Artists pop up shop in Tunbridge Wells

Artists pop up shop in Tunbridge Wells

Eleven predominantly local artists will be exhibiting at No 11 in the Pantiles for two weeks from 18 August – 2 September in Tunbridge Wells.

The pop up shop, 11@11, is going to showcase some of the most respected painters, printmakers, ceramicists and sculptors based in the south-east.

The shop will be open 10am – 5pm daily. There will be late night opening on Thursdays to coincide with jazz.

Pop up shops allow vacant town properties to be used productively. The group conducted a hugely successful similar exercise two years ago at No 9 in the Pantiles which is now occupied.

This year’s event will coincide with the Bank Holiday and the town’s Local & Live festival.

The full list of exhibitors is:

Claire Palastanga – Tunbridge Wells, www.clairepalastanga.com
Letitia Tunstall
– West Malling – www.tishtunstall.co.uk
Keith Siddle
– Tunbridge Wells – www.keithsiddleart.com
Will Taylor
– Rye – www.willtaylorart.co.uk
Louisa Crispin
– Hawkhurst www.louisacrispin.co.uk
Erika Richmond
– Tunbridge Wells www.saatchionline.com/ErikaClaire
Katie Brinsley
– Hawkhurst – www.seos-art.org/artists/katiebrinsley
Julie Taylor
– Hadlow – www.seos-art.org/artists/juliestaylor
Hildegard Pax
www.hildegardpax.com
Shelley Rose
www.shelleyrose.com
Kate Hasted
www.katehasted.co.uk

Various workshops will be taking place during the two-week stint.

Claire Palastanga will be conducting a drop in session of clay making for children on Sunday 19 August in which attendees are able to make decorations with the local ceramist. The cost is £5 per child.

On Tuesday 28 August Letitia Tunstall will be running a drop in bookbinding session. Cost is also at £5 per person.

Louisa Crispin will demonstrate drawing techniques in the shop on Sunday 2 September.

More sessions are expected to be announced.

On Monday 13 August there will be a clear up where the media are invited to take pictures and speak to some of the artists on site.

Some information that may be useful about pop up shops:

www.artistsandmakers.com

For further information:

ElevenArtistsPR@hotmail.com

clairepalastanga@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter: @11at11