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EVENTS 2021

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THE SPORTSMAN EXHIBITION is up until the end of June 2021 And we are back in again in November /December 2021.


We have just been reinvited to put some Linocuts into a group show at the Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable, Kent in January 2022.

This will be a large and interesting print show, well worth the visit. I will put more details up when I get them.

 

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April 14th 2021

The Tower Gallery, Crickhowell, Powys, Wales

This lovely gallery in Wales has reopened to show our pieces in an exhibition which is running  until June 2021.

The gallery website is on the poster for more details.

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The Sportsman Exhibition, Seasalter, Kent.

We are just waiting to hear if we can continue with the exhibition that we had to lockdown two days into the show, but its possible  that we will have to take that down if they decide to continue from the exhibition calendar. They are opening for restaurant bookings in may so we should know soon.

Cafe des Amis, Canterbury, Kent

CDA is opening for business in may so pictures will be available from there.

Whites Seafood, Hastings and Battle, Sussex

Hastings is open for outside bookings and both restaurants will be open in may for inside bookings. Pictures will be available then.

Seagulls and Flamingoes shop, Harbour st, Whitstable

The shop is open for business and is well stocked with Totalpap dogs and cats, Fish plaques and tea towels and more.

As always we are available for commissions. – Tel: 01227 772083

 

 

EVENTS 2020


A look back at the year

Well what to say.

We started off the year  hitting the ground running with some Lino cuts in a group show (details below)  in the Horsebridge Gallery Whitstable, which was very successful and which we all hoped would be repeated the following year.

The other exciting work in the start of 2020 was working on the Kent College project in Canterbury.

We were booked to do two workshops with their younger pupils with the idea of them making small figures/likeness’s of their fellow classmates and painting them. They finished around thirty figures including the headmaster which we incorporated into a wide panoramic picture with a three dimensional model of the school set behind them, made by us . I don’t mind saying it looks fantastic and was a great fun collaborative project, many thanks to Kent College.

Kent College Picture

In conjuncture with the workshops we stepped outside our comfort zone and held a one hour talk on stage in their incredible, new all singing, all dancing Great Hall outlaying our journey as Totalpap and how we got here, illustrated with a slideshow and a small exhibition.  Nerve-rackingly enjoyable and surprisingly quite a good turn out.

Two weeks later we were in lockdown as Coronovirus spread around the world.

It didn’t seem to effect our existence initially as we work from home and grow our own veg and were still receiving picture commissions which kept us busy through the initial  lockdown. ( including piecing together the Kent College picture).

We were lucky enough to remain busy with private commissions, for which we are hugely thankful as, obviously, all of our shops and restaurant venues were customer limited or just shut down completely at other times.

In October we were commissioned to make a life size tree that we installed (adhering to covid regulations) in the Beaney Museum in Canterbury as part of a Rupert the Bear exhibition that has been put on hold for the moment.

Beaney tree in progress

The biggest let down in terms of work for us was the annual Sportsman Restaurant exhibition scheduled to run from November the 31st to January the 3rd at Seasalter, Whitstable.

This is normally a good selling exhibition for us in one of Britains top Michelin star restaurants and we had worked hard leading up to it to produce new pieces for some of the 80 pictures that we hang there .

Unfortunately two days after hanging, the Area went into Tier three, then tier 4 lockdown and we remain in tier 4 to date.

Fortunately we had a busy Christmas with the usual, and often, unusual Christmas commissions and I should add that for the past few years we have supplemented our income with some Christmas window jobs.

One of decorated windows for the Duke of Cumberland Whitstable.

All in all, with the help of the SEISS Self Employment Grant and all the fabulous people who continue to enjoy our work we are surviving and open for business as usual .

So please don’t hesitate to contact us through the website email link if you would like to discuss any ideas for a Totalpap Commission no matter how peculiar. Nothing could be stranger than the times we are living in.

Stay safe.

 

 

  Totalpap at the Kent College Canterbury.

 

Very exciting for us, we are doing a couple of workshops at the Kent College in Canterbury in addition to an evening talk about Totalpap’s journey in their fabulous new Great Hall .

 

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We have a selection of linocuts in this very nice exhibition.

 

 

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EVENTS 2019

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Seaward Gallery in Deal are now selling our work.

http://www.pennybearman.co.uk/SeawardGallery.html

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We have just set up a new , long term exhibition at Whites Seafood and Steak Bar in Battle. The sister restaurant to their place in Hastings where we also have some work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 http://www.whitesbar.co.uk

 

 

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THE SPORTSMAN RESTAURANT exhibition

28th October 2019 – 5th January 2020

http://www.thesportsmanseasalter.co.uk

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EAST KENT OPEN HOUSE

In October  we will , again, be taking part Open Studio event in Whitstable.

On the weekends of October the 12th -13th /  19th – 20th /  26th – 27th

Opening times are 11am to 5pm

http://www.ekoh.org

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THE VIEW GALLERY

No. 9 the High street , Whitstable. Kent

2nd september -15th september

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Pie Factory, Margate

August 15th – 21st

http://www.piefactorymargate.co.uk

 

 

EVENTS 2018

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East Kent Artists Open House

In October and November we will , again, be taking part Open Studio event in Whitstable.

A good oppurtunity to see the full  range of our work the places they are made within and maybe order a commission for Christmas.

The dates are as follows :

Weekends of October 20th/21st, 27th/28th, November 3rd/4th 2018

Opening times are :  11am -5pm

For more details go to :  http://www.ekoh.org.uk

 

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We are very pleased to have been booked in for another exhibition at the michelin star award winning restaurant The Sportsman seasalter Kent

On the dates : 27th august – 14th october 2018

http://thesportsmanseasalter.co.uk/

 

EVENTS 2017

 

East Kent Artists Open House

In October we will , again, be taking part in the event in Whitstable.

A good oppurtunity to see the full  range of our work and the places they are made within.

The dates are as follows :

Weekends of October 14/15th, 21/22nd, 28th /29th  2017

Opening times are :  11am -5pm

For more details go to :  http://www.ekoh.org.uk

 

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The Duck Inn

We will be hanging pictures on tuesday 9th may 2017 at a lovely Pub named The Duck at Pett Bottom ,nr Canterbury, CT4 5PB.

Ducks by Emily Firmin

http://www.theduckpettbottom.com

No take down date as of yet.

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The Sportsman May 2017

Once again are lucky enough to have a show at the Michellin star award winning restaurant The Sportsman in Seasalter near whitstable.  Lots of new pictures.

   Wall of Death. Justin Mitchell.

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                 Events    2016

 

BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE MUSEUM

We have just sent a box of Automata up to Birmingham science museum as part of their

MECHANICAL THINGS EXHIBITION

     1st dec –  5th march 2017   entrance free

Curious minds of all ages are invited to step inside the whimsical and wonderful world of inventions by eccentric English inventor Rowland Emett, as Thinktank hosts some of his most significant works, including the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.

As part of the playful exhibition, visitors will be able to enjoy interactive kinetic art and exhibits from the MAD Museum (Mechanical Art and Design) in Stratford upon Avon and Cabaret Mechanical Theatre Collection.

Magical machines from other artists, many of whom were influenced by Rowland Emett’s automata style, will be on display too, showcasing the amazing legacy of this true British icon.

Alongside Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the centrepiece of the magical exhibition will be A Quiet Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley which is Rowland Emett’s last and largest machine.

 

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank/whats-on/mechanical-things-adventures-and-inventions-from-the-world-of-rowland-emett

Level 2, Millennium Point, Curzon Street
Birmingham, B4 7XG

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      23rd July 2016   The Whitstable Oyster festival Parade (Whitstable Oyster Festival 23rd July -30th July.)

August 16th -september 17th   Exhibition at The Sportsman, michelin star award winning pub/restaurant, Seasalter near Whitstable, Kent.

October – East Kent Open House Event. October 15th/16th, 22nd/23rd and 29th/30th, from 11am – 5pm each day.

Open House directions and details at :  www.ekoh.org.uk

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                               Events 2015

July 22nd -28th Exhibition at the Horsebridge Arts and Community centre,Gallery 2 Whitstable. July 25th-Aug 2nd Whitstable Oyster Festival. Also workshops in local schools culminating in the Oyster parade.

Oct. 5th-19th Exhibition The View Gallery 9 Oxford st, Whitstable.

Dec. 14th-Jan. 4th Exhibition The View Gallery 9 Oxford st, Whitstable.

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The big news is this long overdue new website which will develop over time as we get used to adding things to it so please bare with us and check it for updates thank you.

This last year was a busy year ,  with highlights including work commissioned by Rogers Creative Thinking for The Jolly Postie pub/restaurant in Royston at the begining of the year and our involvement with the Whitstable Oyster Festival in July, for the second year running.