former she indulges in the latter. She is currently undertaking a postgraduate course that will enable her to weave both [...]

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Macedonian-born composer/violinist Mihailo Trandafilovski studied at Michigan State University, USA (BMus) and the Royal College of Music, UK (MMus, DMus). His work has been supported by the Macedonian Ministries of Science and Culture and the British Government (Chevening scholarship), amongst others; awards include the Panče Pešev Award for best new [...]

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Mike Marshall's work uses video photgraphy and sound to extract minor events and activities from the background noise of daily life.

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Mike Tedder is a graduate of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, now based in Dover, with a passion for mixed-media collage, photography and design. His work is inspired by many stimuli such as a dream, an emotion, language, something suddenly remembered, a song, or the experience of a particular moment. [...]

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Miles Umney is interested in the relationship between art and research, documentation, presentation and archiving. He explores these fields through the production and exhibition of video and installation based artworks, as well as an ongoing involvement with curation and gallery work.

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Nanne Meyer works primarily in drawing and is Professor at the Art Academy Berlin Weissensee.Her work is directly linked to her own personal process of seeing, experiencing and reflecting upon the world, mediated through an experimental sensibility. Recent work relates to clouds and views out of the aeroplane, as well [...]

Working with children and adolescents for 6 six years within the NHS has given me a solid foundation in which to explore many experiences children bring to the table. As clinical lead for my department I was always looking to explore different ways of meeting young people's needs.

Nicola Dunsbee is a young curator, writer, workshop leader and artist from Dover. She is interested in making space in the art world for marginalized identities. She has written about queer identities, feminism, mental health and chronic illness. In 2018, she organized the programme of events for Folkestone’s successful International [...]

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Nicolas Deshayes (b 1983, France) is a sculptor based in Dover. He studied at Chelsea College of Art (2005) and the Royal College of Art (2009).

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Nicole Mollett's practise includes sculpture drawing and performance. Her work often investigates hidden narratives, and myth.

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"I have a double repertoire: composed of many hours of oral literature from different and specific civilisations (Inuit, Siberian, Papuan... ) and also of short stories that I write myself. I usually write them for particular circumstances such as exhibitions, remarkable places or special moments.

Nienke Eernisse is a geographer who is inspired by landscapes and nature, and their human interaction. She translates this into textile pieces and collages

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Nigel Clarke began his life as a military bandsman but a developing interest in composition took him to the Royal Academy of Music, where his talent won him several awards, including the Queen’s Commendation for excellence. Clarke has been working with violinist Peter Sheppard- Skaerved for over two decades, and [...]

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Nigel Green is based in Pett Level, East Sussex and has worked on three projects organised by DAD; Transmit/Transmettre in 2007/08 and in 2010, the Sea and Walk map of the North Downs Way. In 2017 he took the photographs for CHALKUP21. Much of Nigel’s work is focused on the [...]

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Nikita Shergill is a graduate from UCA Rochester. Her recent work ‘Educational Procedures’ looks at the social pressure of education in the UK through the structures of spaces in the school institution.

Nina Telegina is a writer, performer and artist. Nina primarily writes poetry, which she regularly performs around Kent, with her first poetry collection forthcoming from Whiskey & Beards Publishing. Nina also runs mindfulness based workshops, with a focus on fostering mental health for creative artists.

Lives and works in Amiens. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout France and has also created various interventions in the public space. Michel's work is focused on the inverted spiral which he interprets, rearranges and recreates in a different form for each work. His practice crosses painting, [...]

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Flautist/composer, trained at the Guildhall School of Music London under Professor Rainer Schuelein. He has 43 CDs published by Northstar music UK, 5 major films; including EMMA award winning ‘6th Happiness’ and ‘Hideous Kinky’. Best Foreign film winner in 2007 ‘In The Place of the Dead’.

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Paul Dagys has been photographing America for more than 30 years.  He has been to  all of the first 48 states.  His work has been published in LIFE, Forbes, and Smithsonian magazines, and exhibited at several venues in America, including Duke University and Robin Rice Gallery in New York.

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved is Viotti Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music, and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet. An internationally recognised virtuoso violinist, he has unparalleled experience of collaborating with museums and galleries on major projects.

Petra Matthews-Crow is an art teacher, specialising in 3D, and a resident of Dover. She has been key to many initiatives, in partnership with DAD, involving young people. She participated in the DAD Park Bench project 2018/19 with a line of her poetry being picked for inclusion on one of [...]

Phil Saunders originates from Dover. He is currently a student at The University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury where he studies Illustration and Animation. His interest lies in story telling through drawing, live action puppetry and stop motion animation. He is currently hand crafting surreal puppetry characters made from natural [...]

Nature and complex geometries have once again become an influence upon architecture. Philip explores architecture through the lens of landscape phenomena and – as Ruskin did – believes architecture can be an amalgam of ecological and social values. He spends each weekend restoring a Georgian house below Dover Castle built [...]

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Philippa’s time-based practice explores process and subtleties within space and time. Emphasising the idea of reliving, or repeating moments that in reality can never truly be repeated. There is an ambition to take elements to perfection and then bring it back, introducing a sense of play within control. Alongside Philippa’s [...]

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Philippe Bazin lives in Paris and exhibits widely in solo and group exhibitions internationally. He was one of the photographers chosen for the DAD Photography Commissions 07/08, a strand of the Embarkation project. During his residency he obtained access to the Port of Dover and you can see some of [...]

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Phoebe Dingwall was born in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK) in 1965. When she was 16 she went to life drawing classes at Edinburgh college of Art, being influenced by her parents who are both painters; Vivien Alexander and Kenneth Dingwall (who had met at Edinburgh college of art, and where Kenneth [...]

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Pierre-Yves Brest (1967) lives in Lille. He studied photography at the École national superieure de la photographie d'Arles (France) and history of art at the Université de Paris-X.

Richard is Guyanese born, raised in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, now living in the Alkham valley, Dover UK. Richard recently toured with The Sugarbabes- MKS, Charlene Soraia and is Musical Director to double platinum selling artist Marlon Roudette.

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Born 1984 in Shoreham-By-Sea. Studied at UWE, Bristol. Lives and works in Dover. All UK. Works across installation, video, photography and printed image.  

My work combines both graphic sensibilities of a visual narrative through complex structured images generated through silkscreen, collaged paintings whilst building an interaction between colour and mark making. The makeup of my work is derivative of our social conditioning which controls our values of taste, aesthetics and judgements. It also [...]

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Robert Jarvis is an award-winning composer and sound artist based in Faversham, Kent. His work is concerned with raising people's awareness of their soundscape and with encouraging a (re)consideration of how we relate to and engage with our surroundings.

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Rod Springett is an Architect, founder of HOLOS Form an Architecture and Design practice with a responsive, diverse, but focused approach with concern for context, passive house design, and the environment based near Dover. He has a keen interest collage, sculpture and collaboration and was a founder member of ArtPlaceTrust, [...]

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I take my first point of reference from crowds and large gatherings of people, looking for the detail in the ordinary but also the commonality within the group. Photographs are used to still movement and to reveal details, these photographs are then used to create drawings.I sew these drawings onto [...]

Lives and works in Hythe, Kent. He is currently engaged with research for MPhil Fine Art Practice at UCCA Canterbury. He is active in art education and also exhibits widely in the UK and abroad. His work is concerned with concepts of 'site' and 'place', their duality and their contradiction [...]

A hopelessly cliché and romantic relationship with words, and their promiscuous fluidity, took Ruchia before even reaching double figures: at the age of seven, she began her first lyric book. As she grew, songs without melodies evolved into poems without inhibitions: Ruchia’s accidental and innate ethos is to write, and [...]

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Samuel is an artist and printmaker, he explores comparisons in the food industry and makes work to champion those food manufacturers who take their practice seriously and passionately. He continues to explore ideas about our environment, health and food security. 

Sangita and Karuna are originally from Pokhara in Nepal. They are married to members of the British army and live in the military community at Guston close to Fort Burgoyne. Both Sangita and Karuna are employed locally as care workers. They are passionate about Nepal and miss the festivals there [...]

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Sebastian Edge, born in Kent just outside Maidstone to a carpenter and builder of horse drawn wagons and mother a gardener, in the era of the Hurricane of 87, which plays a key role in Edge’s work, the challenge of community and working together of camaraderie. Edge has travelled with [...]

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 Sharon Haward is based in Hastings and has been influenced by her immediate surroundings, specifically areas of urban regeneration and a range of historically significant buildings. These places and spaces have inspired Haward to create site-specific installations, interventions and open ended experimental work using found materials, photography and video. Haward's [...]

Simon Bill is an artist and writer, educated at Central St. Martins and the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited widely and has been represented by Cabinet Gallery (London), Stuart Shave/Modern Art (London), and Patrick Painter (Los Angeles). In 2014 his first major museum show, titled ‘Lucky Jim’, was [...]

Just to say I like Dover and feel part of it.  There are ups and downs but in general I feel the joy of living, communicating and creativity of my position.   I have met with great companionship not least from Virginia and including Joanna.  My drawings are an expression [...]

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Sophie Arstall is a dancer, maker and facilitator, working for choreographers in the UK and abroad: most currently and extensively with Hagit Yakira Dance and in the past; as a guest artist for Candoco Dance Company, Ben Wright, Ingri Fiksdal (Norway), Rosie Kay, Rosemary Lee, Willi Dorner, Tony Mira (Spain), [...]

My work focuses upon the nature of man made materials…observing micro and macro organisations of networking and communication. I work with multiple mediums including animation, sculpture, photography, painting drawing and creative writing.    


The Soundlines Poets;  Jeffrey Loffman, Jo Field, Robert Marsh, Gary Studley and Trevor Breedon.

Steph Wallace is a Dover based teacher who promotes creativity and equality of opportunity. She uses art as a well being tool for the children with whom she works and advises across schools on inclusion and open access. Steph is an Arts Award Explore and Develop adviser, working with children [...]

Is an early career artist who lives and works in Lille. For approximately nine years, his practice has focused on his obsession with accumulation, not only of material but also of gestures, images and words. Lainé's work questions the politics of daily consumerism but also calls attention to loss and [...]

La Sibylle

Sylvie Reteuna was born and grew up in the South of France. After discovering theatre at the Théâtre Universitaire de Montpellier, she moved to Paris, and worked as assistant to different theatre directors before founding her own company, La Sibylle, which is based near Lille. She has put on many [...]

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A practicing artist and teacher, currently living and working in East Kent. Tania has worked on a variety of commissioned work in Vancouver and exhibited in the UK and Canada.

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Thurle Wright : A visual artist, influenced by language, mathematics and nature, and their systematic and structural properties. Thurle lives and works in Folkestone. She has shown work widely both in the UK and internationally, including the Bookarts Triennial in Lithuania, the New York, Melbourne and Brussels Art Fairs. Her [...]

Tim Strangleman's blog on deindustrialisation

Tim Strangleman, AcSS is Professor in Sociology at the University of Kent, Canterbury where he teaches social research methods, sociology of work, deindustrialisation, unemployment, and social class. He is a qualitative researcher who combines oral history, semi-structured interviews alongside visual methods and approaches. He also uses auto/biography and archive material [...]

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Tom is a Creative Producer based in London with three strands to his practice – theatrical events, live music, and formal conference or research events. He regularly produces dynamic, interdisciplinary projects which share an element of social conscience. This practice began professionally as the Artistic Director of Creative Vortex – a [...]

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Underground Pearl is the collaborative practice of artists Loren Beven and Katryn Saqui. Inspired by seaside poetics and nautical traditions, the beach is their main studio and exhibition space. Specialising in illuminations and magical transformations their locally sited practice engages with history in contemporary ways through forming unexpected relationships, prompting [...]

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Uwe Derksen was born and grew up in Emmerich (Germany), a small border town of the lower Rhine region, not far from where Joseph Beuys grew up and had his first studio. His first encounter with the arts was in the early 60s, through the local artist Hein Driessen, sitting [...]

Valerie Kernick is totally committed to Qigong and the Daoist Way. It has taught her to trust the enrichment which this mysterious creative spirit has brought to her life, the values of human-heartedness, artistic expression, the joy of following the Way.

Victoria has studied at University of Kent, CCCU and is at present continuing her investigation into aleatoric mark making for her MA at UCA. A local artist, born in Dover, she is inspired by Taoist and Zen concerns of oneness and unity. Her work attempts to achieve a balance through [...]

The Zen Bicycle Band - Paul Cheneour, Clive Fletcher, Dave Robinson - as the Zen Collective, are regularly asked to undertakle workshops for both adults and children. They focus on the creative process, ideal for musicians of all kinds, but also essential for bringing out the best from anyone, no [...]