SCARBOROUGH'S art galleries and venues blessed with an imaginative streak are gearing up to showcase artists at next week's Coastival.
Artists working with paint, glass, textiles, paper, print and poetry will exhibit around the resort during the festival run from February 12 to 14.
Among the one-off events, Safecracker, at the Old Parcels Office in the railway station car park, will see the artist and maker known only as Claire create beauty from mundane objects from 12noon to 3pm on the Saturday. The next day, at 11am, Scarborough artist Kane Cunningham will talk about his work at the Phoenix Court Hotel on Queen’s Parade.
The Prison Project, one of four commissions for Coastival, will present a display of drawings inspired by the building, on show at the old Dean Road Prison, from 10am to 5pm on both February 13 and 14. Endurance And Survival, at Scarborough Art Gallery on The Crescent over the same period, will explore what it takes to survive extreme conditions.
Sea And Stone, at the Grejckik Gallery on Hanover Road, will showcase Tina Mammoser placing abstract paintings of the Scarborough coast side-by-side with geological drawings on February 13 and 14 from 10am to 4pm.
Four artists, Joy Green, Trish Shaw, Caroline Thompson and Gillian Elliott are working together to explore the coast and moorland for A Point Of View at the Hanover Studios, on Hanover Road, during the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On display in the Crypt, at the Church of St Martin on the Hill on Craven Street, will be Alan Davis's stained, fused and mirrored glass and Vivien Mousdell's works in light exploring Hans Christian Andersen's story of The Snow Queen on February 13 and 14.
The main church at St Martin on the Hill will play host to Angela Chalmers' use of a Victorian printing process to examine the concept of Floral Poetry from 10am to 5pm on all three days.
Samantha Bond will display layered, textured paintings, depicting some of the lesser documented areas of the North East coast, at the Stephen Joseph Theatre during the Saturday and Sunday.
A two-day course in etching and aquatint printing will run at Byways, Low Street, Scalby, from 9.30am to 6pm on both weekend days. This workshops is is open only to over-18s and a fee will be charged.
A full programme of exhibitions and workshops will be on offer at the Old Parcels Office, at the station car park, when No Label At The Parcel Office takes place over all three days. Activities will include a 3D workshop on February 12, a painting workshop the next day and a printmaking workshop on the Sunday, each running from 12.30pm to 3pm. Look out too for an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artists who have engaged with Art Therapy Yorkshire.
Scarborough Prison. Picture: Tony Bartholomew
Again showing at the Old Parcels Office across all three days will be Transterminus, an exhibition by students from Yorkshire Coast College, who are reusing packaging materials to explore themes of transport and travel.
The Lupin Café, on Ramshill Road, will be the location for A Yorkshire Coast Journey, an exhibition in words and pictures by Ruth Collett, during the Friday and Saturday.
The Black Cat Studio, on Beck Lane, Cloughton, will run an open studio from 2 to 4pm on all three days, exhibiting textiles, such as felted wall-hangings, plus small prints and crafts, inspired by the moors and extreme weather conditions.
Three artists will be hosting open-studio sessions at Woodend on The Crescent, during February 13 and 14, when Sally Gatie and Eileen Heaton will focus on painting and Lindsey Tyson on felt-making. On the same days, the Rotunda Museum will hold free open days from 10am to 5pm.
Director Wendy Holroyd says: “Once again, local, regional and national artists have risen to the Coastival challenge and come up with a stunning series of exhibitions and workshops to provide a wonderful backdrop to the festival.
“We're really grateful to all of them for coming up with imaginative and thought-provoking work for Coastival and we hope visitors will take the time to visit as many of them as they can fit in during the weekend. It will be well worth it.”
Full details of all the exhibitions and other events can be found in the Coastival 2016 programme, available from Woodend, Scarborough Spa, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Mojo’s, the YMCA, The Street, the Rotunda, Scarborough Library, Scarborough Art Gallery and a host of other cafés, shops and galleries.