Art Exhibitions and Talks coming up !

Many people did not know that John Oliver was an artist in his own right ( Trained in Northampton School of Art and painting with his foot )  and he had several friends  living on the river Medway  who were artists too.

I’m excited to be going to Port Isaac  next week for a painting holiday,  but also to look for some of John’s paintings and see if anyone there remembers him from the 1950’s when he was living in the area .

I’m  planning the first ever  Art Exhibition of  artists who were friends of  John Oliver. It will be held  in Canterbury and Sheerness  during July 2017

YOU ARE  VERY WELCOME to the  PREVIEWS  with refreshments and I’ll be giving a talk .

Preview  ;  Saturday JULY 1  2017  

TIME :6.0 pm – 9.0 pm

PLACE: Conquest House , 17 Palace Street , Canterbury, CT1 2DZ

Phone : 01227 472993 to check opening times on Weds , Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Exhibition OPEN : Saturday 1, Weds 5, Thurs 6, Friday  7, Saturday 8 JULY   Additional talks may be arranged so Phone me if interested  (number below) .

Artists : Mags Loxton, Andrew Kenndy (marine artist )  Mick  Hampshire, Frances Beaumont , Amanda Randall  and Tony Oldacre who offer a colurful and moving mix of work about John  ,and celebrate  boats, water ways  and France. 

Cards , Paintings , Prints, Sculpture and pendants  for Sale .

Regretfully there is No Disabled Access to this ancient building .

In July the Exhibition moves to:

Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities, 10 Rose Street , Sheerness , Isle of Sheppey,ME12 1AJ

This a short walk from the station (change at Sittingbourne)

PREVIEW with talk  : Tuesday   July 11  2017 

TIME:. 6.0 pm-9.0 pm 

EXHIBITION OPEN:  July 11  (Evening ) to July 29  (3.0 pm)

Museum opening hours in Summer : Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11.0 am – 3.0 pm

This is a delightful   Heritage Museum with   Cream teas in the garden,  weather permitting !

Phone the  Museum  07775 712 306

Regretfully  there is No  Disabled Access to  the exhibition area upstairs.

Additional talks  at the Exhibition may be arranged at a later date. Phone  Frances  on 07903 559 888




Owen John Oliver as a child

Owen John Oliver as a child

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