The Fleur Gallery provides an important exhibition space in Faversham, both for the Museum to display temporary thematic shows and for local art practitioners to share and sell their work at a reasonable commission rate of 20%.
There is no charge for use of the Gallery and it is free entrance to all visitors. For anyone wishing to show work, please download a Booking Form.
The Exhibitor’s Guidelines are also downloadable.
The Gallery is fully booked until 2016. Email the Gallery Manager here for more information.
John Dargan • Tim Meacham • Colin Priest • Sara Trillo • Charles Williams
curated by Christine Gist for The Faversham Society
Saturday 6 – Sunday 28 August 2016
Open Monday–Saturday 10.00-16.00 and Sunday 10.00-13.00
Free talk and events at The Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre’s gallery
Saturday 27 August
11.00 : Colin Priest wil lead a discussion about his installation and a ‘walking salon’ inspired by Faversham in WW1. The event will start at the gallery.
15.00 : An ‘in conversation’ with John Dargan and Charles Williams
For the centenary events of WW1, The Faversham Society presents this ambitious project which explores the impact of the war on the daily lives of the people and businesses in Faversham. The national commemoration of WW1 is firmly in place. This exhibition is concerned with local events and the remaining evidence of 1914-19 – many of the returning servicemen did not come home until several months after the November 18th Armistice.
‘Localism and Legacy’ is interpreted through contemporary visual arts using the resources of the Fleur’s archives, the heritage evidence that remains and the knowledge of the local Fleur volunteers.
The artists work across a range of disciplines and media, including painting, sculpture, installation, film and sound bringing a contemporary perspective to this historical period in Faversham. ‘Localism and Legacy’ aims to create both a dynamic and contemplative response to the archives of the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre and a new reading of WW1.
‘Localism and Legacy’ is supported using public funding from The National Lottery through The Heritage Lottery Fund, Ernest Cook Trust, Swale Borough Council and University of Kent.