Art News

Gravesham Arts News 2018-2019


Collage work shop with Fiona Spirals

Forest of Dreams Dreams children’s art workshop

Thanks again to everyone who took part in our Forest of Dreams children’s art workshop.

A few images of the event are below.

InspiralLondon at GAC

Thanks again for hosting part of night walking north kent festival.
With the events in London and over weekend we had over 600 visitors and a great number of interested viewers in the Library (between 25-75 per day looking mostly at the Roherville model etc.)
It was a great a success.

Thanks to Gravesham Arts.

A few images that capture the spirit of event/S below.

Opportunity to teach Photography at Holy Trinity School, Gravesend.


Are you interested in teaching basic photography to primary age children, on a part-time basis (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s)?

Find out more by calling the school on 01474 534 746.

Something exciting is happening in Gravesham!

Children on the Autistic spectrum are busily creating pieces of Artwork to be shown at the Art of Autism Exhibition organised by the National Autistic Society Dartford and Gravesham branch, at the St Andrews Art Centre in Gravesend. All children on the Autistic spectrum are invited to take part in this Autism Awareness Event.
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Project 70273

North Kent Embroiderers Guild handed over a completed quilt of red crosses to project area co-ordinator Lucy Horner from Francis Iles.
Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis.
Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form.
Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed.
Most were murdered within 1-2 hours.
An international project to remember these victims started by Jeanne Hewell-Chambers set out to create 70,273 fabric blocks each with a red cross – one for each victim.
Our quilt remembers 104 victims.
The quilt will be displayed, alongside others from this area, in Rochester Cathedral in January.
It is hoped that all the quilts will be displayed in one of the concentration camps before being shipped to America where quilts from all over the world will be displayed together.
Visit our website for more details – north kent embroiderers

Something For The Weekend Prize

Munns Art Shop in Gravesend kindly donated a voucher to Gravesham Art’s Something For The Weekend in August, the winner of the raffle prize was David Stableford.

The closer we are to dying

A big THANK YOU to all who attended, performed, exhibited & helped make the Heart of Darkness Event @ St Andrews Church in Gravesend, a successful one.

I hope you were able to take something positive from the event. We had a great time. I hope you did too.

As well as money donated, we also raised £160 for MIND North Kent mental health charity.


Community Mural Painting

Help us to transform the foot tunnel between Prospect Grove and Raphael Road by creating a mural painting inside the tunnel and clearing up the entrance.

Please share with your friends and join us at the following sessions:
July 31st: 10-12pm Clean up day
August 8: 10-12pm Mural theme and sketch
August 15: 10-12pm sketch- stencils
August 22: 10-12pm preparation
August 29:10-12pmCommunity paint week.
September: Community art-workshop
The meeting place is St. Peter and St. Paul church Denton. E Milton Rd, Gravesend DA12 2JL. For further details please follow us on Facebook or contact Sonnia, margaramontes@hotmail.com

The Tunnel Project

Pictures from The Tunnel Project click images for large version.